If you’ve seen an uptick in international attendees and exhibitors at your meetings, it’s no coincidence. Thanks to improvements to the visa entry process, the number of visas issued last year jumped 19 percent. This is a welcome change for meeting organizers who have bemoaned the long wait times and other hassles that have hurt international attendance at U.S. events. We asked Don Heflin, managing director, Visa Office, U.S. Department of State, about these initiatives and ...

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