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BizBash Chicago Expo to Return August 19, Explore New Standards for Meetings and Events

The BizBash Chicago Expo will return to the Merchandise Mart on August 19. The event's Web site provides information on keynote speakers, hall of fame honorees, and the Event Style Awards, which will be open for online submissions starting June 21.

The educational component will explore topics of industry-wide relevance. In one session, Janet Sperstad, program director for Madison Area Technical College's meeting and event management degree, will present “The New Globally Accepted Meeting and Event Standards—Are You Ready?”

Sperstad's talk will delve into the latest International Event Management Standards and reveal the Accepted Practices Exchange Standards for meetings and events. Using a ratings system that ranges from competent to expert, Sperstad will help attendees discover how well their work matches those standards.


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