The annual survey of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers shows that the number of meetings are increasing in various sectors, from slowly to consistently. The survey tracks the activities of IAPCO members, representing more than 120 professional organizers, meeting planners and managers of international and national congresses, conventions and special events from 41 countries. […]
The Society of Government Meeting Professionals has named Debra Kilpatrick, CGMP, its planner of the year, and Kimberly Forte, CGMP, its supplier of the year.
The Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP) recently designated 24 planners as Certified Government Meeting Professionals (CGMP), bringing the number of CGMP holders to more than 600. More meetings professionals are acquiring the designation in light of recent scrutiny regarding government meetings expenses. The list of 24 includes Reba Anderson of Rancho Cordova, Calif.; David […]
The beginning of 2009 brought a myriad of government scrutiny for the meetings and travel industry. It began with the corporate meetings segment and restrictions the government imposed on companies receiving emergency financial assistance. Now as we near the end of the year, government agencies are supposedly restricting their own internal meetings to avoid destinations […]