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MICE in the Meltdown: An Economic Analysis of the Impact of Developments in Asia on the Meeting and Conference Industries

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The detailed discussion of events in Asian economies since mid-1997 has focused on financial markets, official policy reactions, the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and how the analysts and forecasters failed to foresee these dramatic developments and difficulties. In the course of these discussions and debates, the role, position and prospects of individual industry sectors seems to have been forgotten or cast aside.

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