Included in the U.S. Government’s huge stimulus package, known as The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, are rules on executive compensation and “luxury expenditures”—including meetings—for companies that receive government bailout money. Now a group of meeting industry heavies is working to make the vaguely written rules into a clear policy for companies to follow. “Our goal is to self-regulate our industry. We don’t want the government to tell us what constitutes a legitimate meeting ...

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