One of the bedrock economic indicators for the convention industry over the years has been average delegate/exhibitor expenditures—data compiled by the International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus in its Convention Income Survey Report, last released in 1998. Last week, IACVB released a revamped, expanded report called ExPact, short for expenditure impact. The study is based on surveys of 86 participating bureaus, 12,920 delegates, 1,286 exhibiting companies, and 77 event ...

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