on Chicago and Washington DC for Convention / Tourism
|San Francisco - March 21, 2003 - Mayor Willie L. Brown will join officials
of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau and 32 representatives
of the city’s tourism industry on a convention sales mission to Chicago
and Washington DC to host a “Crab Feast With The Mayor” in both cities
with some 275 top convention planners.
The Convention & Visitors Bureau is organizing the trip to impress upon regular clients just how important their meeting business is to San Francisco and to give both new and existing clients a variety of reasons to keep coming back.
Guests at the two luncheons - scheduled in Chicago on April 1 at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower and in Washington DC on April 2 at the Fairmont Washington, D.C. - will be treated to the consummate San Francisco meal: “North Beach” antipasti or “California” salad, fresh steamed Dungeness crab in the shell, and celebrated Northern California wines. Aprons adorned with a crab will be distributed to keep the melted butter away from attendees’ business attire. The receptions start at 11:30 am and lunches begin at noon.
SFCVB President John Marks will present an update on San Francisco’s meeting industry, including Moscone West, the 300,000 square foot expansion of Moscone Convention Center that opens this year.
Mayor Brown’s presentation will cover a variety of topics including the many new developments coming to San Francisco in the very near future. His remarks at each function will be followed by a question and answer period during which the assembled planners will have an opportunity to address questions directly to the mayor. As Mayor Brown’s term ends this year, this will be his final “Crab Feast” with these convention planners.
“These clients are very important to San Francisco’s economy so it’s
appropriate that we take the Mayor, our very best salesperson, out to thank
them for their business and share the great news about upcoming developments
in San Francisco,” said Mark Theis, vice president of conventions for the
SFCVB. “The opening of Moscone West, in particular, will be of special
interest to these customers, who can begin planning now to utilize this
Tourism is the largest revenue-generating industry in San Francisco, generating $6.5 billion each year and supporting 61,000 jobs.
Vice President, Public Relations
San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau
201 Third Street, Suite 900
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 227-2603, Fax (415) 227-2668
|Also See||Speech by John Marks, President and CEO of the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau and 2003 National Chair of the Travel Industry Association of America, at the State of the Travel Industry Luncheon on January 14, 2003 / Jan 2003|
|John A. Marks, President and CEO of the San Francisco CVB, Elected National Chair of the Travel Industry Association of America / Nov 2002|