Convention Industry Council CEO Karen Kotowski responded publicly to a recent column in the The Wall Street Journal called “Bordellos for the Brain,” that denigrated the value of meetings. The column by Holly Finn, published March 9, questioned the need to spend over $250 million taxpayer dollars on 750 government meetings in 2012, citing numbers quoted by Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) at a congressional subcommitteehearing on conference travel on February 27. ...

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