AIIM International and the International Information Management Congress (IMC), announced at that the world’s two premier document technology associations have officially combined to form a single, worldwide organization dedicated to bringing industry vendors and users together. The combined organization will be known as AIIM International. The Boards of Directors from both AIIM and IMC met in Atlanta during AIIM ’99 and voted unanimously in favor of combining the two associations. The official agreement takes effect immediately. AIIM International’s European Region will be a pan-European organization with a semi-autonomous structure, controlled by a European Board of Directors. Focusing exclusively on the needs of the regional document technology industry, its goal will be to unify the region’s market and expand membership there. The first event to be produced by AIIM International’s European Region will be IMC ’99. This will take place in Amsterdam at the RAI June 8-10 1999. John Mancini, the current president of the AIIM International, will become the new chief executive of the combined association. Paul Carmen, current president of IMC will become the president of the AIIM/IMC European Region. AIIM International will continue and expand its predecessors’ activities in the fields of conference, exhibition and trade show organization, publications and membership. The AIIM and IMC brand identities will be retained for existing events.,