Riding the wave of national prosperity, association meetings and trade shows continue a four-year growth pattern, according to the results of Association Meetings' annual trend report. Attendance at 1998 meetings and trade shows increased for 60 percent of our respondents, up from 48.5 percent reporting an increase at their 1997 events in last year's survey. A majority of respondents also indicated increases in 1998 meeting budgets, expenditures, and revenues. (See charts on opposite page.) ...

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