Fear of customs hassles could replace fear of flying for many attendees and exhibitors at international events held in the United States. In the security-obsessed, post-September 11 climate, incoming attendees and shipments face greater scrutiny than ever. As a result, planners with heavy international audiences could get more requests for help. While visitors from western Europe still have little trouble entering the United States, “it gets dicey when you get into the emerging economies,” ...

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