April 20, 2005

Attendance figures are out for Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International's Affordable Meetings Mid-America, held April 6-7 at Chicago's Navy Pier. The show drew 1,080 meeting planners, down slightly from 1,171 last year, and 357 exhibitor booths, up from 330 last year. Affordable Meetings West takes place June 15-16 in San Jose, Calif., and Affordable Meetings National takes place Sept. 7-8 in Washington, D.C.