National meetings week gains traction in the U.K.


The U.K.'s National Meetings Week, scheduled this year for Oct. 3 to 7, looks to be gaining some traction. Now in its fifth year, "has now received support from highly influential MPs such as Liberal Democrat leader, Charles Kennedy, and Conservative members that include Oliver Letwin. Over 77 other MPs join Charles Kennedy and cross party leading figures in his support for the annual campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the power of face to face meetings and highlights the economic contribution that the industry as a whole brings to the nation," says the press release.

OK, U.S., we can do this, too. Planners, hoteliers, industry associations, everyone, let's start hounding our local government officials to support a similar effort here in the U.S.

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