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UNITED STATES United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  

ALABAMA

Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

www.gulfshores.com

Greater Birmingham Greater Birmingham can be one of two areas:
  • In the United Kingdom it is an informal term referring to Birmingham and the area surrounding it, including most of the West Midlands metropolitan county, minus Coventry. See West Midlands conurbation.
 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 SMG - Screen Management Guidelines. A VMS package of run-time library routines providing windows on DEC VT100 terminals.  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 a city that lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the junction of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers, also known as Belle Point. The city began as a western frontier military post in 1817 and would later become well-known for its role in the settling of . 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 Contra Costa can refer to:
  • Contra Costa County, California
  • Contra Costa (railroad ferryboat)
 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 The Los Angeles Convention Center (abbreviated LACC) is a convention center in downtown Los Angeles. The LACC hosts annual events such as the Greater Los Angeles Auto Show, and was best known to video games fans as host to E3 until its cessation in 2006.  

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 The Moscone Center is San Francisco, California's largest convention and exhibition complex. The complex consists of two main underground halls underneath Yerba Buena Gardens, Moscone North and Moscone South, as well the three-level Moscone West exhibition hall across 4th Street.  

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

www.moscone.com

Newport Beach Newport Beach, residential and resort city (1990 pop. 66,643), Orange co., S Calif., on Newport Bay and the Pacific Ocean; inc. 1906. It is a popular seaside resort and yachting center. Manufactures include electrical and medical equipment, computers, boats, and adhesives.  Conference and Visitors Bureau

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

www.newportbeach-cvb.com

A sparkling star on the Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region,  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 John Wayne Airport (IATA: SNA, ICAO: KSNA, FAA LID: SNA) is located at 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Other nearby cities include Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, and Irvine.  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 CVB Convention and Visitors Bureau
CVB College Van Bestuur (Dutch: Managing Council)
CVB Camper Van Beethoven (band)
CVB Common Vision Blox
CVB Center for Veterinary Biologics
 features a confidential RFP (Request For Proposal) A document that invites a vendor to submit a bid for hardware, software and/or services. It may provide a general or very detailed specification of the system.

1. (business) RFP - Request for Proposal.
2.
 process that assures a selective response from these outstanding meeting facilities and more: Balboa Bay Club The Balboa Bay Club & Resort is in Newport Beach, California on 15 waterfront acres and was founded in 1948. It is on the Newport Harbor. See also
  • Newport Back Bay
External links
  • Official website
 & Resort, Four Seasons Hotel Newport Beach, Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, Sutton Place Hotel Sutton Place Hotel is a collection of luxury hotels located in Canada and United States, owned and managed by The Sutton Place Grande Hotels Group with office in Vancouver, BC.

Properties currently located in: Vancouver, BC; Toronto, ONT; Edmonton, AB; and Chicago, IL.
.

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 “Bay Area” redirects here. For other uses, see Bay Area (disambiguation).

The San Francisco Bay Area, colloquially known as the Bay Area or The Bay
. 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 The Palm Springs Convention Center is a 160,000 square foot facility located in downtown Palm Springs, California. It can accommodate groups from 12 to 9,000 in size, depending on the configuration.  

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 operating company

A business that engages in transactions with outsiders.
 

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 San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay.  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 North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . 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 The San Diego Convention Center Corporation is a non-profit public corporation that owns and maintains the San Diego Convention Center and the San Diego Concourse. Its subsidiary, San Diego Theaters, Inc., manages the San Diego City Theater.  

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 The San Diego Convention Center is the main convention center for the city of San Diego, California. It is located in the Marina district of downtown San Diego near the Gaslamp Quarter, at 111 West Harbor Drive.  is located on sparkling San Diego Bay Noun 1. San Diego Bay - a bay of the Pacific in southern California
San Diego - a picturesque city of southern California on San Diego Bay near the Mexican border; site of an important naval base

Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
.

