by Michael C. Lowe | October 06, 2011

ASAE Foundation, Exhibition Industry Foundation, Freeman, Gaylord Entertainment and PCMA Education Foundation announced today they would be jointly funding Future Meet, an industry project to predict and plan for the future of convention exhibits and trade shows. "Acknowledging the initial exhibit and trade show model was constructed before the Internet, e-mail, Google, social media, and the expectation of instant gratification, this elite industry group believes there will be negative consequences for the future of exhibits if significant changes are not made in the way the industry currently functions," reads a statement issued by the group. Members of the industry can engage in the project online at