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50 Years later – Let Freedom Ring

Two Hundred and thirty-seven years ago, our forefathers brought forth a new dawn in which all men are created equal with certain inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We reaffirmed this principle eleven years later, stating in the Preamble, “…and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do […]

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 […]