San Diego North Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden  Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

www.sfcvb.org

San Jose San Jose, city, United States
San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850.
 Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

www.sanjose.org

San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo (săn l`ĭs ōbĭs`pō), city (1990 pop. 41,958), seat of San Luis Obispo co., S Calif., near San Luis Obispo Bay; inc. 1856.  County Visitors and Conference Bureau

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

www.sanluisobispocounty.com

San Mateo San Mateo (săn mətā`ō), city (1990 pop. 85,486), San Mateo co., W Calif., on San Francisco Bay; inc. 1894. It is a commercial and retail center with some high-technology manufacturing. San Mateo, Spanish for St.  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 pre·se·lect  
tr.v. pre·se·lect·ed, pre·se·lect·ing, pre·se·lects
To select beforehand, usually according to a specific criterion.



pre
 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 San Francisco Bay, 50 mi (80 km) long and from 3 to 13 mi (4.8–21 km) wide, W Calif.; entered through the Golden Gate, a strait between two peninsulas.  Area--San Mateo County.

Santa Barbara Santa Barbara (săn'tə bär`brə, –bərə), city (1990 pop. 85,571), seat of Santa Barbara co., S Calif., on the Pacific Ocean; inc. 1850.  Conference and Visitors Bureau

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

www.santabarbaraca.com

Santa Clara Santa Clara, city, Cuba
Santa Clara (sän`tä klä`rä), city (1994 est. pop. 217,000), capital of Villa Clara prov., central Cuba.
 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 Santa Monica (săn`tə mŏn`ĭkə), city (1990 pop. 86,905), Los Angeles co., S Calif., on Santa Monica Bay; inc. 1886. Tourism and retailing are important, and the city has motion-picture, biotechnology, and software industries.  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 The Colorado Convention Center is a multi-purpose convention center in downtown Denver, Colorado which recently underwent a major expansion. The expansion added 600,000 sq. feet of space and a 5,200 seat concert hall. The total area of the convention center is 1.2 million sq. feet.  

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

www.denverconvention.com

Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, city (1990 pop. 281,140), seat of El Paso co., central Colo., on Monument and Fountain creeks, at the foot of Pikes Peak; inc. 1886. It is a year-round resort and a booming military, technological, and commercial city.  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 Pikes Peak, 14,110 ft (4,301 m) high, central Colo., in the Front Range of the Rocky Mts.; discovered by U.S. explorer Zebulon Pike in 1806. There are many higher peaks in the Rockies, but this is the best known and most conspicuous because of its location on the . Experience the accommodations, the attractions, the services, the fun that makes any meeting or convention unforgettable. Experience Colorado Springs, Colorado The City of Colorado Springs is the second most populous city (after Denver) in the state of Colorado and the 48th most populous city in the United States.[4] The city is the county seat of El Paso County. . 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 Grand Junction, city (1990 pop. 29,034), seat of Mesa co., W Colo., at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado rivers; inc. 1891. The shipping and processing center of a large ranch and irrigated farm region, it also serves the area's uranium, oil shale, gas, and  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 Fairfield County is the name of three counties in the United States:
  • Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • Fairfield County, Ohio
  • Fairfield County, South Carolina
 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 Greater Hartford is a region located in the state of Connecticut, centered around the state's capital of Hartford.

Hartford's role as a focal point for the American insurance industry is known nationally. The vibrant music and arts scene defines the region's culture.
 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 The Connecticut Convention Center is an convention center located in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, United States overlooking the Connecticut River.

The facility was designed by Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates and features more than
, 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 District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States).  

The Ronald Reagan Building Coordinates:  The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center  and International Trade Center

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

www.itcdc.com

Washington Convention Center The Washington Convention Center has been the name of two convention centers in Washington, D.C. The old Washington Convention Center was located at 909 H Street NW and was in use from 1983 until 2004.  

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 Fort Myers, city (1990 pop. 45,206), seat of Lee co., SW Fla., on the Caloosahatchee River, near the Gulf of Mexico; founded 1850, inc. 1905. It has a tourist trade and light industry and is a shipping point for citrus fruits, winter vegetables, flowers (especially  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 Daytona Beach (dātō`nə), city (1990 pop. 61,921), Volusia co., NE Fla., on the Atlantic coast and Halifax River (a lagoon); inc. 1876. Center of a rapidly urbanizing area, in a region settled by Spanish Franciscans in the 17th cent.  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 beach·side  
adj.
Situated on or along a beach.
.

