February 27, 2015

Meetings News-in-Brief

Association News

Concerned that the Department of Homeland Security funding bill failed to pass a procedural vote earlier this week,Global Business Travel Association COO Michael W. McCormick said this “ could have serious, unintended consequences for business travel….Absent a full year funding bill, business travel can easily be disrupted, causing an immediate impact on our economy. For every one percent decrease in business travel spending, the U.S. economy loses an additional 71,000 jobs, nearly $5 billion in GDP, $3 billion in wages and $1.2 billion in tax collections.”

International Association of Exhibitions and Events will offer coursework on the Certified in Exhibition Management Learning Program at the Meetings Quest trade show, April 21-22 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. IAEE will offer the program on April 21.

Skip Cox, CEO of Exhibit Surveys, will be the keynote speaker at the Large Show Roundtable, Feb. 12 in Philadelphia, produced by Lippman Connects. Skip Cox is a leading provider of market research services to the exhibition and convention industry. David Saef, EVP, MarketWorks & Strategy, GES, will be the keynote speaker at the March 12 LSR in Chicago. Details: www.lippmanconnects.com/lsr.

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