VIDEO: The Return of Corporate Conferences

April 16, 2009

Tyler Clark

Director of Marketing

Last fall many Americans were enraged to hear that some businesses that had received bailout money had spent it on allegedly luxurious travel. As a result of the public backlash—plus the fact that many were slashing budgets due to the struggling economy—many businesses made wholesale cuts to corporate conferences and travel.

At Premiere, we believe that taxpayer money is something to treat with utmost care, but we also know that conferences and meetings are vital to the success of individual businesses and the overall economy alike.

As our economy shows new signs of life, it appears that corporate conferences are on the rise as well. Is it time to start booking new events? CNBC thinks that it just might be.

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Tyler Clark is the director of marketing for Premiere Speakers Bureau.