A lot can happen in a decade. Think back 10 years ago. Associations were just starting to put up Web pages, mostly as informational brochures. Hotels were just beginning to realize that they could charge associations attrition fees and not lose business. The exhibition industry was still celebrating four decades of growth — oblivious to the wall ahead. Convention centers were mostly a big-city phenomenon. And of course, 9/11 and all that has ensured was something no one ever imagined. ...

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