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 Fort Lauderdale (lô`dərdāl), residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole War, inc. 1911.  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 The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is the primary public convention center in Central Florida. The large complex is located on International Drive, a major tourist area in Orlando, Florida.  

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 fes·tiv·i·ty  
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.

2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.

3.
 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 Fort De Soto Park is at the far southern tip of the city of St. Petersburg, Florida. This park, operated by Pinellas County, is made up from five offshore keys, or islands: Madelaine Key, St. Jean Key, St. . Come enjoy the freshest seafood, superb shopping, exciting activities, and captivating cap·ti·vate  
tr.v. cap·ti·vat·ed, cap·ti·vat·ing, cap·ti·vates
1. To attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence. See Synonyms at charm.

2. Archaic To capture.
 cultural attractions--all on Florida's Beach.

Tampa Bay Tampa Bay, inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, 25 mi (40 km) long and 7 to 12 mi (11.3–19 km) wide, W Fla., separated from the Gulf by numerous small islands; it receives the Hillsborough River. St.  Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

www.visittampabay.com

Tampa Convention Center The Tampa Convention Center is a mid-sized convention center located in Downtown Tampa, Florida. Its location is ideal because it has both waterfront views, and views of the skyline.  

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

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

Visit Florida VISIT FLORIDA is the first ever private/public marketing partnership in the United States and is designed to increase Florida's number one industry--tourism.

On June 19, 1996, Governor Lawton Chiles signed a bill that dissolved Florida's Department of Commerce and turned its
 

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 The Georgia International Convention Center or GICC, opened in April 2003, is the second largest convention center in the State of Georgia: second only to the Georgia World Congress Center. It is located at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, just off of Camp Creek Parkway (S.  

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

www.gicc.com

Located less than a mile from the world's busiest airport World's busiest airport is a claim that is fiercely fought over by the owners of the world's largest airports. The definition of "busiest" is debated as well, with claims being staked on the basis of aircraft operations, cargo traffic or total passengers. , Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, Atlanta's new Georgia New Georgia is the largest island of the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. It is in the New Georgia Group, an archipelago including most of the other larger islands in the province.  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 The Georgia World Congress Center or GWCC is the major convention center in Atlanta. It is the fourth-largest convention center in the United States at 1.4 million ft2 (130,000 m2) and hosts more than a million visitors each year.  

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

www.gwcc.com

The Georgia World Congress Center, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta Downtown Atlanta refers to the largest financial district for the city of Atlanta.

As defined by the Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) organization, the area measures approximately 4 mi², and was home to 23,300 as of 2006.
, 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 Atlanta Falcons
    [
, home of the Atlanta Falcons
    The Atlanta Falcons are a American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are currently a member of the NFC South of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Falcons joined the NFL as a 1966 expansion team.
    , has seating configurations ranging from 20,000 to 80,000. The 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park Centennial Olympic Park is a 21 acre (85,000 m²) public park located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA that is owned and operated by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority.  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 Jekyll Island is an island off the coast of the U.S. state of Georgia, in Glynn County; it is one of the Sea Islands and one of the Golden Isles of Georgia. The city of Brunswick, Georgia, the Marshes of Glynn, and several other islands, including the larger St.  Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

    www.jekyllisland.com

    Savannah Savannah, city, United States
    Savannah, city (1990 pop. 137,560), seat of Chatham co., SE Ga., a port of entry on the Savannah River near its mouth; inc. 1789.
     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 Lowndes County is the name of several counties in the United States:
    • Lowndes County, Alabama
    • Lowndes County, Georgia
    • Lowndes County, Mississippi
     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 The Hawai'i Convention Center, located at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Hawai'i on the Hawaiian island of O'ahu in Waikiki, is the flagship civic exhibition center in the State of Hawai'i.  

