Meeting Foundations' Funding on the Hot Seat

Meeting and travel industry suppliers, feeling squeezed by what they say are excessive and duplicate requests for funding by industry foundations, held a summit, the first of its kind, to discuss the issue.

At the April 25 meeting, held at the Westin Grand, Washington, D.C., six convention/travel associations and nine major hospitality industry suppliers began to hammer out a blueprint for the way that association foundations are funded. To begin, they agreed that future founda

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