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Convention center & CVB 2004 directory: find the perfect venue for your next meeting.

With choices from Alaska to Aruba, you're sure to find just the spot for your association's next meeting in the following pages. So, go ahead--browse.




Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Mobile Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-5MOBILE; fax: 251-208-2060

Discover the arts, history, and culture in Mobile, Alabama. With more than 100 flights available from three regional airports, the Port City has something for everyone including museums, water front activities, golf, fresh seafood, a harborside technologically advanced convention center, and much more. Discover Mobile today, call 800-5MOBILE or visit

SMG Mobile Convention Center

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

Tuscaloosa Convention and Visitors Bureau

205-391-9200; fax: 205-391-2125


Alaska Travel Industry Association

907-929-2842; fax: 907-561-5727

Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Fairbanks Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau

907-586-1737; fax: 907-586-1449

Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

907-283-1991; fax: 907-283-2230


Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Surrounded by the scenic landscape of the Sonoran Desert, greater Phoenix offers spectacular resorts, exceptional meeting facilities, and amenities, such as 200 championship golf courses, dozens of luxurious spas, and plenty of sunshine for outdoor adventure. Our staff can customize site inspections, site selections, and attendee promotions. Visit us at, or call us at 877-MEET-PHX.

Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Mesa is located adjacent to Phoenix/Scottsdale and only 12 miles east of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. We offer more than 54,000 square feet of flexible meeting/exhibit space at our convention center including the soon to be Marriott Hotel, which is located only steps away. From high rise to Spanish golf resorts, hotels abound. Native American, Mexican, and Western themed events nestled in the mountains offer a spectacular Arizona back-drop. Enjoy scenic yet challenging golf courses, team building adventures, and more. For additional information on your specific requirements, please contact Janet Erickson, convention sales manager, at

Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-638-8350; fax: 520-884-7804

Great spaces in paradise. Enjoy one of the best meeting values in the country. Nearly 100,000 square feet of meeting space, 123,000 square feet of continuous exhibit space, and an area that seats nearly 10,000--all at a surprisingly low cost. Call 800-638-8350, ext. 157, or go to

Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center

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

Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-782-1117; fax: 480-421-9733

It's no wonder that Scottsdale, Arizona, consistently ranks at the top of the list for meeting destinations. From championship golf and year-round sunny weather to a wide variety of hotel and resort properties in all price ranges, Scottsdale has it all. For complete planning assistance, including RFPs, attendance boosters, and more. Call the Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-782-1117, or visit

Yuma Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Fort Smith Convention and Visitors Bureau

501-783-8888; fax: 501-784-2421

Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Peabody Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau

501-399-8058; fax: 501-375-7320


Anaheim/Orange County Visitors and Convention Bureau

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

Carmel Valley Ranch Wyndham

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

Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau

310-510-1520; fax: 310-510-7606

Contra Costa Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center

818-843-6000; fax: 818-842-8126

LA, Inc., The Convention and Visitors Bureau

213-236-2309; fax: 213-452-1409

Los Angeles offers an extraordinary array of hotels and state of the art meeting facilities. This dynamic center of culture and commerce features an unrivaled array of resources for the association executive, meeting professional, and convention delegate. In Los Angeles everything is in place to make your meeting a complete success.

Long Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Los Angeles Convention Center

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

Monterey Convention Authority

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

With 10,000 guest rooms and the award-winning, state-of-the-art Monterey Conference Center with 61,000 sqare 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

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau

831-649-1770; fax: 831-648-5373

Moscone Center

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

Newport Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau

949-467-2740; fax: 949-719-6101

A sparkling star on the Southern California coastline, Newport Beach is where an ideal climate and the beautiful Pacific Ocean create the perfect meeting location. Easy access with Orange County's modern John Wayne Airport, spectacular golf, award-winning cuisine, rejuvenating spas, world-class shopping, unique experiences and special events, and outstanding meeting facilities are just a few great reasons. The CVB features a confidential RFP process that ensures a selective response.

Oakland Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau

888-271-2960; fax: 909-937-3080

As Southern California's most affordable option, the Ontario Convention Center offers 225,000 square feet of the newest, most technologically advanced meeting space within driving distance to all Southern California has to offer and is located only two blocks from the traveler-friendly Ontario International Airport with more than 100 daily nonstop flights.

Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

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

Palm Springs Convention Center Palm Springs Leisure Management, Inc.

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

Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority

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

Pasadena Center Operating Company

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

Pasadena Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-307-7977; fax: 626-795-9656

Nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, Pasadena is "the city that feels like a village." Located nine miles north of downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena is just 20 minutes from Burbank Airport and 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport. While here guests enjoy 2,500 hotel rooms, 500 restaurants, golf, live theatre, renowned museums, and botanical gardens. Pasadena's 75,000-square-foot conference center lies within walking distance of four hotels, Paseo Colorado's shops and restaurants, and Old Pasadena, a 22-block shopping and entertainment district. The Pasadena CVB offers free assistance to groups using Pasadena hotels or the Pasadena Conference Center.

