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 […]
I began today by reading an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal regarding advocacy. The article entitled, New app alerts to transit woes (July 30, 2013). The opening line caught my eye, “Stuck in traffic, boiling mad and ready to let Congress here about it? There’s an app for that.” Beginning today there is […]
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.