Cutbacks in business travel are reducing the numbers of delegates signing up for conferences, exhibitions and seminars, leading organisers to embrace all manner of imaginative solutions. My Houston colleague Stephen has sent me an e-mailshot from one organiser which has "collocated" three similarly themed events in one place - in Denver, Colorado on 14-18 June 2009.
"The 2009 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo is now collocated in with the 2009 International Distillers Grains Conference & Trade Show and the Advanced Biofuels Workshop."
I particularly like the slogans: "One place. One time. Three world-class events," and in these budget-focused times, "Three Events - One Trip."