Easing U.S. Entry

Fear of customs hassles may be supplanting fear of flying for many attendees and exhibitors at international events held in the U.S. In the security-obsessed post — September 11 climate, incoming travelers and shipments — especially those from non-European countries — are expected to encounter greater scrutiny.

“When you get into the emerging economies, it gets dicey,” says Steven Hacker, president of the International Association for Exhibition Management in Dallas. “When you add the

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