Attending to details has always been crucial to the success of an overseas event, but September's terrorist attacks have magnified the importance of those details. Every aspect of a program, from shipping materials to transporting and housing attendees, demands extra scrutiny in the current environment. “Like most associations, we're taking it day by day,” says Jeff Newman, area manager of meetings and exhibits for the Champaign, Ill.-based American Oil Chemists'Society. “Every time there's ...

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