    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 DIVISIBLE. The susceptibility of being divided.
         2. A contract cannot, in general, be divided in such a manner that an action may be brought, or a right accrue, on a part of it. 2 Penna. R. 454.
     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 (Computer-Managed Instruction) Using computers to organize and manage an instructional program for students. It helps create test materials, tracks the results and monitors student progress.  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 Champaign County is the name of several counties in the United States:
    • Champaign County, Illinois
    • Champaign County, Ohio
     Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

    www.cucvb.org

    Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau The mission of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau (CCTB) is to promote Chicago as the premier sales and marketing organization that promotes Chicago’s world-class assets to global leisure travel and convention business to ensure the economic vitality of the City and its  

    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 galena (gəlē`nə) or lead glance, lustrous, blue-gray mineral crystallizing usually in cubes, sometimes in octahedrons. It is the most important ore and the principal source of lead.  and Jo Daviess Jo Daviess may refer to:
    • Jo Daviess County, Illinois, which is named after Maj. Joseph Hamilton Daviess
    • Jo Daviess Township, Minnesota
     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 The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is a public agency that runs the Las Vegas Convention Center, Cashman Center, and Cashman Field and is responsible for the advertising campaigns for the Clark County, Nevada area.  

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

    Lisle Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

    www.lislecvb.com

    McCormick Place Coordinates:

    McCormick Place is an enormous exposition complex located in Chicago, Illinois.
     

    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 Fort Wayne, city (1990 pop. 173,072), seat of Allen co., NE Ind., where the St. Joseph and St. Marys rivers join to form the Maumee River; inc. 1840. It is the second largest city in the state, a major railroad and shipping point, a wholesale and distribution hub,  and Allen County Allen County is the name of several counties in the United States:
    • Allen County, Indiana
    • Allen County, Kansas
    • Allen County, Kentucky
    • Allen County, Ohio
    • Allen Parish, Louisiana
     Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

    www.visitfortwayne.com

    Indiana Convention Center The Indiana Convention Center is a convention center located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It contains over 400,000 square feet (0 m) of open exhibit space and almost  and RCA Dome Coordinates:

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    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 Iowa, state, United States
    Iowa (ī`əwə), midwestern state in the N central United States. It is bounded by the Mississippi R.
     

    Council Bluffs Council Bluffs, city (1990 pop. 54,315), seat of Pottawattamie co., SW Iowa, on and below bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, opposite Omaha, Nebr.; inc. 1853.  Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

    www.councilbluffsiowa.com

    Des Moines Des Moines, city, United States
    Des Moines (dĭ moin`), city (1990 pop. 193,187), state capital and seat of Polk co., S central Iowa, at the junction of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers; inc.
     Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

    www.seedesmoines.com

    Polk County Polk County is the name of twelve counties in the United States, all except two named after president of the United States James Knox Polk:
    • Polk County, Arkansas
    • Polk County, Florida
    • Polk County, Georgia
    • Polk County, Iowa
    • Polk County, Minnesota
     Regional Facilities

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

    www.conventioncomplex.com

    Sioux City Sioux City, city (1990 pop. 80,505), seat of Woodbury co., NW Iowa, at the junction of the Big Sioux and Floyd rivers with the Missouri; inc. 1857. It is a shipping, wholesale trade, and industrial center for an extensive agricultural and livestock area (including  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 Overland Park, city (1990 pop. 111,790), Johnson co., NE Kans., a residential suburb of Kansas City; inc. 1960. There is printing and publishing, and the manufacture of apparel, aircraft parts, cement, prepared foods, salt, chemicals, marine accessories, and signs.  Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

