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Destinations SuperBook 2010 Awards of Excellence...........................................18 2010 Award-Winning Team Leaders ............................17 Prime Site Awards Ballot.............................................21 new! F&D Twitter Network.....................................10 Columns Caffins Corner..................................................................2 Viewpoint............................................................................6 Planner Perspectives.......................................................8 Cover Spotlight On the Cover.....................................................................2 George R. Brown – Catalyst for a New Houston........................................12 F&D Hot List.....................................................................4 Convention Center Watch Columbus Unveils Largest Ballroom in Ohio .........16 Facility Focus: Florida Miami Beach Convention Center.............................100 State-of-the-Industry Spotlight Feature: “Gauging the Impact and Analyzing the Implications of the Economic Downturn,” A Q&A with Douglas L. Ducate...........14 FMG Buyer’s Guide: Your Products & Services Directory..........................97 Listing Index A-Z............................................................99 Ad Index..........................................................................100

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Northeast Adventure Aquarium..............................................*22, 26 Atlantic City CVA..................................................*24, 26 Boston Convention & Exhibition Center ..........*28, 20 Greater Boston CVB.....................................................20 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center..................... *30, 27 Meadowlands Exposition Center .......................*32, 27 Oncenter Complex.........................................................34 Philadelphia CVB ...................................................*36, 35 Providence Warwick CVB . ....................................*38, 39 Rochester Riverside Convention Center .........*40, 34 Rhode Island Convention Center..............................39

Mid-Atlantic Charleston Civic Center .............................................44 Ocean City CVB..............................................................42 Hampton CVB..................................................................42 Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax...........................................43 Norfolk CVB...................................................................43 Southeast Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex.... *48, 47 Greater Ft. Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center................ *50, 47 Miami Beach Convention Center...............................52 County Convention Center........................Cover 3, 52 The Classic Center........................................................52 The Georgia Center, The University of Georgia’s Conference Center & Hotel .......................................53 Savannah Area CVB ................................................*58, 54 Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB/ Harrison County Tourism Commission ..............*56, 54 Midwest Tinley Park Convention Center...........................*63, 60 Salina Bicentennial Center .................................*70, 68 Branson Convention Center.................................*52, 68 Kansas City Convention Center .........................*66, 68 Greater Columbus Convention Center . ...........*64, 68 John S. Knight Center...................................................70 Rapid City CVB....................................................... *71, 70 Midwest Airlines Center.............................Cover 4, 72 Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center ........................................* 69,72 West Colorado Springs CVB ..........................................*77, 76 VISIT Denver............................................................*78, 76 Fairplex .....................................................................*80, 73 Sacramento Convention Center .........................*88, 76 Hawai’i Convention Center ..................................*82, 84 Cox Convention Center ...............................................84 Oklahoma City CVB...............................................*85, 84 Oregon Convention Center..................................*86, 90 Austin Convention Center...................................*74, 90 George R. Brown Convention Center...................... 90 The Caribbean Puerto Rico Convention Center .........................*92, 91 Canada Calgary TELUS Convention Centre .........................94 Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre ...........94 Direct Energy Centre ................................................. 94

Caffin’s o r n e r

Work with Your Venue to Increase Attendance


Volume 19 No. 1

Editorial Director Timothy Herrick


he current economic down-turn has forced association and corporate planners to re-think revenue strategies for their meetings and exhibitions. Budget cuts are affecting every sector of the meeting industry, negatively impacting event-attendance and causing a revision of revenue objectives for meetings, conventions, trade shows, exhibitions and other events. Meeting planners have to address the situation smartly with ways that strengthen the backbone of your meeting both now and in the future. First and foremost is your ability to work with your meeting venue. Both you and the venue want to avoid the worse-case scenario: cancellation of the event. Increasing or at least, holding steady the number of registered attendees is a shared goal. Because of the economy imposing budget cuts, contract negotiations have a new importance and there has been a jump in renegotiations. The good news is that you will find destinations and their partners, such as hotels, are more than willing to devise group packages that will deliver value to your organization. Contract items that have the most flexibility are: food and beverage minimum/cost per capita and exhibitor service contractors such as for carpeting and audio-visual. At the hotel level, free wifi or fitness center passes for attendees are often the type of incentives that planners can receive. At the destination level, free passes to local attractions, or group discounts at restaurants are things a Convention & Visitors Bureau—or the client services department of a convention center—have access to and can make widely available, especially if it can enhance traffic. These sort of items may not, by themselves, increase attendance or prevent a cancellation. But if planners think in terms of accumulating incentives for attendees and lowering costs incrementally, the final effect will be positive on your Revenue Objectives. Maybe the most important example of flexibility today’s economic environment calls for is the ability to offer more types of registrations, especially one-day packages at a reduced rate, for both the education/seminar and the tradeshow portions of the meeting. These sort of programs are mainly up to the meeting planner and his or her organization and can involve often painful decisions. But your options can be limited if the stakes are less or nothing. Increasing your registration options takes creativity. Communicating with your concerns with the venue and/or destination will also prove to your benefit, because they can offer ideas and other incentives that can further sweeten your new variety of registration packages. The North American cities and convention centers doing the best job of balancing and addressing of today’s needs from you, the planner, are highlighted in this, our annual Awards of Excellence issue (page 18). Our 2010 Prime Site and Top Destination Awards are based on the opinions of those in the industry directly involved with site selection – association and corporate meeting planners and executives, independent meeting planners and trade show managers. Look for my blog, “Caffin’s Corner,” on FacBlog (www.facilitiesonline.com/blog).

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Few cities have such a synergistic relationship with their convention center like the one Houston, Texas enjoys with the remarkable George R. Brown Convention Center, the subject of this issue’s Cover Spotlight feature. Pictured on the cover below the convention center are some of the exciting features of the Downtown Houston district where the venue makes its home, (left to right) Houston’s House of Blues, Discovery Green Park, one of the dozens of Houston clubs offering its special brand of friendly and exciting nightlife, and Minute Maid Park, home of MLB’s Houston Astros. Why are meeting planners considering this city and its venue for conventions, trade shows, exhibitions and other events? Find out on page 12. 2

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4 Orlando, Florida Status: Hot Category: Meeting Hotels FYI: For off-site events or ancillary meetings to a convention, or as a stand-alone meeting destination, these Hotels offer remarkable meeting space and are in close proximity to a major convention center

1] Hilton Atlanta

atlanta.hilton.com A 10-minute walk from the Georgia World Congress Center, the newly remodeled, 1,242-room Hilton Atlanta features 119,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 55 meeting rooms, an 18,576-sq.-ft. Ballroom and a 41,000-sq.-ft. Main Exhibit Hall. Meeting room technology includes touch screen reader-boards and built-in screens. A new sky bridge now connects the Hilton Atlanta to the neighboring Marriott Marquis Hotel so that meeting attendees can easily access the facilities at both downtown Atlanta hotels.


2] Washington Hilton

washington.hilton.com Situated on nearly six acres on upper Connecticut Avenue and just across town from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the 1,070-room Hilton Washington features 110,000 sq. ft. of event space, including the legendary 36,000-sq.-ft. International Ballroom complex. As part of its $140-million landmark restoration, the Washington Hilton opened the Heights Executive Meeting Center — nine meeting rooms and designed to optimize conferences and training sessions with a distraction-free learning environment in a dedicated area of the hotel.


Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia

philadelphia.doubletree.com A short stroll away from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, this City of Brotherly Love Doubletree had a $13.1-million makeover, renovating its 431 guest rooms and adding the new 4,200-square-foot Assembly on Five – a full-service, IACC-certified Conference Center, featuring six spacious meeting rooms – 363 sq. ft. to 1,083 sq. ft.—accommodating 18-90 people theater style to 10-38 people classroom—plus ergonomically designed tables & chairs, wired/wireless internet capability, drop-down screens or big-screen plasma television.

4] Hilton Orlando

thehiltonorlando.com Opened in 2009, it’s the first hotel connected via sky-bridge to the Orange County Convention Center and features 1,400 guest rooms, including 46 two-bay hospitality parlors, five four-bay executive suites and two six-bay presidential suites. The Hilton Orlando boasts an incredible 175,000 sq. ft. of versatile space, including the 50,000-sq.-ft. Orlando Ballroom, the 30,000-sq.-ft. Orange Ballroom, the 15,000-sq.-ft. Florida Ballroom, 21 meetings rooms, nine boardrooms, and a full-service business center.

5] InterContinental San Francisco

intercontinentalsanfrancisco.com Adjacent to Moscone Convention Center, the 550-room InterContinental San Francisco features 43,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; 21 meeting rooms on three levels and two ballrooms (Main Ballroom - 6,800 square feet; Junior Ballroom - 5,600 square feet); and three outdoor terraces covering almost 13,000 square feet. In addition, the Executive Boardroom features a 60-inch LCD screen television with video conferencing capabilities. Onsite: multilingual team of conference service professionals & a fullservice concierge. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

2010 SMG

PriMe SiTe WinnerS Congratulations to our Twenty-Seven Prime Site Award Winners Albuquerque Convention Center

(Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Broward County Convention Center

Atlantic City Convention Center

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)

Carolina First Center

(Atlantic City, New Jersey)

(Greenville, South Carolina)


Convention Center (Denver, Colorado) Cox Business Services Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) David L. Lawrence Convention Center (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) DeVos Place (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Direct Energy Centre (Toronto, Ontario) Greater Columbus Convention Center

(Columbus, Ohio)

Hampton Roads Convention Center

(Hampton, Virginia)

Hawaii Con-

vention Center (Honolulu, Hawaii) Jackson Convention Complex (Jackson, Mississippi) Kansas Expocentre (Topeka, Kansas) Knoxville Convention Center (Knoxville, Tennessee) Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center (Long Beach, California)

Meadowlands Exposition Center

(Secaucus, New Jersey)

Memphis Cook Convention Center

(Memphis, Tennessee)

Mobile Convention Center (Mobile, Alabama) Moscone Center (San Francisco, California) Ontario Convention Center (Ontario, California) Puerto Rico)

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

(Jacksonville, Florida)

Puerto Rico Convention Center

(San Juan,

Rhode Island Convention Center (Providence, Rhode Island) Salt Palace Convention Center (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Savannah International Trade & Convention Center

(Savannah, Georgia)

Tulsa Convention Center

(Tulsa, Oklahoma)

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includes the structural dynamics of a building, the level of technology of its sound, lighting, staging—and the quality of the venue staff. All these components are integral to the success of the performance and audience experience. The Prime Site Awards acknowledge those venues that have work smarter. The other content in this issue—a regionalized directory of North American venues, a Product & Services Directory, a spotlight interview with Greg Diekroeger, former Chair of the Board of the National Association for Campus Activities, and Industry Perspective columns on customer service and event service—are all focused on enabling industry members to work smarter. In addition to print, facilitiesonline is the fastest growing website in the industry. Facilitiesonline features news, industry links, a fun-to-readblog, and the industry’s most extensive online database of Arenas, Theaters, Coliseums, Theaters, Civic Centers, PACs, Amphitheatres, University Venues, Fairgrounds, Convention Centers and Special Event Venues. Thousands of Booking Agents, Promoters, Talent Buyers and Special Event Planners use Facilitiesonline every week to stay informed about industry issue and specific events The way to meet the challenges of 2009? Work Smarter! The 2009 Facilities SuperBook (and Facilitiesonline) has been designed to be your first essential tool in achieving that goal.


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Cautious Optimism and the Comprehensive Magazine


Timothy Herrick very sector of the industry has experienced cutbacks, Editorial Director budget tightening and doing more with less. Venue Therrick@facilitiesonline.com

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long term evolution of the industry. What is working? Our Cover Spotlight (page 12) looks

managers, meeting planners and exhibitors and

at the George R. Brown, the world-class convention center

attendees of meetings, conventions, trade shows, ON THE COVER

in Houston, Texas. This venue and city offers planners

exhibitions and other events are enduring anxiety

term that

Business Operations Leo Oh

(Clockwise) A) Charleston Civic Center; and uncertainty about the economy and quite B) Giant Center (interior); C) Coliseo de Puerto Rico; frankly, we are all so busy worrying about the short D) Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza; River Center/Adler weE)are hesitant andTheatre often(interior); unable to provide forecasts F) and Toyota Center.

about the economic future.

Like you, we at Facilities Media Group do not have a crystal ball. What we do have is the annual SuperBook. The votes 2 have been tallied and the winners of the 2010 Prime Site and

affordability, location and amenities, but the underlying takeaway message is that it takes a city-wide effort to turn a town into a meetings destination. Houston is city doing it right. In a similar vein, Convention Center Watch (page 16) looks at the Battelle Grand Gala, the opening party of the new ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, now the largest such space in theSuperBook state of Ohio. Facilities 2009 Cautious Optimism has long been a popular turn of phrase

Top Destination Awards are announced (page 18). While it

to describe a hopeful but not too hopeful condition. Caution

may be more important than ever to recognize achievement

is good. We should take time to gather all the facts and

in a troubled business climate, it is impossible to ignore that

information available, then review that data with intensive

context when naming this year’s winners. Times are tough

consideration. Only then are we able to make reasonable

and venues are working harder to partner with the planners,

business decisions. Yet, it is important to remain optimistic—

who themselves and the organizations they represent—be they

and not just for the sake of your own sanity and well being—

association, corporate or government—remain under pressure.

but the fact of the matter is, the economy is recovering. It

It is not enough to just report on the doom and gloom.

may be slower than liked, and slower in some areas than

We have to report on what signs of recovery to look for in

others—but the waves of layoffs, budget cuts and other less

the meetings business, and we have to point out some of the

than positive economic news have been felt and endured and

positive strategies venues have undertaken, resulting in both

seem over with for now.

immediate and potential success. This issue of Facilities & Destinations is the likely most

In order for the economy, nationally and globally, to get back on track, conventions, trade shows, exhibitions and

comprehensive portrait of the lows and highs of this moment

similar events have to be held. That’s where the decisions are

for meetings, conventions, trade shows, exhibitions and other

made. The recovery begins when decision makers meet. What

events. To get an economic snapshot of troubling trends,

venues can make your event the most effective? The answer

F&D interviewed Douglas L. Ducate, President & CEO of

to that question is likely to be found in the 2010 SuperBook

the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (page 14). The

Directory (20-94).

recession hit the meetings industry particularly hard. But numbers without context are only figures on a page. Ducate, candid and forthcoming, explains what the current numbers signify for both the short term economic snapshot and the 6

–Timothy Herrick, Editorial Director Therrick@facilitiesonline.com Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook




Planner Perspectives

Virtual Event Technology: Enhancing the Actual By Peter W. Nathan

outcome of the meeting experience for attendees. These are all factors that tend to increase attendance at the live event xhibitions and conventions have been (according to several informal surveys). immeasurably challenged and changed through Post-show, Virtual Events improve technological innovations. Although the recent follow-up sales and relationships and economy impacts meetings, conventions and trade shows, instill early interest in the next Live it is technology that more than anything has altered the Event. Virtual Events therefore will meeting facility environment. extend the positive impact of the Actual Most of the changes have been positive. Applying Event, expanding on and prolonging the technology to the meeting environment has improved positive results of the event. many aspects of a meeting—for example, technology But the same technology can shortens move-in/move-out times. This allows for the undermine the purpose of a meeting, facility to accommodate multiple events while also convention or trade show when the optimizing the time of exhibiting personnel. Virtual Event is a “stand alone” event. But some of the innovations in meeting technology This can prove to be a negative for all may be questionable for the long term well-being parties involved. Even though Virtual of the industry. “Virtual Events”—webinars and “Too often, a Meeting Planner Event may be viewed beyond the “live” webcasts—are proving to be a particularly sharp will create a Virtual Event, on-line period—post Real Time— double-edged sword, depending on how the event but fail to adequately invite when it is stand-alone, once the organizers manage them. If properly designed and Exhibitor participation.” event is finished, the event is really incorporated into a real meeting, convention or trade nothing more than an enhanced web show, virtual event technology potentially enlarges the site, with little to no ability to stand attendee base at the event, thus possibly resulting in an increase in above the static of Internet Traffic. both traffic at exhibitor booths and the utilization of meeting rooms, Virtual Events can damage the intentions of an industry or pleasing meeting planners, facility managers and attendees. association when the online event is viewed without any connection A Virtual Event, when employed as a complement to the to an Actual Event. Virtual Events then become a distraction, a poor exhibition or convention, can often be a win-win-win-win situation. substitute for a real, real-time event. This results in reducing the Facility Manager, Exhibition Organizer and/or Meeting Planner motivation to attend the “real thing.” No matter how good Virtual and the Event Attendee will benefit. They can also be a huge benefit Event technology becomes—and make no mistake, the state-ofto Exhibitors, provided they participate in the Virtual Event. When the-art in this technology is remarkable—it is no substitute for an developing a Virtual Event that complements an Actual Event, Actual Event. It won’t just be the individual meeting, convention or planners have to accommodate the needs of the Exhibitors—who trade show that will be undermine, but long term the industry and want to maximize their marketing to their customers and potential professions those events served will surely suffer. customers. Too often, a Meeting Planner will create a Virtual Event, The strategy should be not to avoid Virtual Event technology—or but fail to adequately invite Exhibitor participation or create a forum use it as a way to avoid planning an effective Actual Event. By where Exhibitors can further their marketing goals online. incorporating Virtual Event technology into to the Actual Event— Virtual Events extend the life of a meeting, convention or trade and making sure both attendees and exhibitors participate in the show. Webinars and webcasts usually go on-line days, weeks, even Virtual Event—the experience of the Actual Event will be enhanced months before the live event, increasing and generating excitement and its effectiveness optimized. for the event. For exhibitors, this advance and even in-depth


knowledge of products that Virtual Events produces can translate into increased traffic, inquiries and sales. For planners and organizers, the greater detail of conference topics and speakers, the informal “meeting” with company personnel and with web leaders and publicizing all the networking and other events within the events, increases attendance and participation and enhances the positive 8

Peter W. Nathan has spent his entire career in the exhibition industry organizing more than 500 trade shows, conventions and conferences in a diverse range of industries. He is currently President of PWN Exhibicon International LLC, an exhibition and conference industry consulting firm providing broad based services to the for-profit and association communities. www.pwnexhibicon.com Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

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Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (27)* twitter@/MassConvention

Branson Convention Center (68)* twitter@/bransoncc

Colorado Springs CVB (73)* twitter@VisitCOS

Cox Convention Center (84)* twitter@/coxconvcenter

Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (27)* twitter@/BostonUSA

George R. Brown Convention Center (90)* twitter@/GRBCC

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (34)* twitter@/javitscenter

Miami Beach Convention Center (52)* twitter@/TheMiamiBeachCC

Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau (54)* twitter@/MSGulfCoastcvb

Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau (43)* twitter@/VisitNorfolkVA

Ocean City Convention & Visitors Bureau (42)* twitter@/ocmaryland

Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau (84)* twitter@/visitokc

Oncenter Complex (35)* twitter@/OncenterComplex

Oregon Convention Center (90)* twitter@/oregoncc

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (35)* twitter@/Philadelphiacvb

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (39)* twitter@/ProvidenceRI

Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau (71)* twitter@/VisitRapidCity

Rhode Island Convention Center (39)* twitter@/RIConvention

Salina Bicentennial Center (68)* twitter@/BicentennialKS

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Tinley Park Convention Center (60)* twitter@/cscvb

Fairplex (76)*


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ouston always had location. A little to the South but still in the middle of the continental United States, the city is two hours or less away from the vast majority of the U.S. population, including most of the nation’s major cities. Convenient travel may be near the top of the list for meeting planners, but it is still only one item on the list the planner checks off when determining the meeting hosting suitability of a destination. Sufficient lodging options, world-class dining and entertainment venues and ease-of-travel within a destination— and in the current economic climate: affordability—all are more critical when evaluating a convention center. But Houston falling short of that criteria is so 20th century. During the first decade of our new century, a city-wide effort has pushed Houston—the 4th largest Metropolitan Center in 12

the U.S. according to the 2008 U.S. Census estimate—into the upper ring of U.S. destinations for meetings, conventions and trade shows. “We truly are an international city, but it was only in the last decade that we have really stepped up to the plate when it comes to conventions and trade shows,” says Luther Villagomez, General Manager of the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB). “We’ve had tremendous cooperation from our hospitality industry members, other business partners and the city to make meetings and conventions a more important industry to Houston. We are now competitive with any destination city in the country.” The stepping up to the plate has paid off. Large conventions, including the NAPE Expo and the International Quilt Show, draw tens of thousands of attendees to the city every year. In 2013, the GRB will host the Expo! Expo!, the annual convention Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

Catalyst for a New Houston

COVER SPOTLIGHT By Timothy Herrick Editorial Director


s a city, there’s been a unified effort to make us more competitive and it has been paying off. We had our best year in 2008 and so far we haven’t been hit as hard from the recession as other cities, because of our affordability.”

–Luther Villagomez, General Manager of the George R. Brown Convention Center

of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events. More immediate though is an event in July of 2010. The GRB will host the International Association of Assembly Managers for its 85th Annual Conference & Trade Show, expected to be attended by several thousand general managers of convention centers, arenas and other venues in the meeting and event field. “It is exciting, we’re looking forward to showing off our city. It is approval from your peers, so it means a lot,” added Villagomez, who has been part of the GRB since it opened in 1987 and has held his current title since 2003. Expansion & Upgrade During his tenure at the helm, the GRB has become a stateof-the art, large-scale meeting venue, with a total of 1.2 million square feet of exhibit and meeting space, making it one of the Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

10 largest convention centers in the nation. In 2001, renovations began that added three Exhibit Halls, increasing the exhibition space to 853,500 square feet, and the number of meeting rooms to 100. Unlike other cities that upgrade and expand its major meeting space, then wait for a headquarter-hotel to follow, Houston ensured no lag time between expansion of the GRB and the construction of the 1,200-room Hilton Americas-Houston, which is connected to the convention center via a skywalk system. The bigness—this is Texas after all—of the ambitious George R. Brown convention and hotel complex project was matched by its debut when Houston hosted Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 at the new Reliant Stadium, which had opened a mere two years prior. Underlying all the media-grabbing glitz of this debut was serious attention to creating a Continued on Page 96


State-of-the-Industry Spotlight Interview:

Douglas L. Ducate President & CEO, Center for Exhibition Industry Research

Gauging the Impact and Analyzing the Implications of the Economic Downturn

By Timothy Herrick Editorial Director


obody in the Meetings Industry needed the Index, which measures yearCenter for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) over-year changes in four to remind us we’re in challenging times. What we key metrics: the Net Square do need them to tell us exactly how challenging. Feet (NSF) of Exhibit Space The latest figures from the organization are in and Sold; the number of profesunfortunately, we’ve experienced two very dire years. For 2008, the bad news was two-fold. The industry decreased 3.1 percent compared to 2007, the first industry decline since 2002, reversing a five year trend of growth. Compounding the decline for 2008 was the ompanies must be startling finding for 2009—a decline of 12.5 percent, launched or grow to the biggest drop in the history of CEIR studies. Industry news is a large component of what The justify hiring people. Facilities Media Group provides, especially in Hot Exhibitions are the News, the news section of Facilitiesonline.com. The reports that we’ve been hearing—in our online articles perfect way to launch as well as anecdotal information gathered through sional Attendees; the number a new venture and informal communication with industry of Exhibiting Companies; and members—by and large confirm the latest CEIR findTotal Event Gross Revenue. increased sales equals the ings. More than 300 events are used to growth opportunities.” develop the data in the reports, In order to make effective exhibition decisions, event planners, venue managers, and destination executives which cover the following indusneed to know: 1) How bad are the current times, and tries: Professional Business 2) How long will they persist? To get some as close-to-definiServices, Consumer Goods and Retail Trade, Sports, Travel, tive answers as possible, we sought out the same person industry Entertainment, Art and Consumer Services, Food, Government, observers, prognosticators and decision-makers turn to: Douglas Public and Nonprofit Services, Building, Construction, Home L. Ducate, President & CEO of CEIR. & Repair, Industrial/Heavy Machinery and Finished Business Ducate has been with CEIR since 1998, and involved with Inputs, Communications and Information Technology, Medical meetings, conventions, trade shows and exhibitions for well over and Health Care, Raw Materials and Science and Transportation. 30 years. He served as President of PGI Exhibitions, and as In addition to the latest industry reports, the Ducate interview Deputy Executive for the Society of Petroleum Engineers, an also covered –Identify, Discover and Embrace Change from the association with 53,000 members that produced 30 conferences Point of View of Young Professionals, a new CEIR report that and 15 meetings annually. He is also President of The Augusta looks at different attitudes among different generations of indusGroup, a meetings & exhibitions consulting firm specializing in try professionals, especially Generation Y – you know, the kids Convention Center Development and Destination Marketing. – who of course, are no longer kids but professionals affecting Ducate’s experience gives him expertise from both the sides of not just the exhibition industry, but all the industries served by the industry: the meeting planner and the meeting venue manthe planners of exhibitions, conventions, trade shows and meetager. ings, the venues and destinations hosting those events and of Ducate has a knack for putting CEIR statistics into a real-life, course, the culture at large. business context. This may not make the findings any less soberAfter an in-depth discussion about current economic troubles, ing, but at least he uses them to shed light on industry trends, the comparatively light-hearted Q &A about our 21st Century especially what signs of recovery we all should look out for. Generation Gap was a welcomed relief. But sifting through The main report referred to in this interview is the CEIR current statistics in search of tea leaves on which to base future business decisions and then exploring the implications of a comprehensive, industry-centric study of the new generation affecting To find out more about Center for Exhibition Industry business practices, proved to be compelling and productive. The result was a truly comprehensive report on the State-of-theResearch and its reports, visit: www.CEIR.org. Industry, more than originally imagined. 14


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Facilities & Destinations: Was the 2008 decline expected?

Douglas L. Ducate: No . . . in fact, historically, exhibitions have resisted decline and been remarkably resilient in recovering. The six quarters from the end of 2001 through the first quarter of 2003 was the first decline in the 30 years that we have been tracking the industry. Our latest figures show the 4th quarter of 2009 was the 7th consecutive quarter of negative numbers, and 2009, was down 8.9 percent, over all our metrics, compared to 2008 4th quarter. Aggregate findings for 2009 show a steeper drop –12.5 percent –compared to 3.1 percent. That’s the biggest drop we’ve ever seen. Given this decline, we now are thinking that exhibitions may be more cyclical than we originally thought.

F&D: The healthcare industry was up for nearly half of all its conventions, but mostly for smaller shows. Larger shows underperformed. What does this say about this industry?

D.D.: Healthcare abandoned large horizontal events years ago. There is no indication that they will ever return. The smaller shows are not regional. They are specialized. That is the model the industry adopted. Instead of one giant nursing show you have a host of specialty nurses shows such as operating room nurses

F&D: What do you mean by more cyclical?

D.D.: In this 30-year run, even through recessions and economic downturns, at worst the industry was flat. At every economic downturn, the industry resisted decline. It was more or less, recession proof, that is, a growth industry and not as cyclical in terms of peaks and valleys as other industries. But we may be having more ups and downs than before. In 2002, we had a continuing recession, iven this decline, we had the fall-out we now are thinking in travel from 9-11, we had more airport that exhibitions may be security that was new more cyclical than we and we had SARS, which also limited originally thought.” travel. But we had not seen then what we are seeing now. Flat growth was seen as an anomaly. But now it looks like every segment has been severely hit, except for the healthcare industry.


F&D: How should planners react to this news that their industry experienced its first decline since 2001?

D.D.: Be scared and advance cautiously. There are too many unknowns to be aggressive. Contracts today contain attrition clauses and cancellation fees that are onerous. And since hotels shifted to third party ownership, they will sue you. Two thirds of the exhibitions are owned by nonprofit associations, most of whom cannot afford a major fee much less a lawsuit. F&D: The CEIR Index shows that the current downturn is a lot steeper than the 2001 recession. Will the recovery look the same, or will it be more gradual?

D.D.: The recovery will likely be as steep as the decline. You will note that after the decline in 2001-2003, by the end of 2004 we were back to pre 2000 levels in three of the four metrics. Revenue will always lag behind the other metrics. F&D: Do declines usually cut across the board of industry metrics?