Riverside Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

With an ideal Southern California climate, Riverside is where Hollywood celebrities first came to vacation and honeymoon. Today, Riverside's historic downtown village is a colorful district of antique shops, specialty boutiques, restaurants, and galleries. Whatever a group's size or needs, the Riverside Convention and Visitors Bureau staff is ready to do whatever it takes to make an event a spectacular success. A full-service organization, the RCVB assists with complete convention planning and event services, including transportation, accommodations, catering, entertainment, tours, excursions, and more. That is why so many groups return--to enjoy more of all that Riverside has to offer. Riverside is just 25 minutes from the Ontario International Airport with its new terminal complex. Most hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-292-2334; fax: 916-808-8964

Sacramento delivers a truly unique meeting experience with its cosmopolitan appeal and well-preserved Gold Rush history. It's one of California's most affordable and accessible cities-Sacramento International Airport is served by more than 150 daily flights. The Sacramento Convention Center offers 134,000 square feet of exhibit space and 31 meeting rooms. The adjacent 3,800-seat Memorial Auditorium complements the 384,000-square-foot convention center. There are more than 10,000 rooms, 1,800 of which are within walking distance of the convention center. In addition, more than 2,500 rooms are less than five minutes from Cal Expo, the 350-acre multipurpose venue. Sacramento. Discover Gold.

San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, Clarion Bay View

619-237-6416; fax: 619-232-4252

San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau


fax: 619-595-0216

San Diego Convention Center Corporation

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

San Diego North Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau

415-974-6900; fax: 415-227-2646


Convention & Visitors Bureau

Known as "everybody's favorite city," San Francisco is famous for its scenic beauty, outstanding dining, cultural diversity, and enchanting ambiance. Moscone Center, with the new Moscone West expansion, offers a combined total of more than 900,000 square feet of exhibit and meeting space. Convention groups using the city's 32,250 hotel rooms often experience record-breaking attendance.

San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

San Luis Obispo County Visitors and Conference Bureau

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

San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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

Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau

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

Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau


fax: 408-244-9202

Santa Clara Convention Center

408-244-9660; fax: 408-244-9202

Take a look at us now. A 262,000-square-foot convention Center, 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 607-seat theater, 25 break-out rooms, 3800-plus nearby guest rooms and suites, free parking, and many exciting entertainment options. Santa Clara has it all. For hot value dates, visit

Santa Monica Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Vallejo Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Wilshire Grand Hotel and Centre

213-688-7777; fax: 213-612-3977


Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau

303-442-2911; fax: 303-938-2098

While Boulder's natural beauty is hard to compare, intellect, civic minds, and social responsibility are equally matched to its setting. Hosting high-tech giants such as IBM, StorageTek, and Sun Microsystems, the Boulder area also plays an integral part in the incubation of new companies on the same front. With four of the national scientific laboratories, aerospace consortium, and the University of Colorado located here, a global reach is represented in its residents as well as those who visit.

Colorado Convention Center

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

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

303-571-9403; fax: 303-892-1636

The Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has a staff of professionals ready to assist with every aspect of your meeting, from transportation and lodging to promotion and registration. Our state-of-the-art center currently offers 292,000 square feet of exhibit space and will grow to 584,000 square feet in December 2004.

Grand Junction Visitors and Convention Bureau

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

Keystone Resort and Conference Center

877-918-7669; fax: 970-496-4080

Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau

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


Coastal Fairfield County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Connecticut Expo Center

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

Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Hartford's new 550,000 square foot Connecticut Convention Center, opening in June of 2005, will put your group in the heart of it all. Hartford offers state-of-the-art meeting facilities, first-rate accommodations and unparalleled service at competitive prices. Enjoy dinner at one of 30 three and four-star downtown restaurants, catch a Broadway performance at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts, explore Mark Twain's home or visit the critically-acclaimed Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Nearby, take in the action at two of the world's largest casinos. Through its newly expanded international airport, Hartford moves at the speed of business. Hartford, New England's Rising Star awaits the opportunity to help you shine.

Greater New Haven Convention and Visitors Bureau

203-777-8550; fax: 203-782-7755


Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Kent County Delaware Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Southern Delaware Tourism

302-856-1818; fax: 302-856-5713


International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus 202-296-7888; fax: 202-296-7889

The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

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

Washington, D.C., Convention and Tourism Corporation

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


Visit Florida

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

The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

800-237-6444; fax: 239-334-1106

The Fort Myers/Sanibel area has all the essentials for a successful business meeting-personalized attention and the idyllic surroundings your attendee's desire. Choose from an assortment of facilities with a wide variety of private, picturesque settings. Each of our meeting facilities offers a professional staff to keep your meeting running smoothly.

Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-544-0415; fax: 386-255-5478

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, and restaurants all centrally located beachside.

Florida's Space Coast Office of Tourism

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

Fort Myers Conference and Convention Council

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

Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center

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

Global Spectrum Convention Centers

727-456-1121; fax: 727-572-6700

Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center

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

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Jacksonville and The Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Kissimmee-St. Cloud Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-831-1844; fax: 407-847-4114

Kissimmee-St. Cloud, Florida, has the right ingredients for successful meetings: diverse hotels and facilities to accommodate meetings of all sizes, easy accessibility to theme parks, an array of entertainment and leisure options, and a climate that helps create the right mix of business and pleasure. Osceola Heritage Park is a showplace for meetings and tradeshows featuring 89,500 square feet of meeting and exhibition space and an 8,300-seat arena. When completed in 2006, the Osceola County Convention Center will have 250,000 square feet of exhibition space and an adjacent 800-room hotel. Full-service CVB. New housing bureau.

Orange County Convention Center

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

Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

407-363-5800; fax: 407-370-5000

Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau

561-233-3000; fax: 561-471-3990

Palm Beach County provides a spectrum of hotel/resort meeting facilities and accomodations, in an extraordinary subtropical setting. Forty-seven miles of beaches, golf, great restaurants, world-class shopping. Add our new 350,000-square-foot convention center-a high-tech marvel; 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall; 25,000-square-foot ballroom; and 23,000 square feet of breakouts and you've got the best of everything for every event.

Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council

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

Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Sarasota Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Seminole County Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-800-7832; fax: 407-328-5775

St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

727-464-7382; fax: 727-464-7260

St. Petersburg/Clearwater is not only a paradise of beautiful beaches, year-round sunshine and perfect temperatures, but also it's a paradise of outstanding facilities and accommodations, exceptional event opportunities, unique after-hours activities, and a single point of contact to help you put together the perfect meeting from start to finish.

Tampa Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-826-8358; fax: 813-229-6616

The vibrant waterfront city features a 600,000-square-foot convention center surrounded by the Florida Aquarium, museums, the channelside entertainment district, a lively historic Latin Quarter in Ybor City, and plentiful accommodations. See all these and more aboard the historic streetcar, a convenient travel option that connects downtown waterfront's many attractions. Theme parks, nearby beaches, shopping, and fabulous dining round out the Tampa Bay scene.

Tampa Convention Center

800-426-5630; fax: 813-274-7776

Tampa Bay has all the best of Florida and a remarkable choice of meeting facilities. Our spectacular 600,000-square-foot waterfront convention center features beautiful views, flexibility, and the highest quality of professional service. The center's 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 36,000-square-foot ballroom, and 36 breakout rooms provide the size and fit for practically every requirement. Call 800-426-5630 or 800-826-8358, or go to


Americasmart Atlanta

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

Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Augusta Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia Visitors Bureau

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

Georgia World Congress Center

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

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

Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Savannah International Trade and Convention Center

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

Thomasville-Thomas County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Valdosta and Lowndes County Conference Center and Tourism Authority

912-245-0513; fax: 912-245-5240


Hawaii Convention Center

808-943-3500; fax: 808-943-3599

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 into three sections) with drive-on access; 49 meeting rooms, including two presentation theaters; a 35,000-square-foot ballroom; and an impressive 2.5-acre landscaped roof-top garden. Visit us at, where business and aloha meet.

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

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

Midwest Office: 312-654-4540;

fax: 312-645-4545

East Coast Office: 703-525-7770;

fax: 703-525-7771

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

Kauai Visitors Bureau

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

Maui Visitors Bureau

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

Oahu Visitors Bureau Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

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


Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau

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

Chicago is big on business, and the city offers a world-class backdrop for conventions and trade shows. With premier convention facilities including McCormick Place, which is moving forward with construction of a new West Building, and Navy Pier, Chicago features world-class hotels, restaurants, attractions, and museums that make it the perfect destination for your next event.

Donald E. Stephens Convention and Conference Center

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

DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Galena and Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau

815-727-2323; fax: 815-727-2324

McCormick Place

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

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.

