Medical Meetings Grow in 2008

Despite the recession, professional attendance at healthcare meetings grew 1 percent in 2008 over the previous year, according to the Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association's 2009 State of the Industry Report and Market Trend Watch.

The report, which analyzes data from more than 24,000 healthcare meetings in the United States, also found that the number of healthcare exhibits increased 2 percent in 2008 over 2007. Net square footage, however, decreased 2 percent last year.

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