The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International says that, despite the war in Iraq, HSMAI's Affordable Meetings Mid-America will take place as scheduled next week, April 2-3 at Chicago's Navy Pier.

"We are mindful that the health of our nation is dependent on the continued success of our economy, and we must forge forward at our end to maintain business as usual," the group explained in a press release.

Registration is still open; log onto www.affordablemeetings.com or call 1-800-272-7469.