312-527-4141; fax: 312-527-7782

Navy Pier

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

Rosemont Convention Bureau

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

Springfield Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau

630-377-6161; fax: 630-513-0566


Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Clark and Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau

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

Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Fort Wayne and Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau

219-424-3700; fax: 219-424-3914

Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome

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

Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association

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

LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Polk County Regional Facilities

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


Greater Wichita Convention and Visitors Bureau

316-660-6310; fax: 316-265-0162

From its Old West heritage to its modern, world-class amenities, Wichita offers it all. Shop at leading national retailers, both high-end and discount, or boutiques with one-of-a-kind antiques. Dine and dance in the city's historic Old Town district. Explore numerous cultural offerings at the many museums along the river. Enjoy!

Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau


fax: 913-491-0015

Overland Park Convention Center

913-451-7400; fax: 913-451-7406


Greater Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-626-5646; fax: 502-584-6697

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, including the Kentucky Exposition Center with 1 million square feet of meeting space and the Kentucky International Convention Center with 300,000 square feet of prefunction and exhibit space.

Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center

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

Kentucky International Convention Center

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

Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Northern Kentucky Convention Center

800-447-8489; fax: 859-261-5135

Unique riverfront convention package. Airport offers first tier accessibility as Delta's second largest hub. Riverfront development offers dining and entertainment. Meeting Guarantee Program exemplifies commitment to ensure successful meetings.


Alexandria and Pineville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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

New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

504-566-5011; fax: 504-566-5087

New Orleans Multicultural Tourism Network

504-523-5652; fax: 504-522-0785

Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau

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


Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau

207-947-5205; fax: 207-990-1427


Maryland Office of Tourism

410-767-3400; fax: 410-333-6643

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau

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

Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association

410-659-7017; fax: 410-727-2308

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

Baltimore Convention Center

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

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

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

Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Ocean City Convention Center

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

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

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


Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

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

Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau

313-202-1952; fax: 313-202-1834

Detroit will move you. Unprecedented growth and new development, side-by-side open air and domed stadiums, three gleaming gambling casinos, major hotel renovation projects, and a redefined riverfront are creating the nation's biggest comeback story. Automotive, cultural, and music heritage add to the destination's appeal.

Flint Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Grand Center/DeVos Place

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

Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-678-9859; fax: 616-459-7291

Grand Rapids

DeVos Place Convention Center in the heart of Grand Rapids is the latest edition to a dynamic downtown scene, integrating architecture, furniture, and technology together providing an unparalleled environment for conducting business. Stroll the downtown riverwalk and enjoy a full spectrum of dining and entertainment. And nearby, enjoy the beachfront pleasures of Michigan's West Coast.

Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-648-6630; fax: 517-487-5151

Lansing, Michigan's capital city, is centrally located in the heart of the Great Lakes State with easy access to legislators and lobbyists. Ideal for association meetings with more than 4,300 rooms, state-of-the-art facilities, and an extraordinary hospitality community ready to serve your needs. Site selection assistance, complimentary convention services, comprehensive destination planner.

Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority

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

Mount Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

517-772-4433; fax: 517-772-2909

Traverse City Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-346-4389; fax: 952-346-4289

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

Duluth Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Eagan Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association

612-767-8000; fax: 612-767-8131

The Greater Minneapolis Convention and Visitors Association offers all the amenities that you'd expect from a world-class convention city. The Minneapolis Convention Center now consists of 480,000 square feed of exhibit space, a 28,000-square-foot ballroom, 87 meeting rooms, and a one-of-a-kind 3,400-seat auditorium that may be transformed into four separate meeting rooms.

Minneapolis Convention Center

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

Minneapolis Metro North Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

St. Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Mississippi Division of Tourism Development

601-359-3297; fax: 601-359-5757

Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Mississippi Division of Tourism Development

601-359-3297; fax: 601-359-5757

Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Branson Lakes Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Kansas City


Greater St. Charles, Missouri, Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-366-2427; fax: 636-949-3217

The Midwest's largest historic district with 125 antique, specialty shops, 30 unique restaurants, and Ameristar Casino is 10 minutes from the St. Louis (Lambert) International Airport. Attractions include a new 10,000-seat arena, opening in spring 2005, a 154,000-square-foot convention center, and a 300-room Embassy Suites Hotel.

Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Center

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

Springfield, Missouri, Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-678-8767; fax: 417-881-2231

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

St. Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce

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

St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission

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

In St. Louis, there's more than meets the Arch, including a hotel building boom and a wide variety of attractions perfect for unique off-site events. You'll find 33,000 area-wide hotel rooms, plus 502,000 square feet of flexible, prime exhibit space and nearly 70,000 fixed seats at the America's Center convention complex.


Greater Grand Island and Hall County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Omaha is on a roll with $2 billion in recent downtown development that includes a new $291 million Qwest Convention Center and Arena. Airport travelers are only five minutes from downtown hotels. First-class attractions round out our destination as a major convention and meeting selection.

Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau

402-434-5335; fax: 402-436-2360


Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

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

With 7.5 million square feet of convention space, more than 126,000 hotel rooms, and expertise in hosting groups of all sizes and descriptions, Las Vegas is the world's premier meetings destination. Events held in Las Vegas regularly enjoy record-breaking attendance, due in part to the unparalleled entertainment options that make it easy to plan exciting programs.

Laughlin Visitors Bureau

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

Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

877-632-7900; fax: 702-632-7919

The 1.5 million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center offers nearly 1 million square feet of exhibit space and ballrooms up to 100,000 square feet. The adjacent 3,200-room Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino recently added THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, an all-suite hotel featuring 1,120 upscale suites. At 750 square feet, THEhotel's one-bed-room suite will be the largest standard hotel room in Las Vegas.

Reno Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority

775-827-7600; fax: 775-827-7646

Sands Expo and Convention Center

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

Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

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

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 others are judged.


Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority

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

Garden State Exhibit Center

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

New Jersey Convention and Expo Center

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

Wildwoods Convention Center

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


Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-733-9918; fax: 505-848-1178

Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Buffalo Niagara Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

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

Greater Rochester Visitors Association, Inc.

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

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York

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

Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Masie Center

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

NYC and Company

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

Rochester Riverside Convention Center

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

Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau

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

Syracuse Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau

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

Charlotte Convention Center

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

Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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

Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Greensboro Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-344-2282; fax: 336-230-1183

When it's time to plan your next meeting, try Greensboro on for size. Our unique blend of Southern hospitality and friendly service combine with a convenient location, a first-rate coliseum complex, quality accommodations, and the largest privately owned hotel/convention center between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta to set us apart from the crowd. Greensboro just fits ... just right. Call 800-344-2282 for a free meeting planners guide.

Greensboro Coliseum Complex

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

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

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

Visit Charlotte

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

Charlotte is the largest destination in the Carolinas and offers meeting planners a wide variety of venue and entertainment options. The Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is a global gateway, with more than 500 daily flights to 160 cities. The Charlotte Convention Center's 850,000 square feet of space covers every feature and service embellishment imaginable.

Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Akron Summit Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

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

Dayton and Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Dayton Convention Center

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

Experience Columbus (formerly the Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau)

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

Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-543-2613; fax: 513-621-2156

Plan Cincinnati meetings in a whole new way, with $615 million of world-class developments, including the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opening this year. Our world is expanding in 2006 with the Cincinnati Convention Center expansion and renovation. For hot rates and to complete an RFP, visit

Greater Columbus Convention Center

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

Greater Toledo Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Hancock County Convention and Visitors Bureau

419-422-3315; fax: 419-422-9508

LA Centre Conference and Banquet Facility

440-250-2000; fax: 440-835-0903

Sharonville Convention Center

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

Youngstown and Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau

330-747-8200; fax: 330-747-2331


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

Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Convention and Visitors Association of Lane County Oregon

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

Oregon Convention Center

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

Portland Oregon Visitors Association

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

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


Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau Inc

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

Centre County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Convention Visitors Bureau of Greater Monroeville

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

Erie Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Greater Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau

412-281-7711; fax: 412-644-5512

Located where three sparkling rivers meet, Pittsburgh is where three sparkling rivers meet, Pittsburgh is where it all comes together. The new $367 million David L. Lawrence Convention Center downtown fronts the Allegheny River and features 330,000 sqare feet of exhibition space. Nearby, a thriving Cultural District offers performances by the world-class Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Broadway Series, and Pittsburgh Opera, while the city's jazz legacy lives on in the area's many clubs. Pittsburgh is one of America's safest cities, and down-town restaurants, theaters, and shops are easily accessed on foot. Visitors can enjoy a variety of world-class museums, including the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Frick Art and Historical Center, and Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center. Shoppers can take advantage of the fact that there is no sales tax on clothing or necessities in Pennsylvania. Sports lovers can cheer for Pittsburgh Pirates baseball, Steelers football, and Penguins hockey.

Hershey-Capital Region Visitors Bureau

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

Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.

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

Pennsylvania Convention Center

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

Pennsylvania Dutch Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Reading and Berks County Visitors Bureau

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

SMG Corporation Convention Centers

215-592-4100; fax: 215-592-6699

Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Puerto Rico Convention Bureau

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

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau is a nonprofit organization that provides sales, consultation, and support services for meeting planners in the corporate, incentive, and association markets. Founded in 1962 and based in San Juan, the bureau has offices in Chicago, Madrid, Miami, New York, and Washington, D.C. The bureau's professional team can help in all aspects of planning a meeting from site inspections and transportation and from special events to theme parties, housing, and registration services.