D.D.: NSF and Revenue usually track together since NSF sold generates the lion’s share of the revenue. Number of exhibiting companies is a less important figure, and probably the least accurate, because of the way they are counted. Professional or buyer attendance is the figure with the most short term volatility as companies can establish restrictive travel policies on short notice. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

The Center for Exhibition Industry Research measures four metrics in the CEIR Index – Net Square Feet (NSF) of Exhibit Space Sold; the number of professional Attendees; the number of Exhibiting Companies; and the Total Event Gross Revenue. The above graphs shows that after five years of steady growth, all four metrics declined in 2008 and by the next year, the decline dramatically steepened.

and emergency room nurses and dermatological nurses. The cozier more boutique events put like-interested people together and they learn and accomplish more. So do the exhibiting companies because they know what products to exhibit and what specialists to send. F&D: Some signs point to an economic recovery, except for job-growth. How does unemployment affect the meetings industry?

D.D.: Companies must be launched or grow to justify hiring people. Exhibitions are the perfect way to launch a new venture and increased sales equals growth opportunities. F&D: Why does the exhibition industry trend so closely with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?

D.D.: We don’t really know but it does. Perhaps, since they are a compilation of all industries, it is reasonable that they track GDP. We do know that exhibitions are a trailing indicator as opposed to a leading indicator. Exhibitions mirror the industries they serve. As a result some may be doing well while others struggle. F&D: What can exhibitions indicate about the economy now?

D.D.: A couple of industries can be predictive and their events can be indicators of the industry. Building and construction shows can be predictive. The beginning of a food chain—when you see raw materials, the construction, the concrete business, Continued on page 98


Convention Center Watch

Columbus Unveils Largest Ballroom in Ohio


olumbus, Ohio –Battelle Grand, the new 74,000-square-foot, multi-purpose ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, is about as state-of-the-art as it gets—the space features 50,000 square feet on the main floor, 24,000 square feet on the mezzanine, and floorto-ceiling windows with wide views of the city and blackout curtains and sunshades. A high-tech ceiling system with signature LED lighting is capable of an astounding 65,000 color combinations and an innovative wall system divides the ballroom into five configurations. The ballroom is the result of a 16-month long, $40On hand to celebrate the debut of the largest million renovation ballroom in Ohio were (left-to-right): Gregg that transformed the Caren, Senior Vice President Strategic Business Battelle Hall—which Development, SMG; Crista Tompson, Sales Manager, Greater Columbus Convention was built in 1980 Center; and Scott G. Durkin, Vice President, as part of the Ohio Partner Development, Experient. Center and used for conventions, trade shows, arena football and concerts—into the spectacular new ballroom, the largest in Ohio and one of the largest in the Midwest. The space augments this award-winning convention center, a complex with an impressive footprint of 1.7 million square feet, including 410,000 square feet of exhibit space and 65 meeting rooms. The city of Columbus came out for A special luncheon was part of the the Battelle Grand Gala, which were multiple days of festivities Battelle Grand opening festivities, to mark debut of the new ballroom. City officials mingled with which featured a speech by Craig hospitality industry leaders, meeting planners and national and M. Liston, SMG Regional General Manager on the future of the Greater regional personnel from SMG, managers of the Greater Columbus Columbus Convention Center. Convention Center. Events included a facility tour, lunch and reception, capped off with a gala dinner party that included a six-course meal presented by ARAMARK, the official onsite caterer and entertainment from the Columbus Children’s Choir, the Suzuki Violinists of Columbus and the Richens/ Timm Academy of Irish Dance. The first official event held in the new ballroom was the city’s 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day community breakfast. Meeting Planners are sure to keep an eye on this Ohio destination. A new $140-million Hilton full-service convention hotel to be built adjacent to the Convention Center is scheduled to be completed by 2012 Jennifer B. Davis, Marketing & Communications Manager for the Greater Columbus Convention Center


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2010 Award-Winning Team Leaders Stacy Steffen CURRENTS, The Ballroom at Adventure Aquarium Page: 15

Gregg Mervis John S. Knight Center Page: 70

Mark Tester Austin Convention Center Page: 90

Susette Hunter Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Page: 38

James E. Rooney Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Page: 27

William R. Tirone Branson Convention Center Page: 68

John Robertson Charleston Civic Center Page: 42

Kathy Reak Colorado Springs CVB Page: 73

Tim Linville Cox Business Services Convention Center Page: 84

Melissa Tapia Fairplex Page: 76

Terry Kuca The Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center Page: 41

Luther Villagomez George R. Brown Convention Center Page: 79

Patrick B. Moscaritolo Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Page: 26

Craig Liston Greater Columbus Convention Center Page: 68

Neil Mullanaphy Hawai’i Convention Center Page: 84

Oscar McGaskey Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities Page: 68

Robin Cuneo Meadowlands Exposition Center Page: 34

Kay Hollander Miami Beach Convention Center Page: 52

Richard A. Geyer Midwest Airlines Center Page: 72

Laura Cornell Monona Terrace Convention Center Page: 72

Donna Allen Norfolk Convention & Visitors Bureau Page: 44

Elizabeth Buckley Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau Page: 84

Sandra Baker Oncenter Complex Page: 35

Matt Pizzuti Oregon Convention Center Page: 90

Neil R. Schriever Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau Page: 39

Rosa M. Luke Puerto Rico Convention Center Page: 91

Lisa Storms Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau Page: 70

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center Pagee: 26

Judith A. Goldbar Sacramento Convention Center Page: 76

Marshall P. Perry Salina Bicentennial Center Page: 68

Bill McKay Savannah International Trade & Convention Center Page: 54

Rachel Benedict Visit Denver Page: 73

Facilities & Destinations salutes some of the 2010 Award-Winning Team Leaders. For a complete list of all 2010 Prime Site Award and Top Destination Award winners, turn to page 18. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook


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Facilities & Destinations 2010 Prime Site Award Winners The Facilities & Destinations Prime Site Awards are given to the top Convention, Exposition and Exhibition centers throughout North America and the Caribbean based on venue quality, features and services. Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, NM Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City, NJ Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD Baton Rouge River Center Convention Center, Baton Rouge, LA Birmingham-Jefferson County Convention Center, Birmingham, AL Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO Carolina First Center, Greenville, SC Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT Cox Business Services Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI Direct Energy Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL Fairplex, Pomona, CA Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, TX Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center, Fresno, CA George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX Georgia International Convention Center, College Park, GA Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, VA Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI Jackson Convention Complex, Jackson, MS 18

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, MO Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA Meadowlands Exposition Center, Secaucus, NJ Memphis Cook Convention Center, Memphis, TN Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, FL Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, WI Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN Mobile Convention Center, Mobile, AL Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN Norfolk Scope Cultural & Convention Center, Norfolk, VA Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH Oncenter Complex, Syracuse, NY Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS Palais des congres de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ Prime Osborn III Convention Center, Jacksonville, FL Puerto Rico Convention Center, San Juan, PR Quest Center, Omaha, NE Reliant Center, Houston, TX Richmond Convention Center, Richmond, VA Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI Rochester Riverside Convention Center, Rochester, NY Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Ocean City, MD Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, GA TELUS Convention Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, OK Valley Forge Convention Center, King of Prussia, PA Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Center, Vancouver, B.C., Canada Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

Awards of Excellence

Facilities & Destinations 2010 Top Destination Award Winners The Facilities & Destinations Top Destination Awards are given to the leading CVBs (Convention & Visitor Bureaus) or similar organizations for marketing and meeting planner services. Akron/Summit CVB, Akron, OH Amarillo CVB, Amarillo, TX Austin CVB, Austin, TX Baltimore Area CVB, Baltimore, MD Baton Rouge CVB, Baton Rouge, LA Greater Birmingham CVB, Birmingham, AL Boise CVB, Boise, ID Greater Boston CVB, Boston, MA Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, Charlotte, NC Chicago CTB, Chicago, IL Positively Cleveland/Greater Cleveland CVB, Cleveland, OH Daytona Beach Area CVB, Daytona Beach, FL Denver Metro CVB, Denver, CO Experience Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak CVB, Colorado Springs, CO Greater Ft. Lauderdale CVB, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Fort Worth CVB, Fort Worth, TX Greater Hartford CVB, Hartford, CT Greater Houston CVB, Houston, TX Jacksonville & The Beaches CVB, Jacksonville, FL Kansas City CVB, Kansas City, MO Greater Lansing CVB, Lansing, MI Las Cruces CVB, Las Cruces, NM Las Vegas CVA, Las Vegas, NV Lexington CVB, Lexington, KY Lisle CVB, Lisle, IL Los Angeles CVB, Los Angeles, CA Louisville and Jefferson County CVB, Louisville, KY

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Memphis CVB, Memphis, TN Greater Miami CVB, Miami, FL Greater Milwaukee CVB, Milwaukee, WI Meet Minneapolis/Greater Minneapolis CVA, Minneapolis, MN Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB, Biloxi, MS Greater Montreal Convention and Tourism Bureau, Canada Nashville CVB, Nashville, TN New Orleans CVB, New Orleans, LA Newport Beach CVB, Newport Beach, CA Norfolk CVB, Norfolk, VA Oakland CVB, Oakland, CA Ocean City CVB, Ocean City, MD Oklahoma City CVB, Oklahoma City, OK Greater Omaha CVB, Omaha, NE Palm Beach County CVB, Palm Beach, FL Pasadena CVB, Pasadena, CA Greater Phoenix CVB, Phoenix, AZ Visit Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA Providence/Warwick CVB, Providence, RI Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, San Juan, PR Rapid City CVB, Rapid City, SD Reno Sparks CVA, Reno, NV Richmond CVB, Richmond, VA Sacramento CVB, Sacramento, CA Saint Louis CVC, Saint Louis, MO Saint Paul CVB, Saint Paul, MN San Antonio CVB, San Antonio, TX Savannah CVB, Savannah, GA Seattle-King County CVB, Seattle, WA Topeka CVB, Topeka, KS Tourisme Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Tucson CVB, Tucson, AZ Tulsa CVB, Tulsa, OK Valley Forge CVB, Plymouth Meeting, PA Virginia Beach CVB, Virginia Beach, VA Greater Wilmington CVB, Wilmington, DE

Voted on by association and corporate meeting/event planners & other industry members, FMG’s AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE is an annual recognition of special achievement by cities and venues in all categories. FMG congratulates all of the winners for going above and beyond in delivering quality and service to our industry.



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CURRENTS the Ballroom at Adventure Aquarium 1 Aquarium Drive, Camden, NJ 08103 • (856) 365-3300 ext. 7375 Fax: (856) 365-3311 • www.currentsballroom.com Welcome Imagine an event space with unmatched panoramic views of the Philadelphia skyline and a breathtaking three-movie-screen-sized look into our 550,000-gallon Shark Realm exhibit, which features hundreds of amazing fish and over 20 sharks. Decor The contemporary design of flowing ceiling panels and etched wave walls create a tranquil underwater décor. “CURRENTS is an extraordinarily sleek and contemporary space,” said Greg Charbeneau, Executive Director of Adventure Aquarium. “It’s become the benchmark, with its breathtaking views of the Philadelphia skyline and our Shark Realm exhibit. We couldn’t be happier with CURRENTS and the dynamic flexibility of this multi-use facility, which was built to accommodate the most exquisite events.” Room Flexibility With nearly 7,000 square feet of space, CURRENTS offers a rare opportunity for sit-down functions for up to 280 guests and cocktail receptions for up to 600 guests or meetings as small as 20. For more intimate affairs, the space can be divided into three separate and distinct function areas; West Wind, Oceanic or Gulfstream, allowing CURRENTS to accommodate multiple functions without sacrificing the views. This also allows multiple ballroom configurations to suit your particular needs. With a separate dramatic entry way into the ballroom, there is ample room for greeting guests upon arrival. Our 1,200-square-foot pre-function space is perfect for cocktail hour. CURRENTS offers an independent experience from Adventure Aquarium, allowing for day-time use without interruption. 22

Audio & Visual Capabilities Extensive audio/visual capabilities are available throughout that add to the flexibility and appeal including two projection screens, LCD projector and 3 LCD monitors in the pre-function space that can be used for anything from corporate logos and slideshows, to family photo slide shows. The room is also equipped with internet access and Direct TV capability. Cuisine Not only is the space divine, and the views exquisite, but Executive Chef Jorge Czechura creates customized menus to fit the needs of the most discerning palates. CURRENTS challenges its chefs to produce signature dishes flavored with intricate sauces and reductions. The menu also boasts intercontinental offerings, featuring 15 top dishes from ARAMARK chefs around the globe, as well as an eclectic wine list. Event Planning Professional onsite event coordinators help plan and facilitate unique events from start to finish. No matter what the occasion, your guests will enter breathless and leave talking. Conveniently located on the Camden Waterfront, just two miles from center city Philadelphia, CURRENTS, the Ballroom at Adventure Aquarium offers a unique setting for your next event. Visit www.CurrentsBallroom.com to take the Virtual Tour and see the room set up for special and corporate events; see the photo galleries and request more information to reserve your date. To book your next event at CURRENTS, please call 856.365.3300 extension 7375 or email us at EveningAdventures@AdventureAqua rium.com. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook



One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Phone: (609) 449-2000; Fax: (609) 449-2090 • www.atlanticcitynj.com

or the perfect East Coast meeting and convention location, look no further than Atlantic City, NJ. In the heart of the populous Northeast, Atlantic City offers first-class facilities, convenience, fun and easy planning. Atlantic City’s “Always Turned On” attitude means planners will find everything they need for a successful event. From the user-friendly Atlantic City Convention Center to hospitable resort hotels, exciting shopping and dining venues, a wide array of entertainment options, an abundance of quality golf courses and beautiful beachside settings, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, any time of year. Never content to rest on its laurels, Atlantic City offers an everexpanding list of new attractions such as One Atlantic’s new event space over the ocean, The Loft at The Pool at Harrah’s Resort, ongoing expansion of Atlantic City Outlets-The Walk and renovations and additions at hotel and casino properties throughout the city. You’ll find plenty of interesting spaces for group dinners and events, and the staff of the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority (ACCVA) can assist and guide you from the very beginning of the planning process. The ACCVA will be happy to provide site visits, identify the right size space at the Convention Center or one of the other quality facilities in town and assemble room blocks (there are 20,000 firstclass rooms in the Atlantic City area. They also assist with attendance building, staffing, transportation needs, spouse programs, special events, media outreach and more. “We truly are your ‘Total Meeting Resource’ for one-stop shopping,” said Gary Musich, vice president of convention sales for the ACCVA. The Atlantic City Convention Center provides a bright and airy facility that can accommodate groups of all sizes, with nearly 500,000 square feet of flexible exhibit space, 45 meeting rooms ranging in size from 700 square feet to 12,900 square feet with voice/data and MATV, free WiFi, a banquet hall, exhibit floor concessions and a full range of food-service options. It is a green facility, with the largest single-roof 24

solar array in the country and several additional energy-saving and recycling practices. The Convention Center’s facilities include on-site parking, a business center, a concierge desk and a restaurant reservation cart. Each of the five exhibit halls features a show office and press office. For easy load-in and load-out, there are 29 covered loading docks, mechanical levelators and four truck entrances. Floor box capacities include electric, voice/data connections, compressed air, water, drainage and natural gas. The Atlantic City Convention Center’s environmental efforts are superior, including the largest single-roof solar array in the country, recycling of old carpet, use of recycled materials in re-fits, and energy-efficient use of heating and cooling. Save some time during your stay to enjoy some of Atlantic City’s attractions and activities. The oceanfront setting lends itself to everything from saltwater fishing to sightseeing cruises and entertaining beach bars in the summer. The historic Boardwalk provides opportunities for peoplewatching, shopping and activities such as miniature golf. Elegant resorts offer relaxing spas, a world of dining and a variety of entertainment options. You’ll find the excitement of round-the-clock gaming at 11 casinos. For shop-aholics, there’s everything from brand name outlets to elegant designer shops, and for golfers there are 30 courses within 30 miles. Getting here is easy. The Atlantic City Rail Terminal is conveniently located at the Convention Center, with daily service from Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station and weekend service from New York’s Penn Station. The Atlantic City International Airport is just 20 minutes away, offering service from gateways such as Toronto, Atlanta Boston and Florida. Major roads connect to the Atlantic City Expressway from points north, south and west. Getting around is easy, too. “Everything is in a compact area,” said Musich. “In fact, many of the resorts are walking distance from the Convention Center. We really do make it easy for you.” For information visit www.meetinac.com or www.altanticcitynj.com. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook


32,000-sq.-ft. Grand Ballroom; 20 20 Meeting Sizes Accommodated: Meeting to 600.Rooms (32,000 sq. ft. total). Other Raleigh Meeting Venues: Overall Meeting Size: 6,878 sq. ft. Sheraton Raleigh (20,000 sq. ft of Meeting Rooms: Currents Ballroom meeting space) Raleigh Marriott City (Banquet: 280; Banquet without Dance Center (14 meeting rooms); Umstead Hotel and360; Spa, ( 7 meeting rooms &600) Floor: Theater: 390; Cocktail: 10,200 ft. of(Banquet meetingStyle: space); Westsq. Wind 90;The Cocktail Progress Energy for(Banquet the Reception: 300)Center Oceanic Performing Arts (80,000 ft. Cocktail of Style: 90; Theater Style:sq. 130; meeting space300) and Gulfstream 4,770 seating capaciReception: (Banquet ty);Style: NC 90; State Fairgrounds (344-acre Theater Style: 130; Cocktail GREATER RALEIGH complex with300). 398,000 sq. ft. of indoor CURRENTS, the Reception: CONVENTION AND event space); The Mckimmon Ballroom at VISITORS BUREAU Meeting and Technology: Currents Conference Training Center ( hi421 Fayetteville Street Suite 1505 Adventure Aquarium Ballroom has three movie screen tech educational environment withsized Raleigh, NC 27601 1 Aquarium Drive, Camden, NJ 08103 viewing into our captivating37,000 sq. panels ft of meeting/exhibition (800) (856)849-8499: 365-3300(919) ext.834-5900 7375 Shark Realm Exhibit; Two additional space). Fax: (919) 831-2887 Fax: (856) 365-3311 Projection Screens, 9x12 anddistricts 7x9, LCD www.visitRaleigh.com Attractions: Entertainment www.currentsballroom.com Projector, 3 LCD monitors. Director Sales: Jana Rae Oliver feature nightlife, dining & shopping; Directorofof Sales: Donna Sonda RBC Center, NC Museum of Art, NC by Food & Beverage: catering provided A ballroom underand thepleasure sea are Snapshot: Business Museum of History and the southARAMARK. Customized menus crewithindulged a skyline view. both as you take in Greater east’s naturalChef history atedlargest by Executive Jorgemuseum, Czechura. Raleigh’s more than $3 event billionspace in new Snapshot: A premier offering the NC Museum of Natural Sciences; development, surrounded by a world of Lodging: Crowne Plaza Hotel an experience like no other. CURRENTS 18 golf courses, including new Lonnie eclectic eateries, (408Golf Guest Rooms); Hyatt Regency Course; N.C. Symphony; Ballroom offers Broadway your guestsshows viewsand of the Poole incredible sports. The state-of-the-art Philadelphia (349 Opera Company of Guest NorthRooms)—both Carolina; Philadelphia skyline and three movie Raleigh Convention Center, a catalyst within approximately 5 miles. thehotels Bicentennial Plaza Historic screen-sized windows highlighting our for downtown Raleigh’s redevelopment, Oakwood neighborhood; Raleigh Flea 550,000-gallon Shark Realm Exhibit. The Transportation: Philadelphia opened in September 2008, connected Market Mall; High Point, furniture ceilingwalkways, embrace the International Airport is 11.94 miles away. towalls it viaand interior the underwanew, capital of the world. ter feelingRaleigh with etched waveCity décor and See ad on page 23 400-room Marriott tranquil&colors. With colorful353-room lighting, Center recently renovated state-of-the-art Sheraton Raleigh.audio-visual components, unsurpassed service, gourmet food and Raleigh Convention Center: features breathtaking views, CURRENTS will 500,000 sq. ft of meeting space, includprovide your guestsExhibition with an experience ing a 50,000-sq.-ft. Hall; for

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“Marketplace for the World®” Snapshot: Glass-enclosed structure stretching five blocks along the Hudson River. Meeting Space: More than 1.8 million sq. ft of space; 760,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space on three different levels, including 405,000 sq. ft. Main Exhibit Hall; can be divided into nine self-contained halls; capacity for 102 meeting rooms; Special Events Hall can seat up

to 3,000 for theater-style and up to 1,700 for banquets and receptions; more than 100 function rooms for seminars and hospitality suites and 65,000 sq. ft. of dedicated registration space with terrazzo floors. Venue: On-site kitchen can prepare 5,000 meals simultaneously; electronic media include Visitor Information System, exterior marquee, Javits TV network utilizing 65+ plasma screens and a 4’ X 18’ Jumbotron information display with graphics capabilities, video wall. Service Partners: Centerplate, FedEx Office, Hudson News and Golden Touch Transportation Services. Technological Features: Wifi available throughout the building. Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: 80,000 hotel rooms in metropolitan area. Transportation: Javits is an easy destination to get to with three major airports, world-class rail terminals, and the crossing point for three interstate highways. Nearby Attractions: Times Square, Broadway theaters and museums. See ad on page 31

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oston. America’s Walking City. From the downtown core to the outlying neighborhoods, Boston is a city of intriguing diversity. With a mix of colonial charm and urban sophistication, the city is rich in history with great dining and nightlife, extraordinary shopping, championship professional and college sports teams, and a vibrant arts and cultural community, making it a dynamic meeting and convention destination. Boston is also a world center for education, technology and life sciences. Known also as the “Athens of America,” Boston’s medical and educational institutions have helped to make it an international center of learning and intellectual activity. The metropolitan area’s 35 hospitals and more than 60 colleges and universities can be a vast resource for your meeting or group. Boston & Cambridge offer upscale, international, and eclectic options for the taste buds, and each unique neighborhood is home to a whole different dining scene. Great new restaurants join the mix on a regular basis, keeping things fresh and cutting-edge. Key Exhibition Facilities The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) is the largest convention venue in New England, featuring 516,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 84 meeting rooms with 160,000 square feet of meeting space and a 40,020-square-foot ballroom. Also on the waterfront, the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center Boston offers 120,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, theatre-style seating for 7,000 and two 5,000-square-foot ballrooms with water views. In the city’s historic Back Bay District, planners look to the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. The facility offers more than 175,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 25,000-squarefoot ballroom, a 4,000-seat auditorium and 41 meeting rooms and is connected under one roof to 3,000 hotel rooms and two world-class shopping destinations. Hotel Inventory The Greater Boston area has more than 150 hotels and 30,000 rooms with more opening each year. The 235-room W Hotel, 113-room Ames Hotel and 72-room Holiday 28

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Inn Express Hotel and Suites recently opened in Boston, as did the Rose Kennedy Greenway, a mile long string of shaded sidewalks, open plazas, wide lawns, and multiple parks. In 2010, the 30-room Hotel Veritas will open in Cambridge. CVB Event Support Services With so much to offer, selection of a venue and other aspects of coordinating a meeting can be daunting. The award-winning Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau makes it easy for meeting professionals to meet in the Greater Boston area. No one knows more about the region than the staff at the GBCVB. From assisting you with putting together your RFP to sending it out through their online system that distributes your RFP directly to hotels, attractions, transportation companies and more than 1,200 GBCVB members that you select, the GBCVB sales department will ensure that all of your planning needs are met. The GBCVB staff can assist planners with: complimentary RFP’s for all of your meeting needs; site inspection assistance; attendance building promotions, including participating in your convention one year prior; destination collateral; housing services; and a concierge & restaurant services desk during your convention. Airport & Transportation Located just three miles from the city, Logan International Airport has completed its $4-billion modernization project, including new terminals, new roadways, and a new harbor tunnel that connects the airport to the city center. Logan International Airport is served by major domestic and international carriers. The airport currently offers domestic service to 79 destinations and international service to 36 destinations with more than 1,500 flights a day arriving and departing from the airport. Boston has excellent access to air, rail, and bus connections. Its two convention centers feature the fastest airport-to-convention centers in the country. It is three miles from Logan International Airport to downtown Boston. Boston is known as America’s Walking City, but when you can’t get around by foot, the city is easily accessible by the “T”, Boston’s public transportation system. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook


The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001 • (212) 216-2000 Fax: (212) 216-2588 • www.javitscenter.com Location The distinction of holding an event in New York City has an enormous advantage. Its cachet typically increases attendance at least 20%. Javits is located on Manhattan’s far west side and just minutes away from some of the world’s greatest attractions like Times Square, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Broadway’s “Great White Way.” Hotels There is no lack of hotel space. In fact, the New York metropolitan area has 80,000 hotel rooms available in a variety of styles - from sleek boutique hotels to large national chains. Many more rooms are currently under construction. By 2011, NYC is expected to have upwards of 86,500 hotel rooms that will extend into the five boroughs. Some of these additional rooms will be in mixed residential/hotel luxury properties while others will be in mid-priced hotels to provide affordable accommodations for the business traveler. Vital Statistics Since its opening in 1986, the Javits Center has hosted thousands of trade shows, conferences and special events. Home to many of the top 200 tradeshows, the Center’s 760,000 square feet of exhibition space can be divided into nine self-contained halls, enabling us to accommodate trade shows and conventions of any size. While the mix of shows and events changes with each calendar year, Javits hosts in the vicinity of 80 major trade shows and conventions and 70 special events with an average attendance of 3.5 million visitors a year. Meetings and Events Our Special Events Hall can seat up to 3,000 people for theater-style meetings and receptions, and up to 1,700 for banquets. Meeting facilities at the Javits Center are world-class with more than 75 newly-renovated meeting rooms to choose from. Many have flexible walls that allow for expansion or reduction to accommodate a client’s particular needs. From committee meetings, to shareholders meetings to product presentations, the Javits Center is designed to maximize the effectiveness of any business gathering. Banquets and Receptions The 15-story Crystal Palace, a soaring structure of steel and glass, is a grand setting for a cocktail party or press conference. On Level four, the elegant 45,000-square-foot Galleria and the glass-enclosed River Pavilion overlooking the Hudson River, provide a stunning venue for an unforgettable affair. Tradeshows and Conventions The Javits Center is much more than a versatile space. It is people who 30

are dedicated to assisting you in every step of the way. Our sales managers, convention services managers and in-house service managers work with you to assemble the perfect combination of space and services. They help with every stage—from planning to the grand finale—and packing it all up. Our labor force consists of 3,000 skilled professionals who strive to make every event a success and every event a pleasant experience. Fifty loading docks allow freight to be moved with such efficiency that, in a recent study comparing labor efficiency of five major events around the country, Javits moved in 12.5% more freight, in 16% less time, with 5% less labor hours—a cost savings to both show managers and exhibitors. Food Service The Javits Center’s exclusive caterer is Centerplate, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, with more than 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. The company is committed to surpassing guests’ expectations through the unwavering implementation of their E3 formula: Executing Extraordinary Experiences. Centerplate offers a range of dining experiences at varying price points for meetings, conferences, banquets, receptions and trade shows.