    www.opcvb.org

    Overland Park, Kansas Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. It is located in Johnson County, a satellite city of Kansas City, and is near Olathe, Lenexa, Prairie Village and Leawood. In 2006, the estimated population is 167,500. , 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 The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC), formerly Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC), is a large multi-use facility in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. It is overseen by the Kentucky State Fair Board, and is one of the ten largest facilities of its type in the U.S.  with 1 million square feet of meeting space and the Kentucky International Convention Center Coordinates:  The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC), formerly called the Commonwealth 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 Baton Rouge (băt`ən rzh) [Fr.,=red stick], city (1990 pop. 219,531), state capital and seat of East Baton Rouge parish, SE La.  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 New Orleans (ôr`lēənz –lənz, ôrlēnz`), city (2006 pop. 187,525), coextensive with Orleans parish, SE La., between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, 107 mi (172 km) by water from the river mouth; founded  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 Bossier may refer to:
    • Bossier City, Louisiana
    • Bossier Parish, Louisiana
    • Pierre Bossier, French explorer for whom Bossier City and Parish are named
     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 riv·er·boat  
    n.
    A boat suitable for use on a river.
     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 The Inner Harbor is a historic seaport, tourist attraction, and iconic landmark of the City of Baltimore, Maryland. The harbor itself is actually the end of the Northwest Branch of the Patapsco River and includes any water west of a line drawn between the National Aquarium in  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 The Baltimore Convention Center is a convention and exhibition hall located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland. It is managed and operated by the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association, a semi-private association started in 1980 by former Baltimore mayor William Donald  

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

    Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County, Maryland Montgomery County of the U.S. state of Maryland is situated just north of Washington, D.C. and Southwest of Baltimore. It is one of the most affluent counties in the nation[1], and has the highest percentage (29. , 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 The Ocean City Convention Center is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Ocean City, Maryland, USA. It hosts local sporting events and concerts. It was opened in 1997.  

    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 Greater Boston is the area of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts surrounding the city of Boston, Massachusetts. While Metro Boston tends to be the "Inner Core" surrounding the City of Boston, Greater Boston overlaps the North and South Shores, as well as the MetroWest region.  Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

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

    www.bostonusa.com

    Greater Merrimack Valley The Merrimack Valley is the area surrounding the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts. The area on either side of the Merrimack in New Hampshire is named the Merrimack Valley Region by the NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development.  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 BCEC Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
    BCEC Boston Chinese Evangelical Church (Massachusetts)
    BCEC Bay County Election Commission (Michigan)
    BCEC Blind Channel Estimation Correction
    )--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 North of Boston is a 1914 poetry collection by Robert Frost. It includes two of his most famous poems, 'Mending Wall' and 'After Apple-picking'. Most of the poems resemble short dramas or dialogues.  Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

    www.northofboston.org

    Worcester County Worcester County is the name of several counties in the United States of America:
    • Worcester County, Maryland
    • Worcester County, Massachusetts
     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 Looking for

    In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with.
     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 Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
    midmost
     of a major renaissance and has been selected to host the following events because of the change--Baseball's All-Star Game An all-star game is an exhibition game played by the best players in their sports league. The players are often chosen by a popular vote of fans of the sport and the game often occurs at the halfway point of the regular season, although this is not the case for some all-star games , Super Bowl, and the NCAA NCAA
    abbr.
    National Collegiate Athletic Association
     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 Traverse City, city (1990 pop. 15,155), seat of Grand Traverse co., N Mich., at the head of the West Arm of Grand Traverse Bay, in a resort and cherry-growing region; inc. 1881.  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 St. Paul

    as a missionary he fearlessly confronts the “perils of waters, of robbers, in the city, in the wilderness.” [N.T.: II Cor. 11:26]

    See : Bravery
    . Home of the world famous Mall of America Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. It is just southeast of the junction of Interstate 494 and Minnesota State Highway 77, and is across the interstate from the , 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 sky·way  
    n.
    1. A route regularly used by airplanes; an air lane.

    2. An elevated highway.

    Noun 1. skyway - a designated route followed by airplanes in flying from one airport to another
     to connect it all. Blending form and function, the Minneapolis Convention Center The Minneapolis Convention Center is a large convention center located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is located one block off of Nicollet Mall near Orchestra Hall.  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 The Mississippi Gulf Coast refers to the three Mississippi counties which lie on the Gulf of Mexico: Hancock County, Mississippi, Harrison County, Mississippi, and Jackson County, Mississippi.  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 tunica /tu·ni·ca/ (too´ni-kah) pl. tu´nicae   [L.] a tunic; in anatomy, a general term for a membrane or other structure covering or lining a body part or organ.  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 Kansas City, two adjacent cities of the same name, one (1990 pop. 149,767), seat of Wyandotte co., NE Kansas (inc. 1859), the other (1990 pop. 435,146), Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties, NW Mo. (inc. 1850).  

