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TOP 10 GROUP EVENTS 

JULY 2006 - NORTH AMERICA &
SELECTED MARKETS

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Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied, Square Footage Catered, Estimated Number of Attendees
Data derived from reader board reports covering 521 hotels in 42 markets across 32 states and provinces*
Total number of events surveyed for time period: 18,003

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Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – North America
 
Event
Market
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
INTERNATIONAL CHURCHES OF CHRIST SINGLES RETREAT
Los AngelesCA
185,390
2.
DOLLAR GENERAL DISTRICT MANGER'S MEETING
NashvilleTN
172,311
3.
PENTECOSTAL CHURCHES OF THE APOSTOLIC FAITH
JacksonvilleFL
170,101
4.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY,INC 2006 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Washington, Dc
158,588
5.
Fannie Mae - Community Development Training
WashingtonDC
138,258
6.
14th SPORE Investigators Workshop
BaltimoreMD
127,944
7.
General Electric African American Forum
BaltimoreMD
123,799
8.
CAMPUS PROGRESS NATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE
WashingtonDC
121,896
9.
2006 NAF ANNUAL INSTITUTE FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT
DetroitMI
120,661
10.
CHI OMEGA FRATERNITY CONVENTION 2006
WashingtonDC
120,409

Square Footage Catered – North America
 
Event
Market
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
NC ASSOCIATION OF CPA'S
GreensboroNC
71,579
2.
Alpha-Kappa-Alpha Authority 2006
DetroitMI
69,338
3.
COACH S M C
PhoenixAZ
62,130
4.
FRCCSCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2006
OrlandoFL
57,600
5.
CELGENE CORPORATION
PhoenixAZ
55,470
6.
DOLLAR GENERAL DISTRICT MANGER'S MEETING
NashvilleTN
53,631
7.
NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC CATHOLIC CONVOCATION 2006 - NARMCNY A
WashingtonDC
46,000
8.
14th SPORE Investigators Workshop
BaltimoreMD
39,871
9.
General Electric African American Forum
BaltimoreMD
39,575
10.
Agricultural Media summit
PortlandOR
38,709

Estimated Number of Attendees – North America
 
Event
Market
Est Num of Attendees
1.
CountyConference
OrlandoFL
4,271
2.
FRCCSCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2006
OrlandoFL
3,456
3.
Alpha-Kappa-Alpha Authority 2006
DetroitMI
3,399
4.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY,INC 2006 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
WashingtonDC
2,751
5.
NC ASSOCIATION OF CPA'S
GreensboroNC
2,340
6.
PRAISE CHAPEL
PhoenixAZ
2,145
7.
TENNESSEEREADINGFIRSTACADEMY
MemphisTN
1,810
8.
LAW SCHOOL FORUM
WashingtonDC
1,797
9.
TREMAINE DANCE NATIONAL COMPETITATIONS
OrlandoFL
1,623
10.
ClinCon 2006
OrlandoFL
1,623

SELECTED MARKETS
 
Washington DC

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – WashingtonDC
 
Event
City
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY,INC 2006 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
WashingtonDC
158,588
2.
Fannie Mae - Community Development Training
WashingtonDC
138,258
3.
CAMPUS PROGRESS NATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE
WashingtonDC
121,896
4.
CHI OMEGA FRATERNITY CONVENTION 2006
ArlingtonVA
120,409
5.
340B COALITION CONFERENCE
WashingtonDC
103,496
6.
Data Users Conference 2006
WashingtonDC
102,408
7.
NHSC Ambassadors Conference
WashingtonDC
100,257
8.
LAW SCHOOL FORUM
WashingtonDC
99,483
9.
International Corporate Governance Network
WashingtonDC
93,689
10.
AARS SUMMER WORK SHOP
WashingtonDC
91,938

Square Footage Catered – Washington, Dc
 
Event
City
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
Leaders Conference
2.
NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC CATHOLIC CONVOCATION 2006 - NARMCNY A
ArlingtonVA
46,000
3.
Operations Department Meeting
WashingtonDC
38,064
4.
NHSC Ambassadors Conference
WashingtonDC
38,064
5.
340B COALITION CONFERENCE
WashingtonDC
35,314
6.
Fannie Mae - Community Development Training
WashingtonDC
34,272
7.
CHI OMEGA FRATERNITY CONVENTION 2006
ArlingtonVA
32,000
8.
ALCON C-05-31 INVESTIGATOR'S MEETING
McLeanVA
28,006
9.
NAESP- NASSP NATIONAL LEADERS CONFERENCE
ArlingtonVA
26,020
10.
CAMPUS PROGRESS NATIONAL STUDENT CONFERENCE
WashingtonDC
25,749

