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Poaching Hits Room Blocks Hard

“Attrition is the nightmare of my life,” says Stamford, Conn.-based Margaret Pederson, vice president, exhibitions division, Primedia Business, a multimedia company that produces dozens of trade shows to showcase and compliment its products (which include Corporate Meetings & Incentives). To add insult to the injury already caused by attendees and exhibitors defecting from the official room block to discount Internet sites such as Travelocity and, Pederson now has to

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