Puerto Rico Convention Center

800-875-4765; fax: 212-265-9728

The new Puerto Rico Convention Center will feature a 152,700 sq ft exhibition hall, the largest ballroom in the Caribbean (almost 40,000 sq ft), and a wide array of meeting rooms (25 rooms--36,200 sq ft). The Center will be outfitted with state of the art telecommunications technology, audiovisual systems, and lighting. Now accepting bookings for late 2005!


Newport Convention and Visitors Bureau

401-849-8048; fax: 401-849-0291

Providence Warwick Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Rhode Island Convention Center

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

Located in downtown Providence, the Rhode Island Convention Center offers space from 304 to 137,000 square feet to accommodate 10 to 9,000 people. It is a convention complex with an attached 364-room Westin Hotel, three adjacent hotels, and a 2,400-car parking garage. It is also adjacent to a 14,500-seat civic center. With 2,500 hotel rooms in the greater Providence area, 1,200 of which are walkable, we also provide superb in-house food service, have 10 loading docks, and are located 10 minutes from a major airport.


Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

843-805-3061; fax: 843-853-0444

Boasting America's largest living historic district, beautiful beaches, exceptional golf, and meeting facilities, the Charleston area is consistently ranked a top convention destination. The Charleston Area Convention Center offers more than 150,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and an adjoining Performing Arts Center, the largest of its kind in the Southeast.

Charleston Area Convention Center

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

Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-264-4884; fax: 803-545-0013

Service. Selection. Surprise. It's a neat little package called Columbia, South Carolina. The perfect location for year-round events with top-notch service and a smart selection of venues. This historic capital city, in the geographic center of the state, is accessible by three major interstates and boasts more than 9,000 area hotel rooms.

Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Hilton Head Island Visitors and Convention Bureau

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

Myrtle Beach Area Convention Bureau

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

Myrtle Beach Convention center

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


Rapid City Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Chattanooga and Hamilton County Convention and Trade Center

423-756-0001; fax: 423-267-5291

Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Gatlinburg Department of Tourism and Convention Center

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

Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau

423-392-8820; fax: 423-392-8803

Knoxville Convention Center

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

Knoxville Tourism and Sports Corporation

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

Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Memphis Cook Convention Center

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

Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Nashville Convention Center

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

The Nashville Convention Center is located down-town in the heart of Music City amidst a variety of restaurants, live music venues, and 3,000 hotel rooms. The NCC offers an 118,675-square-foot exhibit hall, 25 meeting rooms, and a newly updated 11,000-square-foot ballroom. The NCC is directly connected to both the 20,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center and the Renaissance Nashville Hotel.


Amarillo Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Arlington Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

512-583-7200; fax: 512-583-7282

Austin is a place of inspiration. Unique and original in every way. With a newly expanded 900,000-square-foot convention center right in the heart of down-town, Austin provides the setting. And your people will provide the ideas. Let Austin be the spark.

Austin Convention Center

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

Brownsville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Corpus Christi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

361-881-1818; fax: 361-888-4998

Corpus Christi continually breaks attendance records. With an expansion and new connecting arena to be complete in fall 2004, the Corpus Christi Bayfront Convention Center is the city's premier meeting place. A combination of affordability and quality meeting space makes Corpus Christi a very popular value destination for conventions and meetings.

Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

The Fort Worth Convention Center is now open and ready to host your meeting. A $75 million renovation and expansion project has completely transformed this facility, inside and out. Hotels, restaurants, and entertainment within walking distance of the convention center. Plus, Fort Worth provides an amazing choice of historical and cultural attractions.

Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Gaylord Opryland Texas Resort and Convention Center

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

George R. Brown Convention Center

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

Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-4HOUSTON; fax: 713-227-6336


SpaceCity. A space of infinite possibilities.

Houston is a space of infinite possibilities. In this top convention and tourism destination, you'll enjoy the very best hotels, convention facilities, entertainment, and attractions. The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau and its professional convention services staff encourage you to make Houston your choice for business. For more information, log on to, or call 800-4HOUSTON.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

210-207-8500; fax: 210-223-1495

Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Laredo Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Moody Gardens Convention Center

888-388-8484; fax: 409-683-4936

Nestled among acres of lush tropical landscaping, the spectacular 303-room Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center offers all you'll need for work or play. The hotel and convention center features formal and casual dining and more than 70,000 square feet of meeting space. Enjoy 242 acres of enchantment, consisting of the Rainforest and Discovery Pyramids, the IMAX(r) 3D and Ridefilm Theaters, Palm Beach, Colonel Paddlewheeler, and the Aquarium Pyramid. special packages are available. For reservations, call 888-388-8484.

Plano Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Reliant Park

832-667-1400; fax: 713-799-9790

San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-447-3372; fax: 210-244-2401

With its festive blend of Texas hospitality and Old World charm, you'll quickly find out why group after group reports higher attendance when they meet in San Antonio. Give us a call at 800-447-3372 and find out what we can do for you.

