As we go to press, news continues to develop regarding Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority (MPEA). Our cover story on the MPEA board issuing its final report to the state legislature indicates that major changes are close to a vote. Be sure to follow this developing story on our website as these changes unfold.
There is also lots of international news making headlines recently, see our cover piece about the opening of the new Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.
Starting on B2, our regional focus this month is on Mexico, and how its emerging economy is boosting Mexico’s expo industry.
With all the headlines about crime and violence in Mexico, I’d like to remind readers that most of Mexico isn’t like the war zone depicted by much of our mainstream media. Be sure to read Aleta Walther’s piece, “Safety precautions imperative when traveling to Mexico.”
Our special coverage on Mexico is rounded out with solid information regarding proper etiquette when doing business in Mexico. A little information can go a long way, and of course, we want to show respect for Mexican culture we visit our Latin American neighbor.
People News: Be sure to read about the many colorful, creative, talented people highlighted this month. Speaking of people; as always, our columnists give you many slants on the industry we live in and serve. Send them your feedback and let them know what you are thinking.