Estimated Number of Attendees – Washington, Dc
 
Event
City
Est Num of Attendees
1.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY,INC 2006 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
WashingtonDC
2,751
2.
LAW SCHOOL FORUM
WashingtonDC
1,797
3.
NAACP ANNUAL CONVENTION
WashingtonDC
1,544
4.
ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY CONVENTION
WashingtonDC
1,401
5.
National Forum on Education Statistics
WashingtonDC
1,204
6.
I-CHRIE 2006
ArlingtonVA
1,020
7.
2006 NAVAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (S&T) PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE
WashingtonDC
898
8.
CROWE DREAMBUILDERS JULY 12-17, 2006
WashingtonDC
852
9.
340B COALITION CONFERENCE
WashingtonDC
823
10.
FILIPINO AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF METROPOLITIAN DC FAREWELL CELEBRATION TO THE AMBASSADOR AND MRS.ALBERT DEL ROSARIO
WashingtonDC
820

SELECTED MARKETS
 Charlotte

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Charlotte
 
Event
City
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
NCGSCAA - NC AREA CONVENTION
CharlotteNC
27,974
2.
EquiFirst Corporation
CharlotteNC
25,876
3.
CAROLINAREGIONCMECHURCH
CharlotteNC
24,224
4.
Home Depot Regional SHRM Meeting
CharlotteNC
13,788
5.
National American Miss Pageant 2006
CharlotteNC
13,376
6.
NATL COUNCIL TEACHERS OF ENGLISH
CharlotteNC
13,024
7.
INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES
CharlotteNC
11,244
8.
Carolina Amateur Hockey Association
CharlotteNC
11,016
9.
CHARLOTTE TOUCHDOWN CLUB
CharlotteNC
10,654
10.
Home Depot Regional SHRM Meeting
CharlotteNC
9,900

Square Footage Catered – Charlotte
 
Event
City
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
National American Miss Pageant 2006
CharlotteNC
11,400
2.
CHARLOTTE TOUCHDOWN CLUB
CharlotteNC
10,654
3.
2005 DUKE ENERGY AWARDS CEREMONY
CharlotteNC
7,511
4.
Home Depot Regional SHRM Meeting
CharlotteNC
7,188
5.
EquiFirst Corporation
CharlotteNC
6,650
6.
Bank of America - College Pipeline Kickoff
CharlotteNC
5,424
7.
CINGULAR WIRELESS "GETTING TO GREAT"
CharlotteNC
5,220
8.
Portrait Homes
CharlotteNC
5,016
9.
Rodgers Builders
CharlotteNC
4,800
10.
BANK OF AMERICA - AML DESIGN
CharlotteNC
4,800

Estimated Number of Attendees – Charlotte
 
Event
City
Est Num of Attendees
1.
National American Miss Pageant 2006
CharlotteNC
333
2.
NCGSCAA - NC AREA CONVENTION
CharlotteNC
284
3.
CHARLOTTE TOUCHDOWN CLUB
CharlotteNC
265
4.
DELIVERANCECHURCH OF GOD WOMEN'S RETREAT
CharlotteNC
259
5.
NC COMMUNITY COLLEGE IPS
CharlotteNC
217
6.
2005 DUKE ENERGY AWARDS CEREMONY
CharlotteNC
187
7.
CAROLINAREGIONCMECHURCH
CharlotteNC
176
8.
CINGULAR WIRELESS "GETTING TO GREAT"
CharlotteNC
168
9.
Equifirst Corporation
CharlotteNC
165
10.
NORTH CAROLINA MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE
CharlotteNC
164


The Knowland Group provides detailed reports on events within a client’s competitive set of hotels to over 230 hotels across the United States and Canada.  Details include: meeting planner contact information, previous event and size details on all groups surveyed, detailed overview of group’s experiences including any complaints or issues, actual size of event (number of room nights actualized), date of group’s next event, property selection decision date(s) and/or process(s) (including RFP details if relevant), size of next event, existence of any relationships (contractual and/or personal) with incumbent and/or other hotel(s) and any additional information requested by client.

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*Data are derived from the Knowland Group’s national reader board service.  Hotels surveyed are determined by request from Knowland Group clients.  Data do not represent a scientific study.  Estimated number of attendees is based on size of meeting rooms occupied and, where possible to determine, configuration of rooms and does not necessarily correspond to room nights actualized.  Data on catered events are determined by function descriptions.  Single instance events, such as weddings, although included in client reports, or omitted here.  Certain oversized properties, including conference and convention centers, although included in client reports if requested, are omitted here.





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The Knowland Group
(202) 842-9244
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