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TOP 10 GROUP EVENTS 

JUNE 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 468 hotels in 38 markets across 30 states*
Total number of events surveyed for time period: 20,240
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Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – North America
  Event Market Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
2006 U Connect Conference Nashville TN 407,094
2.
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS - CLUB EVINRUDE Nashville TN 271,814
3.
Society of Decorative Painters 2006 Annual Convention Nashville TN 252,121
4.
Global Health Council - 2006 Annual Conference Washington DC 224,204
5.
National American Miss Pageant 2006 Indianapolis IN 223,808
6.
2006 NA MDO CBD Meeting Nashville TN 215,407
7.
Academic Advising Summer Institute Norfolk VA 189,914
8.
The Finance and Accounting Forum Nashville TN 167,001
9.
Indiana/Kentucky Conference Indianapolis IN 126,393
10.
CONGRESS OF EPIDIMIOLOGY Seattle WA 124,400

Square Footage Catered – North America

  Event Market Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
Global Health Council - 2006 Annual Conference Washington DC 84,871
2.
2006 NA MDO CBD Meeting Nashville TN 84,741
3.
2006 U Connect Conference Nashville TN 69,275
4.
2006 BOARD OF DIRECTORS SERIES Minneapolis MN 63,219
5.
BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL PRODUCTS - CLUB EVINRUDE Nashville TN 54,254
6.
Indiana/Kentucky Conference Indianapolis IN 53,872
7.
GRAND BOULE OF THE SIGMA PI PHI 2006 CONVENTION Detroit MI 52,712
8.
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK/CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE Memphis TN 49,737
9.
CHI OMEGA FRATERNITY CONVENTION 2006 Washington DC 48,000
10.
Minnesota Renewal Project Minneapolis MN 46,500

Estimated Number of Attendees – North America

  Event Market Est Num of Attendees
1.
Society of Decorative Painters 2006 Annual Convention Nashville TN 3,765
2.
NENA Pittsburgh PA 2,722
3.
Special Libraries Association Baltimore MD 2,677
4.
2006 U Connect Conference Nashville TN 2,578
5.
Pha's 7th International PH Conference Minneapolis MN 2,402
6.
INFORMS MARKETING SCIENCE CONFERENCE Pittsburgh PA 2,260
7.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ( UPMC ) Pittsburgh PA 2,254
8.
231st Army Ball AUSA Sunshine Chapter Orlando FL 2,176
9.
2006 NA MDO CBD Meeting Nashville TN 2,073
10.
NATIONAL COAL SHOW Pittsburgh PA 2,059

SELECTED MARKETS

Baltimore 
(Including Annapolis and Columbia MD)

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Baltimore (Including Annapolis and Columbia MD)

  Event City Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
Special Libraries Association Baltimore 107,216
2.
RSA ANNUAL MEETING 2006 Baltimore 92,594
3.
American Society of Echocardiography: 17th Annual Scientific Sessions Baltimore 77,139
4.
CFA Institute Examination Baltimore 71,770
5.
Special Libraries Association Baltimore 70,544
6.
BEST PRACTICES IN PRIMARY CARE Baltimore 66,110
7.
AWHONN Baltimore 64,640
8.
IAFC Hunt Valley 59,859
9.
PBAA 20TH ANNUAL CONVENTION Baltimore 55,828
10.
Central Maryland Reality Check Plus Baltimore 55,256

Square Footage Catered – Baltimore (Including Annapolis and Columbia MD)

  Event City Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
BON SECOURS GALA Baltimore 22,320
2.
Glaceau Meeting Baltimore 20,955
3.
CLUB DEJOUIR, INC. Ellicott City 19,784
4.
INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Baltimore 19,702
5.
BOMA Annual Golf Tournament Ellicott City 18,944
6.
2006 Summer Gathering of Presbyterian Women Hunt Valley 18,240
7.
FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL RESIDENT SUMMIT Baltimore 17,820
8.
Association of Genetic Technologists Baltimore 16,730
9.
SIGMA GAMMA RHO - 16TH ANNUAL BLUE & GOLD GALA Baltimore 15,946
10.
REALTY EXECUTIVES 2006 ANNUAL BROKER/OWNER CONFERENCE Baltimore 15,124

Estimated Number of Attendees – Baltimore (Including Annapolis and Columbia MD)

  Event City Est Num of Attendees
1.
Special Libraries Association Baltimore 2,677
2.
American Society of Echocardiography: 17th Annual Scientific Sessions Baltimore 1,926
3.
CFA Institute Examination Baltimore 1,791
4.
AWHONN Baltimore 1,614
5.
Central Maryland Reality Check Plus Baltimore 1,379
6.
American Society of Gene Therapy Baltimore 1,237
7.
ASSOCIATION OF WOMENS HEALTH AND OBSTETRICS Baltimore 1,053
8.
National Baptist Congress for Christian Education Baltimore 915
9.
Johns Hopkins - Treatment of Patients with Inflammatory Rheu Baltimore 871
10.
INT'L SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRON, ION, PHOTON BEAMS ANNUAL CONV Baltimore 836

Kansas City

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Kansas City

  Event City Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE Kansas City 114,843
2.
Skills USA - MAIN Kansas City 99,178
3.
KAFP 2006 Annual Meeting & Scientific Session Overland Park 70,361
4.
NCUTCD Meeting Overland Park 56,851
5.
SOSLAND PUBLISHING PURCHASING SEMINAR Kansas City 52,722
6.
H&R BLOCK 2006 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT MEETING Kansas City 50,195
7.
INTL ASSN CHIEFS POLICE Kansas City 42,779
8.
CBIZ/MHM Training Level 3 & 5 Overland Park 41,547
9.
KANSAS BAR ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Overland Park 40,410
10.
FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH Kansas City 38,438

Square Footage Catered – Kansas City

  Event City Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE AWARD Kansas City 20,739
2.
NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE Kansas City 20,188
3.
MID AMERICAN REGIONAL COUNCIL Kansas City 17,487
4.
CRICUIT CITY Kansas City 17,040
5.
KAFP 2006 Annual Meeting & Scientific Session Overland Park 16,386
6.
Skills USA - MAIN Kansas City 15,080
7.
CBIZ/MHM Training Level 3 & 5 Overland Park 14,566
8.
Kansas Court Reporters Association Overland Park 12,000
9.
SOSLAND PUBLISHING PURCHASING SEMINAR Kansas City 11,868
10.
Girl Scouts of the Mid-Continent Council,Inc Kansas City 11,256

Estimated Number of Attendees – Kansas City

  Event City Est Num of Attendees
1.
U. S. SENATOR JIM TALENT Kansas City 1,436
2.
SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE AWARD Kansas City 964
3.
NEIGHBORWORKS AMERICA NATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE Kansas City 676
4.
RESEARCH COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY GRADUATION Kansas City 578
5.
NCUTCD Meeting Overland Park 450
6.
MID AMERICAN REGIONAL COUNCIL Kansas City 436
7.
INT'L ASSN CHIEFS OF POLICE Kansas City 436
8.
Skills USA - MAIN Kansas City 433
9.
CRICUIT CITY Kansas City 425
10.
US ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Kansas City 383

 

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.

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Contact:

The Knowland Group
(202) 842-9244
ERice@KnowlandGroup.com
www.KnowlandGroup.com

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