WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT that an international business travel trade fair begun in 2003, when the world was facing SARS, an economic slowdown, and war in Iraq, would survive, let alone thrive? Well, it has: IMEX number three, which took place April 18-21 at Messe Frankfurt, was the largest and best-attended yet. The best way to understand this year's IMEX is to fast forward to the end of the show. On Thursday afternoon, the show's final afternoon — when many exhibitions are all but finished — ...

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