San Antonio Convention Center Facilities

210-207-8500; fax: 210-223-1495

South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Experience the Rockies. The Salt Lake convention district is only 30 minutes from mountain resorts, hiking paths, mountain bike trails, and trout streams. Seven thousand hotel rooms are within walking distance of the Salt Palace Convention Center, featuring 370,000 square feet of exhibit space, 53 meeting rooms, and a 45,000-square-foot ballroom.

Salt Palace Convention Center

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

Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

801-370-8117; fax: 801-370-8050


Vermont Convention Bureau

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


Virginia Tourism Corporation

202-872-0523; fax: 202-659-8646

Alexandria Convention and Visitors Association

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

Arlington Convention and Visitors Service

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

Fairfax County Convention and Visitors Bureau

703-790-3329; fax: 703-893-1269

Hampton Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-487-8778; fax: 757-896-4600

Hampton is booking business now for the new Hampton Roads Convention Center. Opening January 2005, the 344,000-square-foot center features 35 meeting rooms, capacity for 14,000 delegates, 108,000-square-foot exhibit hall, and grand ballroom to seat 3,000. A new 300-plus-room Embassy Suites, Hampton Coliseum, and 1,600 hotel rooms are within walking distance.

Norfolk Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-368-3097; fax: 757-622-3663 The New Norfolk

This sophisticated waterfront city boasts a collection of hotels, convention facilities, a restaurant and theater district, and dynamic attractions including Nauticus-The National Maritime Center, Battleship Wisconsin, and the Chrysler Museum of Art. The downtown offers more than 1,000 committable rooms within walking distance of 176,000 square feet of meeting space.

Richmond Metropolitian Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-635-5535; fax: 540-342-7119

Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Virginia Beach, a year-round mid-Atlantic meeting destination, is constructing a $202.5 million world-class convention center. This premier facility will offer a 150,000-square-foot, column-free exhibit hall; a 31,000-square-foot ballroom; more than 28,000 square feet of meeting space; and the latest technology. Visit for details or to book reservations.


Bellevue Washington Convention Sales Group

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

Meydenbauer Center and the Bellevue hospitality community invite you to explore the possibilities of hosting your next meeting or convention of 300 or 3,000 in Bellevue. Bellevue is just nine miles from downtown Seattle in the heart of a thriving corporate world so it's easy to get down to business. And when your work is done, there's plenty of fur--choose from extraordinary golf courses, serious shopping, nationally respected wineries, nearly endless cultural and entertainment temptations, and a dizzying range of recreation spots just a few miles away.

Meydenbauer Center

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

Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Sip coffee at the original Starbucks. Learn to play the electric guitar at the dynamic new Experience Music Project. Take a break from shopping at the REI flagship store long enough to scale the world's tallest indoor climbing pinnacle. Seattle is an experience, more than a destination. Travelers are also drawn by the stunning setting, which features a thriving city center on the edge of pristine wilderness and abundant recreation. Seattle promises skiing by day and opera by night. Urban kayaking is just blocks from a bustling, world-class retail core. And cultural attractions not only abound, they're engrained in Seattle's mythic lifestyle.

Snohomish County Tourism Bureau

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

Southwest Washington Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Tacoma and Pierce County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau

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

Washington State Convention and Trade Center

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


Cabell and Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Chippewa Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Fond du Lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

920-923-3010; fax: 920-929-6846

Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau

800-373-6376; fax: 608-258-4950

We provide complete convention bureau services, including bid proposals with hotel and facility information, site visits, housing, and comprehensive convention services.

Greater Milwaukee Convention and Visitors Bureau Inc

800-576-6466; fax: 414-273-3559

Greater Milwaukee, the Genuine American City, receives high marks for meetings because of the Midwest Airlines Center, where technology, architecture, and flexibility combine making meetings memorable. With more than $2.5 billion invested into tourism product since 1998, Milwaukee's arts and cultural scene, accommodations, restaurants, festivals, and attractions offer a smorgasbord for visitors to enjoy.

Kalahari Resort Convention Center

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

Packer Country Regional Tourism Office

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


Cam-Plex Multi-Event Facilities

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

Cheyenne Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


International Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus

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


Aruba Convention Bureau

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


Tourism Queensland and Travel Corporation

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


Austrian Tourist Office Inc

212-575-7723; fax: 212-730-4568

Historic Conference Centres of Europe

316-804920; fax: 316-804975


Belgian Tourist Office

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

The Belgian Tourist office promotes Belgium as the European destination of choice. For your next client's meeting let us assist you. We can inform you on accommodations, meeting facilities, incentive programs, contact with local suppliers; and we can provide slides, video, shell-folders, and brochures. Contact us to learn more about Belgium.


