During economic downturns, curtailing meetings and travel is often the first cost-cutting measure.
Meetings are critically important to any industry. Face-to-face interaction helps develop better relationships, fosters collaboration, creates open dialogue and produces profits. For many industries, in-person meetings provide an opportunity for hands-on product testing, which cannot be replaced by virtual meetings. Travel allows professionals to learn and become fully involved in the activities that transpire at meetings. It generates a tremendous economic impact for host communities.
If you want to make an impact in your local community, help recruit a meeting or convention.
– Gretchen Hall, Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau