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UNITED STATES

ALABAMA

Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau

251-974-1510; fax: 251-974-1509

www.gulfshores.com

Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-458-8085; fax: 205-458-8086

www.bcvb.org

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

256-551-2230; fax: 256-551-2324

www.huntsville.org

Take a closer look at Huntsville! More than 700 rooms are being added to the 5,000 currently available. Huntsville is accessible, affordable, and features superior meeting facilities and attractions. Check out www.huntsville.org to see how we can make your Huntsville meeting experience one of the best ever!

Mobile Convention and Visitors Bureau

251-208-2000; fax: 251-208-2060

www.mobile.org

SMG Mobile Convention Center

251-415-2100; fax: 251-208-2150

www.mobile.org

ALASKA

Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau

907-276-4118; fax: 907-278-5559

www.anchorage.net

Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau

907-457-3282; fax: 907-452-4190

www.explorefairbanks.com

ARIZONA

Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

877-MEET-PHX; fax: 602-253-4415

www.meetingsphoenix.com

Phase one of the Phoenix Convention Center expansion is under way and will provide 160,000 square feet of flexible space in 2006. Phase two includes construction of a new north building by 2009. The expansion will total more than 900,000 square feet. A new, 1,000-room Sheraton will debut one block away in late 2008.

Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau

480-827-4700; fax: 480-827-4704

www.mesacvb.com

Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center

800-AT-CIVIC; fax: 602-495-3642

www.phoenixconventioncenter.com

Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

480-945-8481; fax: 480-421-9733

www.scottsdalecvb.com

Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau

520-624-1817; fax: 520-884-7804

www.visittucson.org

Yuma Convention and Visitors Bureau

928-783-0071; fax: 928-783-1897

www.visityuma.com

ARKANSAS

Fort Smith Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-637-1477; fax: 479-784-2421

www.fortsmith.org

Blues, barbeque, Bach, broncos, and knock-your-socks-off scenic beauty all come together in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Fort Smith is one of America's most affordable cities, offering you and your delegates a convenient mid-south location; versatile convention and performing arts venues; southern charm; and top-notch, quality hospitality facilities and services.

Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau

501-376-4781; fax: 501-374-2255

www.littlerock.com

CALIFORNIA

Anaheim/Orange County Visitors and Convention Bureau

714-765-8888; fax: 714-991-8963

www.anaheimoc.org

Carmel Valley Ranch Wyndham

831-626-2573; fax: 831-626-2574

Contra Costa Convention and Visitors Bureau

925-685-1184; fax: 925-685-8190

www.cccvb.com

LA Inc The Convention and Visitors Bureau

213-624-7300; fax: 213-624-9746

www.lacvb.com

Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

562-436-3645; fax: 562-436-8606

www.visitlongbeach.com

Los Angeles Convention Center

213-741-1151; fax: 213-765-4440

www.lacclink.com

Monterey Convention Authority

800-742-8091; fax: 831-641-0699

www.montereyconventionauthority.com

With 10,000 guest rooms and the award winning, state-of-the-art Monterey Conference Center with 61,000 square feet of meeting space, you'll see why programs receive peak attendance when held in world-renowned Monterey. For complete planning assistance, including online RFPs, site inspection arrangement, and more, contact us at 800-742-8091, or visit www.montereyconventionauthority.com.

Moscone Center

415-974-4000; fax: 415-974-4073

www.moscone.com

Newport Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau

800-94-COAST; fax-949-719-6101

www.newportbeach-cvb.com

A sparkling star on the Southern California coastline, Newport Beach is where an ideal climate and the beautiful Pacific Ocean create the perfect meeting location. Easy access with Orange County's John Wayne Airport 10-15 minutes away, superb dining and nightlife, world-class golf, glamorous shopping and spas, unique off-property venues from sophisticated elegance to relaxed beach casual. The CVB features a confidential RFP process that assures a selective response from these outstanding meeting facilities and more: Balboa Bay Club & Resort, Four Seasons Hotel Newport Beach, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, Sutton Place Hotel.

Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau

510-839-9000; fax: 510-839-5924

www.oaklandcvb.com

Enjoy one of the best meeting values in the San Francisco Bay Area. With 89,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space complimented by convenient, affordable, and well-appointed hotels. Visit the sunny side of the bay.

Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau

909-937-3000; fax: 909-937-3080

www.ontariocc.com

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

760-778-8415; fax: 760-323-3021

www.palm-springs.org

Palm Springs Convention Center

760-325-6611; fax: 760-322-6921

www.palmspringscc.com

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority

760-770-9000; fax: 760-770-9001

www.palmspringsusa.com

Pasadena Center Operating Company

626-793-2122; fax: 626-793-8014

www.pasadenacenter.org

Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau

626-795-9311; fax: 626-795-9656

www.pasadenacal.com

Riverside Convention and Visitors Bureau

888-748-7733; fax: 909-222-4712

Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-292-2334; fax: 916-808-7788

www.discovergold.org

San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-544-MEET; fax: 619-595-0216

www.sandiego.org

With a world-class convention center, 119 conference and convention hotels to choose from, and cutting-edge technology designed to simplify the meeting planning process, it's no wonder meeting planners nationwide have named San Diego the top meeting destination in North America. Visit www.sandiego.org or call 800-544-MEET to see how San Diego can bring your next meeting to life.

San Diego Convention Center Corporation

619-525-5000; fax: 619-525-5005

www.sdccc.org

San Diego has consistently been recognized as one of the best cities in North America for conventions and meetings. Come and experience for yourself our city's natural beauty, premier dining, and fabulous destination amenities. The 2.6 million-square-foot San Diego Convention Center is located on sparkling San Diego Bay.

San Diego North Convention and Visitors Bureau

760-603-1690; fax: 760-603-9570

San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau

415-974-6900; fax: 415-227-2602

www.sfcvb.org

San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau

408-295-9600; fax: 408-295-3937

www.sanjose.org

San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau

805-541-8000; fax: 805-543-9498

www.sanluisobispocounty.com

San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau

650-348-7600; fax: 650-348-7687

www.sanmateocountycvb.com

With just one convenient call, we will work with your meeting, group, or convention to preselect lodging and meeting facilities tailored to your needs. We represent more than 140 properties and have three convention facilities. Let us help you discover the best of the San Francisco Bay Area--San Mateo County.

Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau

805-966-9222; fax: 805-966-1728

www.santabarbaraca.com

Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau

408-380-1242; fax: 408-244-9202

www.santaclara.org

Santa Clara Convention Center

408-748-7000; fax: 408-748-7013

www.santaclara.org

Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau

310-319-6263; fax: 310-319-6273

www.santamonica.com

Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

925-846-8910; fax: 925-846-9502

www.trivalleycvb.com

Vallejo Convention and Visitors Bureau

707-642-3653; fax: 707-644-2206

www.visitvallejo.com

COLORADO

Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau

303-442-2911; fax: 303-938-8837

www.bouldercoloradousa.com

Colorado Convention Center

303-228-8000; fax: 303-228-8104

www.denverconvention.com

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau

719-635-7506; fax: 719-635-4968

www.experiencecoloradosprings.com

Experience the excitement, the relaxation, the sheer joy of bringing a group together at the foot of Pikes Peak. Experience the accommodations, the attractions, the services, the fun that makes any meeting or convention unforgettable. Experience Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit www.experiencecoloradosprings.com, or call 800-888-4748, ext. 125.

Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

303-892-1112; fax: 303-892-1636

www.denver.org

Grand Junction Visitors and Convention Bureau

970-244-1480; fax: 970-243-7393

www.visitgrandjunction.com

Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau

800-775-8245; fax: 970-476-6008

www.visitvailvalley.com

CONNECTICUT

Coastal Fairfield County Convention and Visitors Bureau

203-840-0770; fax: 203-840-0771

www.coastaict.com

Connecticut East Convention and Visitors Bureau

860-444-2206; fax: 800-863-6569

www.mysticmore.com

Connecticut Expo Center

860-493-1300; fax: 860-493-1304

Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau

860-728-6789; fax: 860-293-2365

www.enjoyhartford.com

Plan. Book. Play. In Hartford, New England's Rising Star. The 540,000-square-foot Connecticut Convention Center, opening in June 2005, includes 140,000 square feet of exhibit space. The adjacent Hartford Marriott Downtown Hotel will offer 409 rooms and 13,500 square feet of meeting space. The newly transformed Hilton Hartford Hotel will offer 392 rooms and 14,500 square feet of meeting space.

DELAWARE

Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

302-652-4088; fax: 302-652-4726

www.wilmcvb.org

Kent County Delaware Convention and Visitors Bureau

302-734-1736; fax: 302-734-0167

www.visitdover.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

202-312-1300; fax: 202-312-1310

www.itcdc.com

Washington Convention Center

202-249-3121; fax: 202-249-3133

www.dcconvention.com

Washington Convention Center Authority

202-249-3082; fax: 202-249-3533

Washington DC Convention and Tourism Corporation

202-789-7000; fax: 202-789-7037

www.washington.org

FLORIDA

The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

800-237-6444; fax: 941-334-1106

www.fortmyers-sanibel.com

Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

941-729-9177; fax: 941-729-1820

www.flagulfislands.com

Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-544-0415; fax: 904-255-5478

www.daytonabeachcvb.org

Florida's newest meeting and convention destination offers 13,000 guest rooms, 23 miles of sparkling beach, and a convention center. Soon to add 170,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. New developments: Beachside-ocean walk village with shoppes, movies, boutiques, restaurants all centrally located beachside.

Florida's Space Coast Office of Tourism

321-637-5483; fax: 321-637-5494

www.space-coast.com

Fort Myers Conference and Convention Council

941-332-7600; fax: 941-332-2242

www.fmharborside.com

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

407-586-0300; fax: 407-586-0339

www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylordpalms

Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center

954-765-5900; fax: 954-763-9551

www.co.broward.fl.us/convention-center

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

954-765-4466; fax: 954-765-4442

www.sunny.org

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

305-539-3000; fax: 305-530-4276

www.miamimeetings.com

Greater Miami and the Beaches has a formula for success few can match. With years of experience hosting conventions, meetings, and special events and more than 50,000 hotel rooms, state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning restaurants and dazzling entertainment, this city is a meeting planner's dream come true. For a free meeting planner call 800-933-8448, ext. 3071, 305-539-3071 or visit www.miamimeetings.com.

Jacksonville and The Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau

904-798-9111; fax: 904-798-9103

www.visitjacksonville.com

Kissimmee--St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau

407-847-5000; fax: 407-847-5536

www.floridakiss.com

Orange County Convention Center

407-345-9800; fax: 407-345-9842

www.orlandoconvention.com

Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

407-363-5847; fax: 407-370-5014

www.orlandoconvention.com

Orlando has evolved into a complete meetings and convention resort destination with the second largest convention center in the United States, world-class spas, upscale dining and shopping, more than 150-golf courses and 10 golf academies, a vibrant cultural community, and the greatest theme parks in the world. Orlando--we promise great meetings. Visit www.orlandoconvention.com.

Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau

561-471-3995; fax: 561-471-3990

www.palmbeachfl.com

Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council

561-233-1048; fax: 561-683-6951

Pensacola Area of Chamber Convention/Visitors Bureau

800-874-1234; fax: 850-432-8211

Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau

941-957-1877; fax: 941-951-2956

www.sarasotafl.org

St. Augustine Ponte Vedra and The Beaches

904-829-1711; fax: 904-829-6149

www.visitoldcity.com

St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

727-464-7200; fax: 727-464-7222

www.floridasbeach.com

Fun and Festivities on Florida's Beach. St. Petersburg/Clearwater offers 35 miles of legendary powder white beaches and is home to the #1 rated continental beach in the United States: Fort De Soto Park. Come enjoy the freshest seafood, superb shopping, exciting activities, and captivating cultural attractions--all on Florida's Beach.

Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau

813-223-1111; fax: 813-229-6616

www.visittampabay.com

Tampa Convention Center

813-274-8511; fax: 813-274-7430

www.ci.tampa.fl.us/tampa/tcc

Visit Florida

850-488-5607; fax: 850-224-9783

www.flausa.com

GEORGIA

Americasmart Atlanta

404-220-2230; fax: 404-220-2650

www.americasmart.com

Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

404-521-6600; fax: 404-577-3293

www.atlanta.net

The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau serves as the liaison between meeting planners and its 1,500 members that provide necessary ingredients for a successful meeting or convention. Home to some of the best hotels and meeting facilities in the nation, Atlanta can accommodate groups of any size.

Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

706-823-6600; fax: 706-823-6609

www.augustaga.org

Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Visitors Bureau

912-265-0620; fax: 912-265-0629

www.bgivb.com

The Classic Center

706-208-0900; fax: 706-548-0870

Georgia International Convention Center

888-331-GICC; fax-770-994-8559

www.gicc.com

Located less than a mile from the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Atlanta's new Georgia International Convention Center offers the most aesthetically pleasing meeting and exposition space to come along in quite a few years. We like to think of it as "comfort space" for your next meeting!

Georgia World Congress Center

404-223-4200; fax: 404-223-4211

www.gwcc.com

The Georgia World Congress Center, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, hosts a wide variety of special events--ranging from intimate meetings to major international conventions. The state-of-the-art facility consists of 1.4 million square feet of prime exhibit space in 12 exhibit halls, 105 meeting rooms, three fixed-seat auditoriums, and two grand ballrooms. The 71,250-seat Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons, has seating configurations ranging from 20,000 to 80,000. The 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park offers an outdoor alternative for receptions and special events. The campus comprises one of the largest convention, sports, and entertainment complexes in the world.

Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau

770-623-4966; fax: 770-623-4808

www.gcvb.org

Jekyll Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

912-635-4080; fax: 912-635-4073

www.jekyllisland.com

Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

912-644-6401; fax: 912-644-6499

www.savannahvisit.com

Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

912-447-4000; fax: 912-447-4722

www.savtcc.com

Thomasville-Thomas County Convention and Visitors Bureau

229-226-8050; fax: 229-228-4188

Valdosta and Lowndes County Conference Center and Tourism Authority

229-245-0513; fax: 229-245-5240

www.valdostatourism.com

HAWAII

Big Island Visitors Bureau

808-961-5797; fax: 808-961-2126

Hawaii Convention Center

808-943-3500; fax: 808-943-3559

www.hawaiiconvention.com

The Hawaii Convention Center was designed to provide flexibility, state-of-the-art technology, comfort, and beauty for its users. The center offers 200,000 square feet of exhibit space (divisible in three sections) with drive-on access; 49 meeting rooms, including two presentation theaters; a 35,000-square-foot ball-room; and an impressive 2.5-acre landscaped roof-top garden. Visit us at www.hawaiiconvention.com, where business and aloha meet.

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

808-924-0253; fax: 808-924-0293

www.meethawaii.com

HVCB'S Corporate Meeting and Incentives Division provides clients with full-service support from start to finish to ensure successful and productive meetings in the islands. Headquartered in Honolulu and with sales representatives based in major North America markets, CMI creates attendance building promotions, assists program development, and coordinates pre- and post-convention activities.

Kauai Visitors Bureau

808-245-3971; fax: 808-246-9235

www.kauaivisitorsbureau.org

Maui Visitors Bureau

808-244-3530; fax: 808-244-1337

www.visitmaui.com

Oahu Visitors Bureau Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

808-524-0722; fax: 808-521-1620

IDAHO

Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau

208-344-7777; fax: 208-344-6236

www.boise.org

Boise offers first-class rooms, top entertainment, and fine dining that's more affordable than other convention destinations. Staff can assist with pre-convention planning and bids, site visits, hotel leads, guest activities, attendance builders, housing, and registration assistance. Dedicated bureau staff, excellent meeting facilities, and exciting outdoor recreation ensure a meeting's success.

ILLINOIS

Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

630-897-5581; fax: 630-897-5589

www.enjoyaurora.com

Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-369-6151; fax: 217-351-0906

www.cucvb.org

Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau

312-567-8500; fax: 312-567-8533

www.choosechicago.com

The Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau is your one-stop source for all services and information you need to host a successful event in Chicago. Our nationally recognized experts can assist you with everything from venues election to room blocks to event marketing and more.

Chicago's North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau

847-763-0011; fax: 847-763-0022

www.visitchicagonorthshore.com

Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center

847-692-2220; fax: 847-696-9700

www.rosemont.com

DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-232-0502; fax: 630-575-8078

www.dupagecvb.com

Galena and Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau

815-777-3557; fax: 815-777-3566

www.galena.org

Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-847-4849; fax: 847-490-1212

www.chicagonorthwest.com

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

312-861-0711; fax: 312-861-1777

Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau

630-769-1000; fax: 630-769-1006

www.lislecvb.com

McCormick Place

312-791-7000; fax: 312-791-6543

www.mccormickplace.com

Navy Pier

312-595-5300; fax: 312-595-5050

www.navypier.com

Rosemont Convention Bureau

847-23-2100; fax: 847-696-9700

www.rosemont.com

Springfield Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-545-7300; fax: 217-544-8711

www.springfield.il.us

INDIANA

Clark and Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau

812-282-6654; fax: 812-282-1904

www.sunnysideoflouisville.org

Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau

812-421-2200; fax: 812-421-2207

www.evansvillecvb.org

Fort Wayne and Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau

260-424-3700; fax: 260-424-3914

www.visitfortwayne.com

Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome

317-262-3400; fax: 317-262-3685

www.iccrd.com

Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association

317-639-4282; fax: 317-684-2590

www.indy.org

Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau

219-989-7770; fax: 219-989-7777

www.alllake.org

LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau

888-493-5263; fax: 219-872-3660

www.laportecountycvb.com

South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau

574-234-0051; fax: 574-289-0358

www.livethelegends.org

IOWA

Council Bluffs Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-228-6878; fax: 712-322-5698

www.councilbluffsiowa.com

Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau

515-699-3448; fax: 515-244-9757

www.seedesmoines.com

Polk County Regional Facilities

515-242-2500; fax: 515-242-2530

www.conventioncomplex.com

Sioux City Convention Center/Auditorium/Tourism Bureau

712-279-4800; fax: 712-279-4900

www.siouxlan.com/ccat

KANSAS

Greater Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau

316-265-2800; fax: 316-265-0162

www.visitwichita.com

Craving more choices for your next meeting? Wichita's got more shopping, dining, and entertainment options than ever. With new restaurants and attractions springing up almost daily, opportunities abound for all your between-meeting fun. Wichita offers something for everyone. And all this big-city comes at small-town prices. See what's playing at www.visitwichita.com, or call 800-288-9424. Wichita. We Got The Goods.

Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-262-7275; fax: 913-491-0015

www.opcvb.org

Overland Park, Kansas, is The Natural Choice to host your next meeting. Nestled in the heart of the United States, Overland Park offers more than 5,000 hotel rooms; affordable meeting space; and numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Plus the city's state-of-the-art convention center offers 237,000 square feet of event space. Visit www.opcvb.org.

KENTUCKY

Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau

502-584-2121; fax: 502-584-6697

www.gotolouisville.com

Louisville is one of the nation's most successful convention destinations with nearly 17,000 hotel rooms in the metropolitan area and two outstanding convention centers: the Kentucky Exposition Center with 1 million square feet of meeting space and the Kentucky International Convention Center with 300,000 square feet of prefunction and exhibit space.

Kentucky Exposition Center

502-367-5150; fax: 502-367-5159

www.kyfairexpo.org

Kentucky International Convention Center

502-595-3141; fax: 502-595-3675

www.kyconvention.org

Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau

859-233-1221; fax: 859-254-4555

www.visitlex.com

Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau

859-261-4677; fax: 859-261-5135

www.nkycvb.com

LOUISIANA

Alexandria and Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau

318-442-9546; fax: 318-443-1617

www.apacvb.org

Baton Rouge Convention and Vistors Commission

225-383-1825; fax: 225-346-1253

www.batonrougetour.com/beta/index.html?CatlD=88

Heymann Performing Arts and Convention Center

318-291-5540; fax: 318-291-5580

Lafayette Louisiana Convention and Visitors Commission

337-346-1958; fax: 337-232-0161

www.lafayettetravel.com

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

504-566-5011; fax: 504-566-5046

www.neworleanscvb.com

The most European city in America. New Orleans has more culture, more history, more incredible restaurants than you can ever explore during a five-day conference! Let your attendees experience the city they've always dreamed of visiting. We can help you have the best-attended meeting you've ever had. Call us.

Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

318-222-9391; fax: 318-222-0056

www.shreveport-bossier.org

In addition to the finest in meeting space and accommodations, Shreveport-Bossier boasts an eclectic mix of culture, attractions, festivals, sports, shopping, and cuisine. From Louisiana Downs to the American Rose Center to the riverboat casinos--Shreveport-Bossier offers a gamut of opportunities to make your meeting a guaranteed winner. New convention center in 2006!

MARYLAND

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau

410-280-0445; fax: 410-280-0994

www.visit-annapolis.org

Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association

410-659-7300; fax: 410-727-2308

www.baltimore.org

Baltimore, a city built on tradition and civic pride, is an American success story. Attractions, hotels, and restaurants surround the Inner Harbor and neighborhoods. The convention center is in the center of downtown and boasts more than 300,000 square feet of exhibit space, 116,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 36,372-square-foot ballroom.

Baltimore Convention Center

410-649-7000; fax: 410-649-7008

Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, Maryland, Inc.

800-925-0880; fax: 301-428-9705

www.cvbmontco.com

Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau

301-791-3130; fax: 301-791-2601

www.marylandmemories.org

Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau

410-289-8181; fax: 410-723-8655

www.ocean-city.com

Ocean City Convention Center

410-289-8311; fax: 410-289-0058

www.ocean-city.com

Prince George's County Maryland Conference and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

301-925-8300; fax: 301-925-2053

MASSACHUSETTS

Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

617-867-8244; fax: 617-424-7664

www.bostonusa.com

Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

978-459-6150; fax: 978-459-4595

www.lowell.org/lowell.php

Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

413-755-1342; fax: 413-781-4607

www.massmutualcenter.com

MassMutual Center to open for meetings in 2005. Springfield is growing to meet the needs of meeting planners and those they serve. In 2005. Springfield will welcome a bigger and better arena and a brand new convention center to its downtown, adding more than 65,000 square feet of meeting and exposition space.

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

617-954-2000; fax: 617-954-2299

www.advantageboston.com

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)--Built by users for users, the new BCEC has 516,000 square feet of exhibition space, 84 meeting rooms, and a 40,020-square-foot ballroom. Hynes Convention Center--Located in Boston's historic Back Bay, the Hynes offers 193,000 square feet of exhibition space, 38 meeting rooms, and 25,000-square-foot ballroom.

North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

978-977-7760; fax: 978-977-7758

www.northofboston.org

Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau

508-755-7400; fax: 508-754-2703

www.worcester.ma.us

MICHIGAN

Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

313-202-1800; fax: 313-202-1837

www.visitdetroit.com

Looking for a new and exciting place for your next meeting or convention? How about in the city experiencing the largest urban redevelopment boom in the country--Detroit! The city is in the midst of a major renaissance and has been selected to host the following events because of the change--Baseball's All-Star Game, Super Bowl, and the NCAA Men's Final Four. Come see what's new in Detroit! For more details visit www.visitdetroit.com, or call 888-CALL-DTW (225-5389).

DeVos Place

616-742-6600; fax: 616-742-6590

www.grandcenter.com

Flint Convention and Visitors Bureau

810-232-8900; fax: 810-232-1515

www.flint.org

Frankenmuth Convention and Visitors Bureau

517-652-6106; fax: 517-652-3841

www.frankenmuth.org

Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau

616-459-8287; fax: 616-459-7291

www.visitgrandrapids.org

Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau

517-487-0077; fax: 517-487-5151

www.lansing.org

Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority

517-483-7400; fax: 517-483-7439

Mount Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

989-772-4433; fax: 989-772-2909

www.mountpleasantwow.com

Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau

231-947-1120; fax: 231-947-2621

www.tcvisitor.com

Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

734-483-4444; fax: 734-483-0400

MINNESOTA

Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau

812-334-8900; fax: 812-334-2344

www.bloomingtonmn.org

Bloomington offers over 7,400 hotel rooms--more than Minneapolis or St. Paul. Home of the world famous Mall of America, Bloomington is centrally located right next to the airport and just minutes away from all the area's great dining, entertainment, and attractions. Call our Direct Connect Hotline, and let us handle all the planning details for you. Visit www.bloomingtonmn.org to submit your RFP, or call 800-346-4389.

Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau

218-722-4011; fax: 218-722-1322

www.visitduluth.com

Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau

651-675-5541; fax: 651-675-5545

www.eaganmn.com

Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association

612-767-8000; fax: 612-335-5839

www.minneapolismeetings.com

Vibrant. Beautiful. Cosmopolitan. Minneapolis is successful meetings--5,000 downtown hotel rooms, top-notch shopping, entertainment options creating a cultural epicenter, and seven miles of climate-controlled skyway to connect it all. Blending form and function, the Minneapolis Convention Center boasts nearly 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 28,000-square-foot ballroom, 87 meeting rooms, and a state-of-the-art 3,400-seat auditorium. Contact: Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association, www.minneapolismeetings.com or 800-445-7412

Minneapolis Convention Center

612-335-6000; fax: 612-335-6757

www.mpls.convctr.org

Minneapolis Metro North Convention and Visitors Bureau

612-566-7722; fax: 612-566-6526

www.wcco.com/marketplace/cityguide/index.html

Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau

507-288-4331; fax: 507-288-9144

www.rochestercvb.org

St. Cloud Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

800-264-2940; fax: 320-656-0401

www.visitstcloudmn.com

St. Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau

651-265-4900; fax: 651-265-4999

www.stpaulcvb.org

MISSISSIPPI

Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau

601-960-1891; fax: 601-960-1827

www.visitjackson.com

Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau

228-896-6699; fax: 228-896-6796

www.gulfcoast.org

Mississippi's Gulf Coast continues to develop as a premier meetings destination with an unbeatable combination of meeting space and legendary Southern hospitality. Plus, more than $800 million under way in resort and cultural growth, including the expansion of our convention center, offers ever more amenities to business and leisure travelers.

Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau

662-363-3800; fax: 662-363-1493

www.tunicamiss.org

MISSOURI

Branson Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

417-334-4084; fax: 417-337-5887

www.explorebranson.com

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City

816-221-5242

www.visitkc.com

Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Center

314-946-7776; fax: 636-949-3217

www.historicstcharles.com

Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Center

816-513-5000; fax: 816-513-5001

www.kcconvention.com

Lake of the Ozarks Convention and Visitors Bureau

816-347-9090; fax: 816-347-9092

Springfield Missouri Convention and Visitors Bureau

417-881-5300; fax: 417-881-7201

www.springfieldmo.org

That fantastic moment when your mind, your heart, and your budget all agree is when you discover Springfield, Missouri. We offer a central location with 6,000 hotel rooms, 800 dining options, a variety of attractions, and a new 100,000-square-foot exposition center. Experience that fantastic moment--Springfield, Missouri.

St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce

816-232-4461; fax: 816-364-4873

St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission

800-916-9603; fax: 314-621-7729

www.mynameisstlouis.com

New and renovated hotels, expanding entertainment districts, more restaurants, and new labor agreements at the America's Center convention complex--just some of the reasons our new meetings package the best it's ever been. Add $2.5 billion in downtown development and you'll know it's time to take another look at St. Louis.

NEBRASKA

Greater Grand Island and Hall County Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-658-3178; fax: 308-382-1154

www.visitgrandisland.com

Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau

402-444-4660; fax: 402-444-4511

www.visitomaha.com

Consider Omaha ... a "Top-Ten Best Buy Destination," according to Meeting News Magazine. With more than $2 billion in downtown development and the new Qwest Center just minutes from the airport, Omaha has unveiled a new destination. We're worth a look! Visit us on line at www.visitomaha.com, or call 866-YES-OMAHA.

NEVADA

Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-638-2321; fax: 775-687-7416

www.carson-city.org

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

702-892-0711; fax: 702-892-2824

www.lasvegas24hours.com

Laughlin Visitors Bureau

702-298-3022; fax: 702-298-0013

www.visitlaughlin.com

The majestic Colorado River and beautiful, serene desert mountains surround Laughlin's nine full-service hotel casinos that provide a range of meeting facilities from intimate to 1,000-plus attendees. The action begins when the meetings end because Laughlin has it all: water sports, outlet shopping, elegant dining, nightly entertainment, and gaming!

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

702-632-7777; fax: 702-632-7234

www.mandalayconventions.com/index_flash.jsp

The 1.5 million square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center offers nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space and four ballrooms up to 100,000 square feet. The adjacent 3,200-room Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino has added 1,117 upscale 750-square-foot suites in a new all-suite tower named THEhotel at Mandalay Bay.

Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority

800-443-1482; fax: 775-827-7646

www.visitrenotahoe.com/conventions

In addition to extensive upscale meeting sites and facilities to handle any size group, Reno-Tahoe offers more than 20,000 hotel rooms, unlimited outdoor recreation, dining and entertainment, and much more for groups to experience while in town--all to make planning a meeting or convention in Reno-Tahoe as streamline as possible.

Sands Expo and Convention Center

702-733-5556; fax: 702-733-5353

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

702-414-4020; fax: 702-414-4806

www.venetian.com

The Venetian is not only the world's most elegant vacation destination. It's the world's premier convention venue as well. With 1.9 million square feet of flexible meeting space, one of the world's largest pillarless ballrooms, award-winning catering, and the experience and expertise to handle any size group, The Venetian sets the standard by which all others are judged.

NEW JERSEY

Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority

609-348-7100; fax: 609-345-3685

www.accva.com

Garden State Exhibit Center

732-469-4000; fax: 732-563-4500

www.gsec.com

New Jersey Convention and Expo Center

732-417-1400; fax: 732-417-1414

www.njexpocenter.com

Wildwoods Convention Center

609-729-9000; fax: 609-846-2631

www.wildwoodsnj.com

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-733-9918; fax: 505-842-9918

www.itsatrip.org

At 6,000 feet above sea level, attendance at your next meeting is assured to be high. Albuquerque promises beautiful mountain views and mild year-round temperatures. Plus 15,000 hotel rooms, most within 10 minutes of the SMG-managed 600,000 square feet convention center. Book your next meeting in Albuquerque.

Call 800-733-9918 or visit

www.itsatrip.org.

Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

505-326-7602; fax: 505-327-0577

Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau

505-541-2444; fax: 505-541-2164

www.lascrucescvb.org

Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau

505-955-6200; fax: 505-984-6679

www.santafe.org

NEW YORK

Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-258-3582; fax: 518-434-0887

www.albany.org

Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau Inc

716-852-05111; fax: 716-852-0131

www.buffalocvb.org

Greater Rochester Visitors Association Inc

585-546-3070; fax: 585-232-4822

www.visitrochester.com

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York

212-216-2000; fax: 212-216-2588

www.javitscenter.com

Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

631-951-3900; fax: 631-951-3439

www.licvb.com

Masie Center

518-587-3522; fax: 518-587-3276

www.masie.com

NYC and Company

212-484-1200; fax: 212-246-6310

www.nycvisit.com

Oncenter Complex

315-435-8000; fax: 315-435-8099

www.oncenter.org

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

585-232-7200; fax: 585-232-1510

www.rrcc.com

Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau

518-584-1531; fax: 518-584-2969

www.discoversaratoga.org

Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau

315-470-1911; fax: 315-471-8545

www.syracusecvb.org

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau

828-258-6102; fax: 828-254-6054

www.exploreasheville.com

Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau

704-782-4340; fax: 704-782-4333

www.cabarruscvb.com

Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau

919-968-2060; fax: 919-968-2062

www.chocvb.org

Charlotte Convention Center

704-339-6100; fax: 704-339-6111

www.charlotteconventionctr.com

Charlotte, the largest and most accessible city between D.C. and Atlanta, annually hosts more than 14 million visitors who find comfort in more than 30,000 hotel rooms in its metro area and 4,100 within walking distance of the Charlotte Convention Center. Over 55 percent of the U.S. population lives within a two-hour flight of Charlotte and 6 million reside within a 100-mile radius.

Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau

919-687-0288; fax: 919-683-9555

www.durham-nc.com

The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Durham, including Research Triangle Park. Assistance with site selection, attendance promotion, registration, welcome services, and housing is provided, as is complete destination information. Simplifying the way planners shop for information on Durham is our key objective.

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-849-8499; fax: 919-831-2887

www.visitraleigh.com

Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

336-274-2282; fax: 336-230-1183

www.visitgreensboro.com

Greensboro CVB services include site inspection tours, bid proposals, attendance building support; serves as guide to local resources; supplies destination brochures, video/CD-ROM, meeting planners guide; assistance with spouse and entertainment activities; computerized housing bureau; registration assistance; publicity and promotion. Serves as a one-stop shop for all convention needs.

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

336-373-7400; fax: 336-373-2170

www.greensborocoliseum.com

M.C. Benton, Jr., Convention and Civic Center

336-727-2976; fax: 336-727-2879

Visit Charlotte

704-334-2282; fax: 704-342-3972

www.visitcharlotte.org

Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau

336-728-4200; fax: 336-728-4220

www.wscvb.com

NORTH DAKOTA

Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau

701-282-3653; fax: 701-282-4366

www.fargomoorhead.org

OHIO

Akron Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau

330-374-7560; fax: 330-374-7626

www.visitakron-summit.org

Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau

513-732-3600; fax: 513-732-2244

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland

216-875-6608; fax: 216-621-5967

www.travelcleveland.com

Dayton and Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau

937-226-8211; fax: 937-226-8294

www.daytoncvb.com

Dayton Convention Center

937-333-4700; fax: 937-333-4711

Experience Columbus

800-354-2657; fax: 614-222-6143

www.experiencecolumbus.com

Variety rules in Columbus. Downtown features vibrant urban districts located within walking distance of meeting facilities. From funky galleries in the Short North Arts District, to charming shops and nightlife in the historic Brewery District and German Village, to the entertaining Arena District, there's always something unique to experience.

Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau

513-621-2142; fax: 513-621-2156

www.cincyusa.com

Greater Columbus Convention Center

614-645-5000; fax: 614-645-5159

Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau

419-321-6404; fax: 419-255-7731

www.toledocvb.com

Sharonville Convention Center

513-771-7744; fax: 513-772-5745

www.ci.sharonville.oh.us

OKLAHOMA

Bartlesville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

918-336-8708; fax: 918-337-0216

Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau

405-297-8912; fax: 405-297-8888

www.okccvb.org

Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau

918-585-1201; fax: 918-592-6244

www.visittwsa.com

OREGON

Convention and Visitors Association of Lane County Oregon

541-484-5307; fax: 541-343-6335

www.visitlanecounty.com

Oregon Convention Center

503-235-7575; fax: 503-235-7417

www.oregoncc.org

Portland Oregon Visitors Association

800-962-3700; fax: 503-275-9297

www.portlandcvb.com

The Portland Oregon Visitors Association, a full-service destination marketing organization, offers a staff of experts and myriad services to guarantee a successful meeting. Portland's mild winters; terrific summer climate; acclaimed nightlife; renowed public transportation; and expanded, user-friendly Oregon Convention Center just may precipitate the best meeting you've ever planned.

Salem Convention and Visitors Association

503-581-4325; fax: 503-581-4540

www.scva.org

PENNSYLVANIA

Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

215-639-0300; fax: 215-642-3277

www.bccvb.org

Central Pennsylvania/Penn State Country Convention and Visitors Bureau

814-231-1400; fax: 814-231-8123

www.centralpacvb.org

Convention Visitors Bureau of Greater Monroeville

412-856-7422; fax: 412-856-6979

www.pittsburg.net/monroeville

Erie Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

814-454-7191; fax: 814-459-0241

www.visiteriepa.com

Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

717-334-6274; fax: 717-334-1166

www.gettysburgcvb.org

Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau

412-281-7711; fax: 412-338-0425

www.visitpittsburgh.com

Hershey-Capital Region Visitors Bureau

717-731-5500; fax: 717-731-5505

www.pacapitalregions.com

Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau

724-238-5661; fax: 724-238-3673

www.laurelhighlands.org

Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

610-882-9200; fax: 610-882-0343

www.lehighvaleypa.org

Pennsylvania Convention Center

215-418-4750; fax: 215-418-4861

www.paconvention.com

Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau

717-299-8901; fax: 717-299-0470

www.padutchcountry.com

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

215-636-3300; fax: 215-636-3327

www.pcvb.org

Reading and Berks County Visitors Bureau

800-443-6610; fax: 610-375-9606

www.readingberkspa.com

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-441-3549; fax: 610-834-0202

www.valleyforge.org

PUERTO RICO

Puerto Rico Convention Bureau

787-725-2110; fax: 787-474-5049

www.meetpuertorico.com

RHODE ISLAND

Newport County Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-326-6030; fax: 401-849-0291

www.gonewport.com

Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau

401-274-1636; fax: 401-351-2090

www.providencecvb.com

Rhode Island Convention Center

401-458-6000; fax: 401-458-6500

www.riconvention.com

SOUTH CAROLINA

Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

843-853-8000; fax: 843-853-0444

www.charlestoncvb.com

Charleston Area Convention Center

843-529-5011; fax: 843-529-5040

www.nchascoliseum.com

Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

803-545-0000; fax: 803-545-0013

www.columbiacvb.com

Greater Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

803-545-0000; fax: 803-799-6529

Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau

864-421-0000; fax: 864-421-0005

www.greatergreenville.com

Hilton Head Island Visitors and Convention Bureau

843-785-3673; fax: 843-785-7110

www.hiltonheadisland.org

Myrtle Beach Area Convention Bureau

843-448-1629; fax: 843-448-3010

www.myrtlebeachlive.com

Myrtle Beach Convention Center

800-537-1690; fax: 843-918-1243

www.myrtlebeachconvcntr.com

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

605-343-1744; fax: 605-348-9217

www.rapidcitycvb.com

Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau

605-336-1620; fax: 605-336-6499

www.siouxfalls.org

TENNESSEE

Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

423-756-8687; fax: 423-265-1630

www.chattanoogameetings.com

Gatlinburg Department of Tourism and Convention Center

423-436-2392; fax: 423-436-3704

www.gatlinburg.com

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center Nashville

615-871-6699; fax 615-871-5843

www.gaylordhotels.com

Knoxville Convention Center

865-522-5669; fax: 865-329-0422

www.knoxvilleconventioncenter.com

Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation

866-790-5373; fax: 865-673-4400

www.knoxtsc.com

Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

901-543-5300; fax: 901-543-5350

www.memphistravel.com

Memphis ... "Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll" is the coolest convention destination in the United States Experience Beale Street blues clubs. Unique Attractions include Elvis Presley's Graceland, Smithsonian's Rock'n'Soul Museum, FedEx Forum, Gibson Guitar Factory, STAX Museum, and National Civil Rights Museum. Meet in the expanded 350,000-square-foot Cook Convention Center and 2,100 seat Cannon Center for the performing arts.

Memphis Cook Convention Center

901-576-1200; fax: 901-576-1212

www.memphisconvention.com

Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau

615-259-4730; fax: 615-244-6278

www.nashvillecvb.com

Nashville Convention Center

615-742-2000; fax: 615-742-2014

www.nashvilleconventionctr.com

TEXAS

Amarillo Convention and Visitors Bureau

806-374-1497; fax: 806-373-3909

www.amarillo-cvb.org/cvc

Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau

817-265-7721; fax: 817-265-5640

www.arlington.org

Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

512-474-5171; fax: 512-583-7282

www.austintexas.org

Austin Convention Center

512-476-5461; fax: 512-404-4416

www.austinconventioncenter.com

Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau

956-546-3721; fax: 956-546-3972

www.brownsville.org

Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

214-571-1000; fax: 214-571-1008

www.dallascvb.com

Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau

817-336-8791; fax: 817-336-3282

www.fortworth.com

Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

409-763-6564; fax: 409-765-8611

www.galvestoncvb.com

Gaylord Opryland Texas Resort and Convention Center

817-410-7990; fax: 817-410-4044

www.oprylandhotels.com

George R. Brown Convention Center

713-853-8000; fax: 713-853-8090

www.houstonconventionctr.com

Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-457-6338; fax: 800-410-3038

www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Discover Historic Grapevine, Texas, located minutes from DFW International Airport in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. This charming community offers more than 4,000 first-class hotel rooms, 600,000-plus square feet of meeting space, a beautifully restored historic district, winery tasting rooms, a circa 1896 Steam Excursion Train, and much more. Call 800-457-6338, or visit www.grapevinetexasusa.com.

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

713-437-5200; fax: 713-227-6336

www.houston-spacecityusa.com

Irving/Las Colinas Convention and Visitors Bureau

972-252-7476; fax: 972-257-3153

www.irvingtexas.com

Adjacent to DFW International Airport, Irving, Texas, boasts 70-plus hotels with rates and amenities for every taste and budget. Irving's meeting hotels offer more than 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space combined with outstanding service. And Irving's central location between Dallas and Fort Worth allows easy access to area attractions.

Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau

956-795-2200; fax: 956-795-2185

www.visitlaredo.com

Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau

972-422-6810; fax: 972-424-0002

www.planocvb.com

Reliant Park

800-776-4995; fax: 713-799-9790

www.reliantpark.com

San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

210-207-6716; fax: 210-207-6739

www.sanantoniovisit.com

A vibrant blend of Tex-Mex flavors and history, centrally located San Antonio awaits your next meeting. With a selection of more than 28,000 hotel rooms and a convention center offering more than 400,000 contiguous square feet of exhibit space on the world-renowned River Walk, San Antonio is a perfect place to meet.

South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-657-2373; fax: 956-761-3024

www.sopadre.com

UTAH

Ogden and Weber Convention and Visitors Bureau

801-627-8291; fax: 801-399-0783

www.ogdencvb.org

Park City Convention and Visitors Bureau

435-649-6100; fax: 435-649-4132

www.parkcitymeetings.com

Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

801-521-2822; fax: 801-355-9323

www.visitsaltlake.com

Experience the Rockies! Featuring the Salt Palace Convention Center, within walking distance of 7,000 sleeping rooms. The center will soon be one of the largest convention centers in the West with an expansion providing 515,000 gross square feet of exhibit space; 170,000 gross square feet of meeting space, including a 45,000-square-foot ballroom to be completed in August 2006.

Salt Palace Convention Center

801-534-4777; fax: 801-534-6383

www.saltpalace.com

Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

801-851-8393; fax: 801-851-2109

www.utahvalley.org/cvb

VERMONT

Vermont Convention Bureau

802-863-3489; fax: 802-863-1538

www.vermontmeetings.org

VIRGINIA

Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association

703-838-4200; fax: 703-838-4683

www.funside.com

Arlington Convention and Visitors Service

800-296-7996; fax: 703-228-3667

www.co.arlington.va.us

Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Bureau

703-752-7503

www.visitfairfax.org

Greater Richmond Convention Center

804-783-7335; fax: 804-225-0508

Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-487-8778; fax: 757-722-1222

www.hamptoncvb.com

Hampton CVB is booking business now for the new Hampton Roads Convention Center. Opening in 2005, the 344,000-square-foot center features 35 meeting rooms, a 108,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and a grand ballroom to seat 2,000 people. New Embassy Suites Hotel, Hampton Coliseum, shopping, dining, and 2,500 additional hotel rooms within walking distance.

Loudoun Convention and Visitors Association

703-771-7525; fax: 703-771-4973

www.visitloudoun.org

Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau

757-664-6620; fax: 757-622-3663

www.norfolk.va.us

Richmond Metropolitian Convention and Visitors Bureau

804-782-2777; fax: 804-780-2577

www.visit.richmond.com

Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

540-342-6025; fax: 540-342-7119

www.visitroanokeva.com

Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

757-437-4700; fax: 757-437-4747

www.vbfun.com

Virginia Beach is a top-choice destination for the meeting and convention industry, offering first-class amenities. Center stage is the new $202.5 million Virginia Beach Convention Center, featuring more than 500,000 gross square feet. First-phase opening is scheduled for summer 2005, with a grand opening in early 2007. Visit www.vbfun.com for details!

Williamsburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

757-253-0192; fax: 757-229-2047

www.visitwilliamsburg.com

WASHINGTON

Bellevue Washington Convention Sales Group

425-637-1020; fax: 425-637-0166

www.bellevueconventions.com

Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau

206-461-5800; fax: 206-461-5855

www.seeseattle.org

Seattle is a thriving, cosmopolitan city surrounded by majestic mountains, sparkling blue waters, and a wide array of year-round outdoor recreation, thanks to the region's gentle marine climate. Within the city's compact, bustling downtown district, a wealth of award-winning restaurants, shopping, and cultural attractions await.

Snohomish County Tourism Bureau

888-338-0976; fax: 425-348-5701

www.snohomish.org

Southwest Washington Convention and Visitors Bureau

360-750-1553; fax: 360-750-1933

www.southwestwashington.com

Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

509-624-1341; fax: 509-623-1297

www.spokane-areacvb.org

Tacoma and Pierce County Convention and Visitors Bureau

253-627-2836; fax: 253-627-8783

www.traveltacoma.com

Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau

800-254-5824; fax: 509-783-9005

www.visittri-cities.com

Washington State Convention and Trade Center

206-694-5000; fax: 206-694-5191

www.wsctc.com

WEST VIRGINIA

Cabell and Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau

304-525-7333; fax: 304-525-7345

www.wvvisit.org

Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau

304-344-5075; fax: 304-344-1241

www.charlestonwv.com

WISCONSIN

Chippewa Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

715-831-2345; fax: 715-831-2340

www.chippewavalley.net

Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau

608-258-4959; fax: 608-258-4950

www.visitmadison.com

Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau Inc

414-287-4253; fax: 414-557-5131

www.milwaukee.org

Milwaukee is investing in its future--to the tune of about $2.5 billion! The city has retained its warmth and hospitality while creating a must-see destination with such amenities as the new Midwest Airlines Convention Center, Miller Park, a breathtaking art museum, a full-service casino, first-class hotels, and great restaurants.

Kalahari Resort Convention Center

877-253-5466; fax: 608-254-8609

Packer Country Visitor and Convention Bureau

920-494-9507; fax: 920-494-9229

WYOMING

Cam-Plex Multi-Event Facilities

307-682-0552; fax: 307-682-8418

www.cam-plex.com

Cheyenne Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

307-778-3133; fax: 307-778-3190

www.cheyenne.org

INTERNATIONAL

International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus

202-296-7888; fax: 202-296-7889

www.iacvb.org

ARUBA

Aruba Convention Bureau

954-767-3395; fax: 954-767-0714

www.arubaconventionbureau.com

AUSTRALIA

Tourism Queensland and Travel Corporation

310-697-0207; fax: 310-788-0128

AUSTRIA

Grazer Congress-Convention Center Graz

316-804920; fax: 316-804975

www.grazercongress.at

BAHAMAS

Bahamas Tourist Office

703-684-4882; fax: 703-271-1968

www.bahamas.com

Nassau/Cable Beach/Paradise Island Promotion Board

954-888-5900; fax: 954-236-0733

www.nassauparadiseisland.com

Looking for the best destination to hold your next association meeting? The Nassau, Paradise Island Promotion Board assists association executives considering meeting in Nassau, Paradise Island from 10-2,000 rooms. We represent eight group-oriented member resorts; Atlantis, British Colonial Hilton, Comfort Suites, Nassau Beach, Holiday Inn, Radisson Cable Beach, and Wyndham Nassau Resort.

BELGIUM

Belgian Tourist Office

212-758-8130; fax: 212-355-7675

www.visitbelgium.com

BERMUDA

Bermuda Department of Tourism

212-818-9800; fax: 212-983-5289

www.bermudatourism.com

Bermuda provides the ultimate in meeting and conference facilities and services. Proximity to the East Coast (less than two hours), U.S. tax deductibility, world-class accommodations, and value are only some of the many benefits Bermuda offers.

BRAZIL

Rio Convention and Visitors Bureau

21-259-6165; fax: 21-511-2592

www.rioconventionbureau.com.br

CANADA

Canadian Tourism Commission

703-875-3909; fax: 706-875-9452

www.canadatourism.com

We represent all Canadian destination from coast to coast and provide assistance with site selection, product testing tours, site inspection program, itinerary and program ideas, customs and immigration information.

ALBERTA

The Banff Centre Conferences

403-762-6171; fax: 403-762-6388

www.banffcentre.com

Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau

403-750-2360; fax: 403-262-3809

www.tourismcalgary.com

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre

403-261-8500; fax: 403-261-8510

www.calgary-convention.com

Connected to three four-star hotels in downtown Calgary, the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre offers 132,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including 20,000-square-foot ballroom; 65,000-square-foot of exhibit space; four pre-function areas; 26 breakout rooms. Loading dock access to semi-trailers on second level trade show floor (350 lbs/sq.ft.). State-of-the-art technology: CAT-6 cabling, fibre optics, high-speed DSL lines, satellite downlinks.

Edmonton Tourism

780-426-4715; fax: 780-425-5283

www.tourism.ede.org

Travel Alberta International

714-998-5414; fax: 714-998-5495

www.travelalberta.com

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

604-893-7154; fax: 604-331-1001

Tourism Whistler

604-932-3928; fax: 604-932-7231

www.mywhistler.com

Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre

604-689-8232; fax: 604-647-7232

www.vanconex.com

The Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre offers more than 150,000 square feet of meeting space in a spectacular waterfront setting. A major expansion completing in 2008 will more than triple our space, resulting in a complete range of new facilities taking full advantage of our incredible setting along with the very latest in service and technology.

Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau

888-688-0640; fax: 888-688-2228

www.tourismvancouver.com

MANITOBA

Destination Winnipeg

204-943-1970; fax: 204-942-4043

www.tourism.winnipeg.mb.ca

Travel Manitoba

204-945-4096; fax: 204-945-2302

www.travelmanitoba.com

World Trade and Convention Centre

902-421-8686; fax: 902-422-2922

ONTARIO

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

416-585-8120; fax: 416-585-8198

www.mtccc.com

Niagara Falls Tourism

905-356-6061; fax: 905-356-5567

Niagara Parks Commission

905-371-0760; fax: 905-356-8448

www.niagaraparks.com

Ottawa Congress Centre

613-563-1984; fax: 613-563-7646

Ottawa Tourism and Convention Authority

613-237-5150; fax: 613-237-7339

www.tourottawa.org

Toronto Congress Center

416-245-5000; fax: 416-245-4923

www.torontocongresscentre.com

Toronto Convention and Visitors Association

416-203-2600; fax: 416-867-3995

www.torontotourism.com

Tourism Toronto

416-203-3830; fax: 416-203-2600

www.torontotourism.com

QUEBEC

Montreal Convention Centre

514-871-8133; fax: 514-871-9389

www.congresmtl.com

Quebec City and Area Tourism and Convention Bureau

418-522-3511; fax: 418-529-3121

www.quebecregion.com

Tourism Montreal

514-844-5400; fax: 514-844-5757

www.tourism-montreal.org

Montrealers are renowned for knowing how to live. Ranked among North America's top three convention and meeting destinations, Montreal treats delegates to the warmth and savoir-faire of a vibrant, multicultural, and cosmopolitan city. With more than 24,000 hotels rooms, a completely renovated and expanded convention centre, Montreal is one of the most popular meetings destinations on the continent.

Tourisme Quebec

972-414-7013; fax: 972-495-7660

CHINA

BTG Overseas Tourism Co., Ltd.

106-606-3040; fax: 106-606-3062

FRANCE

Cannes Convention Bureau c/o SEMEC

4-93-39-0101; fax: 4-93-99-3706

Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau

314-952-5395; fax: 314-952-5390

www.parisinfo.com

A dedicated team provides fully impartial and free assistance. Saves you time and energy by accompanying you through the decision-making process with a comprehensive array of services: Advice on Parisian facilities and service providers, site inspections, promotional tools, preparation of the bid book, civic support, and more.

GERMANY

German Convention Bureau

212-661-4582; fax: 212-661-6192

www.germany-meetings.com

m:con Congress Center Rosengarten

621-410-6160; fax: 621-410-6200

www.congress-mannheim.de

Munich Convention Bureau Munich Tourist Office

89-23330306; fax: 89-23330264

HONG KONG

Hong Kong Tourism Board

310-208-4582; fax: 310-208-1869

www.hkta.org

JAMAICA

Jamaica Tourist Board

800-294-7687; fax: 305-666-5536

www.jamaicatravel-miami.com

JAPAN

Japan National Tourist Organization

212-757-5640; fax: 212-307-6754

KOREA

Korea National Tourism Organization

201-585-0909; fax: 201-585-9041

www.tour2korea.com

MALAYSIA

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board

213-689-9702; fax: 213-689-1530

www.tourism.gov.my

Tourism Malaysia

212-754-1113; fax: 212-754-1116

www.visitmalaysia.com

MEXICO

Cancun Center Conventions and Exhibitions

998-8810400; fax: 998-8810402

Cancun Convention and Visitors Bureau

98-846819; fax: 98-878829

www.cancuncenter.com

Mexico Tourism Board

312-228-0194; fax: 312-228-0515

www.visitmexico.com

Monterrey Mexico Convention and Visitors Bureau

81-8345-5130

www.ocvmty.com.mx

THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam RAI International Exhibition and Congress Centre

20-5491-212; fax: 20-6463-042

www.rai.nl

Netherlands Board of Tourism

212-370-7360; fax: 212-370-9507

SCOTLAND

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

141-248-3000; fax: 141-226-3423

www.secc.co.uk

SINGAPORE

Singapore Tourism Board

212-302-4861; fax: 212-302-4801

www.meet-in-singapore.com.sp

SOUTH AFRICA

South African Convention Tourism

212-730-2929; fax: 212-764-1980

www.southafrica.net

UNITED KINGDOM

Manchester International Convention Centre

161-834-2700; fax: 161-832-3621

www.micc.uk.com

NEC Group

121-200-2000; fax: 121-643-0388

www.necgroup.co.uk

Visit Britain

312-787-0464; fax: 312-787-9641

Wales Tourist Board

122-247-5202; fax: 122-247-5321

www.wtbonline.gov.uk
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