Renovation/Expansion An extensive renovation/expansion project is currently underway at the Javits Center. The construction of Javits Center North, a 110,000 square-foot structure, located between 39th and 40th Streets, will be completed by mid 2010. When finished, Javits Center North will contain an 80,000 gross squarefoot column-free exhibit hall that will be linked to the main building by a 30 foot-wide corridor. Major renovations will take place after expansion on the existing building including the replacement of the curtain wall, skylights and roof. Other improvements include replacement and upgrade of the buildings’ mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting and life safety systems and enlargement and reconfiguration of the main entrances. A green roof will be installed that will be the largest in New York City. Expected completion date of the renovation is 2013. The Javits Center will not only be transformed into a stunning state-of-theart structure, but the expansion and renovation will earn Javits LEED Silver status by increasing the building’s energy efficiency by 25%. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook


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ith great facilities, nearby sports, plenty of shopping, low hotel rates and the Big Apple only minutes away—why wouldn’t you meet here? Almost any size or any type of group will find the perfect accommodations and hospitality at the SMG-managed Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. For instance, the Meadowlands is only minutes from New York City, the Capital of the World; and, it is in relatively close proximity to three major international airports. Then there are five major hotels within walking distance of the facility with fabulous room rates that are about one-third less than New York City’s rates. Finally, rounding out its appeal, are a stadium, an arena and even a racetrack three miles away as well as movie theaters and dozens of restaurants. Located in the Harmon Meadow Complex of the Secaucus community, the Meadowlands Expo Center also offers great demographics and it maintains a group-friendly facility with liberal work regulations. This cuts red tape, has added value on planning budgets, and allows planners to handcarry merchandise and setup their own displays. Vital Stats For groups that range from 5,000 at a banquet to a tradeshow with almost 400 exhibit booths, the Meadowlands Exposition Center offers: ➤ 61,000 sq. ft. of contiguous, dedicated exhibit space with 20-ft. ceilings ➤ Accommodations for 336 large exhibit booths or 392 standard booths ➤ Two drive-in doors and four loading docks on street level for easy access ➤ Seating for up to 6,000 attendees, concert or theater-style ➤ Catering for up to 5,000 people ➤ Large, all-purpose lobby for registration, receptions or additional exhibit space ➤ 6,000 free parking spaces ➤ Five carpeted meeting rooms totaling 3,578 sq. ft.

Meadowlands Expo Center also offers great demographics and it maintains a groupfriendly facility with liberal work regulations.

allowing the user to access a virtual tour of the facility and gain more specifics about the building, services and the surrounding area. Professional Service Onsite is a professional staff to work one-on-one with planners with special needs and budgets. Plus, there are event coordinators, in-house decorators and other support personnel to make any event a flawless event. For food and beverage, the Meadowlands has also renovated and restructured their operations to better suit the individual needs of each event held at the facility. There are also three food concession stands, all of which also have been recently renovated. Hotel Partners Five national chain hotels are within a walking distance of the Meadowlands Exposition Center. Together they total approximately 1,000 guestrooms and there are another 1,500 rooms in the nearby area. Some of the major properties include: Holiday Inn • Embassy Suites • Hampton Inn • Hyatt • Courtyard by Marriott. Things to See & Do During freetime hours, meeting attendees can enjoy some 40 restaurants and a wide range of shopping opportunities—including the Secaucus Outlet Center with over 100 shops and the equally popular Jersey Gardens Mega Mall. More than that, the Meadowlands is three miles from Giants Stadium, IZOD Center and the Meadowlands Racetrack; and who would miss out on a short trip to the Big Apple, only minutes away. All in all, this is one of few facilities in the country that has the world’s greatest city at its feet.

Transportation Part of the Meadowlands’ attraction to meeting planners is that it can be easily reached by three international airports: JFK, LaGuardia and Technological Capabilities Newark International Airport. And, only 12 minutes from the facility Technological capabilities at the Center include T1, ISND, Internet and satellite uplink support. Teleconferencing and simulcasting to other locations is the Teterboro Jetport. For driving enthusiasts, Newark is also in close are also available. And, on the exhibit floor, the electricity is “flown from the proximity to major interstates including the New Jersey Turnpike and the air.” Also of note is a newly-designed Web site that informs the public about Garden State Parkway. Also, both the New York and New Jersey transit system schedule stops right at the door. upcoming events at the center. This Web site features the latest technology 32

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Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 418-4700; Fax: (215) 418-4861 www.paconvention.com Vice President Sales, Marketing & Convention Services: Stephanie Boyd

Philadelphia: The Complete Package Snapshot: Philadelphia offers everything a meeting planner needs in one complete package. Expansion of our state-of-the-art Pennsylvania Convention Center, conveniently located in the heart of downtown, will open in March 2011. Meeting Space: The Pennsylvania Convention Center will be expanded to 1 million sq. ft. by March 2011, to include: 679,000 sq. ft. of Exhibit Hall Space, with 528,000 sq. ft. of contiguous space on the Main Level, 7 Halls; 87,400 sq. ft. of ballroom space; 35,000 sq. ft. Grand Hall;

and 79 meeting rooms (with a total of 151,956 sq. ft.) Technology: WiFi services throughout; HD digital signage throughout; Session capture for On Demand or Virtual Attendance; Real-time audience response results; In-house AV services, including state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video options. Guest Rooms: 3,600 within 2 minute walk/6,400 within 5/ 8,500 within 15. Destination: A day’s drive or train ride for 40 percent of the US population. The city is hip and historic, trendy and traditional, old and new—vibrant, cultural, and diverse—and shopping is tax free! Attractions: Reading Terminal Market, Independence National Historical Park, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Avenue of the Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Chinatown; Historic City Hall See ad on page 37

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Pennsylvania the Valley Forge Convention Center Center, known for its Hotel beauty, flexibility Philadelphia Airport. adjacent toofInternational Valley Forge National the Valley Forge business Valley Forge Convention Plaza, alsoand Park; King Prussia Mall. Center and the Radisson Valley Center, known its beauty, Attractions: More than district, 20 major the Hotel Valley Forge. andRadisson location inforthe heart offlexibility Center Park; King of Prussia Mall. adjacent to Valley Forge National Attractions: More than 20 major home to the Valley Forge Convention Forge. See performing Ad on Page 31 and location in the heart of Center arts facilities, including City, asand well asRadisson five-star dining, tax-free performing arts facilities, including Meeting Space: Over 150,000 sq. ft. Park; King of Prussia Mall. 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Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 418-4700; Fax: (215) 418-4861 • www.paconvention.com


ake a ride into Center City Philadelphia and you’ll see great things are happening here as expansion of one of the most distinctive and easily accessible meeting facilities in the world, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, will open in March 2011. This is the only major convention center expansion project underway in the nation. Under the leadership of President & CEO Ahmeenah Young, the Convention Center’s new second entrance will result in the redevelopment of North Broad Street and the Convention Center District. Just steps away are the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and the new Cherry Street Plaza, an outdoor walkway to Museum Row on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which includes the world-renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation, opening in 2012. The expansion will feature more than one million square feet of saleable space (528,000 SF contiguous), 79 meeting rooms, and the highest bandwidth Internet connectivity in the industry. Additional technology advances include: digital signage, remote attendance, and session-on-demand options. Free WiFi access is available in designated areas and paid access is provided in meeting rooms. The facility’s historic ballroom, housed in the dramatic Reading Terminal train shed, measures 32,000 SF. The expansion will add a second 55,400 SF ballroom that overlooks the majestic Avenue of the Arts, as well as a four-story escalator, a 300-foot glass façade, and ongoing juried art installations by PAFA students, in addition to the Center’s wonderful permanent collection.


To complement an expanded Convention Center, Philadelphia offers more than 10,000 hotel rooms, including 8,500 within a 15-minute walk of the Convention Center District. More than 30 hotels brands are available in a variety of price points and packages to meet every budget —making the most compact housing package in the country. Last fall, Philadelphia welcomed Hotel Palomar Philadelphia by Kimpton, a 234-room hotel located at 17th and Sansom streets. LeMeridien, a 201-room Starwood hotel located at 1421 Arch St., will open in 2010 within a block of the Convention Center. Another 2,500 rooms are expected just after expansion is complete. Attached to the Convention Center is the 1,408-room Philadelphia Marriott Downtown and located just minutes away is the Doubletree Philadelphia and its recently renovated full-service meeting center —Assembly on Five. Philadelphia: The Complete Package is every planner’s dream—the best meeting destination, with the best service, all wrapped up in one complete package. It’s easy to hold a convention or tradeshow in the city that has it all, including the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center, which will welcome major tradeshows or two conventions simultaneously when it opens in March 2011. Meetings mean business in Philadelphia, as they bring people together from around the corner and around the world to learn, grow, and connect. To see why Philadelphia is The Complete Package, and take a virtual tour of expansion, visit www.paconvention.com. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

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PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 144 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 • Phone: (401) 456-0200; Fax: (401) 273-7046 • www.GoProvidence.com


Providence, RI Receives National Accolades

rovidence, Rhode Island deftly mixes the vibrancy and amenities of a big city with the walkability and personal service of a small town. This unique blend has helped the area to generate buzz and critical acclaim. Just a few months ago, Travel + Leisure readers voted Providence one of America’s Favorite Cities, bestowing high marks on the area’s dynamic arts community, stellar restaurants, and stylish citizens. Providence offers a broad spectrum of dining, shopping, arts and entertainment options – all within walking distance of each other. The Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex stands in the heart of the city, and includes the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC), the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Dunk) and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Arts & Cultural Center (VMA). The Complex is conveniently located within one mile of 2,200 hotel rooms, and a total of 5,500 rooms are available in the Greater Providence area. The RICC consists of a 100,000 contiguous square-foot exhibition hall, a 20,000-square-foot ballroom, 23 meeting rooms, and the Rotunda Room which provides spectacular views of the city. There are also two adjacent garages with 2,400 parking spaces. The recently renovated 13,000-seat Dunk arena is now connected to the RICC via a skywalk. The Dunk added more than 35,000 square feet and features 31,000 square feet of arena space, a ceiling height of 90 feet, a 25,000-square-foot concourse, a new 12,000-square-foot lobby, two party suites, two loges, a new restaurant, and five renovated meeting/ hospitality rooms. The 1,900-seat VMA, a historic performing arts venue, is the newest 38

addition to the Rhode Island Convention Center’s family. This easily accessible theater is known for its unique combination of size and intimacy, superb acoustics and great sight lines. The VMA is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Recognized as one of the nation’s hottest culinary destinations, Providence is home to the renowned culinary school, Johnson & Wales University. Many of the university’s chefs remain in Providence after graduation, which is reflected in the city’s dining scene. Restaurants specialize in a variety of cuisines, but the city is perhaps most famous for its Italian food, with the Federal Hill section of Providence named “One of the Five Best Little Italys in the U.S.” by Food Network Chef Mario Batali. Located between New York City and Boston, Providence is easily accessible for event attendees, and about 25 percent of the United States’ population lives within 500 miles of the city. The Amtrak train station is located within walking distance of the Complex, and offers rail service throughout the Northeast Corridor. Nearby Warwick, Rhode Island features miles of scenic coastline and spectacular views, and offers additional hotel, dining, shopping and entertainment options. For those flying into Providence, Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport is just a short, 10-minute drive from downtown. T.F. Green was also praised by Travel + Leisure readers and was ranked #1 in the country for staff efficiency and on-time arrivals. Planners can look to the award-winning Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau to provide knowledgeable staff, a welcoming spirit, and services that can aid them with all the details that will make their convention or meeting program successful. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

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PROVIDENCE WARWICK CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU 144 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903 Phone: (401) 456-0200; Fax: (401) 273-7046 www.GoProvidence.com Senior Vice President: Neil R. Schriever

Providence: The Creative Capital Snapshot: The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB) books meetings, conventions, trade shows and events of any size in Providence, Warwick, and surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist in ensuring a successful event. Largest Meeting Venue: Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex, which includes the RI Convention Center with 137,000 sq. ft. of total exhibit space, the 13,000-seat Dunkin’ Donuts Center, and the 1,900-

seat VMA Arts & Cultural Center. Marketing Services: The PWCVB works closely with meeting planners to help boost attendance through targeted e-mail blasts, postcard mailings, reciprocal Web links, prepromotion at prior year’s meeting, customized interactive maps, access to a stock photo library, attendee Web site/microsite, collateral materials, welcome banners throughout the city, and welcome signage in member establishments. Hotel Rooms: 2,200 rooms within one mile of RICC, 5,500 in Greater Providence area. Destination: Providence, Rhode Island is brimming with rich history, natural beauty, and stunning architecture. The city’s compact downtown area—where the Rhode Island Convention Center is located—makes it an extremely convenient and walkable city, with hotels, great restaurants, and stellar shopping all within blocks of each other. Providence is easily accessible by air, rail or highway, and about 25 percent of the United States’ population lives within 500 miles of the city. See ad on page 39

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One Sabin Street Providence, RI 02903 Phone: (401) 458-6000; Fax: (401) 458-6500 www.riconvention.com Senior Director of Sales and Marketing: John J. McGinn, CEM

Snapshot: The Rhode Island Convention & Entertainment Complex, which includes the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC), the Dunkin’ Donuts Center (Dunk) arena, and the Veterans Memorial Auditorium Arts & Cultural Center (VMA), is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Providence. With ample meeting and event space, including the elegant Rotunda Room offering spectacular city views, the RICC is committed to providing an exceptional event experience.

RICC Features: 100,000 contiguous sq. ft. Main Exhibit Hall; 137,000 sq. ft. Total Exhibit Space; 23 meeting rooms and pre-function space; 20,000 sq. ft Ballroom; accommodations for groups of 10-5,000; two parking garages. DDC Features: Recently renovated and located adjacent to RICC; sky-bridge connected to the RICC; assembly seating for up to 13,000; luxury suites for groups up to 40; five hospitality and meeting rooms. VMA Features: More than 1,900 seats; listed on the National Register of Historic Places; hospitality and meeting space available; easily accessible. Hotel Rooms: 5,500 in the Greater Providence area, with 2,200 within one mile of Complex. Transportation: T.F. Green Airport is 8.5 miles from RICC. Attractions: Bank of America Skating Center; Culinary Arts Museum at JWU; Festival Ballet Providence; Providence Bruins (AHL Affiliate of Boston Bruins); Providence College Friars Basketball; Providence Performing Arts Center; Providence Place mall, RI Philharmonic; RI School of Design Museum; Trinity Repertory Company; WaterFire Providence. See ad on page 3

SPOTLIGHT Everyone deserves their moment in the spotlight. Take advantage of special offers and VIP experiences to craft a one-of-a-kind meeting that’s just right for your budget and your attendees. To create a Rhode Island VIP Meeting, visit www.GoProvidence.com/VIP


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Rochester Riverside Convention Center 123 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14564 • (585) 232-7200 • Fax: (585) 232-1510 • www.rrcc.com


onveniently located in the heart of Rochester, N.Y., the Rochester Riverside Convention Center enjoys a scenic setting on the Genesee River with outdoor patios and balconies providing wonderful views. It also offers the convenience of enclosed walkway connections to large hotels and parking garages.

center of the city. There is a 362-room Rochester Plaza, 465-room Radisson, which just completed a $6-million renovation of its facility, and 336-room Hyatt Regency. Delegates also enjoy the convenience of walking between hotels and the Convention Center in minutes using the enclosed skywalk system or scenic riverside walkway.

Technological Features Located in a community known around the world for its high-tech expertise, the Rochester Riverside gets high marks for handling all types of technology needs. The Riverside Convention has upgraded to a dedicated internet connection over Fiber Optics to meet all of the growing number of technical requirements our customers have. This service is available wireless throughout the facility and is Scalable from 5MB o 1 GB.

Pier 45 Experience the eclectic atmosphere of Pier 45! Rochester Riverside’s newest dining experience, located on the city’s spectacular waterfront along the shores of Lake Ontario.You’ll find everything from a light tapas style menu to a full dinner service, large-scale gourmet desserts, a fully stocked custom bar and an inviting veranda that accommodates both planned events and impromptu get-togethers.

Other Features “We routinely offer services not found at most other convention centers,” says Executive Director Joseph A. Floreano, CFE. “One example is our in-house food and beverage operation, including two pastry chefs. In addition, our Riverside Productions and Riverside Catering divisions can even assist groups utilizing space in other places throughout the region. Basically, we are New York state’s only one-stop convention facility.” With Rochester’s 12 colleges and universities, world-famous corporations, and growing number of hightech firms, there are also plenty of local speakers and other resources available from this combination of educational, business and research expertise. Personalized service and a can-do attitude are additional features that meeting planners really appreciate. According to Dr. Steven E. Schopp, Executive Administrator of the New York State School Music Association, “What I most enjoy about working with the Rochester Riverside Convention Center—aside from a general professionalism that is the rule rather than the exception—is the friendly, positive attitude of staff at every level. These are people I like to work with and that, combined with a first-class facility, makes the Riverside an outstanding convention venue.”

Nearby Attractions Several entertainment districts surround the Rochester Riverside with restaurants, cafés, coffee houses, pubs, dance clubs, music halls, theatres and more. Rochester also boasts numerous museums, including the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film, the Susan B. Anthony House and the acclaimed Strong National Museum of Play, which also houses the National Toy Hall of Fame. Waterway attractions include the historic Erie Canal, Corn Hill Landing and the beaches of Lake Ontario.

Hotel Rooms More than 1,100 rooms in a trio of major hotels connect with the Rochester Riverside Convention Center to create a compact convention district in the 40

Destination Features Rochester is the northern gateway to the magnificent Finger Lakes region with its rolling hills, lush valleys and 11 namesake lakes. It is also a region becoming famous for its more than 100 vineyards, excellent wines and numerous “wine trails.” With the recent addition of the New York Wine and Culinary Center in nearby Canandaigua, the wineries and farmer’s markets of the Finger Lakes region offer delegates meeting in Rochester wonderful day trip options for pre- or post-conference enjoyment. Distance to Airport The Greater Rochester International Airport—150 flights daily—is an easy, stress-free, 10-minute drive from the Rochester Riverside Convention Center’s front door. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

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Meeting Space: 344,000 sq. ft., including 35 meeting rooms and 18 breakout rooms; 27,907-sq.ft. Ballroom; 102,600-sq.-ft. Exhibit Hall; 5,130 Theater Seating. Technology: Wireless internet, stateof-the-art sound system (equipped for television and radio broadcasts), data ports in all rooms/exhibit hall, plasma directional screens. Lodging: 2,500+ Hotel Rooms. Hampton Roads Entertainment & Dining: Power Convention Center Plant of Hampton Roads, Peninsula 1610 Coliseum Drive Town Center, Queens Way in downHampton, VA 23666 (757) 722-1222; (800) 487-8778 town Hampton. Fax: (757) 896-4600 Transportation: 12 miles to either www.thehrcc.com Norfolk International Airport Director of Sales: Lacy Gibson and Newport News/Williamsburg (757) 728-5335 International Airport. In the Center of it All! Attractions: Virginia Air & Space Snapshot: SMG-managed facil- in a small city. They An wanted high-style Center, Casemate Museum at Fort ity, the Hampton Roads Convention Monroe, Hampton Carousel, Miss So, Mary took the meeting Center wanted features 344,000 sq. ft. of ver-in a small city. They high-style Hampton II harbor cruise, Hampton satile meeting & exhibit Space withVirginia. up to Norfolk, University Museum, Hampton MaryAntook to 14,000So, attendees. Onsitethe Eventmeeting History Museum, Buckroe Beach. about smooth sailing. CoordinatorTalk is assigned to each event to Norfolk, Virginia. See ad on page 44 as your primary point of contact and liaison forTalk all facility related services, sailing. about smooth and/or logistical planning. Located in the heart of Hampton’s Coliseum Central shopping district, the convention center is in range of hundreds of shops, restaurants, and attractions, a cluster of hotels, the Hampton NCVB today and start Coliseum, andContact the newthe Power Plant. planning your next meeting.



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Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax 3950 Fair Ridge Drive Fairfax, VA 22033 (703) 385-7774; Fax: (703) 667-9376 www.fairfax.gardeninn.com General Manager: Steve Steinberg

“Everything. Right where you need it.” Snapshot: At the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax hotel in Northern Virginia, you’ll find everything you need, from the welcoming pavilion to the guestrooms designed to address the needs of today’s travelers. The Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax hotel features: small to medium size meeting and banquet rooms for up to 300 guests, dedicated and friendly sales staff to focus on the details; current and up-to-date audio/visual equipment and technology. Meeting Sizes: Up to 300. Overall Meeting Space: 8,000 sq. ft.

Meeting/Event Rooms: Patriot Room (764 sq. ft.); Prosperity Ballroom (1,522 sq. ft.); Prosperity I (848 sq. ft.); Prosperity II (674 sq. ft.); Providence Ballroom (2,739 sq.ft.); Providence I (900 sq. ft.); Providence II (991 sq. ft.); Providence III (958 sq. ft.); Garden Patio (3,301 sq. ft.). Theater Seating: 70 to 280. Classroom Seating: 40 to 185. Meeting Services: Business Center; stateof-the-art audio/visual equipment; video conferencing available; Meeting Packages from comprehensive corporate packages to single meeting room rentals. Lodging: 149 guest rooms. Food & Beverage: in-house catering; Great American Grill® restaurant; The Pavilion Pantry® convenience mart. Amenities: Lounge; Fitness Center; pool; Multi-Lingual Staff. Nearby Attractions: Washington D.C.; Fair Oaks Shopping Mall; Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets; Tyson Corner Shopping Mall. Transportation: 11 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport; 18 miles from Washington DC and Ronald Reagan National Airport. See ad on page 44

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Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau 232 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 664-6620; (800) 368-3097 Fax: (757) 622-3663 www.visitnorfolktoday.com Vice President of Sales and Marketing: Donna Allen

Snapshot: Located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk is a compact meetings destination with hotels and convention facilities a short walk from a sparkling waterfront dotted with trendy restaurants, arts districts, museums, patriotic attractions and shopping. Once you arrive in Norfolk, get around town the smart way with the FREE Norfolk Electric Transit (NET) shuttle. Meeting Space: The Waterside Convention Connection which also includes - Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, the Crowne Plaza Norfolk and the Waterside Festival Marketplace – features 1,200+ first-class rooms and suites, 55 meeting rooms and 121,000 square-feet of convention space.

And, just blocks away is Norfolk Scope Arena - with an additional 85,000 square-feet of meeting space. The Norfolk International Airport area offers a quality selection of hotels including the Hilton Norfolk Airport, Holiday Inn Select Norfolk Airport, American’s Best Value Inn, Military Circle, Days Inn, Ramada Norfolk Airport, Residence Inn by Marriott and the Hampton Inn and Suites. The Lake Wright area is 5 miles from the airport and includes Quality Suites and Sleep Inn hotels. Technology: Wired and wireless highspeed Internet access in all public areas, guest rooms and meeting rooms. Hotel Rooms: Approximately 5,000 city-wide. Transportation: Norfolk International Airport. Attractions: MacArthur Center Mall, Chrysler Museum of Art, Hermitage Foundation Museum, Hunter House Victorian Museum, MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk Tides AAA Baseball at Harbor Park, Schooner Virginia, The Norfolk History Museum at the Willoughby- Baylor House, Victory Rover Naval Base Cruise, Virginia Zoological Park, Norfolk Admirals AHL Hockey. See ad on page 43

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Meet here. Gather here. Play here. Our contemporary convention center offers 22 meeting rooms 67,000 square feet of exhibition space, and a 25,000-square-foot ballroom. And the rest of Ocean City, Maryland offers some of the world’s best golf courses, a free beach, festivals, fishing, 10,000 hotel rooms, 25,000 rentable condos and more. For more information, contact an Ocean City event planner at 1-800-OCOCEAN or visit ococean.com.

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Technology: Ballroom equipped with LED lighting; state-of-the-art audio/ visual capabilities, wired and wireless technology. Venue Features: 360 ft. Video Art Wall in pre-function area; enticing ocean views from the 147-foot glass tower, which hosts the Executive Board Room, VIP Lounge and Observation Deck. The facility provides 2,230 free parking spaces.

Virginia Beach Convention Center 1000 19th Street Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 385-4700; (800) 700-7702 Fax: (757) 437-4747 www.vbmeetings.com Vice President Convention Sales & Marketing: Al Hutchinson

Bring it to the Beach / Meet Green, Live Green Snapshot: Dynamic use of water, wood and natural light integrated throughout the 500,000-sq.-ft. Virginia Beach Convention Center captures the essence of the coastal destination. At the building’s entrance, a soaring, nautical glass-curtain wall appears to float in pools of water both inside and outside the building. Meeting Space: 150,000 sq. ft. columnfree exhibit hall (divisible by 4); 31,000sq.-ft. ballroom; 29,000 sq. ft. of additional meeting space; 26 meeting rooms.

Lodging: 3,500; 12,000+ citywide. Dining & Entertainment: Town Center, V.B.’s newest downtown district, feauturing dining, nightlife and the stunning Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Transportation: Norfolk International Airport (20 minutes away). Attractions: Oceanfront Boardwalk; Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; Contemporary Arts Center of Virginia; Charter boat fishing; Dolphin & whale watching boat trips; 11 Golf Courses; Cape Henry Historic Lighthouses; First Landing State Park; Naval Air Station Oceana; Town Center; The Association for Research and Enlightenment.

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The Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax hotel in Northern Virginia offers: Small to medium size meeting and banquet rooms for up to 300 guests Dedicated and friendly sales staff to focus on the details Current and up-to-date audio/visual equipment and technology On-site catering with high-quality and variety of menus to compliment any budget.

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Hall Rights Institute, Alabama Susette Hunter (205)Director 458-8400; (205) of Fax: Sales and458-8438 Marketing: Museum of Art, Birmingham Civil of Fame, McWane Science Center, Nearby Attractions: Birmingham www.bjcc.org www.bjcc.org Susette Hunter Rights Institute, Alabama SportsJones Hall award-winning Robert Trent Museum of Art; Birmingham Civil Director of Sales and Marketing: ofRights Fame, McWane Science Center, “More Magic Than Ever” Golf trail courses and three state Snapshot: Institute, Alabama Sports Susette Hunter The Birmingham-Jefferson award-winning Trent Jones parks. Snapshot: The Birmingham-Jefferson Hall of Fame; Robert McWane Science Convention Complex is Alabama’s trail award-winning courses and three state Snapshot: The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is Alabama’s Center; Robert largest convention facility and one oflarg- Golf See ad on page 39 Convention Complex is Alabama’s est best convention facility and one of BJCC the parks. 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Venue Features: wifi; webcasting; CAT 5; on-site kitchen; Breezin’ Java/Cyber Café which features eight permanent The Greater Fort terminals and at least eight more plug-in Lauderdale/ table locations for laptops, Starbuck’s coffees, as well as specialty foods & Broward County beverages and TV monitors tuned to Convention Center CNN/MSNBC news. 1950 Eisenhower Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Transportation: Fort Lauderdale(954) 765-5900; Fax: (954) 763-9551 Hollywood International Airport. www.ftlauderdalecc.com Assistant General Manager: Terry Kuca Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: more than 33,000 hotel rooms at a Premier Oceanside Convention variety of hotels, resorts and Superior Center Located In The Venice Small Lodgings. of America ALABAMA

Snapshot: The 600,000-sq.ft. Greater Fort Attractions: 23 miles of Blue Wave beaches, 300 miles of navigable Lauderdale/Broward County Convention inland waterways, downtown Arts & Center, one of the premier large meeting Entertainment district, more than 4,000 venues in the southeast, is easily accesrestaurants, More than 60 golf courses, sible, located just five minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International International Swimming Hall of Fame, Mills Mall. NEXT CONVENTION MEETING, LOOK TO THE CIT Y Airport.FOR AndYOUR the renowned five-star food OR Sawgrass See ad on page 51 and beverage department, famous for its THAT IS THE NBA’S NEXT JEWEL IN THE CROWN. gourmet seated meals and selection of AIRPORT AND LACK OF TRAFFIC WHERE A STREAMLINED snack carts, ensureMEAN meetings at the Center YOU’RE IN FAST. AND WITH THE BEST are a success.


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If you haven’t been to Birmingham lately, get ready to see a brand new city.

BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON CONVENTION COMPLEX 2100 Richard Arrington Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35203 • (205) 458-8400; Fax: (205) 458-8438 • www.bjcc.org


he Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex is celebrating its Arena’s recent nod as one of Pollstar’s Top 100 Arenas in the world for attendance. The complex, which offers not only Alabama’s largest Arena but also a 2,800-seat Concert Hall and 220,000 square feet of exhibit space, attracts more than 2.5 million patrons annually. The complex owes its success in large part to its versatility. It is one of few complexes offering such a diverse array of event and meeting venues, all for a great value. It has the capacity and amenities to host major events such as the Bassmaster Classic (ESPN’s Super Bowl of fishing), which has been held at the BJCC seven times, NCAA Basketball and USTA tournament tennis along with large conventions. Recent complex improvements Not only did 2009 bring more patrons that ever before, but it also marked the completion of several exciting complex improvements. Acoustics were dramatically upgraded in the Arena; the adjacent 757-room Sheraton Birmingham Hotel celebrated completion of a massive overhaul of its rooms, lobby and meeting space; and the North and South Hall meetings rooms received major upgrades. Plus, in response to conventioneer feedback, the BJCC completed a second skywalk and walkway corridor leading from the Sheraton to the North and South Exhibition Halls and meeting rooms as well as the Arena, making it possible to get from the hotel to any space in the complex without exiting the building and enduring the summer heat or winter chill.