    816-221-5242

    www.visitkc.com

    Greater Saint Charles Saint Charles.

    1 City (1990 pop. 22,501), Kane co., NE Ill., on the Fox River, a suburb of Chicago; inc. 1850. Located in an agricultural area (corn and soybeans), the city has food-processing, aluminum and plastic products, and communications equipment
     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 The Lake of the Ozarks is a large man-made reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in central Missouri in the northern part of the Ozarks. In addition, three smaller tributaries of the Osage which were also impounded include the Niangua River, the Grandglaize Creek, and  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 Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. On July 1, 2006, its estimated population was 150,797, of whom 150,790 lived in Greene County and 7 lived in Christian County[1]. It is the county seat of Greene County. . 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 America's Center is a convention center located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, and is situated next to the Edward Jones Dome, the home of the National Football League's St. Louis Rams.  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 water sports Urophilia, see there , outlet shopping, elegant dining, nightly entertainment, and gaming!

    Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a 39-story hotel casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It is owned by MGM Mirage. The top five floors (floors 35-39) of the main hotel building are used by the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas.  

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

    www.mandalayconventions.com/index_flash.jsp

    The 1.5 million square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center The Mandalay Bay Convention Center is one of the largest privately owned and operated convention centers in the world. The 1 million square foot facility is owned by MGM Mirage. It is attached to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Events 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 THEhotel is a high-end 43-story 1,117 suite hotel owned and operated by MGM Mirage. It is located on the Las Vegas Strip within the Mandalay Bay complex. While marketed as a separate hotel, THEhotel is an integrated expansion of 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 New York, state, United States
    New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
     

    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 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is a large convention center on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by architects I. M. Pei and partners. The revolutionary space frame structure was built in 1986 and named for New York Senator Jacob K.  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 NYC
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    New York City


    NYC New York City
     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 North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures


    Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
     

    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 The Charlotte Convention Center opened in 1995 and attracts more than half a million visitors each year. It was designed by Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates (TVS).  

    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 Research Triangle Park, research, business, medical, and educational complex situated in central North Carolina. It has an area of 6,900 acres (2,795 hectares) and is 8 × 2 mi (13 × 3 km) in size. Named for the triangle formed by Duke Univ. . 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 One-Stop Shop

    A company or a location that offers a multitude of services to a client or a customer. The idea is to provide convenient and efficient service and also to create the opportunity for the company to sell more products to clients and customers.
     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 Ohio, state, United States
    Ohio, midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania (NE) West Virginia (SE), Kentucky (S), Indiana (W), and Michigan and Lake Erie (N).
     

    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 The Oregon Convention Center is a convention center in Portland, Oregon. It is located on the east side of the Willamette River in the Lloyd District neighborhood. The Oregon Convention Center is best known for the twin spire towers which provide light into the building's interior.  

    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 The Pennsylvania Convention Center is a multi-use public facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which is designed to accommodate conventions, exhibitions, conferences and other events.  

    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 The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau (PRCB) is a non-profit organization that markets Puerto Rico as a meetings and conventions destination. The PRCB’s team of dedicated and attentive bureau professionals is available with all the resources necessary to ensure the success  

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

    www.meetpuertorico.com

    RHODE ISLAND Rhode Island, island, United States
    Rhode Island, island, 15 mi (24 km) long and 5 mi (8 km) wide, S R.I., at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. It is the largest island in the state, with steep cliffs and excellent beaches.
     

    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 South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures


    Area, 31,055 sq mi (80,432 sq km). Pop. (2000) 4,012,012, a 15.
     

    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 Hilton Head Island

    An island off the southern coast of South Carolina in the Sea Islands of the Atlantic Ocean. It is a popular tourist resort. The town of Hilton Head Island, on the northeast coast, has a population of 35,200.
     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 Myrtle Beach Convention Center is a 8,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It hosts various local concerts and sporting events for the area and was the home arena for the Myrtle Beach Stingrays of the National Indoor Football League in 2003.  

