The annual Beyond Borders Conference, set for March 22 and 23 at the Hilton Hotel & Towers in New York City, has adopted an exciting new format.

The program, focused entirely on taking meetings outside the U.S., this year will offer sessions in two tracks--beginner and advanced. All planners will have a comprehensive half-day workshop on international negotiations and contracts. And all supplier registrants will be offered one on finding and marketing to international buyers. This year's Beyond Borders Conference also will flow directly into the International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus' Destination Showcase, a half-day trade show featuring suppliers from around the world. The show is managed by Production Group International.

The registration fee is $295 for meeting planners and $395 for industry suppliers. The fee includes a networking reception, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and a program workbook.