Bermuda Department of Tourism

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

Bermuda provides the ultimate in meeting and conference facilities. Proximity to the East Coast, U.S. tax deductibility, world-class accommodations, and value are only some of the many benefits we offer.


Rio Convention and Visitors Bureau

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


Canadian Tourism Commission

202-682-7775; fax: 202-682-7721

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


Banff/Lake Louise Tourism Bureau

403-762-0270; fax: 403-762-8545

The Banff Centre Conferences

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

Calgary Convention and Visitors Bureau

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

Edmonton Tourism

780-917-7876; fax: 780-425-5283

A vibrant cosmopolitan center of 1 million people, Edmonton boasts 12,000 guest rooms and the region's largest conference center (200,000 square feet by the year 2006). No provincial sales tax helps Edmonton remain Canada's most affordable major city. Reconized for amazing attractions, culture, and major sporting events, the nation's best-kept secret awaits your call.

TELUS Convention Centre

800-822-2697; fax: 403-261-8510

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

Travel Alberta International, Inc.

403-760-4404; fax: 403-762-1054


Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel

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

Tourism Vancouver

301-570-3199; fax: 301-570-2679

Tourism Whistler

604-938-2789; fax: 604-938-9623

Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre

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

Vancouver Convention and Visitors Bureau

604-682-2222; fax: 604-682-1717

Nestled between majestic mountains and the sparkling ocean, Vancouver is one of the most beatiful cities in the world. Dynamic, multicultural, with first-class hotels and a spectacular water-front convention center--it's no wonder Vancouver is consistently rated one of the top meeting and convention destinations in the world.


Destination Winnipeg

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

Travel Manitoba

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


World Trade and Convention Centre

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


Metro Toronto Convention Centre

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

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre offers 460,000 square feet of exhibit space, plus 64 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, two multipurpose ballrooms encompassing 78,000 square feet, and the world-class John W.H. Bassett Theatre with seating for 1,330. All in the center of downtown Toronto.

Niagara Falls Tourism

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

Niagara Falls Tourism, the official destination marketing organization for Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls Tourism represents more than 550 members, offering professional tourism services throughout the Niagara area. Our support includes assistance with site inspections, familiarzation tours, and itinerary planning. In addition, we provide brochures, visitor guides, destination planners' manuals, and images.

Ottawa Congress Centre

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

Toronto Congress Center

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

Toronto Convention and Visitors Association

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

Tourism Toronto

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

Tourism Toronto is the official destination-marketing organization for Toronto's tourism industry. Tourism Toronto focuses on promoting and selling the greater Toronto region as a remarkable destination for tourists, convention delegates, and business travelers. Officially operating as a not-for-profit agency, Tourism Toronto has more than 700 members and is a partnership of public and private sectors.


Montreal Convention Centre

800-268-8122; fax: 514-871-9389

Unique best describes the newly expanded Palais des congres de Montreal. Centrally located, a stone's throw from old Montreal, connected to the underground system, well equipped in all regards and supported by an experienced team, the PCM has it all to meet your meeting and exhibit needs ... a la Montreal.

Quebec City and Area Tourism and Convention Bureau

418-641-6654; fax: 418-641-6578

Our bureau will assist you in planning you next event in the "eurostyle" destination of North America from site inspections to room availability and program suggestion; we are at your service.

Tourisme Montreal

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

Tourisme Quebec

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


BTG Overseas Tourism Co., Ltd.

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


Cannes Convention Bureau c/o SEMEC

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


German Convention Bureau

516-794-1632; fax: 516-794-8487

m:con Congress Center Rosengarten

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

Munich Convention Bureau Munich Tourist Office

89-23-33-0306; fax: 89-23-33-0264


Hong Kong Tourism Board

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


Jamaica Tourist Board

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


Japan National Tourist Organization

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

Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau

3-5211-2173; fax: 3-5211-2170


Korea National Tourism Organization

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


Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board

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

Tourism Malaysia

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


Mexico Tourism Board

312-606-9273; fax: 312-606-9012


Netherlands Board of Tourism

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


Scotland Business Tourism Unit

131-332-2433; fax: 131-343-1844

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre

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


Singapore Tourism Board

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


Tourism Authority of Thailand

651-225-9595; fax: 651-228-1754


Manchester International Convention Centre

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

NEC Group

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

Visit Britain

212-850-0318; fax: 212-986-6459

Wales Tourist Board

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

For a more comprehensive convention center and CVB directory, visit ASAE's Web site at This online, searchable directory provides e-mail addresses and links to centers and bureaus with Web sites.
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