This is a must-read not only for event professionals, but also for small-business people conceiving product introductions and conference appearances. -- Harvard Business School
Wouldn't a professional guide to dealing with tricky questions of ethics&etiquette, come in handy? Luckily, there's "Event Planning Ethics&Etiquette." -- Meeting News, September 2003
Marta Pawych, CMM, CMP, CSEP
Director Meetings, Events & Sponsorships
Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario
"The importance of developing long-term relationships between planners and suppliers is driven home in this outstanding book on ethics and business etiquette in the events industry. The reader is taken through scenarios that point out areas of ethical lapses that are often just considered as 'the cost of doing business.' Advice is given on how to choose relevant gifts that are appropriate, and not construed as a bribe or a kickback. From business meals to familiarization trips, there is practical advice on accepting or refusing perks. This is an extremely timely and much-needed book."
Patti J. Shock
Professor and Chair
Tourism and Convention Administration Department
Harrah College of Hotel Administration
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
"The goal of the Convention Industry Council is to advance the professionalism of the meeting, convention, and exhibition industry. Judy Allen's book on ethics and etiquette for event planning certainly supports this mission. We salute her efforts. In today's competitive business environment, it is now more important than ever to distinguish yourself and your company with ethical business practices. Business relationships based on mutual trust and honest business practices will weather any economic storm and build a successful future for all involved."
Mary E. Power
Convention Industry Council
"Ethics and etiquette are the ultimate foundation of event planning. This book outlines all of the criteria necessary for each and every event planner to be a success. The relevancy of this information has never been more important in the industry than it is today. My thanks to Judy Allen."
Mary Lou Josey
Coordinator, Event Management Certificate Program
"The study and discussion of ethics is both intriguing and valuable, especially in the ever-expanding special events industry. Judy Allen's book, Event Planning Ethics and Etiquette, addresses many areas of this fascinating topic. I welcome a book that provokes special events professionals to examine their opinions and beliefs on ethics, etiquette, and accepted business practices."
David L. Spear, CSEP
Classic Effects by Events, Inc.
President, International Special Events Society (ISES)