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TOP 10 GROUP EVENTS –
OCTOBER 2006

Total, Financial Groups, Medical-Pharmaceutical Events

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied, Square Footage Catered, Estimated Number of Attendees

Data derived from reader board reports covering 844 hotels in 55 metropolitan areas across 39 states and provinces*
Total number of events surveyed for time period: 29,676

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Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – North America
  Event Market Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
AMERICAN COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES Nashville 330,964
2.
Original Sewing and Quilt Expo 2006 Kansas City 265,953
3.
IT SMT Chicago 242,632
4.
27 th Annual VA EMS Symposium Norfolk 203,535
5.
SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Washington 190,116
6.
2006 BURGER KING OPERATIONS EXCELLENCE Chicago 185,854
7.
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Orlando 163,034
8.
HOOSIER EDUCATION COMPUTER CONFERENCE Indianapolis 152,775
9.
PRIM&R 2006 Washington 146,283
10.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY Baltimore 146,051

Square Footage Catered – North America
  Event Market Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
IT SMT Chicago 219,504
2.
BUSINESS RULES FORUM Washington 112,545
3.
2006 BURGER KING OPERATIONS EXCELLENCE Chicago 91,762
4.
TPSA SUMMIT: ALIGNING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Washington 87,216
5.
SportsNite / Jewish Community Center of Greater KC Kansas City 86,548
6.
FORT LEE MARINE CORPS BALL Richmond 72,126
7.
PCP NETWORK MEETING Chicago 60,852
8.
Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra Co. Miami 55,440
9.
AMERICANS ARAB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  Detroit 55,346
10.
MS ANNUAL CONVENTION Minneapolis 54,954

Estimated Number of Attendees – North America
  Event Market Est Num of Attendees
1.
BUSINESS RULES FORUM Washington 4,905
2.
Original Sewing and Quit Expo 2006 Kansas City 3,830
3.
IT SMT Chicago 3,291
4.
IBM Corporation San Francisco 2,953
5.
NATIONAL PRESERVATION CONFERENCE Pittsburgh 2,829
6.
FORT LEE MARINE CORPS BALL Richmond 2,716
7.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NEONATAL NURSES Nashville 2,397
8.
HOOSIER EDUCATION COMPUTER CONFERENCE Indianapolis 2,154
9.
THE AUXILIARY OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SCOTTISDALE Phoenix 2,088
10.
BARCLAYS CAPITAL Orlando 1,882

 

SELECTED MARKET SEGMENTS: 
FINANCIAL-ACCOUNTING GROUPS

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied: Financial-Accounting
  Event City Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
DELOITTE 2006 ENERGY AND RESOURCES FALL SEMINAR Rosemont, IL 79,905
2.
State Farm Mutual Automobilc Insurance C Tulsa, OK 57,600
3.
WELLS FARGO BANK - GREAT LAKES MANAGERS CONFERENCE Bloomington, MN 41,375
4.
WORLD BANK Baltimore, MD 37,451
5.
BARCLAYS CAPITAL Orlando, FL 33,328
6.
FIDELITY INVESTMENTS EMT PROGRAM Providence, RI 30,248
7.
WELLS FARGO BANK SERVICE MANAGERS MEETING Seattle, WA 29,330
8.
NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL FORUM Scottsdale, AZ 21,151
9.
CBA 2006 Student Lending Conference Arlington, VA 20,320
10.
UBS Dearborn, MI 19,200

Square Footage Catered: Financial-Accounting
  Event City Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
DELOITTE 2006 ENERGY AND RESOURCES FALL SEMINAR Rosemont, IL 45,639
2.
BARCLAYS CAPITAL Orlando, FL 31,392
3.
OFII Twelfth Annual Dinner Washington, DC 23,472
4.
WELLS FARGO 20 YEAR CLUB Minneapolis, MN 14,986
5.
WORLD BANK Baltimore, MD 13,284
6.
DELOITTE GES Miami Beach, FL 12,800
7.
Edward Jones Mentor Training Meeting Mesa, AZ 12,200
8.
CBA 2006 Student Lending Conference Arlington, VA 10,160
9.
OFII Twelfth Annual Dinner Washington, DC 23,992
10.
DFCU FINANCIAL Dearborn, MI 9,600

