Planners talk about the logistical challenges of planning meetings in third-tier cities, but what about third-world countries? In June, Washington, D.C.-based Courtesy Associates planned a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, for the U.S. State Department's HIV/AIDS relief program. The meeting — for researchers and medical practitioners engaged in the implementation of HIV/AIDS programs in Africa — was attended by 1,700 people. It was largest meeting ever held there — and most challenging for ...

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