Meetings and Events:
I just got off the phone with a wonderful lady in Dallas about finding a fake bull for the stage for an event we are producing. We had a good laugh about having a real Bull onstage and our conversation led to the problems she is having selling props and decor in this economy. She was worried the companies with money are just not spending it. She felt companies need to be spending money to stimulate the economy. What do you think? Also what do you think about using animals onstage?
Here are some facts about business travel and meetings from Meetings Mean Business Which is a great site to forward on to others.
Head over to there take action page to take some action!
The facts about corporate meetings.
1. Business travel creates 2.4 million jobs. Meetings & events are directly responsible for 1 million jobs in the United States.
2. Nearly 200,000 travel-related jobs were lost in 2008, with another 247,000 predicted to be lost in 2009 (US Labor and Commerce Department).
3. If the 1 million jobs generated by meetings and events were to be lost, the U.S. unemployment rate would rise from 7.6% to 8.2%.
4. Business travel accounts for $240 billion in spending and $39 billion in tax revenue at the federal, state, and local levels.