EXCERPT from Meetings Focus Magazine, July 2014 Maybe you’ve heard them speak at one of the big meetings industry shows, or read about them in the pages of this magazine. Maybe most of their work is behind the scenes. But for one reason or many, following are some of the interesting people who are shaping […]
April 24, 2014 (Phoenix, AZ) – Roger Rickard was interviewed today for the MSNBC show Your Business, he was advocating for small businesses while at ICON 14 Conference.
Voices in Advocacy’s Roger Rickard provides some simple strategies for getting your voice heard. July 2013 10 Meetings Industry Advocacy Tips by Tyler Davidson, Meeting Focus It seems it’s always open-season on the meetings industry, with politicians tossing the issue of face-to-face government meetings around like a football, and just when it seems industry advocacy […]
Industry Advocacy Campaigns Launching on Several Fronts Jul. 1, 2013 Betsy Bair, meetingsnet.com Despite the best efforts of many of the 31 associations that represent the meetings industry and belong to the Convention Industry Council, the “industry is still slow to respond” to government and mass media attacks on meetings and events, said Deborah Sexton, […]
Convention Industry Council Launches Online Advocacy Tool By Matt Alderton, Successfulmeetings.com June 24, 2013 In order to advance the meetings industry, and mobilize it around causes and issues that impact it, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) has partnered with advocacy consultancy Voices in Advocacy to launch a new online tool that will “engage, educate and […]
Six People Worth Watching in the Meetings Industry June 26, 2013 Successful Meetings’ July issue will feature our list of the 25 most influential figures in the meetings industry right now. The list will be released on July 1; in the meantime, however, we’re putting the spotlight on six industry figures who did not make […]
Roger Rickard, advocacy expert, Founder of Voices In Advocacy® is interviewed by CNTV, Convention News Television after presentation at Meeting Professionals International (MPI) World Education Congress (WEC) in St. Louis. July 2012.
Key Government and Industry Leaders Discuss the Positive Impact of Meetings at the ‘Meetings Significance Forum’ Recent headlines shouted “AIG Effect”, “Don’t go to Las Vegas!” and “Lavish GSA Conference” yet face-to-face meetings have a significant impact on the economy, business, science, technology, diplomacy and all forms of socio-economic relationships at the local, national, or […]
As global markets place the US under sterner scrutiny than ever before, here’s how the contribution to the US economy made by meetings was championed at the 2011 PCMA Education Conference. Roger Rickard – of business travel advocacy specialist Revent – analyses the recent Convention Industry Council Economic Significance Study.