A cross the country states are facing their worst budget deficits since World War II, and the resulting scenarios for convention business and the hospitality industry are not pretty. Exhibit A: Dave Whitney's recent resignation from the Dallas CVB following a probe into questionable expenditures at the bureau. (See page 43.) Meanwhile, the exhibition industry, after decades of fabulous growth, is experiencing business declines that may not disappear when the economy picks up. (Cover story, ...

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