The meetings industry welcomed the new executive compensation rules issued by the U.S. Treasury Department on June 10 as a bullet dodged. The interim final rule, now in a 90-day public comment period, requires companies receiving Troubled Asset Relief Program funds to develop a companywide policy for meetings, events, and other corporate travel expenses — but leaves the specifics of the policy up to each company's board of directors. According to the ruling, this approach “is similar to the ...

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