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In brief for July 12, 2006

Olympics ceremonies to show 'other' China The opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games will show that Chinese culture offers more than lanterns, kites and the Peking Opera. Film director Zhang Yimou, who is overseeing the celebrations, told the China Daily newspaper last week that he plans to include performers whose work is rarely seen outside their own provinces ...

IAEM blasts 'outboarding' The International Association for Exhibition Management on Monday condemned the practice of "outboarding"--the creation of an unsanctioned, concurrent event related to an existing exhibition or event developed to capitalize on the audience attracted by the main event's organizer. The group warned that outboarding is on the rise, yet it "considers outboarding to be unethical business conduct and should not be condoned nor tolerated" ...

ADME launches member bulletin board The Association of Destination Management Executives announced yesterday that it has created a members-only bulletin board area on its Web site, enabling DMC members to discuss issues among themselves.


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