More associations and companies are going global in their constituencies, and the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives decided the best way to keep in step was to partner with the Foundation for International Meetings (FIM) to expand the annual FIM Expo into the GWSAE/FIM Global Meetings & Technology Conference and Expo, scheduled for October 4, 2001 at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C. The revamped conference will offer new education programs, and will include communications, technology, and integrated marketing exhibitors in its exposition. According to FIM Founder and President Jack Sammis, more than 800 international meetings industry leaders and decision-makers attend the event each year. For more information, contact GWSAE at (202) 828-4646 or FIM at (703) 908-0707.