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10 Meetings Industry Advocacy Tips

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

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

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 […]

Roger Rickard to Chair PCMA’s Plenary Session at AIBTM 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 […]