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TOP 10 GROUP EVENTS 

OCTOBER 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 684 hotels in 48 cities (metropolitan areas) across 39 states and provinces*

Total number of events surveyed for time period: 30,966

 

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – North America

 

Event

Market

Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied

1.

High School Reinvention Symposium

Washington

339,253

2.

ITEC - 2006 Technology Conference/Tradeshow, 23rd Anniv.

Kansas City

305,992

3.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS ANNUAL PARTNER MEETING

Orlando

290,778

4.

TMW SYSTEMS USER GROUP

Chicago

257,733

5.

Florida Fashion Focus-Women’s Apparel Show

Miami

256,800

6.

CHADD - CHADD ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Rosemont

240,467

7.

HOLIDAY MART 2006

Kansas City

226,867

8.

TMW SYSTEMS USER GROUP

Chicago

224,435

9.

AERS TECH EXCELLENCE

Chicago

217,047

10.

GAS MACHINERY CONFERENCE 2006

Oklahoma City

213,385

 
Square Footage Catered – North America

 

Event

Market

Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events

1.

GAS MACHINERY CONFERENCE 2006

Oklahoma City

200,000

2.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS ANNUAL PARTNER MEETING

Orlando

173,853

3.

HOLIDAY MART 2006

Kansas City

125,667

4.

HIGH SCHOOL REINVENTION SYMPOSIUM

Washington

81,774

5.

AMRA: AUTOVATION 2006

Nashville

78,725

6.

TMW SYSTEMS USER GROUP

Chicago

76,985

7.

INST FAMILY CENTER CARE HOSPITALS MOVING FORWARD SEMINAR

Detroit

70,800

8.

2006 AACC - ATE CONFERENCE

Washington

64,239

9.

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE GALA

Chicago

62,000

10.

Shawnee Mission Medical Center - Speaking of Women's Health

Kansas City

54,455

 
Estimated Number of Attendees – North America

 

Event

Market

Est Num of Attendees

1.

GAS MACHINERY CONFERENCE 2006

Oklahoma City

6,000

2.

AMRA: AUTOVATION 2006

Nashville

4,723

3.

CLOSING THE GAP

Minneapolis

2,750

4.

"Magical Brushes"

Providence

2,497

5.

CITY OF HOPE 2006 HFI

Greensboro

2,400

6.

AFCEA - MILCOM 2006

Washington

2,247

7.

NLGI 2006 ANNUAL MEETING

Orlando

2,227

8.

ITEC - 2006 Technology Conference/Tradeshow, 23rd Anniv.

Kansas City

2,196

9.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS ANNUAL PARTNER MEETING

Orlando

2,141

10.

INST FAMILY CENTER CARE HOSPITALS MOVING FORWARD SEMINAR

Detroit

2,124

 

 SELECTED MARKETS

 Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Orlando

 

Event

City

Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied

1.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS ANNUAL PARTNER MEETING

Orlando

290,778

2.

HDMA 2006 Annual Meeting

Orlando

104,870

3.

ICSC 2006 LAW CONFERENCE

Orlando

86,526

4.

AICPA - CREDIT UNION 2006

Orlando

79,840

5.

SCREAM EAST

Orlando

75,684

6.

Intuit Eclipse 2006 Users Conference

Champions Gate

74,409

7.

2006 SEDA Fall Symposium

Lake Buena Vista

71,700

8.

2006 HIGPA INTERNATIONAL EXPO

Orlando

67,754

9.

Storage Networking World

Orlando

65,594

10.

TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

Orlando

65,247

 
Square Footage Catered –
Orlando

 

Event

City

Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events

1.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS ANNUAL PARTNER MEETING

Orlando

173,853

2.

ANA

Orlando

51,392

3.

Media Recovery National Sales Meeting And Vendor Fair

Champions Gate

45,067

4.

NLGI 2006 ANNUAL MEETING

Lake Buena Vista

37,134

5.

