Roger Dow, vice president and general sales manager, Marriott Lodging, will deliver a keynote address on energizing employees, customers, and profits at this year's New England Meetings Industry Conference & Exposition (NEMICE), April 23 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Dow is the cofounder of The Service/Quality Leadership Forum 2000, whose members are from the country's leading quality-driven organizations.

More than just a regional trade show, NEMICE '98 will draw some 300 tabletop exhibitors from around the world, along with more than 500 meeting managers. In addition to Dow's speech, NEMICE will feature educational sessions, lunch, and silent and live auctions.

For information, call the New England chapter of Meeting Professionals International at (978) 683-8812.