From Associations Now | September 26, 2013
With nearly three-quarters of federal employees in a recent survey saying they’re attending fewer conferences, the details of the trend are becoming clearer. The situation creates new challenges for federal agencies, the contractors that rely on their business, and the associations that often bring them together.
In case the multiple stories Associations Now has run on the issue haven’t underlined the point already, a new report says the decline in federal conference attendance is accelerating.
“Connecting With Government Customers in an Era of Event and Travel Restrictions,” a new white paper by Market Connections and Boscobel Marketing Communications, reports that federal employees are going to fewer events, agencies are running fewer events, and contractors and other stakeholders are feeling the effects.