Location One of the BJCC’s selling points is its location. In addition to Birmingham being a hot spot in the middle of the South, the BJCC is located in the heart of downtown with easy Interstate access. It is also a short seven-minute drive from the Birmingham International Airport. Attractions within walking distance include the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. 48

Details on space • Total exhibition space = 220,000 square feet with 20-30 foot ceilings • Number of meeting rooms = 74 • Largest ballroom = 15,552 square feet • Banquet seating capacity = 8,800 seats • Event space = 2,800-seat Concert Hall; 1,000-seat Theatre; 18,000-seat Arena Hotel partners The 757-room Sheraton Birmingham Hotel and The Tutwiler Hotel are within walking distance of the BJCC and offer just under 1,000 rooms combined. Both hotels have recently been renovated with rooms receiving complete makeovers from the wall treatments to the furniture. The historic Tutwiler now offers a lobby gallery of historic Birmingham photos complete with an audio tour while the Sheraton offers its Sheraton Link café with Internet access and business services in the lobby. Meeting services/support The BJCC offers video conferencing, satellite teleconferencing, in-house Ethernet cabling for event use, microwave and satellite connectivity, wireless access to exhibitor network, as well as a fullystaffed broadcast quality studio with pre- and post-production capabilities. BJCC Productions recently assisted with the broadcast of the Davis Cup on the Tennis Channel and has acted as an on-site studio for ESPN and Fox News. Off-site recreation The BJCC can help arrange nature excursions such as kayaking on the nearby Cahaba River or hiking at Ruffner Mountain State Park only a few miles away. Trolleys make regular trips to Birmingham’s Southside, where culinary fans will find two restaurants under the direction of world-renowned chef and cookbook author Frank Stitt. Golfing is available at more than a dozen public courses, including two award-winning Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

ALABAMA’S LARGEST AND MOST DYNAMIC MEETING FACILITY, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex offers 220,000 square feet of exhibition space and 74 meeting rooms, all that can adapt to just the size you need. And for convenience and ease, we’re located in the heart of downtown, 10 minutes from the airport with easy interstate access. See the new and improved BJCC. The Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex recently completed $39 million in renovations, including the adjoining 757-room Sheraton Hotel. For more information and to download the BJCC facility guidelines, visit us online. WWW.BJCC.ORG • 2100 RICHARD ARRINGTON JR. BLVD. • 1-877-THE-BJCC



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The Classic Center 300 N. Thomas St. Athens, GA 30601 (706) 208.0900; (800) 918-6393 Fax: (706) 548-0870 www.ClassicCenter.com Director of Sales: Maureen Baker

Be Impressed Snapshot: In the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center is a meeting, special events and performing arts venue providing entertainment, unique dining opportunities and programs for all interests. Meeting Space: 80,000 sq. ft.; including: 29 meeting rooms, Athena Ballroom A-J (18,000 sq. ft.); Grand Hall (27,985 sq. ft.). Theater: 2,122 seats. Lodging: 1,115 hotel rooms within 7 blocks of center. Technology: Built-in A/V systems, wifi


access, onsite A/V & tech staff. Food & Beverage: In-house catering services. Transportation: Athens-Ben Epps Airport; 70 miles from Atlanta airport. Attractions: Athens is a unique blend of traditional heritage & trend-setting southern culture; Downtown features a legendary music scene, world-renowned nightclubs, distinctive dining, art galleries & trendy shops; Athens Symphony, Athens Welcome Center & Classic City Tours, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Georgia Museum of Natural History, Georgia’s Antebellum Trail, North Oconee River Greenway, Sandy Creek Nature Center & Sandy Creek Park. See ad on page 52

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The Georgia Center, The University of Georgia’s Conference Center & Hotel 1197 S. Lumpkin Street Athens, GA 30602 (706) 542-2654; (800) 488-7827 Fax: (706) 542-6630 www.georgiacenter.uga.edu Sales Director: Kim Rogers

The Go-To Conference Center & Hotel Snapshot: The Georgia Center provides comprehensive event services for professional associations, educational organizations, businesses, government entities and the community. Lodging: 200 rooms with 11 suites. Meeting Sizes: up to 600. Overall Meeting Space: 30,000 sq. ft.; including 20 Meeting Rooms; 5 Executive Boardrooms; Ballroom and Banquet areas.

Exhibit Space: 16,000 sq. ft. Theater/Auditorium: 375-600 seats. Technology: Wireless Internet throughout facility/hotel rooms; Smart Podiums with the latest AV Technology; 24/7 onsite technical support. Services: Onsite Event Managers, Designers & Planners; Registration Services; Customized Meeting Packages; Marketing, Promotion, Graphic Design and Website Development; Business Center with Computer/Internet Access. Food & Beverage: Banquet Menu Planning; Evening and Event Cocktail Service; Full-Service Catering. Restaurants: Savannah Room Restaurant (Gourmet Southern Cuisine); Courtyard Café (hot entrées, soups and salad bar); Georgia Java (Starbucks Coffee, specialty sandwiches & delightful desserts; Dawg House Lounge (sports-bar atmosphere & tavern menu) Magnolia Ballroom and Private Banquet Areas. Attractions: Georgia Museum of Art; State Botanical Gardens; Butts-Mehre Athletic Museum; UGA Golf Course; Double-Barrel Cannon; Lyndon House Arts Center; Athena Statue; Morton Theatre; 40 Watt Club; Unique Restaurants/Shops/Pubs/Clubs. See ad on page 53



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Savannah CVBGA (912) 644-6400; (877) 728-2662 Savannah International Airport.to Savannah, GA 31402 Savannah, 31402 Transportation: 20 minutes Attractions: Jepson Center for the FAX: (912) 447-4722 Trade Center (912) 447-4000; 644-6822 Trade Center (912) 447-4000; (888) (888)644-6822 Attractions: Jepson Center for the Savannah International Airport. www.savtcc.com SavannahCVB CVB(912) (912)644-6400; 644-6400;(877) (877)728-2662 728-2662 Arts; Jepson Center for the Arts; City Savannah Arts; Jepson Center for the Arts; www.savannahvisit.com FAX: (912) 447-4722 Market; Savannah Theatre; Attractions: Jepson CenterMary forCity the FAX: (912) 447-4722 Savannah Theatre; Mary Market; V.P/Sales Savannah Area CVB: www.savtcc.com Ingalls Studio; Meinhardt Arts; Glass Jepson Center for the Arts; City www.savtcc.com Glass Studio; Meinhardt Ingalls Billwww.savannahvisit.com McKay (912) 644-6424 www.VisitSavannah.com Vineyards Winery;Theatre; Diamond Market; & Savannah Mary Vineyards & Winery; V.P/Sales Savannah Savannah Area Area CVB: CVB: V.P/Sales Casino, HouseDiamond restaurant; IngallsPirates’ Glass Studio; MeinhardtThe Bill McKay (912) 644-6424 Snapshot: on the Savannah River Casino, Pirates’ House restaurant;The Bill McKayLocated (912) 644-6424 Club at Savannah Harbor Troon Golf Vineyards & Winery; Diamond with panoramic views on of the s famed Club Savannah Harbor Troon Golf Snapshot: Located thecity’ Savannah & TheatGreenbrier Spa; Outdoor funThe Casino, Pirates’ House restaurant; Historic Riverfront and &Club The at Greenbrier funGolf Snapshot: Located oneye thecatching Savannah River includes River with panoramic views of theveschampionship golf courses, SavannahSpa;Outdoor Harbor Troon sels passing daily, the SMG-managed includes championship golf courses, with panoramic views of the city’ s famed city’s famed Historic Riverfront and eye deep sea fishing charters, & The Greenbrier Spa; Historic Outdoor fun Savannah Trade and deep seaoffers fishing charters, Historic Historic Riverfront and eye catching ves- District catchingInternational vessels passing daily, the SMGentertainment includes championship golfvenues, courses, Convention Center’ s 330,000-sq.-ft. 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Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center

2350 Beach Boulevard Biloxi, Mississippi 39531 (888) 467-4853, (228) 896-6699 conventions@gulfcoast.org www.gulfcoast.org Director of Sales, MS Gulf Coast CVB : Crystal Johnson

“Relax. It’s the Mississippi Gulf Coast.” Snapshot: One of the few beachfront convention centers in North America, the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center offers 400,000 sq. ft. of newly expanded and renovated exhibit and meeting space. After the meeting, your delegates can enjoy gaming, golf, dining and shopping. Meeting Space: 38 meeting/breakout rooms; 66,000-sq.-ft. Ballroom. Exhibit Space: 129,000 sq. ft.



Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau 111 East Capitol Street, Suite 102 Jackson, MS 39201 (800) 354-7695; Fax: (601) 960-1827 www.visitjackson.com Vice President of Sales: Shun Hatten

Jackson, Mississippi: The City with Soul Snapshot: There’s no better way to sample the South than Jackson, Mississippi. A blend of the old and the new, from fabulous history, art and science museums to world-class exhibits and performances, Jackson is a secret full of surprises! Jackson can accommodate most groups or events with the 5,000 hotel rooms, restaurants and meeting space we offer. The Jackson CVB provides one of the best free-service packages for meetings and conventions in the nation, reducing the cost of a meeting or convention. Free perks include: site inspections; program & excursion planning; registration assistance; area

pamphlets, brochures and maps; and news releases. Meeting Space: the new Jackson Convention Complex features 85,000 sq. ft. of divisible space, including a 60,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall, a 25,000-sq.ft. ballroom, and 33,000 sq. ft. of lobbies, concourse, and registration areas. In addition to our 330,000-sq.-ft. Jackson Convention Complex, the City with Soul offers 12 convention hotels that can accommodate a variety of meeting sizes. Transportation: 8 carriers fly into the Jackson International Airport daily. Attractions: New Entertainment districts offers Southern flare & nightlife galore; Farish Street offers entertainment & history; eclectic & vast, Jackson restaurants range from Greek-inspired, Southern soul food to fine dining; music venues showcase blues, jazz, and even bluegrass; Mississippi Art Museum; Old Capitol Museum; Agricultural & Forestry Museum; Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame; Plans are underway to complete the Mississippi Children’s Museum, as well as start construction on a National Civil Rights Museum.


Theater: 9,000 seat arena Technology: 94 Wireless Access Points; Digital and Analog Lines; 3G Technology; Peer-to-Peer Networking; Web Browsing/Internet; Webcasting; 11 Manned Switches. Lodging: 5,000 committable rooms; 18,000 total rooms. Destination: 11 Casino Resorts; 26 miles of White Sand Beach; Water sports and Beach Rentals Sports Complex; Equestrian Facilities Transportation: Gulfport/Biloxi International Airport is 12 miles from facility. Attractions: Emeril’s Gulf Coast Fish House; Mary Mahoney’s featured in John Grisham novels); Signature Golf Courses designed by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, and Jerry Pate; Entertainment at Casinos and Coliseum Arena; Frank Gehry-designed OhrO’Keefe Museum; Walter Anderson Museum; Charter Fishing Fleet; Sailing on Biloxi Schooners; Water Parks; Shrimping Tour. See ad on page 57

Memphis Cook Convention Center 255 North Main Street Memphis, TN 38103-0016 (901) 576-1200; (800) 726-0915 Fax: (901) 576-1212 www. memphisconvention.com General Manager: Pierre Landaice

Give Me Memphis Snapshot: Downtown Memphis is coming alive with new growth, and at the heart of Downtown is the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The 300,000-sq.-ft. multi-use convention center is designed especially for conventions, trade shows, and the performing arts. Smack dab on the Downtown Trolley Line and within walking distance of numerous hotels, attractions and world-famous Beale Street, the Memphis Cook Convention Center can meet all your needs. Meeting Space: More than 300,000

sq. ft. of meeting/exhibit space; a 125,000 sq. ft., column-free Exhibit Hall; 31 meeting rooms; a 28,000 sq. ft. elegantly appointed ballroom; a 35,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall (South Hall); and the new, state-of-the-art 2,100-seat Cannon Center for the Performing Arts. Hotel Rooms: More than 2,000 hotel rooms within eight blocks of the center. Transportation: 20 minutes from Memphis International Airport. Nearby Attractions: National Civil Rights Museum; Soulsville: Stax Museum of American Soul Music; Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley; Sun Studio; Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous World Famous Ribs; B.B. King’s Blues Club; Beale Street Entertainment District; Overton Square Entertainment District; Delta Blues Museum; Memphis Brooks Museum of Art; Memphis Riverboats; Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum; Mud Island River Park; Center for Southern Folklore; Chucalissa Museum.

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Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center 2350 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi, Mississippi 39531 • (228) 896-6699 • www.gulfcoast.org

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ou will find a lot to love here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Like 400,000 square feet of newly expanded and renovated exhibit and meeting space at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center (MCCCC). The centerpiece of this beachfront convention center is the 129,500-square-foot exhibit space. It has unlimited floor load capacity, huge loading docks, and all the power anyone could need. This is flexible space. With 22 breakout rooms, we can handle all the breakout sessions you can throw at us. Need a fresh gulf seafood dinner for 6,000? No problem. If you need the arena, you’ll get another 30,000 square feet of space and seating for 9,000. One distinct advantage the MCCCC has as a newly-expanded facility is the quality of our technology. You’ll find the latest in telecommunications here. 3G technology. Digital and analog lines. 94 wireless access points. Peer-to-Peer Networking. Webcasting. And after the meeting, just imagine the choices your delegates can make. Will they hit the links on one of our signature golf courses or hit blackjack at one of our casino resorts? Give themselves a day of luxurious spa treatments, or treat themselves to gulf-fresh seafood prepared by a celebrity chef? Lounge on our 26-mile long beach, or go after the big ones on a charter fishing boat? Play at one of our eleven casino resorts. The slots are hot and we offer exciting action at the blackjack tables, roulette wheels, craps tables and poker rooms. There are games for everyone from penny slots to playing baccarat in sophisticated High Limit areas. The area boasts 18,000 rooms, 5,000 committable for meetings. Accommodations range from the luxury of penthouse suites to the fun of a little mom-and-pop motor court. The RV fan will find plenty of parks available.


The centerpiece of this beachfront convention center is the 129,500-square-foot exhibit space.

You won’t believe the headliners starring on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Performers like Jay Leno, B.B. King, and Lee Greenwood just to name a few. Go to our website at www.gulfcoast.org to see a current schedule. The Mississippi Gulf Coast features signature courses designed by the likes of Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate. With 20 courses to choose from, your delegates could swing clubs for weeks and never play the same hole twice. Everyone asks about the shopping. The Mississippi Gulf Coast is dotted with unique boutiques, factory outlets, and places where you can find that special gift. Works by our talented artists and craftsmen are available throughout the area. Antiquing here is a sport in itself. If you are looking for mint collectibles or pieces that need a little loving care, you can find them on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. With all the fun and excitement going on, it’s nice to know you can take a break and take in a museum. Contemplate the works of George Ohr, the Mad Potter of Biloxi, at the Frank Gehry designed museum. Or experience Horn Island through the eyes of Walter Anderson at the museum devoted to his works. If the family is coming, there is plenty for them to do. Take the ferry out to Ship Island where historic Fort Massachusetts, crystal clear water, and a beach rated among the finest in the world awaits your footprints. Take a tour aboard a working shrimp boat, watch the skipper haul in the nets and see the catch for you. Choose from a day at the water park or a visit to a nationally rated children’s museum. Along the beach, delegates can rent jet skis, kayak, or go parasailing and Relax... It’s the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Call Crystal Johnson at (888) 467-GULF x215. Or go to www. gulfcoast.org. Book a site tour now and come see the Mississippi Gulf Coast for yourself. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

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Wonderful destination. Great facility. Smooth registration. Happy delegates. Now, you can relax.

We offer a wide variety of services designed to make life easier for you. Attendance-building brochures and destination photos. Computer-generated name tags and on-site registration. Local promotional items to fill your welcome bags.

There’s plenty to do on breaks. We offer twenty-six miles of beach. World-class casino resorts. Stunning accommodations. Fine cuisine featuring gulf-fresh seafood. Signature golf courses. Shopping in exclusive boutiques and factory outlets. Email the Mississippi Gulf Coast CVB at conventions@gulfcoast.org or call us at 888-467-4853. Then, you can start to relax.

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Savannah International Trade & Convention Center One International Drive, Savannah, GA 31402 Trade Center (912) 447-4000; (888) 644-6822 • Savannah CVB (912) 644-6400; (877) 728-2662 www.savtcc.com • www.VisitSavannah.com

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eeting planners who have been to Savannah will quickly tell you that Savannah is more than just a wonderful leisure destination – it’s also a fantastic meetings destination. Founded in 1733, Savannah was the first city established in Georgia, the thirteenth colony. The city is a dynamic meetings location capable of hosting large or small groups by offering unique hospitality, high quality selection of full service hotels and small to mid-sized inns, golf, coastal cuisine, specialty shops and art galleries as well as Tybee Island, Savannah’s beach, located only 20 minutes away. Savannah’s Historic Meetings District is nestled in the heart of the city’s 2.5-square-mile Landmark Historic District. Meeting attendees will be surprised that everything they need for a successful meeting is within walking distance. With more than 3,000 hotel rooms, Savannah offers a great selection for all kinds of meeting groups. Nestled among Savannah’s antebellum homes and Southern charm, contemporary meeting sites for all kinds of groups from trade shows to corporate meetings can be found; as well as a diversity of off-site meeting venues like a Savannah square or beautiful Tybee Island that promise to make your event a memorable one. The city allows everyone to experience the history, elegance and grace of the South while enjoying the broad range of meeting facilities, array of accommodations and variety of restaurants and attractions. Group transportation is also made easy with everything from pedicabs and limousines to trolley cars and river ferries; getting around is simple, entertaining and very unique. “Savannah continues to be a very popular meetings and conventions destination,” said Joseph Marinelli, President of the Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This city offers an authentic and unique visitor experience that, quite frankly, few destinations can match.” Across the river at Savannah Harbor, The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center blends the best of the old and new to offer a modern venue for your next convention, meeting or special event. This gleaming 58

waterfront 330,000-sq.- ft. facility features 100,000 sq. ft. of prime meeting space including 13 meeting rooms, four executive board rooms, a 25,000square-foot Grand Ballroom and a state-of-the-art auditorium. Whatever your needs, Savannah can handle all the details with our local professionals. Come experience why Savannah is known for her hospitality and service. For additional information or to request a Meeting Planner, visit us online at www.SavannahMeetings.com or call 912.644.6424. Facts to file: CONVENTION FACILITIES: The 330,000-square-foot Savannah International Trade & Convention Center complex offers 100,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, including 13 meeting rooms, four executive board rooms, a 25,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom and a state-of-the-art auditorium. Additional meeting facilities include the Coastal Georgia Center and the Savannah Civic Center. ROOMS CITYWIDE: approximately 13,250 ROOMS IN HISTORIC MEETINGS DISTRICT: approximately 3,300 ROOMS COMMITTABLE FOR MEETINGS: approximately 1,600 ATTRACTIONS: Boutiques, galleries and specialty shops in Historic Meetings District; 22 historic squares, walking tours, trolley tours, Jepson Center for the Arts, The Telfair Museum of Art, Juliette Gordon Low (Founder of the Girl Scouts) Birthplace, Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Mighty Eight Air Force Museum, City Market, River Street, Forsyth Park and numerous golf courses. FOR MORE INFORMATION: Savannah Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, Bill McKay, Vice President, Sales, 101 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401; Phone: (912) 644-6424; Fax: (912) 644-6499; E-mail: bmckay@VisitSavannah.com; Web site: www.SavannahMeetings.com Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

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Tinley Park Convention Center 18451 Convention Center Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477 (708) 895-8200; (888) 895-3211 Fax: (708) 895-8288 www.meetchicagosouthland.com Director of Sales for the Chicago Southland CVB: Mary Patchin

Snapshot: The Tinley Park Convention Center is the Chicago Southland’s largest multi-purpose meeting and convention facility. In 2011, a major expansion and renovation will be completed, increasing the existing facility by more than 22,000 sq. ft. of additional clear-span exhibit space—bringing the total to approximately 58,100 sq. ft., including an additional 7,100 sq. ft. of divisible meeting space. The expansion includes 18 breakout rooms, expanded convention storage, and loading docks.


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Marriott Place Indianapolis: 145,000 square feet of space. 2,200 rooms. 5 hotels. One Place.


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Snapshot: JW Marriott Indianapolis anchors the Marriott Place Indianapolis, a Meeting Hotel Complex, features 104,000 sq. ft. of meeting space with 1,005 elegantly appointed guest rooms & suites in addition to Courtyard by Marriott (297 rooms), SpringHill Suites by Marriott; (156 suites) and the Fairfield Inn & Suite by Marriott (168 rooms & suites) and Indianapolis Marriott (622 rooms & 40,000 sq. ft. meeting space. Entire complex connected via skybridge to the 1+ million square feet Indiana Convention Center.

Meeting/Exhibit Space: 70,000 sq. ft.; 18 meeting rooms; 11,500-sq.-ft. Ballroom; 58,100-sq.-ft. Main Exhibit Hall; 6,000 theater seating Venue Features: Upgraded lighting & Wi-Fi throughout Lodging: 202 rooms in Headquarter Hotel; more than 668 additional hotel rooms nearby. CVB Services: Incentive Programs; New Client Discounts; Registration Assistance; Online Micro-Sites, Welcome Signage; In-house Marketing & Promotion for meetings and events. Transportation : 20 miles to Chicago Midway International Airport Attractions: Close proximity to downtown Chicago; First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, TOYOTA PARK, Balmoral Park Race Track See ad on page 63

JW Marriott Indianapolis: 104,000 sq. ft. of meeting/event space including 32 Meeting Rooms; a 40,500-sq.-ft. Ballroom (theater-style seating -4,250); 20,000-sq.ft. Main Exhibit Hall. Lodging: 2,248 rooms (all 5 Marriott Place Hotels). Technology: State-of-the-art wireless internet; video conferencing and webcasting capabilities. Indiana Convention Center: Connected by skybridge to Marriott Space, features: 180,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 83 meeting rooms & 33,000-sq.-ft. Ballroom. By 2011, completed expansion will feature 567,000 + sq. ft. of contiguous space (747,000 sq. ft. when combined with adjacent Lucas Oil Stadium). Transportation: 15 miles to Indianapolis International Airport Attractions: White River State Park; Conseco Fieldhouse; “The Lawn” Outdoor Concert Venue • Circle Centre Mall (200+ stores & restaurants); Indiana State Museum; Indianapolis Zoo; NCAA Hall of Champions; River Promenade Indianapolis 500; Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art; Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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Branson Convention Center


he Branson Convention Center celebrated its grand opening in September 2007, and just one year later distinguished its first anniversary by winning the 2008 Planners’ Choice Award from Meeting News magazine. The Branson Convention Center was selected as one of 25 convention centers by 4,000 meeting planners to earn this prestigious award. In it’s first year, the Branson Convention Center booked more than 240 event days, significantly more than center executives had forecast. Bookings, including lots of return business, continue to be healthy as the convention center approaches its 3rd anniversary celebration. Situated on the shores of picturesque Lake Taneycomo, the Branson Convention Center can accommodate up to 4,500 attendees at a time. The center’s unique design makes it an ideal location for a diverse range of events and gatherings—from national and regional trade shows and conventions, to religious symposiums, corporate meetings, public expos and large-scale entertainment events. The Branson Convention Center offers guests 220,000 gross square feet of flexible, high-tech meeting space. The first level consists of a 47,000 square foot exhibit hall that can be divided into two sections, as well as a 23,000-square-foot ballroom. The second level features five meeting rooms, ranging in size from 1,200 to 5,500 square feet. The larger meeting rooms can also be divided to provide additional space options. The towering Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel rises 12 stories above the adjacent Branson Convention Center. The

hotel features 294 rooms, many offering scenic views of beautiful Lake Taneycomo, and Branson Landing. The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel is also an award winner, having been designated as a “Four Diamond” lodging establishment by the AAA (American Automobile Association). Another factor that will certainly have a positive impact on meeting and convention business, and the local economy, is the new Branson Airport, which opened May 11, 2009. It’s the first privately developed and operated commercial service airport in the country. The airport is expected to open up new markets and dramatically increase the number of visitors — tourists and meeting guests — to the Branson area.

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he Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, will undergo a major expansion to be completed by mid-2011. The expansion will include 22,000 sq. ft. of additional clear-span exhibit space, bringing the total to approximately 58,100 sq. ft. of clear span exhibit space, and an additional 7,100 sq. ft. of divisible meeting space. Eighteen breakout rooms are planned as part of the Tinley Park Convention Center expansion project, plus expanded convention storage and loading docks. The Tinley Park Convention Center connects to the Holiday Inn Tinley Park, with 202 guest rooms. Another 450 parking spaces will be added to the property for both the convention center and hotel, bringing the total number of free parking spaces to 1,400. An additional 668 hotel rooms are located within close proximity to the Tinley Park Convention Center, and a variety of dining and entertainment options are located within a mile of the property. Located at Interstate 80 and Harlem Avenue, the Tinley Park Convention Center is about 30 minutes south of Chicago’s Midway Airport, and about 35 minutes from downtown Chicago. The convention center is also easily accessible from Interstates 57 and 355, and the metropolitan region’s commuter rail system, Metra, offers two train stations in Tinley Park with convenient transportation to downtown Chicago.

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GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215 • (614) 827-2500; (800) 626-0241 Fax: (614) 827-2659 • www.columbusconventions.com


he SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center is located in Ohio’s capital city. The Midwest facility originally opened in 1993 and has been expanded so that the massive complex bears a stunning footprint of 1.7 million square feet with 410,000 square feet of exhibit space. Architecturally, the center is an extraordinary play of color, angles, concrete and glass designed by Peter Eisenman. Located in a multicultural metropolis, the city itself reveals a patchwork of interesting neighborhoods that can range from the artistic to the academic sides of life, with area restaurants and attractions reflecting a dynamic diversity. Two-thirds of the entire U.S. population is within a 550-mile radius, making the complex the ideal site for trade shows, conventions, seminars, meetings and consumer shows. Meeting planners also appreciate the fact that the facility is exhibitor friendly and easily accessible from its local airport and nearby interstate highways and is surrounded by brand name, meeting-style hotels. Columbus was named the second-most affordable trade show destination in the country. Exhibit/Meeting Space: In January 2010, Battelle Grand made its debut. Battelle Grand is a magnificent 74,000-square-foot multipurpose ballroom that is the biggest in Ohio and one of the largest in the Midwest. The $40-million renovation includes 50,000 square feet on the main floor of Battelle Grand and 24,000 on the mezzanine; floor-to-ceiling windows with city views; divisible into 5 configurations; LED “fin” ceiling lighting with 65,000 color combination options. A Center Lounge, the upscale 36 on the Boulevard window-lined meeting room, additional meeting space, escalators and elevators are new amenities as part of the project. Battelle Grand: Main level totals 50,000, accommodating 219 trade show booths and 2,290 for banquets. Battelle Grand Mezzanine: Measuring 24,000, the mezzanine accommodates 105 trade show booths and 980 for banquets. • Hall C: Single level totaling 98,000 square feet of exhibit space, 8,000 seats and accommodations for 530 booths. • Hall D: Single level totaling 118,000 square feet of exhibit space, 8,000 seats and accommodations for 630 booths. (Halls C&D are flexible and may be combined.)


