Voices: What Surprised You About the Convention Industry Council's Economic Significance of Meetings Study?

Brad Weaber, Executive Vice President, Smithbucklin, Washington, D.C.

Overall, I was not surprised by the magnitude and impact that the meetings and events industry has on not only the domestic, but the global market as a whole. The powerful information to me was the GDP breakdown and the incredible place our industry has in the overall commerce of the U.S.

The study only further emphasizes to me the absolute importance for our industry to have a voice on Capitol

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