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In Brief: Calling Big Caterers, Jobs for Planners to Grow, Fallout from GSA Event Spending Flap

In Brief: Calling Big Caterers, Jobs for Planners to Grow, Fallout from GSA Event Spending Flap

Calling big caterers! Special Events is at work on the fifth edition of our "25 Great, Big Caterers" list, the cover feature for our next issue. If you have not received a form from us and wish to be considered, please send an email here

Job outlook bright for planners, BLS says The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that demand for meeting, convention and event planners is expected to grow 44 percent from 2010 to 2020, a rate much faster than the average for all occupations. "As meetings and organizations become increasingly international, meeting and conventions are expected to become even more important," the report says, adding, "Industries and businesses increasingly recognize the value of hiring professional meeting planners who can deliver top-notch meetings at the best available price." Read more here ….

Fallout from GSA event spending flap Oversight of contracting, procurement and budgets for future conferences of the U.S. General Services Administration has been restructured in the furor following release of an investigation into "excessive and wasteful" spending at a 2010 GSA conference in Las Vegas. Our sister publications group, MeetingsNet, has the full story; click here.

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