For more than 30 years, Virginia Lofft has broken new ground in the meetings industry, first as a journalist and then as a publisher. Her area of particular expertise became the international meetings market, and over the years she created many bridges to bring together U.S. planners and international suppliers — including the Beyond Borders supplement, which was launched in 1994, and the Beyond Borders Conference, which followed in 1997. As she retires this year from a very

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