• Hall E: Single level totaling 57,000 square feet of exhibit space and accommodations for 302 booths. • Hall F: Single level totaling 56,000 square feet of exhibit space and accommodations for 206 booths. (Halls E&F are flexible and may be combined.) Halls C, D, E and F can be combined for a total of 336,000 square feet. In addition, the Columbus facility includes the Grand Ballroom and Terrace Ballroom encompassing 40,000 square feet and 65 meeting rooms that are fully carpeted and equipped with acoustical wall treatments, individual temperature controls, and sound and lighting controls. Special Services: As expansive as this multi-purpose convention center is in space, so it is in the number of business and convention services it offers. A brief list of such helpful services includes: registrar services; party decorators; equipment and furniture rentals; exhibit and display rentals; audio-visual equipment and support staff; banners and signage technology. In addition, the high-tech center includes an in-house location of The UPS Store and Business Center within the 100,000 square feet of Food Court & Shops retail space. Food & Beverage: Nationally-acclaimed ARAMARK is the exclusive food and beverage provider at the convention center, offering customized menus and catered events for all size groups including served meals for more than 5,000 guests. Hotel Info & Parking: The Greater Columbus Convention Center is connected directly to a 631-room Hyatt Regency and three additional hotels by covered walkway. It is also surrounded by a dozen or more firstclass hotels that include such familiar names as Renaissance, Crowne Plaza, Westin, a second Hyatt and others. When tallied, hotel inventory of rooms (within walking distance of the convention center) totals 3,500 rooms. Construction on the new 532-room full-service Hilton hotel to be built across from the Convention Center will begin in August, with the new convention hotel slated to open in 2012. There are more than 22,000 hotel rooms citywide. Parking at the convention center accommodates 3,000 vehicles. There is parking for an additional 10,000 cars throughout the downtown area. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

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Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities 301 West 13th Street, Suite 100, Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 513-5015 • Fax: (816) 513-5001 www.kcconvention.com


reat meetings in Kansas City happen at the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities. The eight-squareblock convention and special event facility located in the heart of downtown can accommodate conventions and special events all in one place. Attendees are right in the heart of the city’s convention district and steps from hotels, restaurants and entertainments. The newly-renovated and expanded convention center features a $150million expansion & technology upgrade and includes one of the 10 largest, most sophisticated ballrooms in the country. Located 20 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, the convenient location assures convention attendees will arrive with ease. The Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities offers 388,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space on one floor, 48 state-of-the art meeting rooms, a 2,400-seat fine arts theater and an arena that seats more than 10,700 people. The complex is connected to major downtown hotels and underground parking by glassenclosed skywalks and below-ground walkways. Grand Ballroom The dramatic ballroom structure is a monumental engineering and architectural achievement. Opened in May 2007, it is one of the 10 largest convention center ballrooms in the country. The

40,400-square-foot ballroom can be expanded to 46,400 square feet and boasts a 3,000-guest seating capacity that is divisible into three separate ballrooms that can be operated independently for greater meeting flexibility. The ballroom connects to the existing Conference Center to accommodate additional breakout rooms. It features one of the most sophisticated lighting systems in the world. The upper walls of the ballroom can be programmed to display any color, offering planners more than 350 trillion color combinations. The ballroom features dramatic views to the south from a 38-foot-high glass wall covering the entire length of the south wall and opens to an outdoor plaza at the southeast corner of the Convention Center complex. This progressive structure has been awarded the LEED® Silver rating by the U.S Green Building Council. The facility utilizes waterless plumbing fixtures. The use of natural light was a key element in the design highlighted by its energy-efficient daylighting system. The green building also features energy efficient heating and cooling systems.

For more information about the Kansas City Convention Center, please call 816-513-5015 or visit www.kcconvention.com


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The Midwest Airlines Center faces Wisconsin Avenue,the city’s “Main Street.”

ATTRACTIONS Milwaukee is emerging as a top ilwaukee’s Midwest Airlines Center continues to hone the leading convention and tourist destination. Downtown is edge of the convention center industry with outstanding service, flexialive with museums, dining, nightlife, promeble, comfortable facilities and a setting in downtown Milwaukee, The Midwest nades, public art, and the new Harley Davidson now nationally recognized as a fun, friendly and exciting destination Museum opening in Summer 2008; the in itself. Airlines Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion, Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Center District (WCD), the Milwaukee, Wisconsin • (414) 908-6000 • www.midwestairlinescenter.com Midwest Airlines Center faces Wisconsin Avenue, the city’s “Main Street,” Center faces designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, has become a world-renowned symbol of the city; and is within steps of leading hotels, retail establishments, attractions, dinWisconsin Miller Park is among the most breathtaking, faning, nightclubs, and transportation. It is even connected via skywalk to two Midwest Airlines Center Center, which also boastsfriendly an indoor waterpark. Sevenand other hotels baseball parks anywhere; these gemsare major hotels—theilwaukee’s Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee and the Hilton continues Milwaukee City Avenue, to hone the the convention by skywalk. Milwaukee hastrails, about are set among a glittering array of parks, Center. Adjacent neighbors alsoleading owned byedge WCDofinclude the 12,700-seat U.S. within three blocks or connected industry Theatre, with outstanding service, 3,000 downtown and nearly 15,000 therooms city’s golf courses and lake citywide. vistas. Cellular Arena andcenter The Milwaukee which opened in 2003flexible, as a new, comfortable facilities 4,087-seat theatrical and assembly venue, and built ainsetting the shellinofdowntown the historic “Main Street.” FOOD &isBEVERAGE Restaurants, WCD’s Milwaukee Auditorium. Both offer excellent options for generalas sessions, Milwaukee, now nationally recognized a fun, ATTRACTIONS Milwaukee emerging asLevy a top convention and catering and concessions partner,nightlife, receives consisentertainment and other functions tied Midwest Airlines Center conventions. friendly and exciting destination in toitself. tourist destination, alive with museums, dining, culture, praisehighlights: from banquet meeting planners. Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Center District promenades and public art.tent Recent theand Harley Davidson Efficient service Park is facilitated byDiscovery the center’sWorld; MEETING EXHIBIT Airlines SPACE The Midwest Airlines Center’s Avenue, 188,695(WCD), the &Midwest Center faces Wisconsin Museum; the newly-renovated Mitchell Domes; design, but moreArt important are high standards and creativity derived (gsf) exhibit hallwithin is divisible halls hotels, of 31,000retail or thegross-square-foot city’s “Main Street,” and is stepsinto of four leading the Milwaukee Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion, designed by from Santiago Milwaukee’s traditions of hospitality symbol and excellence Levy’s 63,000 gsf, withattractions, 90-foot minimum spans between pillars. In addition, 39,360 establishments, dining, nightclubs, and transportation. Calatrava, now a world-renowned of the combined city; and with Miller Park, well-known committment to a memorable dining experience everywhere they of meeting space can be divided into 28 breakouts or as few as six meetIt isgsfeven connected via skywalk to two major hotels—the Hyatt among the most fan-friendly baseball parks anywhere. These gems are set operate. ing/banquet rooms from 5,200 to 8,300 gsf each. A luxurious, 37,500-gsf Regency-Milwaukee andfour thesmaller Hilton Milwaukee Citylike Center. among a glittering array of parks, trails, golf courses and lake vistas. ballroom is divisible into rooms and equipped a concert hall Adjacent neighbors WCD include the 12,700-seat TECHNOLOGY Ranked among the world’s “technologically elite” convention for corporate theateralso and owned banquet by entertainment. Abundant, well-appointed U.S.pre-function Cellular Arena The Milwaukee Theatre, which opened FOOD WCD’s catering and centers,& theBEVERAGE Midwest AirlinesLevy CenterRestaurants, can outperform almost any external areas onand all levels serve excellently for receptions, breaks, in 2003 as a new, 4,087-seat assembly venue, the concessions partner, receives praise fromprovides banquet and network or ISP connected to it. Aconsistent skilled, flexible IT staff tech users showcase exhibits and eventheatrical full-serviceand dining. Power, data andbuilt phoneinconshell of theare historic Milwaukee meeting planners. service connections is facilitated by the center’s customized, in-showEfficient LANs, high-speed to corporate WANs, design, and nections plentiful everywhere.Auditorium. Both are excellent for convention functions, and all three venues are “green” equipped and but morerange important creativity from a wide of phoneare andhigh videostandards services. AVand provider Unitedderived Visual offers state-of-the-art projection,ofsound, lightingand and more. HOTELto INVENTORY Midwest Airlines Center is linked by skywalk to operated minimize The environmental impacts. Milwaukee’s traditions hospitality excellence combined with two first-class convention hotels: the 484-room Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee Levy’s well-known commitment to a memorable dining experience ACCESSIBILITY Milwaukee is incredibly easy to get to and get around in! and the 729-room Hilton Milwaukee CityThe Center, which also boasts Center’s an & EXHIBIT SPACE Midwest Airlines everywhere they operate. MEETING User-friendly General Mitchell International Airport, serving 14 airlines and indoor gross-square-foot waterpark. Seven other hotels are within blocks or connected 188,695 (gsf ) exhibit hall three is divisible into four some 90 cities, is onlyRanked eight miles from downtown, O’Hare is just an elite” by of skywalk. Milwaukee hasgsf, about 3,000 rooms minimum downtown and overbetween halls 31,000 or 63,000 with 90-foot spans TECHNOLOGY among the world’sand “technologically hour-and-a-half car trip. newly renovated station just a few 12,000 pillars. Incitywide. addition, 39,360 gsf of meeting space can be divided into convention centers, theThe Midwest AirlinesAmtrak Center can is outperform blocks away, and the city enjoys a safe and very walkable downtown.


28 breakouts or as few as six meeting/banquet rooms from 5,200 almost any external network or ISP connected to it. A skilled, flexible to 8,300 gsf each. A luxurious, 37,500 gsf ballroom is divisible into IT staff provides tech users customized, in-show LANs, high-speed four smaller rooms and equipped like a concert hall for corporate connections to corporate WANs, and a wide range of phone and video theater and banquet entertainment. Abundant, well-appointed preservices. AV provider United Visual offers state-of-the-art projection, function areas on all levels serve excellently for receptions, breaks, sound, lighting and more. showcase exhibits and even full-service dining.M Power, data and IDWEST AIRLINES CENTER ACCESSIBILITY Milwaukee is incredibly easy to get to and get phone connections are plentiful everywhere. Milwaukee, around Wisconsin in! User-friendly General Mitchell International Airport, with 908-6000 •awww.wcd.org linked dozen airlines offering non-stop service to 48 cities, is only eight HOTEL INVENTORY The Midwest Airlines Center is(414) by skywalk to two first-class convention hotels: the 484-room Hyatt miles from downtown and O’Hare is just an hour-and-a-half car trip. 70 & Destinations Regency-Milwaukee and the 729-room Hilton Milwaukee CityThe Midwest The newly renovated Amtrak station isFacilities just a few blocks away, and the city enjoys a safe and very walkable downtown.

Milwaukee is emerging as a top convention and tourist destination.

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Meeting Space: 220,000 sq. ft., including: 5 meeting rooms ranging in connectedsize to Hilton Branson from 1,200 to 5,500 sq. ft. (larger Convention Center rooms can Hotel. be divided to provide additional Destination: Knownspace) as the 23,000-sq.-ft. Music MISSOURI 47,000-sq.-ft. Exhibit Hall; Capital ofBallroom; the Midwest, Branson has Theater more theatre seatsSeating—4,500 than Broadway, when using Meeting Space: 220,000 sq. ft., the exhibit halls. multiple Amusement Parks, Museums including: 5 meeting rooms ranging in and from Attractions 11 championship size 1,200 to&5,500 sq. ft. (larger Technology: Internet and wireless golf courses. rooms canthroughout, be divided tovideo provide conferencing, sound additionalproof space)rooms 23,000-sq.-ft. andsq. complete Meeting Space: 220,000 ft. of audio-visual BRANSON Ballroom; 47,000-sq.-ft. Exhibit Hall; services including WiFi overall space, including 70,000 sq.and ft. Theater Seating—4,500 when using CONVENTION Webcasting. of Exhibit Space; 10 meeting rooms; Branson the exhibit halls. CENTER 23,000-sq-ft. ballroom; 47,000-sqGuest Hotel Convention Center Technology: Internet andRooms: wireless 294. 200 Sycamore Street ft. Main Exhibit Hall; 4,500-seat 200 Sycamore Street throughout, video conferencing, Branson, MO 65616 Transportation: 35 sound miles to airport. Theater. Branson, (417) MO 65616 proof rooms and complete audio-visual 336-5401; Fax: (417) 336-5413 Nearby Attractions: Branson (417)BRANSON 336-5401; Fax: (417) 243-2387 services including WiFi and Transportation: Springfield Branson www.bransonconvention.com www.bransonconvention.com CONVENTION Downtown Director of Sales and Marketing: Webcasting. National Landing, Airport is Historic 45 minutes away Assistant General Manager: CENTER Branson Destination William Tirone, CMP and the new Branson Airport is features: only Guest Hotel Rooms: 294. William R. TironeStreet 200 Sycamore The Branson Convention Center 15 minutes away. Where Water Meets Spectacle Transportation: Branson, MO 65616 35 miles todriving airport. distance of is within easy Where Water Meets Spectacle (417) 336-5401; Fax: (417) 336-5413 Attractions: Branson Landing, golf courses, Nearby Attractions: Branson Snapshot: The Branson Convention several championship www.bransonconvention.com Snapshot: The the Branson Convention Silver Dollar City Amusement Park Historic Downtown Center, Midwest’s most excitingLanding, Director of Sales and Marketing: lakes, museums, theme parks and Center offers 220,000 sq. ft. of meetDestination features: and the Branson Strip with overtheatres. 100 William Tirone, CMP facility, new meeting offers guests Branson 49 live entertainment ing space and can accommodate up to The Branson Convention Center live shows daily. 220,000 sq. ft. of meeting/exhibit space. Where Water Meets Spectacle within easy driving distance of 4,500 people in aon beautiful, state-ofSituated the shores of beautiful is See ad championship on page 62 golf courses, Snapshot: The Branson Convention several the-art setting. Situated on the shores Lake Taneycomo, the center is an ideal Center, the Midwest’s most exciting lakes, museums, theme parks and of picturesque theof special locationLake for aTaneycomo, diverse range new meeting facility, offers guests 49 live entertainment theatres. center’s unique design makes it an ideal 220,000 sq. ft. of gatherings—from meeting/exhibit space. events and national location foron a diverse range of events Situated the shores of beautiful and regional trade shows and convenandLake gatherings—from national and Taneycomo, the center is an ideal corpoManaged by Hilton Hotels Corporation tions, to religious symposiums, regional trade conventions, location for ashows diverseand range ofexpos specialand large rate meetings, public events andsymposiums, gatherings—from national to religious corporate scale entertainment events. and regional trade shows convenmeetings, public expos andand large-scale tions, to religious symposiums, corpoManaged by Hilton Hotels Corporation entertainment events. The facility is rate meetings, public expos and and large managed by Hilton Hotels is


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Ballroom; five exhibit halls, including 336,000 sq. ft. contiguous and a wireless total facility; Venue Features: Fully MISSOURI of 410,000 sq. ft. in-house/on-site audio/visual department; Fully state-of-the-art Partners for Venue wireless facility; Features: DS3 high-speed VenueFeatures: Progress ExecutiveconnectivBoardroom with full in-house/on-site audio/visual departInternet network, wireless audio/visual presentation capability ment; state-of-the-art Partners ity throughout facility, onlineforordering Progress Executive Boardroom with including anFood LCDCourt TV, full large of exhibitor services, & screen audio/visual presentation capability overhead projector, DVD player, and Shops, caterer, and including including an LCD TV,services large screen CD recorder; AT&T Cyber Café. The UPS Store and Business Center, overhead projector, DVD player, and 33 loading docks and 3 drive-in Convention/Hotel Rooms: 296 at CD recorder; AT&T Cyber Café. ramps, connected to four hotels attached Rooms: Embassy Suites, Convention/Hotel 296 at by 578 rooms in enclosedEmbassy walkway, more578 than 3,000 walking distance, and 1,422 attached Suites, rooms in rooms GREATER SAINTCOLUMBUS CHARLES facility parking with 10,000 withinspaces 5 minutes. walking distance, and 1,422 rooms SAINT CHARLES CONVENTION CENTER CONVENTION CENTER additional nearby. within 5 minutes. Transportation: 10 minutes to 400CONVENTION N. High Columbus,Center OH 43215 OneSt, Convention Plaza CENTER Transportation: 10 minutes toRooms: Convention/Guest Hotel Lambert-St. Louis International Convention Center Plaza (614)One 827-2500; (800) 626-0241 Saint Charles, MO 63303 Lambert-St. Louis International 2,600 committable hotel rooms with Airport. Charles, MO 63303(877) 896-7222 Fax:Saint (614)(636) 827-2659 669-3000; Airport. (636) 669-3000; 896-7222 22,000 citywide. A 532-room full-serwww.columbusconventions.com Fax: (636)(877) 669-3001 Attractions: St. Louis Cardinals @ Fax: (636) 669-3001Manager: Craig Liston Attractions: St. @ vice Hilton willLouis openCardinals in 2012. Regional General www.stcharlesconventioncenter.com Busch Stadium, St. Louis Blues, St. www.stcharlesconventioncenter.com Senior Director of Sales: Shura Lindgren, CFEBusch Stadium, St. Louis Blues, St. General Manager: General Manager: Shura Lindgren, CFE Transportation: PortBusch Columbus Louis Rams, Anheuser Busch Louis Rams, Anheuser Sherry Chambers, CMP “Dedicated to Exceptional International Airport located 10 Brewery, SixisFlags Amusement Park, “Dedicated to Exceptional Service,Service, Brewery, Six Flags Amusement Park, Snapshot: The 1.7-million-square-foot Delivered minutesArena, from theArena, facility. Family Grant’s Delivered with awith Warma Warm and and Family Grant’s Farm, DanielFarm, Daniel Greater Columbus Convention Innovative Approach”Center Boone Innovative Approach” Boone home, Ameristar home, Ameristar Casino, and Casino, and More than 100 restauAttractions: is an award-winning facility locatedConvention in Harrah’s Casino, minor leagueminor base- league baseCasino, Snapshot: The St.The Charles Convention Snapshot: St. Charles rants, andHarrah’s attractions are within ball, minorball, league hockey and arena theCenter heartCenter of theoffers Columbus Five, minor league hockey offers 154,000 sq. ft.High ofsq. flexible 154,000 ft. of aflexible walkingHistoric distance, including the and arena football; Main StreetMain with vibrant entertainment area, and within meeting space in a grand football; Historic Street with meeting space in aballroom, grand ballroom,Lewis Short& North Arts District; the Clark sites; Katy Trail forArena ballroom, two exhibit and 550junior miles of two thirds of thehalls, nation’s Lewis & Clark sites; Katy Trail for junior ballroom, two exhibit halls, and which includes District, Nationwide walking, running, and biking. 19 breakout rooms, featuring wireless population. Managed by SMG, the wireless walking, running, and biking. 19 breakout rooms, featuring Arena, home of the NHL Columbus technology and state-of-the-art venue istechnology exhibitor friendly, welcoming and state-of-the-art Blue Jackets, and Huntington audio/visual and sound systems. more than 2.5 services million guests annually audio/visual services and sound systems. Park, home of the AAA Columbus The center offers in-house marketing to the country’s 15th largest city. Thethecenter offers in-house services, AT&T Cyber Café, andmarketing an Clippers baseball team. attached 296-room Embassy Suites.Café, and Meeting Space: More than Cyber 107,000 services, the AT&T anad on page 65 See sq. Meeting ft.; 65 meeting rooms; new attached Space:296-room 154,000 sq.Embassy ft.,74,00019 Suites. sq. breakout ft. Battelle Grand (Ohio’s largest rooms; 16,200-sq.-ft. Meeting Space: 154,000 sq. ft., 19 Ballroom; 27,600 sq. ft. (expandable to multi-purpose ballroom) 25,000-sq.-ft. breakout rooms; 16,200-sq.-ft. 35,700 sq. ft.). Grand Ballroom; 15,000-sq.-ft.Terrace Ballroom; 27,600 sq. ft. (expandable to 35,700 sq. ft.).

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monona terrace convention center One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 441-3942 • Fax: (608) 258-4950 • www.mononaterrace.com Madison, Wisconsin: An Inspiring Place for Smart Meetings. adison, Wisconsin, combines exceptional facilities with the intellectual and emotional capital needed for meeting success. Home to the renowned University of Wisconsin–Madison, the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright, the insight of Aldo Leopold and a majestic Capitol built upon an isthmus alive with cultural arts, engaging intellectual pursuits and a wealth of recreational opportunities, Madison is the place for smart meetings. Monona Terrace, the crown jewel of Madison’s cultural isthmus, recently became the first convention center in the nation to be LEEDEB-certified at the Silver Level as a “green” building. To earn its silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Existing Building (LEED-EB) program, the Convention Center invested in initiatives to increase recycling rates, utilize green cleaning products, and promote clean energy use and conversation. Monona Terrace has become a symbol of sustainability for the community of Madison and inspiration to all those who choose to visit the city.


Accommodations More than 8,000 hotel rooms are available to groups in Madison, with 1,000 rooms within walking distance of the Monona Terrace® Convention Center. Accommodation styles run the gamut from firstclass convention hotels, such as the 240-room Hilton Madison (the

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headquarters hotel for the convention center), to limited-service hotels and budget-conscious motels. Bed and breakfasts are another attractive choice in Madison, and several provide services and amenities appropriate for executive attendees. Convention Facilities The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Monona Terrace® Convention Center is a touchstone for both the Madison community and groups coming to the city. Sweeping lines and vast, arched windows typify the structure, which offers dramatic surroundings for groups. In total, Monona Terrace Convention Center offers 85,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space. Highlights of the center include: ➤ 37,200-square-foot Exhibition Hall that accommodates 212, 10’ x 10’ booths ➤ 13,524-square-foot Madison Ballroom, divisible by four ➤ 7,000-square-foot Grand Terrace serves as pre-function space for the Madison Ballroom or use on its own as a magnificent indoor event space ➤ 68,000 square feet of rooftop gardens may also be reserved for events


Edward Jones Dome at America’s exhibit spaceplex, within six halls; 83 meet-

Center, the Ferrara Theatre, a 28,000square-foot ballroom and the St. Louis Executive Conference Center. Meeting Space: America’s Center features 502,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space within six halls; 83 meet-

several historic houses (including the home of Daniel Boone).


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more than 2.5 million guests annually 336,000-sq.-ft. Main Exhibit Hall and to theExhibit country’sspace 15th of largest city. sq. ft. a total 426,000

Meeting Space: 99,410 sq. ft. of meeting space; 61 meeting rooms; 25,000sq.-ft. Ballroom; 15,000-sq.-ft. OHIO ohio Ballroom; Five exhibit halls, including 336,000-sq.-ft. Main Exhibit Hall and a total Exhibit space of 426,000 sq. ft. OHIO

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ne of the most versatile public facilities in the Midwest is located in the heart of Kansas at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135. Salina’s Bicentennial Center serves a trade area of 350,000 and hosts everything from seminars to conventions and tradeshows, and from ballet to basketball and monster trucks. It is professionally managed, fully equipped, and surrounded by acres of free parking. The Exhibition Hall holds 2,000 with staging and temporary seating, 1,000 dinner guests, or small trade shows – in 18,000 square feet of column-free space with movable walls. Eight meeting rooms handle groups of 50 to 190. The Arena has fixed seating for up to 7,600 and 21,000 square feet of multi-use floor space that converts into an exhibition hall, an auditorium or theater. Full in-house catering services available. 800 The Midway, P.O. Box 1727, Salina, KS 67402-1727 THE FACILITIES MEDIA GROUP Phone: (785) 826-7200 Fax: (785) 826-7207

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77 E. E. Mill Mill Street 77 Akron, OH OH 44308 Akron, (330) 374-8900; 374-8900; (800) 245-4254; (330) JOHN S. KNIGHT Fax: (330) 374-8971 Fax: (330) CENTER www.johnsknightcenter.org www.johnsknightcenter.org 77 E. Mill Street Vice President/COO: Gregg Mervis Vice President/COO: Mervis Akron, OH 44308

“The an245-4254; (330) Center 374-8900;of (800) “The Fax: (330) 374-8971 All-America City” www.johnsknightcenter.org All-America City”

Snapshot: Located in theMervis heart of Vice President/COO: Gregg Snapshot: Akron, Locatedthe in the of downtown Johnheart S. Knight “The Center of anthe John downtown Akron, S. Knight Center is one of Ohio’s premier All-America Center isand oneexposition ofCity” Ohio’s premier meeting facilities.meetSnapshot: Locatedfacilities. in the heart of ing and exposition Event Event planners value our accessibility, downtown Akron, the John S. Knight planners value our accessibility, flexibilflexibility and attention for detail. is one of for Ohio’s premier ityCenter and attention detail. meetingSpace: and exposition facilities. Meeting More than 55,000 sq. Meeting Space: More than 55,000 planners value our accessibility, ft.Event of total meeting/exhibit space, sq.flexibility ft. of total meeting/exhibit space, attention for detail. including 16andmeeting rooms, 12,000including 16 meeting 12,000Meeting Space: Morerooms, than 55,000 sq. sq.-ft. ballroom, 30,000-sq.-ft. Main sq.-ft. 30,000-sq.-ft. Main ft. of ballroom, total space, Exhibit Hall.meeting/exhibit Exhibit Hall. including 16 meeting rooms, 12,000Venue audio sq.-ft.Features: ballroom, State-of-the-art 30,000-sq.-ft. Main and videoHall. services, wireless Internet Exhibit connectivity, video conferencing & Venue Features: State-of-the-art audio video streaming technologies; a

Science and Industry (COSI) and Franklin Park Conservatory. See Ad on Page 69

Venue Features: State-of-the-art full-service, on-site culinary audio and video services, wireless department. Clientsvideo receive professional Internet connectivity, conferencfrom the Center’s Director of ingservice & video streaming technologies; Food Serviceon-site and Executive Chef. a full-service, culinary department. Clients receive professional Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: service fromon-site the Center’s Director of full-service, culinary364; Adjacent Downtown, Summit department. Clients receive professional Food Service and Executive Chef. County: 5,000+. service from the Center’s Director of Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: Transportation: 11 miles from Akron Food Service and Executive Chef. Adjacent CantonDowntown, Airport; 30 364; milesSummit from Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: County: 5,000+. Cleveland Hopkins International Adjacent Downtown, 364; Summit Airport. Transportation: County: 5,000+. 11 miles from Akron Canton Airport; 30 milesInventors from Attractions: National Transportation: 11 miles from Akron Hall of Cleveland Hopkins International Fame,Airport; Canal Park Stadium, Canton 30 miles from Akron Airport. Civic Theatre, University of Cleveland HopkinsThe International Airport. Akron, E.J.National ThomasInventors Performing Arts Attractions: Hall, Cuyahoga Hall of Fame, CanalValley Park Scenic Stadium, Attractions: National Inventors Hall of Railroad, Stan Hywet Hall & Akron CivicPark Theatre,The University Fame, Canal Stadium, Akron Lock Live, Akron Civic Theatre, The 3University of Art ofGardens, Akron, E.J.Thomas Performing Akron, E.J. Cuyahoga Thomas Performing Arts Museum, Summit Artspace & Arts Hall, Valley Scenic Hall, Cuyahoga ValleyNational Scenic Cuyahoga Railroad, StanValley Hywet Hall & Park. Railroad, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Lock 3 Live, See Ad on Page 67 Akron Art Gardens, 3 Live, Akron Art Museum,Lock Summit Artspace & Museum, Summit Artspace & Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Cuyahoga Valley National Park. SeeAd adon onPage page6761 See

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Rushmore Plaza Civic Center: 23 Plaza Civic Center: 23 Rushmore meeting rooms; 15,000-sq-ft. Ballroom; meeting rooms; 15,000-sq-ft. 30,000-sq-ft Main Exhibit HallBallroom; 30,000-sq-ft Exhibit Hall (175,000 sq. ft.Main of total exhibit space) & (203,000 sq. ft. of total exhibit space) & 1,752-seat Theater.


