Troubles plaguing travel didn't keep many from the third annual Affordable Meetings Mid-America, held April 1 to 4 at Chicago's Navy Pier. The show, which features educational programming bookending an exposition, is free for meeting planners. Attendance was down a bit, but not by much. The event drew roughly 934 meeting planners, and there were 341 expo booths. Last year's event attracted 1,025 meeting planners, a difference of about 9 percent. The drop was attributed primarily to the ...

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