Estimated Number of Attendees: Financial-Accounting
  Event City Est Num of Attendees
1.
BARCLAYS CAPITAL Orlando, FL 1,882
2.
DELOITTE 2006 ENERGY AND RESOURCES FALL SEMINAR Rosemont, IL 912
3.
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance C Tulsa, OK 718
4.
OFII Twelfth Annual Dinner Washington, DC 634
5.
DFCU FINANCIAL Dearborn, MI 576
6.
DELOITTE GES Miami Beach, FL 448
7.
WAMU CAPITAL CORP Orlando, FL 391
8.
WELLS FARGO BANK - GREAT LAKES MANAGERS CONFERENCE Bloomington, MN 387
9.
WELLS FARGO 20 YEAR CLUB Minneapolis, MN 373
10.
BB&T BANK - ACQUISITIONS ,DIVESTITURES AND THE EVER – CHA… McLean, VA 283

 

SELECTED MARKET SEGMENTS: 
MEDICAL-PHARMACEUTICAL

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied: Medical-Pharmaceutical
  Event City Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
27 th Annual VA EMS Symposium Norfolk, VA 203,535
2.
BD NATIONAL SALES MEETING Orlando, FL 111,487
3.
Neurocritical Care 2006 Synchronicity Baltimore, MD 61,094
4.
Care Medical Seattle, WA 50,946
5.
RNAO - Healthy Workplaces in Action 2006 Conference Markham, ON Canada 49,266
6.
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHILEBOLOGY - 2006 ANNUAL CONGRESS Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 45,787
7.
FOUNDATION SURGERY Tulsa, OK 44,000
8.
WYETH RESEARCH PRIMMUS INVESTIGATOR'S MEETING Washington, DC 41,256
9.
OHIO VALLEY HOSPITAL 18TH ANNUAL AUCTION ELEGANCE Pittsburgh, PA 39,000
10.
INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY STONE SYMPOSIUM Indianapolis, IN 34,660

 

Square Footage Catered: Medical-Pharmaceutical
  Event City Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
27 th Annual VA EMS Symposium Norfolk, VA 34,620
2.
Neurocritical Care 2006 Synchronicity Baltimore, MD 29,942
3.
OHIO VALLEY HOSPITAL 18TH ANNUAL AUCTION ELEGANCE Pittsburgh, PA 29,250
4.
Maryland General Hospital Annual Gala Baltimore, MD 29,120
5.
MID-ATLANTIC PERMANENTE MEDICAL GROUP McLean, VA 18,564
6.
Amerinet Supplier Conference 2006 St. Louis, MO 17,526
7.
HEALTHEAST FOUNDATION St. Paul, MN 16,919
8.
Care Medical Seattle, WA 16,268
9.
WYETH RESEARCH PRIMMUS INVESTIGATOR'S MEETING Washington, DC 16,020
10.
BD NATIONAL SALES MEETING Orlando, FL 14,968

Estimated Number of Attendees: Medical-Pharmaceutical
  Event City Est Num of Attendees
1.
Neurocritical Care 2006 Synchronicity Baltimore, MD 1,148
2.
Maryland General Hospital Annual Gala Baltimore, MD 873
3.
27 th Annual VA EMS Symposium Norfolk, VA 840
4.
Focused Health Solutions Wheeling, IL 685
5.
FALL ONCOLOGY & ACUTE CARE MEETING Orlando, FL 667
6.
MID-ATLANTIC PERMANENTE MEDICAL GROUP McLean, VA 556
7.
FOUNDATION SURGERY Tulsa, OK 548
8.
WYETH RESEARCH PRIMMUS INVESTIGATOR'S MEETING Washington, DC 480
9.
INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY STONE SYMPOSIUM Indianapolis, IN 424
10.
MAGEE WOMENS HOSPITAL OF UPMC SERVICE AWARDS Pittsburgh, PA 404

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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Contact:

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

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