1,746-seat Theater. Hotel Rooms: Over 5,000 sleeping rooms and around Rapid City HotelinRooms: Overthe 5,300 sleeping area. rooms in and around the Rapid City Transportation: Rapid City Regional area. Airport is located approximately 9 miles Transportation: Located at the center from downtown Rapid City.

of the United States, Rapid City is easier

Attractions: the most comto reach thanOne youofmight think. With its monly heard phrases from visitors to own regional airport, Rapid City offers Rapid City is: “If we had known there direct from Chicago, was so flights much to do and see inDallas/Fort and Worth,Rapid Denver, Laswe’ Vegas, Minneapolis, around City, d have planned Mesa/Phoenix Salt Lake City.in to stay longer!” and Centrally located Lisa Storms the United States, Rapid City offers of meetings, Attractions: Outside Real. America. Up close. Real. America. Up close. accessibility to explore many beautiful and acres attendees can two million Snapshot: Located attractions in America Snapshot: Locatedclose closetotoMt. Mt.Rushmore interesting of Ponderosa Pine forest, including in Rushmore the scenic Black Hills of South Dakota, including nearly a million acres of in scenic South Dakota, Badlands National Park, Crazy Horse Rapid City offers arrayofofmeeting meetingfacil- breathtaking Black Hills Scenery, Rapid City offers ananarray Memorial and Mount Rushmore facilities, affordable accommodations, ities, affordable accommodations, a variety abundant wildlife and unforgettable Guests can also National Memorial. adventures. See Mt. Rushmore dining and and variety of outdoor of fine dining options unlimited outdoor enjoy one of several golf courses, recreational opportunities. With more recreational opportunities. With more than National Memorial, Crazy Horse Memorial, Black Hills National wildlife parks or hundreds of miles of thansleeping 5,000 sleeping Rapidcan City 5,300 rooms, rooms, Rapid City host Forest, can host conventions large and small. hiking Custer trails. State Park. conventions large and small. See 6771 Meeting Space: Located downtown, Seead adononpage page Meeting Space: Located downtown, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center has a the10,000-seat Rushmore indoor Plaza Civic has a arena,Center a 1,752-seat 10,000-seat arena, aand 1,746-seat performingindoor arts theatre, a 175,000performing artsspace theatre, andcan a 203,000-sq.sq-ft facility which be set up a variety meetings, exhibitions ft. for facility spaceofwhich can be set up forora indoor A new multi-purpose variety of sports. meetings, exhibitions or indoor 444444 Mt.Mt.Rushmore RushmoreRoad Road North North Rapid City,SD SD57701 57701 Rapid City, (605) 718-8488;(800) (800)487-3223 487-3223 x8487 (605) 718-8487; (605)348-9217 348-9217 Fax:Fax: (605) www.visitrapidcity.com www.visitrapidcity.com Senior Convention Sales Manager: Director of Convention Sales: Lisa Storms



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Rapid City Convention & Visitors Bureau 444 Mt. Rushmore Road North, Rapid City, SD 57701 • (605) 718-8487; (800) 487-3223 x8487 Fax: (605) 348-9217 • www.RapidCityMeetings.com


oth budget-friendly and camera-friendly, Rapid City, South Dakota is a central meeting destination with all the amenities you expect, plus unique adventures you may not. Rapid City is home to more than 5,300 hotel rooms and meeting space for up to 10,000 attendees. Expanded in 2008, the 175,000-squarefoot Rushmore Plaza Civic Center offers multiple configurations for banquets, meetings, exhibitions and conventions. Nearby, guests can stroll through a seven-acre park, relax next to a quiet lake or take a short walk to historic downtown where they’ll enjoy a variety of restaurants, shops and museums surrounded by The City of Presidents, a Rapid City must-see honoring our nation’s presidents. For groups looking for a unique meeting place, Rapid City also offers The Journey Museum and the Dahl Arts Center, which feature local art and Black Hills history. Located at the center of the United States, Rapid City is easier to reach than you might think. With its own regional airport, Rapid City offers direct flights from Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver,

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Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Mesa/Phoenix and Salt Lake City. In addition to having every amenity your group needs, Rapid City is central to one-of-a-kind adventures in South Dakota’s beautiful Black Hills. Outside of meetings, attendees can explore two million acres of ponderosa pine forest, including the unique landscapes of Badlands National Park, the stunning scenery of the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial and awe-inspiring Mount Rushmore National Memorial. Rapid City lies a short distance from all of these attractions, not to mention wildlife parks and some of the world’s longest underground caves. Sheltered by the Black Hills, Rapid City experiences comfortably mild weather year-round with more sunny days than Miami and Honolulu, so guests can hit one of several golf courses or hundreds of miles of hiking trails almost any time of year. Outstanding meetings start with outstanding destinations. Start planning your next meeting at www.RapidCityMeetings.com. We welcome nearly three million visitors each year and know how to make your guests feel right at home.


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50,000 square feetfeet of Class A A 50,000 square of Class meeting/exhibition space, enough to to meeting/exhibition space, enough


Exhibition Hall: 100,000 sq. ft; more Exhibition sq. ft; space more than 150,000Hall: sq. ft.100,000 of exhibition Exhibition sq. ft; more than 150,000Hall: sq. ft.100,000 of exhibition UrbanRide overall. than7th 150,000 ft. of exhibition 421 Avenue,sq. New York, NY 10001space space overall. overall. Technology: Wifi, A/V equipment, (800) 525-5750; Fax: (212) 202-9638 Technology: Wifi, A/V equipment, high-speed internet. www.urbanride.net Technology: Wifi, A/V equipment, high-speed internet. high-speed internet. Food & Beverage: On-site catering & Food & Beverage: On-site catering Chief Executive Officer: Jeremy Milikow concessions by Centerplate; 5,800 paved Food & Beverage: On-site catering & concessions by Centerplate; 5,800 & Senior Vice President: Mitch Bornstein, SVP parking spaces.by Centerplate; 5,800 paved concessions paved parking spaces. parking spaces. Guest Rooms: Hotel connector to ‘Leading Global Provider of Meeting & Event Transportation’ Guest Rooms: Hotel connector to Clarion Suites Madison, adjacent Guest Suites Rooms: Hotel 504 connector to Clarion Madison, 504 adjacent rooms, more than Madison, 4,000 city-wide. ALLIANT ENERGY UrbanRide is a global provider of ground transportation forSuites meetings & events, Clarion 504and adjacent rooms, more than 4,000 city-wide. uses the top-of-the-line sedans, SUVs, vans, minibuses and motorcoaches. We provide CENTER OFENERGY ALLIANT ENERGY rooms, more than 4,000 city-wide. Transportation: 15 minutes from Dane ALLIANT Transportation: 15 minutes from our clients with IMS, our software that enables County meeting planners toAirport, better manage DANE COUNTY Regional whichfrom offers CENTER OF Transportation: 15 minutes Dane County Regional Airport, transportation for their meetings, conferences, conventions, tradeshows & other events.Dane 1919DANE Alliant Energy Center Way 100County + commercial flights daily. COUNTY DANE COUNTY Regional Airport, which offers which 100 + commercial We work exclusively with meeting & event planners and offers our customer service is theflights best in Madison, WI 53713 1919 Alliant Alliant Energy Center Way 1919 Energy 100 + commercial flights daily. Attractions: The Wisconsin state daily. the business. UrbanRide is267-0146 a one-stop solution for meeting & event transportation. (608) 267-3991; Fax: (608) Madison, WI WI 53713 53713 Madison, capitol building,The theWisconsin University state of www.alliantenergycenter.com Attractions: (608) 267-3991; 267-3991; Fax: Fax: (608) 267-0146 Attractions: The Wisconsin state (608) Wisconsin campus,the Overture Center Assistant Center Manager – Sales and capitolbuilding, building, the University of www.alliantenergycenter.com capitol University www.alliantenergycenter.com Marketing: Ballweg for the Arts; the State Street Shopping AssistantTed Center campus, Overture Center Assistant Center Manager – Sales and ofWisconsin Wisconsin campus,Overture &Center Entertainment District. Marketing: Ted Ballweg Marketing: Ballweg Great Center,Ted Great City for thefor Arts; State Shopping thethe Arts; the Street State Street See on Page 54 &adEntertainment District. District. Great Center, Shopping & Entertainment Great GreatEnergy City Center Snapshot: The Alliant See ad on Page 54 of Dane County, award-winning, Snapshot: Snapshot: Thean Alliant Energy Center multi-building complex, comprises 164 of Dane County, an award-winning, of Dane County, an award-winning, acres and includes Exhibition Hall, 164 multi-building complex, comprises multi-building Keppler Speakers Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Willow acres and acres and includes Exhibition Hall, VA 22203 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 700, Arlington, Island, ArenaMemorial and agricultural Veterans Memorial Coliseum,Willow Veterans (703) 516-4000; Fax:nine (703)Coliseum, 516-4819 Willow exhibit buildings. Thenine Center hosts Island, Arena and and nine agricultural www.kepplerspeakers.com Island, Arena agricultural more than 500 events—ranging exhibit buildings. The Centerfrom hosts Senior VP for Sales andThe Marketing: John Truran exhibit buildings. Center hosts meetings, banquets, conventions & from more than than 500 events—ranging events—ranging from more 500 trade shows tobanquets, large sporting events and meetings, banquets, conventions & With Keppler Speakers, creating memorable meetings never felt so easy. With over 25 meetings, conventions & major more years ofconcerts—and experience, wewelcomes provide you solid,and seasoned expertise, making speaker selection trade shows to to large large sporting events and trade shows sporting events than one concerts—and million attendees stress-free by managing allwelcomes ofannually. the details. major concerts—and welcomes moreKeppler Speakers saves you precious time by major more matching you with18,000 speakers are right on target. From proven performers to dynamic than one one million attendees annually. than million attendees annually. 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space can be divided into 28 breakouts quet rooms; ballroom; rooms; ballroom; orquet as few as37,500-sq.-ft. six37,500-sq.-ft. meeting/banquet rooms; well-appointed pre-function areas on on well-appointed pre-function areas 37,500-sq.-ft. ballroom; well-appointed all.pre-function all. areas on all. Other Venue Features: Power, data andand Other Venue Features: Power, data Other Venue Features: Power, data phone connections are are plentiful phone connections and phone connections areplentiful plentiful throughout venue; high-speed connecthroughout venue; high-speed connecthroughout venue; high-speed connections totocorporate WANs, and aa wide tions tocorporate corporate WANs, a wide tions WANs, andand wide range of phone and video services. rangeofofphone phoneand and video services. range video services. State-of-the-art projection, sound, and State-of-the-art projection, sound, andand State-of-the-art projection, sound, lighting; on-site IT staff. lighting; on-site ITIT staff. lighting; on-site staff. Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: linked bybyskywalk totothe 484-room linked thethe 484-room linked byskywalk skywalk to 484-room Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee and the Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee andand thethe Hyatt Regency-Milwaukee 729-room Hilton Milwaukee City 729-room Hilton Milwaukee City 729-room Hilton Milwaukee City Center; Seven other hotels are within Center; Seven other hotels areare within Center; Seven other hotels within three blocks or connected by skywalk. three by by skywalk. threeblocks blocksororconnected connected skywalk. Milwaukee has about 3,000 rooms Milwaukee has about 3,000 rooms Milwaukee has about 3,000 rooms downtown and nearly 15,000 citywide. downtown and over 12,000 citywide. downtown and nearly 15,000 citywide. Transportation: General Mitchell Transportation: General Mitchell Transportation: General Mitchell International Airport, serving 14 airInternational Airport, with a dozen International Airport, serving 14 airlines andand some 90non-stop cities, is service only eight airlines offering toeight lines some 90 cities, is only miles from 48miles cities, isdowntown. only eight miles from from downtown. downtown. Public Museum; Public Attractions: Attractions: Public Museum; Public Market; thethe Milwaukee ArtArt Museum; Attractions: Public Museum; Public Market; Milwaukee Museum; Pier Wisconsin; thethe Harley Market; the Milwaukee ArtDavidson Museum; Pier Wisconsin; Harley Davidson Museum; newly-renovated Davidson Pier Wisconsin; the HarleyMitchell Museum; newly-renovated Mitchell Park Domes; Miller Park is among Museum; Miller Park isPark among the Park Domes; Miller is among themost most breathtaking, fan-friendly breathtaking, fan-friendly the most breathtaking, fan-friendly baseball parks. baseball parks. baseball parks.

Snapshot: TheThe Midwest Airlines Snapshot: Midwest AirlinesCenter Snapshot: The Midwest Airlines Center offers outstanding service, flexiCenter offers outstanding service, flexioffers outstanding service, flexible, ble,ble, comfortable facilities andand a setting comfortable facilities a setting comfortable facilities and a setting in in downtown Milwaukee, nownow nationalin downtown Milwaukee, nationaldowntown now nationally ly recognized asMilwaukee, aasfun, friendly and lyrecognized recognized a fun, friendly as a fun, friendly andand excitexciting destination. The Midwest exciting destination. The Midwest ing destination. The Midwest Airlines Airlines Center is adjacent to the Airlines Center is adjacent to the Center isU.S. adjacent to theArena 12,700-seat 12,700-seat Cellular andand 12,700-seat U.S. Cellular U.S. CellularThe Arena and theArena 4,087thethe 4,100-seat Milwaukee Theatre, 4,100-seat The Milwaukee Theatre, seat The Milwaukee Theatre, offering offering excellent options for for general offering excellent options general excellent options for general sessions, sessions, entertainment and other funcsessions, entertainment other func-to entertainment and otherand functions tied tions tiedtied to conventions. tions to conventions. conventions. Meeting Space: 188,695-gross-sq.-ft. Meeting Space: 188,695-gross-sq.-ft. Meeting 188,695-gross-sq.-ft. exhibit hallhall isSpace: divisible intointo fourfour hallshalls exhibit is divisible adad on Cover 4 Cover See exhibit hall is divisible four halls of, See See adon onBack Cover 4 ranging from 31,000 sq. sq. ft.into to 63,000 ranging from 31,000 ft. to 63,000sq. ranging from 31,000 sq. ft. to 63,000 sq. sq. ft. with 90-foot minimum spans with 90-foot minimum spans ft ft. with 90-foot minimum spans between between pillars; additional 39,360 sq. ft ft between pillars; additional sq. pillars; additional 39,360 sq.39,360 ftinto of meeting of meeting space can be divided 28 28 of meeting space can be divided into breakouts or as as six meeting/banbreakouts or few as few as six meeting/banwisconsin

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rooftop gardens can be reserved for events. Venue Features: Wireless access is available throughout Monona Terrace with excellent coverage; Monona Terrace is one of only a handful of convention centers offering Internet 2 access; Special amenities include a greeter at the main entrance to assist guests, business center, gift shop, art/ exhibit area and expansive areas for Monona Terrace registration and information needs. Convention Center Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: One John Nolen Drive 240-room attached Hilton Madison, Madison, WI 53703 (608) 261-4100; Fax: (608) 261-4049 1,000 rooms within walking distance of www.mononaterrace.com Monona Terrace, more than 8,000 hotel Sales/Event Services Manager: rooms are available to groups in Madison. Laura Cornell, CMP Transportation: Madison is accessible “Where business and inspiration meet.” by air from every major metro area in Snapshot: The Frank Lloyd Wrightthe country and is served by the Dane designed Monona Terrace Community County Regional Airport. Monona and Convention Center is located in heart Terrace is a 10-minute drive from the of Madison’s vibrant downtown on the airport. shore of Lake Monona. This spectacular Attractions: The State Capitol buildmulti-level structure features public ing. Museum Mile offers six fascinating promenades, meeting rooms with striking museums, plus several art galleries for lake views, extensive rooftop gardens and browsers and the attached Hilton Madison. collectors alike. Meeting Space: 250,000-sq.-ft., 5-level State Street facility; 85,000 sq. ft. of meeting/exhibit – Madison’s space; 23 meeting rooms; 40,000-sq.famed pedesft. Main Exhibit Hall; 5,540-sq.-ft. trian mall. Lecture Hall, seating 320; 14,000-sq.See ad on


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Faixplex Conference Center: adds 85,000 sq. ft. of meeting/event space, including 12, 441-sq.ft. Ballroom, 16,515-sq. ft of conference space; 3,483 square of meeting rooms; a prefunction hall is 9,108-sq.-ft.pre-function hall and 949-sq.-ft. Boardroom.


1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768 (909) 623-3111; Fax: (909) 623-9599 www.fairplex.com Director of Sales: Melissa Tapia

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Venue Features: Large, column-free, air-conditioned exhibit halls ranging from 33,600 sq. ft. to 105,000 sq. ft.; On-site newly renovated Sheraton Fairplex hotel, Wifi capabilities; a 12acre Koa RV Park with 185 full-service sites and parking for more than 30,000 vehicles. Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: 247 suites. Transportation: Fairplex is just 9 miles from Ontario International Airport and 45 freeway miles from LAX, and is easily accessible from three major freeways. Attractions: Retail establishments, restaurants, the 18-hole Mountain Meadows Golf Course, cultural facilities, an art district, historic sites and nightlife. Just a short drive away from theaters,museums, sports arenas, local mountain retreats, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry.

Snapshot: Fairplex is Southern California’s most diverse event location attracting more than 3 million annual visitors. Home of the L.A. County Fair since 1922, the facility is also the premier location for consumer shows in Southern California, hosting more than 500 events per year. Coming in 2011 is the 85,000-sq.ft. Fairplex Conference Center. Meeting Space: 11,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 11 meeting rooms; 325,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, with See ad on page 81 West v1 3/26/08 5:17 PM Page 95 exhibit halls ranging from 10,000 sq. ft. to 105,000 sq. ft.; 6,400-sq.-ft. ball400-seat theater. West v1room; 3/26/08 5:17 PM Page 95 When you think of Southern California’s most flexible, diverse and customer friendly event location, think Fairplex!

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32,000 sq. ft. theater of column seats 3,000 stylefree or space 2,400 banand seats 3,000 theater style or 2,400 quet style; 11,000-seat Selland Arena; banquet style;Saroyan 11,000-seat Selland 2,359-seat Theatre, whose • seats 3,000 theater style or 2,400 banArena; 2,359-seat Theatre, lobby be usedSaroyan for 38-48 Exhibit quet style;can 11,000-seat Selland Arena; • whose lobby can be used for 38-48 Booths. Robert A. Schoettler 2,359-seat Saroyan Theatre, whose • Exhibit Booths. Robert A. Schoettler Conference Center features a 13,129lobby can be used for 38-48 Exhibit Our Campus Conference Center features a 13,129square-foot that may be dividBooths. Robert ballroom A. Schoettler • square-foot ballroom bepeople or ed into 7Center salons for that 50 tomay • Conference features a 340 13,129• divided 7 salons for 50 to 340 90 8’ xinto 10’ • booths.that may be divid• square-foot ballroom 90 8’for x 10’ booths. edpeople into 7orsalons 50 to 340Hall people or Sheraton Fairplex Venue Features: Exhibit includes • • Features: Exhibit Hall includes 90Venue 8’ x 10’ booths. on-site, full-service catering kitchen; • Fresno CONVENTION Convention on-site, full-service catering kitchen; FRESNO • • Executive conference room/show Venue Features: Exhibit Hall includesoffice • Entertainment &ENTERTAINMENT Executive conference room/show & with built-in bar, multiple phone lines on-site, full-service catering kitchen; • Center office built-in bar, multiple FRESNO CONVENTION CENTER Executive conference room/show officetech& T1with connections; voice and data • 848 M.Street Street phone lines & T1 connections; voice & ENTERTAINMENT 848 M. with built-in bar, multiple phoneaccess lines from nology throughout; drive-in • Fresno, CA 93721 and data technology throughout; Fresno, CA 93721 CENTER & T1 connections; data onto techcovered loading voice dock and directly (559) 445-8100; Fax: (559) 445-8110 drive-in access from covered loading (559) Fax: (559) 445-8110 848 M.445-8100; Street nology throughout; drive-in access from exhibit floor. www.fresnoconventioncenter.com fairplex.com A Great Place for People! Director of Sales & Marketing: Fresno, CA 93721 dock directly covered loadingonto dockexhibit directlyfloor. onto Director of Sales & Marketing: Transportation: Six miles from Fresno Claudia Arguelles (559) 445-8100; Fax: (559) 445-8110 exhibit floor. Claudia Arguelles Transportation: Six miles from Director of Sales & Marketing: www.fresnoconventioncenter.com Yosemite International Airport. Fresno YosemiteSix International Transportation: miles from Fresno Claudia Arguelles “We’re Always at the Heart” “We’re Always at the Heart” NearbyInternational Attractions:Airport. Yosemite Airport. www.fresnoconventioncenter.com Yosemite Snapshot: Multi Facility Complex, National Park, Grizzlies Baseball Snapshot: Multi Facility Complex, Attractions: Yosemite National Park, “We’re Always at the Heart” Nearby Attractions:Park.com. Yosemite including the elegant and spacious @ Chuckchansi including the elegant and spacious GrizzliesPark, Baseball @ Chuckchansi National Grizzlies Baseball Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Snapshot: Multi Facility Complex, See Ad on Page 91 Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Chuckchansi Park.com. Hall, the very functional Ernest Valdez @Park.com. including the elegant and spacious Hall, functional Ernest Valdez Hall,the the very historic William Saroyan See Ad on Page 91 Fresno Convention Center Exhibit Hall, the and historic William Saroyan Theatre the newly-remodeled Hall, the very functional Ernest Valdez Theatre and the newly-remodeled Selland Arena. Adjacent to the Robert Hall, the historic William Saroyan Selland Arena. Adjacent toCenter. the Robert A. Schoettler Theatre and theConference newly-remodeled A. Schoettler Conference Center. Selland Arena. Adjacent to the Robert Meeting Space: 66,371-sq.-ft. Fresno A. Schoettler Conference Meeting Space: Exhibit Hall that66,371-sq.-ft. can beCenter. used asFresno three Exhibit Hall can be used as three Meeting 66,371-sq.-ft. Fresno separateSpace: halls;that column free space, separate halls; Exhibit Hall thatcolumn can be free usedspace, as three30 11,628-sq.-ft. pre-function lobby; 11,628-sq.-ft. pre-function lobby; 30 separate column freeHall space, meetinghalls; rooms; Valdez features meeting rooms; Valdez Hall features 11,628-sq.-ft. pre-function lobby; 30 32,000 rooms; sq. ft. ofValdez column space and meeting Hallfree features 32,000 sq. ft. of column free space and The Center features the latest in flexibility and scalability with large seminar rooms, additional break out rooms and interactive teleconferencing – everything you need to put on a world-class event State-of-the-art facilities and contemporary surroundings feature multiples seating areas for impromptu gatherings

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winner of the Prime Site Award every year since 1995, the Austin Convention Center has emerged as a leader in the convention and meeting market. A premier facility located in the heart of the capital city’s downtown business district, the Center spans six city blocks with 374,255 square feet of exhibit and meeting space. The five column-free exhibit halls, totaling 246,097 square feet, accommodate 1,289 10’ X 10’ exhibit booths. Seven ballrooms ranging from 3,896 to 43,300 square feet in size, and 54 meeting rooms and show offices totaling 61,440 square feet, complete the four-story convention center. Ample parking is provided in two parking garages with a total capacity of 1,700 spaces. Technological Features Rated one of the most technologically advanced convention centers in the country, this gigabit-rated facility moves voice, video, and data at over one billion bits per second. The Austin Convention Center offers a variety of in-house services including complimentary Wireless Internet access, redundant high-speed Internet II access, plug and play capabilities, and an on-site technical staff to help with networking needs. Hotels Austin offers more than 25,000 hotel rooms, with 5,500 located downtown, including the 800-room Hilton Austin adjacent to the convention center. Additional nearby hotels include: Four Seasons Hotel Austin; Courtyard by Marriott; Residence Inn by Marriott; Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown; Radisson Hotel & Suites; Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown; Driskill Hotel; Omni Austin Hotel Downtown; and Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel.

Austin by Night After conventions and meetings wrap-up each night, attendees may choose to enjoy Austin’s entertainment districts, the Warehouse District and famous Sixth Street. The Austin Convention Center is just down the street from the city’s vibrant nightlife, where visitors can also enjoy everything from fine dining in four-star restaurants, to down-home barbecue and authentic Tex-Mex. As the Live Music 74

located in the heart of the capital city’s downtown business district, the Center spans six city blocks.

Capital of the World, Austin echoes with the sound of country, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, jazz and Tejano. On any given evening, one can find live music playing in nearly 200 different venues. Austin by Day During the day, visitors can enjoy the capital city’s many historical attractions, including the State Capitol, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Texas State History Museum, the Blanton Museum of Art, and many more museums and art galleries. Or, one can experience the beauty of central Texas, captured by downtown’s Lady Bird Lake, bordered by 10 miles of trails enjoyed by runners, walkers and cyclists. Surrounded by three lakes and a network of parks, Austin offers the perfect environment for enjoying the best of nature. Austin ➤ Hotels: 5,500 downtown hotel rooms; adjacent 800-room Hilton Austin ➤ Airport: Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, eight miles from facility ➤ Nearby Attractions: State Capitol, Sixth Street Entertainment District, Warehouse Entertainment District, University of Texas, LBJ Presidential Library, more than 20 museums including The Texas State History Museum, dozens of art galleries and historical attractions, Lady Bird Lake.

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Location: Downtown Austin Total Area: spans six city blocks Exhibit Space: 246,097 contiguous sq. ft., column free Ballrooms: 43,300 sq. ft. level 4; 23,418 sq. ft. level 1 Meeting Space: 54 meeting rooms totaling 61,440 square feet Technology: Gigabit-rated facility, wireless Internet access, plug and play capabilities Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

F O R B R E A K - O U T S E S S I O N S. When you book your next meeting at the Austin Convention Center, we also throw in 300+ days of sunshine. Lady Bird Lake and the Hike & Bike Trail are just steps from our door, with the Highland Lakes and elite golf courses only a short drive away. Here in Austin, after the wrap-up, it’s time to wind down.

