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Busting 5 myths about green meetings and events
By Suzanne Mason
What is your organization doing to move forward with planning green meetings? You don't have to be a "know-it-all" when it comes to sustainability. The only way to learn is to reach out to others. At the 2014 ASAE Springtime Expo, a panel of experts took the stage to myth-bust a few factors that may discourage meeting planners from creating green meetings. Here is a list of five myth-busting tips when it comes to "going green" at your next event.
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Agencies get tougher on misbehaving contractors
Government Executive
Federal agencies are strengthening programs to find and punish unethical contractors, and the efforts may have paid off in increased suspension and debarment activity, according to a new watchdog report.
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Transportation Department wants to uncover hidden airline fees
Associations Now
As the debate over the transparency of airfares continues in Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation is getting into the conversation with proposed rules that would target secondary airline fees like charges for checked baggage. Industry groups are mixed on the proposal.
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The state of virtual events in 3 charts
Expo — For Event Innovators
After coming to prominence in the mid- to late-2000s, then fading away in favor of face-to-face, virtual events are turning into integral pieces of a larger puzzle for show producers. A recent survey of 75 event planners who host digital-only or hybrid shows says the online elements are having a positive impact on their overall operations, either as standalone products or complements to their main events. The study was conducted by the Virtual Edge Institute.
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Is government ready for millennials?
Government Executive
Research by the company responsible for Fortune's annual list of "100 Best Companies To Work For" compared responses for the 10 companies millennials (under age 35) rated as the best places to work with the 10 that had the lowest scores. Whether your employer is the government or not, there is some good information here that applies to where you work.
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Register now for SGMP webinar on June 12 — 'Smart Meetings Management'
SGMP
Join James Brixius from Cvent and Amanda Yates, CGMP, from the U.S. Department of Education to learn different ways to maintain compliance with meeting policies and expectations, how to manage communication campaigns and facilitate registrations and effective ways to analyze events to demonstrate ROI for your event. Education is paramount. Knowledge is power. Register now.
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IRS wants to tax loyalty programs
Meetings & Conventions
The Internal Revenue Service is proposing a new tax on loyalty rewards programs for hotels, airlines, rental cars and other services that has several travel groups concerned. According to the Washington Post, Airlines for America, the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the U.S. Travel Association and the American Resort Development Association sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew asking him to remove the proposed tax from the department's 2014-2015 business plan, which would go into effect on July 1.
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Top 12 healthy food-and-beverage tips for meetings and events
Successful Meetings
Here are just a few simple and cost-effective food and beverage examples and tips from experts and planners that pack a powerful nutritional punch.
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Tap into an event service professional's expertise
Smart Meetings
Ask a group of smart, successful meeting planners the secret to their success, and you're bound to hear a lot of different answers. But one thing that's likely to be a common thread is that they recognize and appreciate the value and importance of partnering with an event service professional as a resource to provide ideas, advice, cost saving measures and shortcuts.
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How to make the most of mobile apps for meetings
Associations Now
Six in 10 meeting planners have used a mobile event app at their conferences in the past two years, according to a new study. While that's an impressive number, organizations can make better use of these apps, especially at smaller meetings.
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What does your boss really want from you?
Government Executive
Veteran leadership coach and consultant Steve Arneson offers a three-step process for understanding what your boss really wants. Listen in to a brief conversation for an answer to that questions in short, simple and practical language.
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