An Ounce of Prevention:      Government Ethics,Transparency, and Contracting /  Planning Successful Events                ...
Laura Hudson, CMPManager, CES ProjectsConsumer Electronics Association                                   #destshow
Elizabeth PerrinDirector, Consulting Services                                #destshow
Agenda• Ethics Rules• Who Can Plan Meetings• Event Types ~ Does it Matter?• GSA Scheduled Vendors• Contracting• It’s Time ...
What do Ethics Rules Mean?• What Groups Have Rules? EVERYONE! – U.S. Senate – U.S. House of Representatives – Government A...
Ethics• First Place to look if you have questions: – Federal Acquisition Regulations    • Definitions of Words and Terms  ...
Additional Questions?• Each Department May Have Additional  Regulations – Internal Ethics Officers/Counsel• Contact your I...
Who Can Plan Meetings?• Contracted to the Government Planners• Employed by the Government Planners• Private Companies and ...
How Different Events Matter  • Local - Widely Attended Events  • Privately Sponsored Travel  • Government Only Events  • I...
Get the Most for Your Money • Pre-Negotiated Contracts • Approved Government Vendors • Package Deals • Best Pricing • Grou...
Sourcing• Federal Space – Understand the Risks• GSA Scheduled Vendors – Pre-Approved/Pre-Negotiated Pricing – All Inclusiv...
It’s Time to Party!• What can I serve? – Breakfast, lunch and dinner? – Drinks• What sort of entertainment can we have? – ...
Questions?             #destshow
Contact Us• Laura Hudson, CMP Manager, CES Projects Consumer Electronics Association Lhudson@CE.org• Elizabeth Perrin Dire...
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An Ounce of Prevention: Government Ethics, Transparency, and Contracting / Planning Successful Events

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There are no get out of jail free cards in meeting planning. How do you follow government ethics rules, attract government guests to your event, and also protect yourself and your organization from potential scrutiny and legal ramifications? If your organization employs registered lobbyists, what impact does that have on your event? What sort of receptions and food events can you offer?

Join us for timely advice on the complicated world of government ethics rules, as they relate to meetings. Learn how to utilize pre-negotiated contracts, with approved government vendors, to obtain the best pricing for unique events—while complying with the ethics rules and still making your attendees and organization happy. Whether you are a beginning meeting planner or have worked with government guests in the past, with the changes over the last year, you are certain to learn something new from this session.

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  • An Ounce of Prevention: Government Ethics, Transparency, and Contracting / Planning Successful Events

    1. 1. An Ounce of Prevention: Government Ethics,Transparency, and Contracting / Planning Successful Events #destshow
    2. 2. Laura Hudson, CMPManager, CES ProjectsConsumer Electronics Association #destshow
    3. 3. Elizabeth PerrinDirector, Consulting Services #destshow
    4. 4. Agenda• Ethics Rules• Who Can Plan Meetings• Event Types ~ Does it Matter?• GSA Scheduled Vendors• Contracting• It’s Time To Party• Questions? #destshow
    5. 5. What do Ethics Rules Mean?• What Groups Have Rules? EVERYONE! – U.S. Senate – U.S. House of Representatives – Government Agencies – Meeting Planners working for the government – Third Party Groups planning meetings #destshow
    6. 6. Ethics• First Place to look if you have questions: – Federal Acquisition Regulations • Definitions of Words and Terms • Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest • Administration • Contracting #destshow
    7. 7. Additional Questions?• Each Department May Have Additional Regulations – Internal Ethics Officers/Counsel• Contact your Internal Ethics Officers or outside Legal Counsel #destshow
    8. 8. Who Can Plan Meetings?• Contracted to the Government Planners• Employed by the Government Planners• Private Companies and Associations• Lobbyists? #destshow
    9. 9. How Different Events Matter • Local - Widely Attended Events • Privately Sponsored Travel • Government Only Events • Internal Meetings • Sponsored Events #destshow
    10. 10. Get the Most for Your Money • Pre-Negotiated Contracts • Approved Government Vendors • Package Deals • Best Pricing • Group Rates vs. Government Rates #destshow
    11. 11. Sourcing• Federal Space – Understand the Risks• GSA Scheduled Vendors – Pre-Approved/Pre-Negotiated Pricing – All Inclusive or Al-a-Carte Pricing• Full and Open Bids #destshow
    12. 12. It’s Time to Party!• What can I serve? – Breakfast, lunch and dinner? – Drinks• What sort of entertainment can we have? – Can I give them tickets for a show? – Can we have a band or DJ? Performers?• What can I give away? #destshow
    13. 13. Questions? #destshow
    14. 14. Contact Us• Laura Hudson, CMP Manager, CES Projects Consumer Electronics Association Lhudson@CE.org• Elizabeth Perrin Director, Consulting Services Courtesy Associates eperrin@courtesyassoc.com #destshow

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