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Director of Convention Sales: Kathydestinations Reak destinations asaTijuana, “Meeting Higher Expectations” Gods, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, sunshine, spectacular scenery; a variety shine, spectacular scenery; a variety of Director of Convention Sales: Kathy Reak San Diego Convention Center, an and amenities. Meeting planners & Colorado Springs, CO 80903 ay. San Diego, CA 92101 walking distance; 42,000 hotel rooms Rachel Benedick class guest rooms located in the downexciting outdoor activities and 50+ Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Zoo, Old ColoradoFeatures: City, Manitou Springs “Meeting Higher Expectations” . Destination Mild, pleasant award-winning, venue that ofexciting exciting outdoor activities and 50+ 50+ outdoor activities and attendees will love weather, the (619) 525-5000; FAX: (619) 525-5005 888-4748 ext. 132; Fax:the (719) 635-4968 Snapshot: Colorado Springs is adowntown secmetro-wide. town area. 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San Diego’s Light activities the ease Winds, Colorado City, Manitou Old age; ing one of after-hour tiguous exhibit spaceAttractions: on the Ground Old Colorado City, Manitou Springs 495,000 square feet of meeting space historic and the Cog Railway, U.S. Air Force Casbah; The San Diego Natural the nation’s most exciting district; 90+ Snapshot: Colorado Springs is a secand Memorial Parkbrew Skatepubs, Park.sports attendees will love the weather, the after-hour activities and the ease with art and cultural scene, diverse neighboratHistory such exciting which they travel in and90,000 out ofsq.the Level; ft.Rail/Trolley of column-free ge; go and sought-after Springs the Cog Railway, U.S. throughout the area, including confer- bars Attractions: Pikes Peak, Garden of the Museum; Cafe andstops theand Cog Railway, U.S.Mystery Air Force Academy, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, destinations with the andAdmusic clubs; ond-tier first-class facilities See on Page 73 3 downtown after-hour activities andinout the ease with which they travel inspace and thePavilion hoods, andcity thewith Rocky backdrop theof Sails on Cheyenne the Upper ence centers,Mountain exposition halls, meeting Gods, Seven Falls, Cave of the Winds, destinations as Tijuana, Mexico; Colorado Springs Airport. 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Colorado Springs offers visitor serSee Ad on Page 73 hotelscenters, and unique Colorado Meeting Space: 525,701 sq.venues. ft. of halls, conMeeting Approximately ence exposition meeting Meeting Space: The Colorado House of Blues San Diego; The Museum, See ad on page 77 21 full-service properties with 5,000 vices trainingRoyal Gorge Bridge & Park Springs offers 21 full-service properties tiguous exhibit space on as thenumerous Ground Colorado 495,000 square feetfeatures of meeting space hotels and unique venues. Convention Center 584,000 sq. ft. program. Casbah; The San Diego Natural rooms as well limited-serand Memorial Park Skate Park. 96 with 5,000 rooms as well as numerous Level; 90,000 sq. ft. of column-free Springs offers 21 full-service properties throughout area,floor including conferof contiguousthe exhibit space, divisible History Museum; Mystery Cafe vice properties. Major venues include: limited-service properties. Major venues See See adAd on on Page 73& Destinations Facilities The West space in the Sails Pavilion on Upper with 5,000 asthe well as numerous ence centers, exposition halls,(100,000 meeting into six halls; 63 meeting rooms Dinner Theatre; Museum of The Broadmoor (700 rooms, 185,000 include: Therooms Broadmoor (700 rooms, page 79 Level; 72 meeting rooms totaling limited-service properties. Major venues sq. ft. total – all on one level); Korbel hotels and unique venues. Colorado Contemporary Art San Diego; sq. ft. meeting space); Sheraton Hotel 185,000 sq. ft. meeting space); Sheraton 204,114 sq.include: ft. of flexible space; 2 ballThe Broadmoor (700 rooms, Springs offers 21 full-service properties Museum of Photographic Arts. rooms; and185,000 284,494sq.sq.ft.ft.meeting of pre-funcspace); Sheraton with 5,000 rooms as well as numerous tion space. limited-service properties. Facilities Major venues& Destinations 2010 SuperBook 76 include: The Broadmoor (700 rooms, Technology: Smart City Networks is Facilities & Destinations The West 185,000 sq. ft. meeting space); Sheraton the exclusive telecommunications


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Colorado Springs Go Mainstream or Discover Our Hidden Gems


ome to Colorado Springs for what sets the ultimate standard in outdoor scenery (think Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak, and Seven Falls) or have a look at the icons of this thriving city like the Air Force Academy, Olympic Training Center and the buzzing downtown district. A different route - take a peek into the past at the Pioneers Museum, Old Colorado City or the historic mining town of Cripple Creek. Another option is to steal away to the hidden gems of this aweinspiring mountain city; catch your breath and let your feet and mind wander along 750 acres of the Paint Mines Interpretive Park. These unique formations show evidence of human life as far back as 9,000 years ago and feature geographical spires and hoodoos created by eons of erosive action. Other hidden gems include the sprawling open spaces of Red Rock Canyon, America the Beautiful Park, Bear Creek & Fountain Creek Nature Centers and the New Sante Fe Regional Trail showcasing local wildlife, grasslands, wildflowers and geological landmarks. These open spaces and their surroundings are sure to inspire, and with over 300 days of annual sunshine and a mild climate, there’s no reason or season they should be missed. Come to Colorado Springs for the fresh air, outdoor activities, history and culture and discover a new combination of adventure. Just a 70-mile drive south of Denver or a flight straight into the Colorado Springs Airport makes it even easier to see what all the fuss is about. Colorado Springs, the gem of the Rockies, provides first-tier amenities at second-tier price tags. The award-winning staff at Experience Colorado Springs, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, can help you plan a successful and memorable meeting, convention or event. Find your riches here; 50+ attractions, 5,000 convention rooms, 495,000 square feet of meeting space and limitless possibilities. 515 South Cascade Avenue | Colorado Springs | CO | 80903 (800) 888-4748 ext. 132 Fax (719) 635-4968 • VisitCOS.com Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

Find what you’ve been looking for in Colorado Springs. With numerous hotel rooms, expansive meeting and exhibition space, and many area attractions to explore and enjoy, Colorado Springs is the perfect place to hold your next meeting or convention, and a natural reminder that there’s more to life than climbing the corporate ladder. Let our CVB planners help put you on the right path by calling 800-888-4748, ext. 132. And find out just how easy it is to get here at FlyCOS.com.

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the west / Denver

VISIT DENVER The Mile High City

1555 California St., Ste. 300, Denver, CO 80202 (800) 480-2010; (303) 892-1112 Fax: 303-892-1636 www. visitdenver.com/sevenreasons


here’s big news in the Mile High City: over the last several years, Denver has emerged as a top choice among planners. With the Colorado Convention Center’s recent expansion, new hotels contributing to more than 42,000 rooms metro-wide and a vibrant, walkable downtown, Denver is the perfect location for gatherings large and small. If you’re ready to begin planning your next meeting, you can visit our Web site and submit an RFP, check out the city’s Hot Rates, or order a printed copy of the official Denver & Colorado Destination Planning Guide at www. VISITDENVER.com. Or just call us at 800-480-2010.

One City, Seven Reasons. Now, more than ever, choosing the right city for your next meeting is easy. Denver is one great city with seven great reasons that make it the perfect meeting destination.


Destination Appeal: With 300 days of sunshine annually, award-winning dining, world-class museums, and natural beauty from the Rocky Mountains backdrop, Denver blends urban sophistication with outdoor adventure - the perfect recipe for a great meeting.

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Affordability: In 2009 Denver was named one of the 40 most affordable cities for business travelers by Corporate Travel Index. Find special, limited-time deals on our Hot Rates page. Accessibility: Denver International Airport (DEN) serves the third most destinations of U.S. airports, offers nearly 1,600 daily flights, includes non-stops to more than 150 worldwide destinations and is served by three hub carriers.



Hotels: More than 8,300 rooms are within walking distance of the Colorado Convention Center and there are 42,000 rooms in the metro area, with all major brands and price points represented.

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Facilities: From our two-million square-foot Colorado Convention Center to unique off-site venues, Denver has the meeting space for you. Service: VISIT DENVER has won all major convention industry service awards for the past 17 years, proof positive of our commitment to help you create the best meetings anywhere.

Green: With a full-time sustainable programs manager, an award-winning Greenprint program and our unique, online carbon calculator, Denver is the premier green meeting destination. Contact Rachel Benedick, Vice President of Sales & Services at 800-480-2010 or rbenedick@visitdenver.com. Can’t wait to see Denver? Check out our new video at www. visitdenver.com/convention.


enver has one of the “most walkable” downtowns in the nation. The heart of downtown Denver is the 16th Street Mall, a milelong pedestrian promenade lined with outdoor cafes and distinctive shops. A free shuttle carries visitors up and down this central corridor, providing quick access to world-class art and culture, wine bars, restaurants, and live music hot spots in Larimer Square or historic LoDo. Within a mile radius of the Colorado Convention Center, there are three sports stadiums (Denver has a record eight professional teams), the nation’s secondlargest performing arts complex with a third under construction, a history museum, a U.S. Mint producing 10 billion coins a year, a river offering whitewater rafting, the country’s only downtown amusement park, a world-class aquarium, 8,300 hotel rooms, and more than 300 restaurants. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

the west / California

FAIRPLEX 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768 (909) 623-3111; Fax: (909) 623-9599 • www.fairplex.com FAIRPLEX IN POMONA A PEOPLE PLEASING DESTINATION


airplex has its eye on the community, education and learning, commitments the organization takes seriously and seriously considers in the planning and development for the facility. With those considerations clearly at the forefront Fairplex welcomes its newest endeavor. Groundbreaking took place Feb. 18 for the Fairplex Conference Center slated for an exalted opening in March 2011. The event culminated a journey of nearly a decade, from planning to the actual construction of the high tech 85,000-square-foot facility. The $30-million addition will provide nearly 500 jobs during construction and nearly 300 full-time sustainable jobs when operational. An existing building comprising 35,000 square feet will join with the new 50,000-square-foot structure. The single-story edifice will feature the Art Deco style of existing buildings. The project’s ultimate success can be greatly attributed to the diligence and support of agencies and officials, collaboration from private and public entities including the Economic Development Administration and Small Business Administration. The Center will join Fairplex‘s 543-acre campus, used extensively yearround for more than 500 events and as the site of its signature event, the L.A. County Fair, accounting for a remarkable 2.7 million guests annually. Fairplex has come a long way since hosting just the annual Fair. More than $140 million has been invested in capital improvements since 1981. Year-round programming and services to complement that viable industry have brought a new dimension to the facility. Cornucopia Foods, LLC manages Fairplex year-round food and beverage operations and Finish Line Sports Grill is the destination for sports fans and satellite wagering. Newcomers, Fairplex RV and Boat Storage provides convenient access and secure storage for residents of the surrounding communities and Event Production Solutions, which allocated an impressive inventory of rental items, from chairs to forklifts, to facilitate events large and small. Located in the fastest-growing region of the nation, Fairplex is centrally located and accessible from Southern California’s major freeways. Fairplex is home to renowned, prestigious and longtime attractions such as the National Hot Rod Association’s Winternationals and World Finals held annually at famous Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. The Asian/ American Expo, Los Angeles County Irish Fair & Music Festival, Equine Affaire and Tattoo & Body Art Expo illustrate the scope of the facility and 80

its ability to effectively accommodate and facilitate big events attended by a large number of people. When it comes to putting on a first-rate show, Fairplex ranks high in the convention and trade show industry. ADVANTAGES ➤Fairplex is a not-for-profit public benefit company ➤We reinvest in ourselves and the community and that means we invest in you by providing a historic location with an unsurpassed foundation of experience ➤Highly regarded as the ideal consumer show location in Southern California ➤Award-winning customer service and consistently high guest satisfaction OUR CAMPUS ➤Large column-free, air-conditioned exhibit halls ranging from 33,600 to 105,500 square feet, totaling 375,000 square feet ➤Building amenities include touch-free restrooms, pre-wired exhibit halls for high-speed internet and DSL, portable concession stands and ATMs ➤Outside areas perfect for product demonstrations, automotive, boat and outdoor recreational shows and events ➤Established and popular location for filming and television productions ➤Park-like settings, fountains and beautiful landscaping throughout the grounds ➤Five-eighths mile oval Fairplex Park horse racing track with large, grassy infield ideal for concerts and festivals and a 10,000-seat grandstand ➤Unique barn and horse arenas for horse shows ➤Historical art gallery and adjoining patio suitable for events and weddings ➤Historical 40,000-seat Auto Club Raceway and 1,000-foot drag strip is an excellent location for auto testing, research, filming and driving courses ➤Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum ➤On-site Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Fairplex KOA RV Park ➤On-site McKinley’s Grille restaurant and Finish Line Sports Grill ➤Spacious parking for more than 30,000 vehicles PROXIMITY ➤Just nine miles west of LA/Ontario International Airport ➤Easy access to Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Orange counties ➤Nearby dining, entertainment and art Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

When you think of Southern California’s most flexible, diverse and customer friendly event location, think Fairplex!

Coming Spring 2011 Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center

The new Center will provide a high-tech, 85,000-square-foot complex with functional space for trade shows, corporate meetings or regional associations

The Center features the latest in flexibility and scalability with large seminar rooms, additional break out rooms and interactive teleconferencing – everything you need to put on a world-class event

State-of-the-art facilities and contemporary surroundings feature multiples seating areas for impromptu gatherings

Sophisticated ballroom with dining capabilities for 1,000 guests

Book your space today! The Conference Center opens Spring 2011.

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Highly regarded as the ideal consumer show location in Southern California

Award-winning customer service and consistently high guest satisfaction

Large column-free, air-conditioned exhibit halls ranging from 33,600 sq. ft. to 105,600 sq. ft., totally 340,000 sq. ft.

Amenities include: touch-free restrooms, prewired exhibit halls for highspeed internet and DSL, portable concessions stands and ATM machines

Outside areas perfect for product demonstrations as well as automotive, boat and outdoor recreational shows and events

On-site Sheraton Fairplex Hotel and Fairplex KOA/RV Park

On-site McKinley’s Grille Restaurant and Finish Line Sports Grill

Avalon Restaurant and banquet facility can accommodate up to 500 guests

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Spacious parking for more than 30,000 cars Conveniently located near the 10, 210 and 57 freeways

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247 two-room suites with deluxe amenities High-speed Internet access 11,000 sq. ft. of elegant meeting space Professional catering and convention staff

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1101 W. McKinley Ave. Pomona,CA 91768 (909) 623-3111 (909) 623-9599 Fax For more info, please contact: (909) 865-4041 sales@fairplex.com

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the west / Hawai‘i

Hawai‘i Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815 • (808) 943-3500, Toll-free (800) 295-6603 • Fax: (808) 943-3599 • www.hawaiiconvention.com


or generations, Hawai‘i has been a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Today, it is an accommodating host culture, melding mores of various ethnicities and serving as a crossroads where the aloha spirit prevails and guests feel welcome. Well situated between the U.S. mainland and Pacific Rim countries, Hawai‘i offers an ideal spot for international meetings, with the added benefit of providing an array of leisure options for accompanying family and friends. Given Hawai‘i’s prime geographic location, the Center’s development of a marketing team that focuses on global outreach to countries throughout the Pacific Rim makes sound business sense. Depending on need, the Center’s marketing team provides businesses and associations with insight and guidance. While these organizations’ top priority is to achieve their business goals, it is important that they realize there are differences in approach. The team is well versed in the nuances of conducting business on an international level. As host, the Hawai‘i Convention Center, an SMG managed facility, assures meeting planners that it provides the perfect setting to conduct business with global implications. Various marketing tools are utilized—from promotional collateral to custom-designed “microsites” that are tailored to that organization’s meeting mission—and made available in multiple languages. The result is an effortless information sharing and application process for international constituents who may never have attended a U.S.-based meeting. Access to the microsite, which can feature testimonies, welcome messages from association and Hawai‘i dignitaries, and access to housing information, emphasizes the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s mission of conducting business with aloha. And since it’s a meeting in Hawai‘i—where Pacific Rim cultures blend with ease—attendance from Asian countries has proven to increase because the Center offers an atmosphere


conducive to comfortable business introductions that lead to successful and enduring collaborations. The Convention Center has also focused on building tradeshow participation – particularly to attract exhibitors from Asia and the South Pacific. To promote attendance at the Hawai‘i event, the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s sales team identifies potential exhibitors and even participates as an exhibitor itself at tradeshows of partner associations in Asia the year prior to the Hawai‘i event. Other assistance includes identifying travel company partners to develop tours and packages to bring delegates to the Hawai‘i convention. Editorial outreach, which spans a chronology that begins months before an event and extends months beyond, is designed to send the message that Hawai‘i is a destination which is hospitable to both domestic and international members. To reinforce the idea that Hawai‘i offers an ideal setting for meetings, METROPOLL XIII, a survey conducted on behalf of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, has determined that Hawai‘i maintains a strong reputation for being “good for international conventions which draw worldwide.” Of course, Hawai‘i continues to rank as the top choice as a vacation destination which provides convention delegates from all over the world an opportunity to enjoy world-class education and networking in a beautiful and welcoming environment. The State’s clients rate Hawai‘i very high as a convention site and give the Hawai‘i Convention Center one of the highest ratings of any major convention center in Metropoll add-on studies. Post-event surveys of meeting planners continue to reflect a high average of 96-98% satisfaction in the level of service provided by the Hawai‘i Convention Center. For information on how to maximize attendance, increase productivity, globalize your meeting, reduce airfare or shipping costs, or to read numerous testimonials, please visit www.hawaiiconvention.com.

Hawai‘i offers an ideal spot for international meetings, with the added benefit of providing an array of leisure options

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Perfect climate. Sudden brainstorms. No place on earth fuels creativity and innovation like Hawai‘i. For proof, go to BusinessAloha.com and watch video testimonials from planners who’ve already reaped the rewards of meeting in the Islands of Aloha. We’ll also give you an inside look at the competitively-priced Hawai‘i Convention Center, link you to dozens of information resources, and assist you in planning a successful meeting in Hawai‘i. Visit BusinessAloha.com for details.


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oklahoma NEVADA

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER 3150 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 892-0711; (877) 847-4858 www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com Vice President of Convention Center Sales: Chris Meyer

COX CONVENTION CENTER Snapshot: The Las Vegas Convention LAS VEGAS One Myriad Gardens Center is one of the most modern and Oklahoma City,functional OK 73102 CONVENTION CENTER facilities in the world - a 3.2

facilities, two restaurants with seating for 1,200, 15 concession stands, and two StarbucksOn-site cafes. Event services Technology: communication include a master antenna system, local, services, wireless internet, plus complicable and closed circuit television and audio recording rooms; convention Venue Features: Full service kitchen mentary Wi-Fi in multiple pre-function housing services; registration services; facilities, two restaurants with seating areas and Internet access speeds of up to badges and badge holders available for 1,200, concession stands, one Gigabit. upon request.15 The LVCC’s parking lots and haveStarbucks over 5,200 spaces. two cafes. Event services Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: 1,400 Convention/Guest Rooms: a mastersHotel antenna system, local, ofinclude Oklahoma 133,000 in LasCity’ Vegas.15,000 hotel rooms cable and closed circuit television areTransportation: within walking distance. Two of theand three miles from audio recording rooms; convention McCarran International Airport. one is adjacent hotels are connecting: housing registration services; Attractions: Las Vegas Strip;sky bridge; joined by a services; glass-enclosed badges and badge holders available Fremont Street; Hoover Dam; and the other offers access through the Red Rock Canyon. upon request. The LVCC’s parking lots



COX BUSINESS SERVICES CONVENTION CENTER One Myriad Gardens Oklahoma City, OK 73102 (405) 602-8500; Fax (405) 602-5129 www.coxconventioncenter.com Director of Sales & Marketing: Tim Linville

with 21 meeting rooms and a 25,000 sq. ft. Ballroom; 15,000-seat Arena. exhibit space; Venue Features: wireless internet serv- 105,000 sq. ft. Meeting ice and access speedsRoom up to onecomplex Gigabit with 21 meeting available; four (4) FREE pre-function 105,000 sq. ft. Meeting Room complex and wi-fi zones; meetingrooms rooms and ball-a 25,000-sq.-ft. Ballroom; with 21 meeting and a 25,000 Arena. Generalrooms Manager room equipped with 15,000-seat state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment; SMG Desjardins. Video sq. ft. Ballroom; 15,000-seat Arena. - Gary Conferencing Services available.

Venue Features: wireless internet servFeatures: wireless internet Venue Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: iceaccess and access up to one Gigabit more than 1,400 hotel rooms currently service and speedsspeeds up to one available; three (3) hotels located available; four (4) FREE pre-function Gigabit available; four (4) FREE predirectly across from convention center, wi-fi zones; zones;meeting meetingrooms rooms and ballwi-fi while remainder are function within walking distance; new hotels and currently under roomequipped equippedwith withstate-ofstate-of-the-art ballroom construction. audio-visual equipment; SMG Video the-art audio-visual equipment; SMG

Transportation: 10 miles/15 minutes Conferencing Services available. Video Conferencing Services available. from Will Rogers World Airport; located just off I-40, between I-35 and I-44. Convention/Guest Hotel Rooms: Hotel Rooms: 1,680 rooms in

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Operated Transportation: 10 miles/15 min. from exhibit(405) space,297-8912; a 25,000-square-foot (800) Gardens 225-5652 Memorial & Museum; Transportation: miles/15 minutes center, Transportation: three miles from Canal & Water Taxis; Bricktownwhile remainder are within walking the Las Vegas Convention and Will Rogers World Airport, located just www.coxconventioncenter.com Las Vegas, NV by 89109 Oklahoma City, ballroom, meeting rooms and a OK 73102 Fax:21(405) 297-8888 from Will Rogers World Airport. Dining & Entertainment District; Visitors Authority, the center is well 15,000-seat arena,(405) all just steps awayFax (405) International Airport. Director of Sales & 847-4858 Marketing: offMcCarran I-40 in downtown Oklahoma City (702) 892-0711; (877) 602-8500; 602-5129 www.visitokc.com distance; new hotels currently under AT&T Bricktown Ballpark; Ford known among industry professionals for from a growing number of downtown Tim Linville its versatility. www.lvcva.com or www.coxconventioncenter.com Attractions: Bricktown Dining between I-35 and I-44. ofentertainment Convention SalesCenter; & Services: Civic CenterNearby Music Hall; construction. Attractions: Las Vegas Strip; hotels Director and a vibrant www.visitlasvegas.com Director of Sales & Marketing: Snapshot: CoxMeeting Convention Center is one of Oklahoma City Zoo; &Omniplex; Entertainment District—a vibrant districtElizabeth featuring aRichardson variety of canal-side Space: 243,000 sq. ft. of Fremont Street; Hoover Dam; Attractions: Ford Center, Bricktown Transportation: miles/15 Vicemost President oflocated Convention Center Tim Linville National Cowboy and Western restaurants, music venues and the centrally of244 its kind (405)clubs, 297-8952 • erichardson@okccvb.org meeting space,venues including meeting urban neighborhood with a10 variety of minutes Red Rock Canyon. district, dining & entertainment Heritage Museum. from restaurants, Will Rogersclubs, World Airport; locatSales: Chris Meyer attractions. rooms;SMG-managed 2 million sq. ft. of facility Exhibit is in the nation. The new canal-side music Snapshot: The Cox Business Services See Ad Space, including South Hall - 908,000 Bricktown Canal & Water Taxis, AT&T Snapshot: Oklahoma City has it on Page 83 edattractions, just off I-40, between I-35 and I-44. Meeting Space: 100,000 sq. ft. Exhibit non-union andsq.located just steps away from venues and OKC National Convention is oneinof the most ft.; Central Hall – 623,000-sq.-ft.; Bricktown Ballpark, Myriad Botanical Hall can be divided into smaller Center halls all—from the8historic Old West aSnapshot: growing number ofHall downtown hotels North – 406,000 sq. ft. and Attractions: Botanical The Las Vegas Convention & Museum,Myriad City Oklahoma or combined withcentrally the Arena floor for venues of its kind Memorial located in Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Stockyards City to the vibrant energy 132,000 sq. ft. of total exhibit space; aCenter vibrantisentertainment district featuring Gardens; Oklahoma City Museum of one of the most modern anda Museum of Bricktown Art; AT&T the nation. The SMG-managed facility Conservatory; Oklahoma City Museum of Bricktown, the city’s lively entervariety of canal-side clubs, City National functional facilitiesrestaurants, in the world - amusic 3.2 of Art, Civic Center Music Hall, FordOklahoma Center; Civic Center overOur 100,000 squarehold feet of Ballpark; Art; tainmentoffers district. museums venues, shopsFacilities and attractions. Memorial & Museum; million-square-foot facility. Operated Music Hall; City Zoo; Bricktown Oklahoma exhibit space, a 25,000-square-foot 97 & Destinations The West artistic treasures Oklahoma City National Memorial and our sports venues Canal &and Water Taxis; Bricktown by the Las Vegas andfoot National Cowboy Western ballroom,for21everyone. meeting rooms Meeting Space: TheConvention 105,000 square & Museum, National Cowboy and have something Choicesand a Dining & Entertainment District; Visitors room Authority, thefeatures center21is meeting well Heritage Museum. 15,000-seat arena, all just steps away meeting complex Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma abound for an experience you’ll cherish. knownand among industry professionals from a growing number of downtown See ad onAT&T Bricktown Ballpark; Ford rooms a 25,000-square-foot ballroom,for City Zoo, Science Museum. Main Meeting Venue: Cox entertainment Convention Page 85 Center; Civic Center Music Hall; itsaddition versatility. hotels and a vibrant in to the 100,000 square feet of See ad on Center (405-602-8500; www.coxconOklahoma City Zoo; Omniplex; district featuring a variety of canal-side space (80,000 of which is column-free) Meeting Space: 243,000 sq. ft. of page 9 ventioncenter.com) 100,000 National Cowboy and Western restaurants, — clubs, musicsq. venues and available our expansive Exhibit Halls, and meetinginspace, including 244 meeting ft. Exhibit Hall can be divided into Heritage Museum. attractions. more than 32,000 square of floor space rooms; 2 million sq. ft. feet of Exhibit 8 smaller halls or combined with the See Ad on Page 83 in the adjacent 15,000-seat Arena. Space, including South Hall - 908,000 Meeting Space: 100,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Arena floor for 132,000 sq. ft. of total sq. ft.; Central Hall – 623,000-sq.-ft.; Hall can be divided into 8 smaller halls North Hall – 406,000 sq. ft. or combined with the Arena floor for 132,000 sq. ft. of total exhibit space; Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook 84

the west / Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau 123 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 (405) 297-8912; (800) 225-5652 • www.visitokc.com

Oklahoma City Voters Approve New Convention Center


he citizens of Oklahoma City recently approved funding to build a new $280-million downtown convention center. The convention center is the largest of the eight projects approved in the city’s third Metropolitan Area Projects (MAPS) proposal. MAPS3 will fund the projects through the extension of an existing one-cent sales tax, making the projects debt-free upon completion. “A new convention center will allow us to attract larger conventions and events to Oklahoma City,” said Michael J. Carrier, president of the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We will now be in a competitive position with other cities while increasing economic impact, creating jobs and supporting our visitor industry.” Based on the results of a study conducted by Convention, Sports and Leisure International (CSL), Oklahoma City’s new convention center will at least triple the amount of business by doubling the amount of space in the current convention center. The proposal for the new convention center calls for 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, 50,000 square feet of meeting space and a 35,000-square-foot ballroom to be built in phase one. In addition, a new location will improve parking and allow for future expansion not possible with the current convention center. The current Cox Convention Center is nearly 40 years old, though renovations were completed in 2000 and 2007. “Over the last several years the convention business has flourished with the development of the Bricktown Entertainment District, increased hotel inventory and the variety of cultural and entertainment options in downtown Oklahoma City,” added Carrier. “Not to mention the recent addition of the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder who play all home games at the Ford Center, just a short walk from the convention center.” The architectural selection process will most likely begin in spring 2010, with SMG, the current convention center management group, the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau and other stakeholders offering input regarding needs. “The MAPS system provides a stable environment for our development plans,” said Carrier. “Having the dedicated funding source to provide for the project capital means we don’t have to worry about financing or paying the interest costs on facilities as most other cities have to pay.”

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the west / oregon

Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Portland, OR 97232 (503) 235-7575; (800) 791-2250 Fax: (503) 731-7802 • www.oregoncc.org


he Oregon Convention Center (OCC) is the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest, making it an ideal venue for conventions, industry tradeshows, meetings, and banquets. Located in beautiful and lively downtown Portland, Oregon, the OCC is the preferred destination for many groups because of its commitment to customer service and leadership in sustainable practices. The center’s two grand ballrooms, 50 meeting rooms, 255,000 square feet of exhibit space, full-service catering, and experienced staff can handle events of any size, from 10 to 10,000. The OCC is located within Portland’s city center, right around the corner from famous restaurants, popular cultural attractions and wideranging entertainment. Portland’s MAX light-rail system makes getting around easy. It can pick you up or drop you off right at the center’s front door - and it’s free within most of the downtown area.

Leading-edge Technology The OCC’s WiFi infrastructure can support as many as 5,000 simultaneous users, providing a quality experience comparable to wired Ethernet. The center’s professional in-house audiovisual team can offer customers reliable, state-of-the-art equipment and support. Unique Amenities In addition to extensive catering and concession offerings that feature locally-grown, organic items, the OCC has two onsite Starbucks cafes and a new classic cocktail lounge, Stir, which serves up the city’s largest selection of locally-distilled spirits, Portland beers, Oregon wines and a menu that evolves as the seasons change. Practicing Sustainability In 2008, the Oregon Convention Center was recertified with the LEED®-EB Silver rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), making it the first convention center in the nation to achieve recertification at a higher rating. The new “silver” rating required proven 86

National conventions love Oregon and the OCC. The surrounding area’s scenery is some of the most spectacular on the planet. sustainability accomplishments among areas of operation, maintenance and capital improvements. National conventions love Oregon and the OCC . The surrounding area’s scenery is some of the most spectacular on the planet. OCC’s waste recycling and recovery program includes pre-and postconsumer organic waste, cardboard, newspaper, plastics, glass bottles, wood pallets, cooking oil and landscaping trimmings. The OCC has a full-time sustainability coordinator onsite who manages its recycling, reuse and composting strategies and champions ongoing efforts to reduce the center’s energy usage and carbon footprint. In 2009, OCC announced its partnership with SunEdison to build a 1.184-megawatt (MW) rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power system. When fully installed in spring 2010, the solar panels will generate enough power to fulfill 12% of the energy demand of the building, and combined with OCC’s existing purchase of wind power, over 50% of total the center’s energy use will be derived from renewable energy sources. At the Center of Success National conventions love Oregon and the OCC. The surrounding area’s scenery, some of the most spectacular on the planet, is artfully complimented by the décor and atmosphere of the center’s interiors. From the start, you realize that this isn’t only a great place to be, but a place where great things can happen. Facilities & Destinations 2010 SuperBook

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Sacramento Convention Center

This capital city has a convention center with 134,000 square feet of exhibit space and 31 meeting rooms.

