Special Events
In Brief for Feb. 11, 2009

In Brief for Feb. 11, 2009

Gotta Google? To make the Special Events Web site better for our users, we'd love to learn what your last five Google searches were for. Won't you tell us? (Replies will be kept strictly confidential.) Thanks! ...

Industry fights to save incentives As the U.S. government tries to rein in "frivolous" travel and incentive program spending by corporations receiving taxpayer funding from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, MPI leaders meeting in Atlanta outlined the meeting industry's response. Read more from our sister publication, Corporate Meetings & Incentives, with reporters on scene ...

Vote to "Keep Meeting" A coalition of event and meetings industry players, including TBA Global and Special Events, is launching a program today to "Keep America Meeting." The campaign includes an online petition, which will be shared with the U.S. Travel Association and politicians to demonstrate the importance of the industry as a major job and tax resource. Visit www.keepamericameeting.org to learn more. ...

Canceled meetings: Business decision or PR ploy? That's this week's poll--at right under the "Resource Center"--tell us what you think ...

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