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TOP 10 GROUP EVENTS 

AUGUST 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 564 hotels in 45 markets across 34 states and provinces*

Total number of events surveyed for time period: 21,383

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – North America
 
Event
Market
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
NEIGHBORWORKS TRAINING
Washington
212,078
2.
ClarinetFest 2006
Atlanta
180,274
3.
UNITED TEACHERS OF LOS ANGELES
Palm Springs
167,224
4.
The Institute for Transportation Coordination
Washington
161,679
5.
Florida League of Cities Conference
Jacksonville
147,076
6.
2006 Naval Science & Technology (S&T) Partnership Conference
Washington
144,828
7.
PRENTICE HALL NATIONAL SALES MEETING
Baltimore
144,460
8.
National College Newspaper, Yearbook & Advising Workshop
Washington
130,649
9.
NAT. HERITAGE ACADEMIES 2006 TEACHERS ORIEN.
Detroit
130,247
10.
RE/MAX International Summer Conference
Washington
128,044

Square Footage Catered – North America
 
Event
Market
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
Florida League of Cities Conference
Jacksonville
67,156
2.
HONOR OF POTU/MOVVA
Orlando
62,784
3.
Florida Apartment Association
Orlando
49,262
4.
INTL LEGAL TECHNOLOGY ASSN ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Orlando
47,088
5.
C&S WHOLSALE GROCERS 2006  SUMMER  SHOW
Reno
45,312
6.
DELOITTE & TOUCHE
Orlando
44,851
7.
National Association of Black Journalists
Indianapolis
42,016
8.
Nash Finch Company
Minneapolis
40,095
9.
ROYAL ARCANUM
Orlando
38,630
10.
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL P1 MANAGERS WORKSHOP
Minneapolis
38,164



Estimated Number of Attendees – North America

 
Event
Market
Est Num of Attendees
1.
American Accounting Association
Washington
3,122
2.
NBNA 34TH ANUAL INSTITUTE AND CONFERENCE
Miami
2,787
3.
InfraGard 6th Annual Congress and Conference
Washington
2,740
4.
The Institute for Transportation Coordination
Washington
2,643
5.
NEW MEMBERS 2006 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Orlando
2,110
6.
COMPTIA 2006 BREAKAWAY CONFERENCE
Orlando
1,858
7.
2006 CONOROPHILLIPS CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
Orlando
1,787
8.
Florida League of Cities Conference
Jacksonville
1,678
9.
PALM SPRINGS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Palm Springs
1,584
10.
BANGLADESH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Detroit
1,578



SELECTED MARKETS

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Richmond VA
 
Event
City
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
LOTT CAREY BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSION 2006 CONFERENCE
Richmond
28,665
2.
Richmond Public Schools
Richmond
21,000
3.
TSM Foundations
Glen Allen
20,770
4.
Jewish War Veterans
Richmond
20,435
5.
SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT LUTHERAN CHURCH 9031 - CK
Richmond
20,430
6.
70 in 07' Through Flawless Execution
Glen Allen
17,554
7.
Wachovia Securities Financial Advisor Development Program
Richmond
17,452
8.
UBE/UNION OF BLACK EPISCOPALIANS
Richmond
16,364
9.
CEI Disability
Richmond
16,000
10.
CC Public Schools
Richmond
15,810


Square Footage Catered – Richmond, VA

 
Event
City
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
LOTT CAREY BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSION 2006 CONFERENCE
Richmond
12,020
2.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SESSION 7
Richmond
7,919
3.
WACHOVIA SECURITIES FINANACIAL ADVISOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Richmond
7,448
4.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF POSTAL AND FEDRAL EMPLOYEES
Richmond
4,475
5.
Wells Fargo - Region Wide Sales Manager Meeting
Richmond
3,982
6.
CC Public Schools
Richmond
3,540
7.
VA. TRANSPORTATION CONSTRUCTION ALLIANCE
Richmond
3,540
8.
Henrico County Schools - "Day of Discipline"
Richmond
3,370
9.
MeadWestvaco Workshop #1
Glen Allen
3,208
10.
American Board of Trial Advocacy
Richmond
2,470


Estimated Number of Attendees - Richmond, VA
 
Event
City
Est Num of Attendees
1.
Richmond Public Schools
Richmond
520
2.
SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT LUTHERAN CHURCH 9031 - CK
Richmond
509
3.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN SESSION 7
Richmond
474
4.
CEI Disability
Richmond
398
5.
CC Public Schools
Richmond
393
6.
Virginia Professional Florist Association
Richmond
377
7.
LOTT CAREY BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSION 2006 CONFERENCE
Richmond
376
8.
Lowe's
Richmond
307
9.
UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND
Richmond
294
10.
Richmond Public Schools "Career & Tech Ed"
Richmond
271


Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Tidewater Area, VA
 
Event
City
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
2006 NCAA FIRST TEAM SUMMER CONFERENCE
Portsmouth
106,182
2.
Dollar Tree Stores-FMM2006
Virginia Beach
68,624
3.
Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
Norfolk
60,264
4.
NEX WORLDWIDE DM/GM TRAINING
Portsmouth
36,194
5.
NAVCCO ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE
Chesapeake
30,788
6.
Tin Can Sailors Annual Reunion
Norfolk
23,605
7.
SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF HAMPTON ROADS , INCORPORATED
Norfolk
21,805
8.
Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program - VASAP
Portsmouth
20,337
9.
AMERICAN BUNKA EMBROIDERY ASSOCIATION
Portsmouth
20,046
10.
APM MAERSK VALUES
Norfolk
15,000


Square Footage Catered – Tidewater Area, VA

 
Event
City
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
Dollar Tree Stores-FMM2006
Virginia Beach
19,226
2.
NEX WORLDWIDE DM/GM TRAINING
Portsmouth
19,122
3.
Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
Norfolk
11,856
4.
Greenbrier Volkswagen
Portsmouth
11,754
5.
Tin Can Sailors Annual Reunion
Norfolk
11,635
6.
Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program - VASAP
Portsmouth
7,770
7.
APM MAERSK VALUES
Norfolk
6,000
8.
NEXCOM
Chesapeake
5,280
9.
VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF MARKETING EDUCATORS CONFERENCE
Virginia Beach
5,041
10.
VIRGINIA BEACH ROTARY CLUB
Virginia Beach
5,040


Estimated Number of Attendees – Tidewater Area, VA
 
Event
City
Est Num of Attendees
1.
2006 NCAA FIRST TEAM SUMMER CONFERENCE
Portsmouth
586
2.
Stores Online
Norfolk
477
3.
NEX WORLDWIDE DM/GM TRAINING
Portsmouth
382
4.
NAVCCO ELECTRONICS CONFERENCE
Chesapeake
349
5.
Dollar Tree Stores-FMM2006
Virginia Beach
342
6.
Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers
Norfolk
316
7.
SLAVE DESCENDANTS FREEDOM SOCIETY, INC.
Portsmouth
293
8.
Greenbrier Volkswagen
Portsmouth
293
9.
VIRGINIA CHAPTER HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOC.
Virginia Beach
285
10.
SOUTHEASTERN COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM
Chesapeake
274

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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.

For more details on expanding your group sales revenue – contact the Knowland Group today online: www.KnowlandGroup.com or by phone: 202.842.9244

*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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(202) 842-9244 
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