WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Corporate and association executives who are responsible for international meetings -- and designated members of their staff, as well as suppliers representing destinations, accommodations, travel or services.

GOALS/OBJECTIVES: Designed to bring together industry experts and planners of international meetings. This Conference will provide you with resources, industry contacts, answers to questions and issues concerning criteria for destination and site selection; currency and finance, safety and security; contract negotiations abroad, shipping and customs, cultural issues; risk management and more.

International meeting support through problem-solving interactive sessions and panels -- interactive "destination breakfast tables" ...an on-the-spot problem-solving luncheon ...and a Meet-the-Experts Reception."

BENEFITS OF ATTENDANCE: By the end of this conference you will:

*Understand how to successfully maneuver in the world of international contracts

*Know how to quickly and efficiently identify and access available resources

*Be able to deal with currency issues and avoid costly errors

*Learn the perils that await those without a solid risk management plan

*How to work with safety and security issues

*Value the benefits of buyer/supplier partnerships

*Assess shipping options... Fed Ex, USPS, Freight Forwarder, Custom Brokers

*Gain current information about the "hot" destinations and how to assess them

*Be confident you can "get your group there and back" without damaging errors in protocol

*Reduce overall costs by negotiating financial issues you understand and use to your advantage

WE PROMISE: This conference will provide information that is relevant, practical and useful -- information you can take home and use immediately.


April 56, 1999 New York Hilton Hotel & Towers

Monday & Tuesday New York City, New York

FEE: $275 -- Corporate or Association Executive $395 -- Industry Supplier (Fee includes reception, breakfast, luncheon and coffee breaks and course syllabus)

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: A block of rooms has been reserved at the New York Hilton Hotel & Towers at special group rate. These rooms will be held for our participants until 30 days prior to the program date. For reservations, please call the hotel directly (212) 261-5870 to reserve a room at the special conference rate.

Back by popular demand!

April 5-6,1999, New York Hilton Hotel & Towers, New York, New York

With sponsorships from & Shangri-La Hotels

SPEAKERS MARTIN KINNA Martin Kinna & Associates, London

CAROLYN BLACKBURN Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts


JONATHAN T. HOWE, ESQ. Howe & Hutton, Ltd.

STACI KRELL Meridian VAT Reclaim, Inc.

CAROL KRUGMAN Krugman Group Intil

HUGH K. LEE Center for Organizational Development

RICHARD WERTH R.P. Werth & Associates

VIRGINIA M. LOFFT Vice President/Publishing Director Adams Business Media

ANN J. BOEHME Conference Chair Meetings & Management Techniques, Inc.

REGISTER EARLY! Call, fax or visit the Beyond Borders Conference section on our World Wide Web site: www.meetingsnet.com

For assistance:

Ann J. Boehme at (516) 561-4223; or fax (516) 872-6397.