Meeting or junket? Incentive reward or boondoggle? Distinctions that may be perfectly clear to meeting professionals are clearly confusing to many Americans. This has resulted in extraordinary negative press coverage, meeting cancellations, and impending government regulation. The U.S. Treasury Department has issued new guidelines for expenditures — including meetings — at the more than 360 companies that have received funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program. In addition, a bill ...

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