1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 • (916) 808-5291 • Fax (916) 808-7687 • www.sacramentoconventioncenter.com


he discovery of gold near Sacramento in 1848 started California’s famous “Gold Rush,” bringing thousands of fortune seekers and entrepreneurs to the area almost overnight. Today, meeting planners discover their own type of gold when they select Sacramento as a meeting destination. Convention Center Complex Located in the State Capital of California, the Sacramento Convention Center is just 20 minutes from the Sacramento International Airport, and located in the heart of downtown. The Sacramento Convention Center offers over 134,000 square feet of contiguous Exhibit Hall space on one floor, another 61,000 square feet of additional meeting space with 31 meeting rooms on three levels. A 2,400-seat Community Center Theater and 4,000-seat Memorial Auditorium are close by. All (3) Facilities are within walking distance to major downtown hotels, shops, and restaurants. For those driving into town, a Convention Center parking garage is located just (2) short blocks to the main entrance of the Center.

Hotel Inventory Within walking distance (or a short shuttle ride away) of the Convention Center are more than 2,000 rooms and a dozen hotel properties. Only a pedestrian walkway separates the Sheraton Grand and the Hyatt Regency from the entrance to the Center. Several other properties can be found within a few blocks of the Center, including the Marriott Residence Inn at Capitol Park, Holiday Inn at Capitol Park, Best Western Sutter House, Holiday Inn Express, Clarion and Embassy Suites Waterfront. 88

Attractions With over 600 events and approximately 1,000,000 visitors annually, we offer something for everyone. Sacramento is strategically located in Northern California – 90 minutes Northeast of San Francisco. We offer a wealth of cultural activities, professional sports and a wide range of family attractions. Take time to walk in our city and stroll through Capitol Park. Visit our many shops, relax on a riverboat or water taxi, and don’t forget to experience Old Sacramento where wooden boardwalks, cobblestone streets and horse-drawn carriages will transport you back in time. Food & Beverage Award-winning Classique Catering is the celebrated caterer at the Convention Center and manages on-site Wolfgang Pucks Express and Starbucks coffeehouse. Classique Catering is a division of Centerplate and pride themselves on excellent service and quality product.

“The City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Convention Center offer you the best of both worlds – a diverse city with first-class amenities.” –Judith A. Goldbar, General Manager

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supports 5,000 WiFi simultaneous users; Technology: infrastructure supports 5,000 simultaneous users; in-house team offers clients supportsaudiovisual 5,000 simultaneous users; inin-house audiovisual team offersand clients reliable, state-of-the-art equipment house audiovisual team offers clients reliable, state-of-the-art equipment and support. reliable, state-of-the-art equipment support. Venue Features: recertified with the and support. Venue Features: recertified with the LEED-EB Silver rating fromwith the Venue Features: Certified LEED-EB Silver rating from the United States Green Building Council, the LEED®-EB Silver rating from United States Building Council, the first convention center in the nation the United StatesGreen Green Building to the achieve at a higher firstArecertification convention in the nation Council. new classiccenter cocktail rating. The center’s aggressiveatrecycling to achieve a higher lounge, Stir, recertification featuring a wide selection andrating. wasteThe management efforts diverted center’s aggressive recycling of locally-distilled spirits, Portland OREGON 266and tons of materials from landfills in waste management efforts diverted beers, Oregon wines and a menu that CONVENTION CENTER OREGON OREGON fiscal 2007-2008. 266year tons of materials from landfills in evolves as the seasons change. 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. CONVENTION CENTER CONVENTION fiscal year 2007-2008. Transporation: 8 miles from airport. Portland, OR 97232 King, Jr. Blvd. Transportation: 8 miles from airport. 777 777 NE NE Martin Martin Luther Luther (503) 235.7575; (800) 791.2250 Transporation: 8 miles from airport. Attractions: Located within Portland’s Portland, 97232 Portland, OR OR 97232 Attractions: Located within Fax: (503) 731-7802 city center, right around the corner (503) (503) 235.7575; 235-7575; (800) (800) 791.2250 791-2250 Attractions: Located within Portland’s www.oregoncc.org Portland’s city center, right around from famous restaurants, popular Fax: (503) (503) 731-7802 Fax: city center, right around the corner Director of731-7802 Sales & Marketing: Matt the corner from famous restaurants, cultural attractions and wide-ranging www.oregoncc.org www.oregoncc.org Pizzuti from famous restaurants, popular popular cultural attractions Director of Sales & Marketing: Director of Sales & Marketing: Matt entertainment - Rose Gardenand Arena, MattPizzuti@oregoncc.org cultural attractions and wide-ranging wide-ranging entertainment - Rose Matt Pizzuti Pizzuti Oregon Museum of Science and entertainment Rose Garden Arena, At the Center of Success Garden Arena, Oregon Museum MattPizzuti@oregoncc.org Industry, Portland Art Museum, of At the Center of Success Oregon Museum ofCenter Scienceforand Science and Industry, Portland Art Snapshot: The Oregon Convention Oregon Zoo, Portland the At the Center ofOregon SuccessConvention Snapshot: Industry,Oregon Portland ArtPortland Museum, Museum, Zoo, Center is theThe largest convention center Performing Arts, Japanese Gardens, Center is the largest convention Snapshot: The Oregon Convention Oregon Zoo, Portland Center for the Center forskiing the Performing Arts,area, in the Pacific Northwest, making itcenter an Mt. Hood and recreation in the Pacific Northwest, making it an Portland’s Center is the convention center Performing Arts, Japanese Gardens, Japanese Gardens, Mt. Hood skiideal venue for largest conventions, industry MAX light-rail system ideal forNorthwest, conventions, industry in thevenue Pacific making it an makes Mt. Hood skiing and recreation ing and recreation area, Portland’sarea, tradeshows, meetings, and banquets. getting around easy. tradeshows, meetings, and banquets. ideal venue for conventions, industry Portland’s MAX light-rail system MAX light-rail system makes getting Located in beautiful & lively downtown See ad on page 85 Located the in beautiful &and lively downtown tradeshows, meetings, banquets. makeseasy. getting around easy. around Portland, OCC is the preferred desPortland, OCC is&the preferred Located inthe beautiful lively downtown tination for many groups because of its Seeadadononpage page See 8785 destination manyisgroups because of Portland, thefor theservice preferred commitment toOCC customer and desits commitment to customer service and tination for groupspractices. because of its leadership in many sustainable leadership in to sustainable practices.and commitment customer Meeting Space: 50 meetingservice rooms; 2 leadership in sustainable practices. Meeting Space: 50 meeting grand ballrooms; 255,000 sq. ft.rooms; of 2 grand ballrooms; 255,000 ft. of concontiguous exhibition space.sq.rooms; Meeting Space: 50 meeting 2 tiguousballrooms; exhibition space. sq. ft. of grand Technology: WiFi255,000 infrastructure contiguous exhibition space.


Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78759 (512) 404-4000; Fax: (512) 404-4416 www.austinconventioncenter.com Director of Austin Convention Center Department: Mark Tester Director of Sales: Lisa Kidder

Snapshot: Rated one of the country’s most technologically advanced convention centers, the Austin Convention Center has a convenient downtown location near the city’s famous entertainment districts. The facility spans six city blocks with five column-free exhibit halls, seven ballrooms and 54 meeting rooms. Meeting Space: 374,255 sq. ft, including 54 meeting rooms and a 43,300sq.-ft. Ballroom. Exhibit Space: 5 contiguous Exhibit Halls with 246,097 sq. ft. of total

Exhibit Space: Theater Seating: 20,333 in Exhibit Halls; 2,291 in South Ballroom; 3,940 in North Ballroom. Technology: Gigabit-rated building (voice, video and data move at over 1 billion bits per second); complimentary WiFi, running on a CISCO powered gigabit Ethernet infrastructure; redundant high-speed, 100 mg/sec. Internet II access; plug and play capabilities; on-site technical staff. Venue Features: Flexible and practical floor plan; 18 loading docks; 2 parking garages; pre-function spaces offer views of downtown Austin. Hotel Rooms: 5,500 downtown hotel rooms. Transportation: 8 miles to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Attractions: State Capitol; Sixth Street Entertainment District; Warehouse Entertainment District; University of Texas; LBJ Presidential Library; Texas State History Museum; dozens of museums and art galleries; Lady Bird Lake with ten miles of trails. See ad on page 75

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Additional space includes a ballroom measuring 31,590 sq. ft., a 3,600 tierseated amphitheater, an exhibit hall 9 with retractable seating for 6,600, 100 meeting rooms and four exterior balconies suitable for outdoor receptions, each measuring nearly 3,000 sq. ft. Technology: The GRB offers singleGeorge R. Brown Center modeConvention and multi-mode fiber backbone in of the building, wireless access 1001 Avenidaalldeareas las Americas throughout the facility, redundant ISP Houston, TX 77010 networks, gigabit LAN service to any (713) 853-8000; (800)room 427-4697 meeting or exhibit hall, webcasting George R. Brown services, dedicated network monitoring, Convention Center Fax: (713) 853-8090 temporary LAN/WAN/VPN construc1001 Avenida de las Americas www.HoustonConventionCtr.com Houston, TX 77010 tion, complete telephone service (single (713) 853-8000; (800) 427-4697 General Manager: Luther Villagomez line, multi-line and digital), and ISDN, Fax: (713) 853-8090 T-1 and other special high-speed data www.HoustonConventionCtr.com circuits. General Manager: Luther Villagomez Snapshot: Located in the heart of downtown 5,000Convention within one mile of Hotel Rooms: George R. Brown Snapshot: Located in the heart Houston, of down- the GRB; 60,000 citywide. Center is within comfortable walking distance of town Houston, the George R. Brown several major Transportation: attractions. Across theIntercontinental street is the Bush Convention Center is within comfortable 12-acre Discovery Nearby are Airport andGreen Hobbypark. Airport are both walking distance of several majorlush attracthe12-acre sports venues Toyotaairports. Center Flat and rate Minute Maid full-service $6 cab rides tions. Across the street is the lush anywhere downtown. Light-rail service Discovery Green park. Nearby are the from downtown to points south. sports venues Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park. New to the neighborhood is Attractions: Discovery Green, Theater the Houston Pavilions entertainment hub. District, Space Center Houston, Convenient? Yes. Fun? You bet. Downtown Aquarium, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Museum Meeting Space: The GRB features 1.2 District, Galleria million sq. ft. of exhibition, meeting and shopping, all major registration space, including 639,000 contiguous sq. ft. of first-level exhibit halls. sports and yearround golf. Two exhibit halls on third level are accessible to trucks via ramp and drive-in doors. See ad on Cover 2




Lynnwood Convention Center 3711 196th Street S.W. Lynnwood, WA 98036 (425) 778-7155; (888) 778-7155 Fax: (425) 778-7965 www.lynnwoodcc.com Director of Sales and Marketing: Angie Mykel, (425) 640-7617

Snapshot: The Lynnwood Convention Center is ideally located just 15 minutes north of downtown Seattle, and just off Interstate 5 in Snohomish County. The venue offers an alternative, yet affordable facility for meetings, conferences and smaller trade shows. The Center has 11 flexible meeting spaces, full audio-visual, electrical and telecommunications support, outstanding food service, and more than 600 free parking spaces on the premise. Meeting Space: 22,000 sq. ft., including 11 meeting rooms and an 11,748sq.-ft Ballroom. (720 person dining

capacity; 1200-person general session capacity). Technological features: Capabilities extend from the latest audio/visual tools to the most advanced technology available, including high-speed Internet access and wireless service availability throughout the facility. Food & Beverage: SAVOR Lynnwood; services extend from a casual morning coffee break for 25 to elegantly catered events for up to 700. Lodging: 500 1st class hotel rooms nearby. Transportation: 17 miles from Seattle–Tacoma International Airport. Destination: Lynnwood is a short 15-minute drive from Seattle’s world class attractions, including museums, performing arts, and the Pike Street Farmers Market. The City of Lynnwood offers an abundance of shopping and outdoor activities, boasting the county’s largest shopping center, golf courses, parks, biking/walking trails and great dining options.

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style, 4,158 reception style and 2,616 classroom style; 152,700 sq. ft. of exhibit space, including one Exhibit Hall which subdivides into three halls: 40,900 sq. ft., 40,500 sq. ft. and 71,300 sq. ft.; 16,965-seat theater. Venue Features: Wireless (Wifi) in hot spot areas; Meeting rooms with High Speed Internet and Fluorescent Systems with Dimming Capabilities; Columnfree Ballroom; Business Center; Floor Boxes with Track Lighting, Water, Air, Puerto Rico Voice and Data Outlets; Telephone Convention Center Access in the Meeting rooms, Ballroom Edificio Ochoa, 500 Tanca, Suite 402 and Exhibit Hall. San Juan, PR 00901 (800) 214-0420; Fax: (787) 725-2133 Convention/Guest Rooms: Over www.prconvention.com 7,000 at a short distance. Associate Vice President Sales: Transportation: seven miles from Luis Rosa M. Luke, info@prconvention.com Muñoz Marin International Airport. “Smooth” Attractions: Centrally located in San Snapshot: At 580,000 sq. ft., the Juan, the gateway to all that Puerto Rico award-winning Puerto Rico Convention has to offer. Directly adjacent to Old San Center is the Caribbean’s largest and Juan, business and resorts hotels, resmost technologically-advanced meeting taurants and night life. The centerpiece facility. It offers budget friendly ameni- to a 113-acre waterfront development ties, beautiful surroundings, stunning featuring hotels, walkways, fountains views, and world renowned service to and restaurants among others. make your experience a smooth one. See ad on page 93 Meeting Space: 36,200 sq. ft. of meeting space, including 15 meeting rooms on two levels, divisible into 28 sections; 4 on level one and 11 on level two; 39,500-sq.-ft. Ballroom, which subdivides into two sections and can seat 3,934 theater style; 1,900 banquet

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24 meeting rooms with an additional 117,000 sq. ft. of meeting space; 317 Mexico Hir Auditorium. MEXICO CITY meeting roomswith with additional 2424meeting rooms ananRoom; additional Venue Features: Press WiFi 117,000 meetingspace; space; 317voice 117,000 sq.sq.ft.ft.ofof meeting 317 connectivity; broadband Internet; Hir Auditorium. Hir Auditorium. and data communications; onsite techVenue Features: PressRoom; Room;WiFi WiFi nology staff; Onsite catering by SMG Venue Features: Press connectivity; broadbandInternet; Internet;voice Mexico. broadband connectivity; voice data communications; onsite560 and dataand communications; onsite techConvention/Guest Hotel Rooms: technology staff; Onsite catering nology staff; Onsite catering by SMG rooms within walking distance;by more SMG Mexico. than Mexico. 30,000 city-wide. Convention/GuestHotel Rooms:560 Convention/Guest Rooms: Transportation: 15Hotel minutes from 560 rooms within walking distance; rooms within walking distance; more Mexico City International Airport. more than 30,000 city-wide. than 30,000 city-wide. INTERNATIONAL International Attractions: One of the oldest metropTransportation:1515minutes minutes from CONVENTION Transportation: Convention & & olises in North America,from Mexico City MexicoCity CityInternational InternationalAirport. Airport. Mexico EXHIBITION CENTER offers hundreds of restaurants, theExhibition Center INTERNATIONAL World Attractions: One the oldest WorldTrade TradeCenter Center Mexico Mexico City City aters, attractions and nightclubs; Attractions: One of of the oldest metropFiladelfia metropolises in North“floating America, FiladelfiaS/N, S/N,Col Col Napoles Napoles CONVENTION & Chapultepec Park; gardens” olises in North America, Mexico City Mexico 03810 MexicoCity, City,Mexico MexicoCENTER 03810 Mexico City offers hundreds of EXHIBITION of Xochimilco; Templo Mayor offers hundreds of restaurants, the+52 55 9000 9000 +52 55 9000 9000 restaurants, theaters, attractions World Trade Center Mexico City (ancient Aztecand temple ruins); The aters, attractions nightclubs; Fax: 55 9000 9110 Fax:+52 +52 9000 9110 Filadelfia S/N,55Col Napoles and nightclubs; Chapultepec Park; Plaza of the Three Cultures Basilica of Chapultepec Park; “floating gardens” www.exposwtc.com www.exposwtc.com Mexico City, Mexico 03810 “floating gardens” of Xochimilco; Our Lady ofTemplo Guadalupe; National of Xochimilco; Mayor +52 Snapshot: 55 9000 9000Located in the heart of Templo Mayor (ancient Aztec Museum of temple Anthropology; Fine Arts (ancient Aztec ruins); The Snapshot: Located in the heart Fax:Mexico +52 55 9000 9110 City, the International temple ruins); The Plaza ofBasilica the Palace; Olympic Stadium; Foro Sol Plaza of the Three Cultures of of Mexico City, the International www.exposwtc.com Convention & Exhibition Center, Three Cultures Basilica of OurLeague), Lady Stadium (Mexican Baseball Convention & Exhibition Center, Our Lady of Guadalupe; National World Trade Center City is a Snapshot: Located in theMexico heart of National Museum ofZona Guadalupe; Rosa Entertainment District; World Trade Center Mexico City is of Anthropology; Fine Arts state-of-the-art meeting, convention, Museum Mexico City, the International Anthropology; ofMazarik Fine Artsdistrict. Palace; ZoneStadium; shopping a state-of-the-art meeting, convenPalace; Olympic Foro Sol exposition&and trade show venue, Convention Exhibition Center, Olympic Stadium; Foro Sol Stadium tion, exposition and trade show venue, Stadium (Mexican Baseball League), receiving than two million (Mexican Baseball League), Zona World Trade more Center Mexico City is visia receiving more than two million visiRosa Entertainment District; tors, and hosting moreconvention, than 110 events Zona Rosa Entertainment District; state-of-the-art meeting, tors, and hosting more than 110 events Mazarik Zone shopping district. per year.and trade show venue, Mazarik Zone shopping district. exposition per year. receiving more than More two million visi- sq. Meeting Space: than 400,000 Meeting Space: More 400,000 sq. tors,ft. and hosting more thanthan 110 events ofofmeeting/exhibition space, includft. meeting/exhibition space, includper ing year.the Maya Exhibit Hall (98,387 ing the Maya Exhibit Hall (98,387 sq. sq. ft.); Hall (43,404 sq. Meeting Space: Exhibit More ft.); Mexica Mexica Exhibitthan Hall400,000 (43,404sq. sq. ft.); Olmeca Ballroom (30,515 sq. ft); ft. offt.); meeting/exhibition includOlmeca Ballroomspace, (30,515 sq. ft); ing the Maya Exhibit Hall (98,387 sq. ft.); Mexica Exhibit Hall (43,404 sq. ft.); Olmeca Ballroom (30,515 sq. ft); PUERTO PuertoRICO Rico

easily accessible well. 1,900 Banquet 3,934 TheaterasStyle; Meeting Space: 35,000 sq. ft., includStyle, 4,158 Reception Style and 2,616 PUERTO RICO ing 9 breakout rooms; 16,290-sq.-ft. Classroom Style; 152,700 sq. ft. of Ballroom; (150,000 sq. ft.Banquet available exhibit space, including one Exhibit 3,934 Theater Style; 1,900 atHall adjacent Puerto Rico Convention which subdivides intoand three halls: Style, 4,158 Reception Style 2,616 Center); 40,900 1,480 sq. ft.,Theater 40,500Seating. sq. ft. of and Classroom Style; 152,700 71,300 sq. including ft.; 16,965-seat exhibit space, oneequipment; Exhibit Technology: Audiovisual theater. Hall which subdivides three halls: High-speed Internet into access; 24-hour 40,900 sq. Features: ft., 40,500Wireless sq. ft. and Business Center. Venue (Wifi) in the 71,300 sq.Features: ft.; 16,965-seat public area in front the Business Venue Spa;ofCasino; Fitness theater. Center; High Speed Internet Access in center; Professional event staff; on-site PSheraton UERTO RICO Puerto the Features: Meeting Ballroom andthe Venue Wireless (Wifi)feet in catering team; rooms, (580,000 square of Convention CRico ONVENTION CENTER Exhibit Hall; Telephone Access in the function in the adjacent Puerto public area space in front of the Business Edificio Ochoa Hotel & Meeting Ballroom and Exhibit Rico Convention Center Center; Highrooms, SpeedCenter). Internet Access in 500 Tanca, PUERTO RSuite ICO 402 Hall; Business Center. theLodging: Meeting rooms, Ballroom Casino 503 Guest Rooms.and San Juan, PR 00901 200 Convention Boulevard CONVENTION CENTER Exhibit Hall; TelephoneRooms: Access in the Convention/Guest Over (800) 214-0420; Fax: (787) 725-2133 Distance to nearest airport: miles SanOchoa Juan, PR 00907 Edificio Meeting rooms, Ballroom and 7Exhibit 6,000. Associate Vice President Sales: fromBusiness (SJU). Center. (787) 993-3500; 500 Tanca, Suite 402 (800) 325-3535 Hall; Rosa M. Luke Fax: (787) 993-3525 Transportation:7 five San Juan, PR 00901 Transportation: milesmiles fromfrom LuisLuis www.prconvention.com Convention/Guest Rooms: Over (800)www.sheraton.com/ 214-0420; Fax: (787) 725-2133 MuñozMarin MarinInternational International Airport. Muñoz Airport. puertoricoconventioncenter Associate Vicein President “Meeting Puerto Sales: Rico will never 6,000. Attractions: Centrally located in San Features: The new Puerto Destination RosabeM.the Luke same” Transportation: five miles from Luis Juan, the gateway to all that Puerto Rico Convention Center District feawww.prconvention.com You don’t just stay here. You belong Muñoz Marin Airport. Snapshot: The Puerto Rico Rico has toofInternational offer. adjacent to tures dozens night Directly spots, restaurants “Meeting in Puerto Rico will never Snapshot: Plan your event in paraConvention Center, the largest in the Attractions: Old Sansome Juan, business andin resorts Centrally located San and shops of the Caribbean’ s prebe the same” dise. Opened November 2009 and Caribbean andinthe most technologically hotels, restaurants life. The Juan, the gateway tooptions. alland thatnight Puerto mier entertainment The hotel superblyThe situated amidst Puerto Rico Rico advanced throughout thetheCaribbean Snapshot: Puerto Rico Center adjacent to the new urban has toiscasino offer. Directly adjacent to has a new featuring non-stop Convention Center facing the and LatinCenter, America, offers than Convention theDistrict largestmore in the park, “Paseo de lasslot Fuentes,” 113-acre Old Sanincluding Juan, business and resorts action, 500 machines and Bay of San the Sheraton Puerto 580,000 sq.Juan, ft. ofmost total space and the Caribbean and the technologically hotels, restaurants and nightfeaturing life. The 16waterfront table games.development Rico Convention Hotel and latgest ballroom inCenter theCaribbean Caribbean advanced throughout the promenades, walkways, fountains Center is adjacent to the new urban Attractions: Old San Casino issq.a truly ft.). remarkable and(39,500 Latin America, offers morelandmark than in park, and play.Juan “Paseo de las Fuentes,” 113-acre Juan; San Bay the district. Our hotel is just 10the minutes waterfront development featuring 580,000 sq. ft. of total space Meeting Space: 36,200 sqand ft of meeting Marina; See AdEl onYunque Cover 3 from the international airport and five latgest ballroom in the space, including 15 Caribbean meeting rooms on promenades, Rain forest. walkways, fountains minutes from historic Old San Juan. (39,500 sq. ft.).divisible into 28 sections; 4 and play. two levels, The Convention Center is immediately on level one 11 on two; Meeting Space: 36,200 sq level ft Bay of meeting adjacent and and the San Juan Marina is See Ad on Cover 3 39,500-sq.-ft. space, including 15Ballroom, meeting which rooms subdion two sections can seat twovides levels,into divisible into 28and sections; 4 on level one and 11 on level two; 91 39,500-sq.-ft. Ballroom, which subdivides into two sections and can seat Facilities & Destinations

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PUERTO RICO CONVENTION CENTER Edificio Ochoa, 500 Tanca, Suite 402, San Juan, PR 00901 • (800) 214-0420; Fax: (787) 725-2133 • www.prconvention.com


he 580,000-square-foot Puerto Rico Convention Center is the Caribbean’s largest and most technologically advanced facility. The award-winning Puerto Rico Convention Center offers more than a place to meet. Reminiscent of the Puerto Rican scenery, this innovative facility offers budget-friendly amenities, beautiful surroundings, stunning views of the city and marina, and top-notch service to make your meeting a smooth experience. The Center provides meeting accommodations for up to 10,000 people and features high-speed Internet connections, wireless connectivity, video conferencing, simultaneous language translations, and a world-class sound system. Our Telecommunications Department provides exclusive in-house services that can be tailored to meet your specific needs and all meeting rooms and ballrooms are equipped with Ethernet connection and capabilities. We like to say the Center is both efficient and extraordinary. Original artwork is everywhere and tall windows create an environment of light and openness. This facility is efficient from the trade show floor that provides 152,700 square feet of exhibition space to the third story outdoor terrace that overlooks a dramatic dancing fountain, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Condado hotel strip. The Convention Center is just one aspect of the Puerto Rico Convention Center District, a dynamic business hub that is being built out to include stores, restaurants, office space, entertainment complexes, as well as three hotels. The District’s first hotel, the 503room Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, opened in November 2009 and features a rooftop pool and spa, retail shops, a casino,


and outdoor function areas. Plans are already in the works for the development of two additional hotels within the District: a 300-room Marriott Courtyard Convention District Hotel and a 252-room Aloft property. Of course, Puerto Rico is already home to many top-name hotel chains and over 14,000 hotel rooms. From oceanside resorts to mountainside haciendas, we have a unique variety of accommodations to suit every style and budget. And there’s more to come! Renowned hotel chains in Puerto Rico continue to expand and improve offerings throughout the Island, investing an estimated $2.1 billion into new developments and $350 million into renovation and expansion projects. A meeting at the Center means you get to enjoy the best of all worlds: A tropical setting and complete logistical ease. It’s in the heart of San Juan, just seven miles from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, two miles from historic Old San Juan and seven miles from the Isla Verde beach strip. You’ll find it’s easy to access the Island’s wonderful restaurants, nightlife, historic attractions, and natural wonders by foot, car, taxi, and even by boat. And as a United States territory, Puerto Rico offers travel convenience. No passport is required for U.S. citizens. The currency is the U.S. dollar. The Island speaks both English and Spanish. Your cell phone works just like in the mainland and the mail system is the U.S. Postal Service. Finally, the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau is at your service to create a smooth meeting experience. A one-stop shop, we take care of all the details including helping you secure hotels, arrange transportation, line up vendor and supplier support, and much more. ¡BIENVENIDOS!

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Even if you have to sharpen your pencil you can have your event in a cutting edge facility. The Puerto Rico Convention Center has matured quickly in just five years. It is 580,000 square feet of everything you need. Visit us and see why so many important meetings have already happened here. Call 800-214-0420. budget friendly


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Green Features: Designated aOn-site Powersmart Convention Centre bya BC Green Features: Designated parking forfor7,000 vehicles. parking 7,000 vehicles. Powersmart Convention Centre by Hydro; Awarded “GO GREEN” cer-BC Powersmart Convention Centre by BC Transportation: miles/20 minutes Hydro; Awarded “GO GREEN” cer-certificate from the 12 Building Owners and Transportation: 12 miles/20 minutes Hydro; Awarded “GO GREEN” from Pearson International Airport. tificate from the Building Owners and Managers Association. from International Airport. tificatePearson from the Building Owners and Managers Association. Attractions: Air Canada Centre; 100 Princes’ Blvd. Managers Association. 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