Business owners today can use a myriad of digital communications tools that simply make their lives a whole lot easier. But that doesn't mean face-to-face meetings have lost their importance. 

Forty-seven percent of of professionals said that they've lost a contract or client because they didn't allow for enough face time. The fact is there are some elements of an in-person meeting--for example, the greeting handshake and nuanced body language--that you can't replicate on a conference call. 

CT Business Travel and NeoMam Studios created the infographic below, which makes the case that in person business meetings are here to stay.