Overseas Meetings: A Trip Too Far?

Commentary by Padraic Gilligan, Managing Director, Ovation Global DMC, and Immediate Past President, Site

I am energized by the campaign being conducted by our alliance of meeting and travel associations called “Meetings Mean Business.” It's a wonderful show of pan-industry solidarity, and the message about the true value of meetings will have a hugely positive impact now and in the future.

But the question remains: Can corporations realistically continue to stage meetings and events abroad? Isn't it an extravagance in times when workers all over are losing thei

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