Strolling through the aisles, attendees found that it was anything but business at usual at the Motivation Show in October in Chicago. Despite management's projection that the show would suffer only a 3 percent to 5 percent exhibitor cancellation rate, signs of a deeper attrition rate were apparent, with empty booth spaces and fewer personnel working the exhibits. About a third of the Québec exhibitors who had been scheduled to attend did not make the trip, according to Patrick Guidote,

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