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U B THE Upcoming Events That Matter 1. Erbil International Fair 2010 Oct. 18-21 Qatar, United Arab Emirates Over the past few years, Iraqi Kurdistan has attracted interest from the international business community, even so far as to be dubbed “The Other Iraq.” Erbil International Fair features exhibitors from various sectors— from healthcare and education to communications and sports—and provides a place for networking in the new world of Iraqi business. 2. Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Oct. 20-23, San Antonio The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy encourages charity in North American healthcare organizations. At its annual conference, industry leaders discuss healthcare fundraising, annual giving campaigns, philanthropy programs and capital campaigns— all to help organizations and individuals in need, putting a softer face on an oft-criticized industry. 3. 49th ICCA Congress Oct. 23-27, Hyderabad ICCA’s education program offers global perspectives, with a strong emphasis on strategic issues and the industry’s Agenda 6 future direction. Delegates are traditionally CEOs, company owners and senior directors. For the middle managers, there will be sessions focusing on sales and marketing issues, the highlight of which will be the “ICCA Best Marketing Award” plenary session, where three exceptional case studies will be presented. 4. The Liver Meeting Oct. 29-Nov. 2, Boston The Liver Meeting facilitates the exchange of groundbreaking research and clinical information among hepatology health professionals. From viral hepatitis to transplantation to pediatric liver tumors, topics at this event impact health and wellness in the U.S. and beyond. 5. Tokyo Design Week Oct. 29-Nov. 3, Tokyo Tokyo Design Week celebrates its 25th anniversary as a design event. The theme for this year is “Environment,” as not only a nod to ecological environment concerning issues such as global warming, but in a more collective means of “living environment” including conditions of the mind and body to have affluent living. Throughout the event, participating $@#)(*&!! Hidden airline fees are infuriating travelers, according to research by a consortium of travel orgs, which just recently launched a website for angry customers: Madashellabouthiddenfees. com. The site allows travelers to share their own hidden-fee horror stories, create YouTube videos and sign a petition to the U.S. Department of Transportation urging it to require airlines to disclose fees in advance. Consumer Travel Alliance, the Business Travel Coalition and the American Society of Travel Agents also proclaimed Sept. 23 as “Mad As Hell Day!” Study results reveal the following. • Two-thirds (66 percent) of travelers have been surprised at the airport by unexpected fees for things such as checked bags, seat requests, extra legroom and stand-by. • Another two-thirds (65 percent) of travelers say such fees placed some or a great deal of unexpected financial strain on their budgets. • A nearly-unanimous 99 percent of travelers think airlines should be required to disclose all of their fees in advance on every website that sells their tickets. • When asked to rank fees they find most annoying, travelers cited carry-on baggage fees (91 percent), seat reservation fees (88 percent), checked baggage fees (74 percent) and telephone reservation fees (67 percent). —J.S. 1 2 3 4 Read more stories at 5 20 one+ 10.10

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of One + October 2010

One + October 2010
Energy of Many
Design Thinking
Signs of the Times
Top Spots
Kill Your Résumé
Exceed Expectations
Live in Person
Snack Attack
Skin Deep
Playing God?
Untangling the Value of Social Media
Local Favor
Personality Order
Datascape Architect
Thriving Exhibits
Your Community
Making a Difference
Until We Meet Again

One + October 2010