SRS TECHNOLOGIES

Orlando

31,392

6.

It Is Written

Orlando

30,996

7.

FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE  COMAPNY , NATIONAL COMERCIAL  SERVICES

Orlando

28,800

8.

PepsiCo Team Wal-Mart -Rock Orlando 2006

Orlando

27,362

9.

NAMA NATIONAL EXPO

Orlando

26,680

10.

Intuit Eclipse 2006 Users Conference

Champions Gate

24,628

 

Estimated Number of Attendees – Orlando

 

Event

City

Est Num of Attendees

1.

NLGI 2006 ANNUAL MEETING

Lake Buena Vista

2,227

2.

MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS ANNUAL PARTNER MEETING

Orlando

2,141

3.

Storage Networking World

Orlando

2,073

4.

SYMPOSIUM ITXPO 2006

Lake Buena Vista

1,942

5.

HDMA 2006 Annual Meeting

Orlando

1,857

6.

FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE  COMAPNY , NATIONAL COMERCIAL  SERVICES

Orlando

1,728

7.

NAMA NATIONAL EXPO

Orlando

1,600

8.

PAUL.WEISS

Orlando

1,512

9.

AICPA - CREDIT UNION 2006

Orlando

1,207

10.

ANA

Orlando

1,200


Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Los Angeles

 

Event

City

Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied

1.

COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION IN MANAAGEMENT - CA WORKERS COMP

Huntington Beach

138,100

2.

AARP.LIFE @50+

Anaheim

121,292

3.

California Community College Association for Occupational Education

Garden Grove

83,140

4.

AMS USERS GROUP - POWER USERS GROUP

Garden Grove

80,228

5.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA

Costa Mesa

61,514

6.

TENET HEALTHCARE

Huntington Beach

60,980

7.

NORTH AMERICA EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON LYMPHOMA

Los Angeles

56,950

8.

CMP MEDIA XCHANGE EVENTS

Huntington Beach

48,675

9.

WHW MINISTRIES 17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Los Angeles

47,318

10.

INVESTMENT CO INST - OPERATIONS CONF

Huntington Beach

46,210

 

Square Footage Catered – Los Angeles

 

Event

City

Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events

1.

COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION IN MANAAGEMENT - CA WORKERS COMP

Huntington Beach

40,000

2.

California Community College Association for Occupational Education

Garden Grove

30,240

3.

NORTH AMERICA EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON LYMPHOMA

Los Angeles

27,800

4.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER

Huntington Beach

25,940

5.

Indian Pharmacists Association

Garden Grove

25,870

6.

AMS USERS GROUP - POWER USERS GROUP

Garden Grove

20,172

7.

WORLD BOXING HALL OF FAME

Los Angeles

20,106

8.

MAMBO MIA CSBU YEARS OF SERVICE

Huntington Beach

20,000

9.

IHO: SALAMAT & BUI

Huntington Beach

20,000

10.

NEOCATECHUMNATE

Costa Mesa

19,650

 

Estimated Number of Attendees – Los Angeles

 

Event

City

Est Num of Attendees

1.

AARP.LIFE @50+

Anaheim

1,425

2.

COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION IN MANAAGEMENT - CA WORKERS COMP

Huntington Beach

1,200

3.

IHO POONAM SHAH & ASHWIN DHINGRA ENGAGEMENT PARTY

Garden Grove

856

4.

Indian Pharmacists Association

Garden Grove

775

5.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA

Costa Mesa

607

6.

MOTOROLA 2006 BIOMETRIC USERS CONFERENCE

Costa Mesa

606

7.

SCREENINGWRITING EXPO 5

Los Angeles

578

8.

WHW MINISTRIES 17TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Los Angeles

559

9.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER

Huntington Beach

499

10.

TENET HEALTHCARE

Huntington Beach

499

 

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 
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www.KnowlandGroup.com

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