    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 rock 'n' roll: see rock music. " 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 Austin Convention Center is a multi-purpose convention center located in Austin, Texas, USA. The building is also home to the Austin Toros basketball team with a seating capacity of 3,200.  

    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 The George R. Brown Convention Center was opened on September 26, 1987 on the east side of downtown Houston. The center was named for the prominent Houstonian George R. Brown, an entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist.  

    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 DFW Dallas/Ft Worth, TX, USA - Dallas Ft Worth International (Airport Code)
    DFW Department of Fish and Wildlife
    DFW David Foster Wallace
    DFW Drug-Free Workplace
    DFW Down For Whatever (song by Pretty Young Things) 
     International Airport in the heart of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. The metropolitan area is further divided into two metropolitan divisions: Dallas–Plano–Irving . 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 Utah, state, United States
    Utah (y`tä'), Rocky Mt. state of the W United States.
     

    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 The Washington State Convention and Trade Center is a convention center located next to and over Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle, Washington, adjacent to Freeway Park. Planning for its construction began in 1982; construction began in 1985, and the center opened on June 18, 1988.  

    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 The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) was created in 1995 to promote Canadian tourism in order to capitalize on a major international industry.

    The CTC states that it "is dedicated to promoting the growth and profitability of the Canadian tourism industry by marketing Canada as a
     

    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 immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important.  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 TELUS Telemetric Universal Sensor  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 DSL
     in full Digital Subscriber Line

    Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary
     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 The World Trade and Convention Centre is a convention centre/office complex in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is adjacent to the Halifax Metro Centre.

    There have recently been talks of expansion, and there are possible plans to demolish or incorporate the Metro Centre for more
     

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

    ONTARIO

    Metro Toronto Convention Centre Metro Toronto Convention Centre, located in Downtown Toronto, Ontario at 255 Front Street West, has 600,000 square feet of space. The convention centre was completed in October 1984 and is home to the 1330 seat John Bassett Theatre, currently used for Canadian Idol.  

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

    www.mtccc.com

    Niagara Falls Tourism

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

    Niagara Parks Commission The Niagara Parks Commission, or Niagara Parks for short, is an agency of government of Ontario which maintains the Ontario shoreline of the Niagara River. History
    The Commission was founded in 1885 with Casimir Gzowski as the Commissioner.
     

    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 BTG BIT (Built-In Test) Target Generator
    BTG Bridging the Gap
    BTG British Technology Group
    BtG Betreuungsgesetz (Germany)
    BTG Biomass Technology Group BV
    BTG Begbies Traynor Group
     Overseas Tourism Co., Ltd.

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

    FRANCE France (frăns, Fr. fräNs), officially French Republic, republic (2005 est. pop. 60,656,000), 211,207 sq mi (547,026 sq km), W Europe.  

    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 The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), is a Hong Kong government-sub vented body. It was founded on 1 April 2001 under the HKTB Ordinance. It was reconstituted from and replaced the Hong Kong Tourist Association (HKTA), which was established by Government Ordinance in 1957.  

    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 The Japan National Tourist Organization (国際観光振興機構 Kokusai Kankō Shinkō Kikō) or JNTO provides information about Japan to promote travel to and in the country.  

    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 rai  
    n.
    A form of popular Algerian music combining traditional Arabic vocal styles with various elements of popular Western music and featuring outspoken, often controversial lyrics.
     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 The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC), located on the north bank of the River Clyde in Glasgow, is Scotland's national venue for public events. It has five main exhibition halls of area up to 10,000 m².  

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

    www.secc.co.uk

    SINGAPORE

    Singapore Tourism Board The Singapore Tourism Board (Abbreviation: STB; Chinese: 新加坡旅游局) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore, tasked to promote the country's tourism industry.  

    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 (NEC Corporation, Tokyo, www.nec.com, www.necus.com) An electronics conglomerate known in the U.S. for its monitors. In Japan, it had the lion's share of the PC market until the late 1990s (see PC 98).

    NEC was founded in Tokyo in 1899 as Nippon Electric Company, Ltd.
     Group

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

    www.necgroup.co.uk

    Visit Britain

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

    Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff.  Tourist Board

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

    www.wtbonline.gov.uk
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