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SGMP announces new virtual education partnership
SGMP
The Society of Government Meeting Professionals is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership, as KRM Information Services, Inc. becomes SGMP's official webinar/webcast partner. Our first webinar — called The New Normal: Government Meetings And You In 2014 — will take place from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Save the date ... more information coming soon.
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5 future trends affecting the events industry
Associations Now
A new whitepaper by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events reveals 13 trends that will affect its industry. Here are five that associations will want to keep in mind as they plan for 2014 and beyond.
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The best places to work in government
Government Executive
The results are in. The Partnership for Public Service, using data collected by the Office of Personnel Management, has published its annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government study. Here are the top five agencies — as ranked by an index score measuring employee satisfaction and commitment to the job — in three different categories.
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Top 10 predictions for event technology in 2014
Successful Meetings
In 2014, BlackBerry devices will be dethroned, attendees will be tracked as they move through venues and people will begin to not only use technology, but also wear it. These are just a few of the forecasts from event apps company GenieConnect, whose business development director, Michael Douglas, makes the following predictions about event technology in the year ahead.
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New skills required for today's meeting planners
Associations Now
Numerous trends, including technology, have affected the meetings industry and the know-how meeting planners must have. What new skills do today's planners need to guarantee success in the future?
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Sponsorships for 2014 NEC & Expo are still available
SGMP
SGMP supports dynamic partnerships and creative sponsorships. We can customize a 2014 NEC sponsor package that is as unique as the services your company offers — large or small — and that specifically targets your marketing goals. To see the framework in which we will build your sponsorship, click on READ MORE below. Questions? Contact Mark at mark.harvey@sgmp.org or 703-566-3632.
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Review data shows what needy Super Bowl fans want from hotels
Tnooz
Super Bowl travelers write more reviews during the game period, and they expect great food, quiet rooms and good Wi-Fi during their stay, reveals a study. The research was carried by online reputation management company Trust You and the Tisch Center For Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. The researchers looked at the past five years (2009-2013) of review data in each of the Super Bowl cities so hoteliers in the New York-New Jersey area (where the Super Bowl is scheduled to take place in February) can be prepared.
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Top 10 stories from the 2013 budget battles
The Washington Post
Disagreements over spending and taxes this year forced the government to furlough federal employees and contractors as partisan gridlock over the issues caused automatic spending cuts and a 16-day government shutdown. Congress in December reached a short-term spending deal projected to trim future budget deficits, but its fiscal discipline comes in the form of continued sequester cuts, new revenue and reduced contributions toward retirement benefits for future federal employees and working-age military retirees. Below are the top 10 Federal Eye stories that told the story of the 2013 budget battles and their consequences.
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