Although the International Association for Exhibition Management does not track lost business, a number of its members have blamed visa hassles for attendance drops and no-show exhibitors. Some, like George Little Management, have had to revise their contracts and include refund clauses to cover visa-related travel glitches. “All of us support extra security measures, but if we are destroying our ability to compete in the world, we're going to need to find more elegant ways to screen ...

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