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TOP 10 GROUP EVENTS 

SEPTEMBER 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 652 hotels in 48 markets across 36 states and provinces*

Total number of events surveyed for time period: 27,498
 

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – North America 

 

Event

Market

Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied

1.

Fall 2006 Dealer Buying Market

Kansas City, MO

466,338

2.

MID-AMERICA CABLE TELE COMMUNICATIONS ASSN TRADESHOW

Kansas City, MO

382,749

3.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AGROTERRORISM

Kansas City, MO

276,536

4.

The 2006 Advent Conference

Washington, DC

274,645

5.

INTERNATIONAL AEROSOL CONFERENCE

Minneapolis, MN

231,737

6.

2006 National Golden Retriever Specialty

Kansas City, KS

178,575

7.

Taking Action For Animals

Washington, DC

177,516

8.

16TH ANNUAL  SPE THERMOFORMING CONFERENCE

Nashville, TN

177,292

9.

SYLVAN 2006 ANNUAL MEETING

Washington, DC

135,984

10.

OREGON HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION 2006

Portland, OR

134,018

 

Square Footage Catered – North America 

 

Event

Market

Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events

1.

MID-AMERICA CABLE TELE COMMUNICATIONS ASSN TRADESHOW

Kansas City, MO

94,434

2.

Fall 2006 Dealer Buying Market

Kansas City, MO

83,485

3.

SYLVAN 2006 ANNUAL MEETING

Washington, DC

82,977

4.

The 2006 Advent Conference

Washington, DC

81,774

5.

CBAI ANNUAL CONVENTION 2006 - STARS OF THE SHOW

Indianapolis, IN

66,402

6.

16TH ANNUAL  SPE THERMOFORMING CONFERENCE

Nashville, TN

59,792

7.

CAMACOL ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Miami, FL

55,440

8.

DADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Miami, FL

55,440

9.

CPE 2006 SEC CONFERENCE

Washington, DC

55,414

10.

OREGON HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION 2006

Portland, OR

51,520

 

 Estimated Number of Attendees – North America 

 

Event

Market

Est Num of Attendees

1.

The 2006 Advent Conference

Washington, DC

5,887

2.

Fall 2006 Dealer Buying Market

Kansas City, MO

5,008

3.

Presbyterian Church in America, Women of the Church

Atlanta, GA

4,088

4.

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE HAND

Washington

2,572

5.

NIBA - THE BELTING ASSOCIATION 2006 CONVENTION

Palm Springs, CA

2,494

6.

2006 AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

Washington, DC

2,475

7.

HENREDON ESTATE SALE AND NOURISON RUG EXPO

Pittsburgh, PA

2,059

8.

2006 IBM Websphere Portal Technical Conference

Baltimore, MD

2,016

9.

SOUTHEAST BLENDING CONFERENCE

Jacksonville, FL

2,014

10.

ASSOCIATION OF PET DOG TRAINERS

Kansas City, MO

1,969

 

 SELECTED MARKETS
 

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Suburban New York

 

Event

City

Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied

1.

Ann Taylor Holiday 2006 District Managers' Meeting

Stamford, CN

46,724

2.

PRI-MED UPDATES

Stamford, CN

39,184

3.

CONVENCION HISPANA DE ALCOHOLICOS ANONIMOS

Rye Brook, NY

31,952

4.

NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE - SE CHAPTER

Melville, NY

31,837

5.

PMUSA SECTION 13 SALES MEETING

Long Branch, NJ

30,900

6.

QUESTRIANS  / HSBC

Melville, NY

30,290

7.

BANK OF NEW YORK BRANCH MANAGERS  MEETING

Rye Brook, NY

30,116

8.

STSI HEALTHY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA 2006

Rye Brook, NY

27,484

9.

LEGAL & PRACTICAL ISSUES IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Islandia, NY

25,792

10.

NEW YORK STATE COURT JUDICIAL ASSOCIATION

Hauppauge, NY

25,786

 

Square Footage Catered – Suburban New York 

 

Event

City

Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events

1.

NEW YORK STATE COURT JUDICIAL ASSOCIATION

Hauppauge, NY

23,341

2.

HSBC BANK

Rye Brook, NY

16,708

3.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Hauppauge, NY

13,568

4.

LEGAL & PRACTICAL ISSUES IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Islandia, NY

12,896

5.

C-P MEETING

Rye Brook, NY

12,896

6.

NEW YORK STATE SOCIETY FOR RESPIRATORY CARE - SE CHAPTER

Melville, NY

12,800

7.

YESHIVA UNIVERSITY

Stamford, CN

12,720

8.

Regional Planning Comes of Age

New Brunswick, NJ

12,596

9.

PRUSA PROMOTION CONCEPTS

Rye Brook, NY

10,288

10.

ROSS PRODUCTS

Tarrytown, NY

10,000

 

Estimated Number of Attendees – Suburban New York 

 

Event

City

Est Num of Attendees

1.

CONVENCION HISPANA DE ALCOHOLICOS ANONIMOS

Rye Brook, NY

1129

2.

PMUSA SECTION 13 SALES MEETING

Long Branch, NJ

770

3.

BANK OF NEW YORK BRANCH MANAGERS  MEETING

Rye Brook, NY

750

4.

STSI HEALTHY WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA 2006

Rye Brook, NY

681

5.

HSBC BANK

Rye Brook, NY

639

6.

C-P MEETING

Rye Brook, NY

610

7.

HEROLDS PACESETTERS CONFERENCE (2006)

Old Greenwich, CN

576

8.

GENEROSO POPE FOUNDATION

Rye Brook, NY

571

9.

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Hauppauge, NY

406

10.

NEW YORK STATE COURT JUDICIAL ASSOCIATION

Hauppauge, NY

406

 

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – Minneapolis

 

Event

City

Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied

1.

INTERNATIONAL AEROSOL CONFERENCE

St. Paul, MN

231,737

2.

PEACEMAKER CONFERENCE 2006

Bloomington, MN

103,353

3.

NCDVD

Bloomington, MN

60,379

4.

11 WHO CARE

Bloomington, MN

57,391

5.

APHSA - INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Minneapolis, MN

54,195

6.

Total Life Care

Bloomington, MN

51,500

7.

ACCELERATED CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Bloomington, MN

51,080

8.

BEST BUY WOLF EVENT 2006

Minneapolis, MN

49,560

9.

NORTHWEST AREA FOUNDATION

St. Paul, MN

49,535

10.

AOAC INTL ANNUAL

Minneapolis, MN

48,439

 

 Square Footage Catered – Minneapolis 

 

Event

City

Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events

1.

BEST BUY WOLF EVENT 2006

Minneapolis, MN

49,560

2.

NORTHWEST AREA FOUNDATION

St. Paul, MN

37,590

3.

Total Life Care

Bloomington, MN

36,000

4.

11 WHO CARE

Bloomington, MN

35,626

5.

PEACEMAKER CONFERENCE 2006

Bloomington, MN

25,100

6.

Goodrich Corporation

Bloomington, MN

23,850

7.

LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST

Bloomington, MN

22,065

8.

Discount Tire - 2006 Annual Celebration

Minneapolis, MN

19,708

9.

INPUT USERS GROUP

Bloomington, MN

18,876

10.

NCDVD

Bloomington, MN

16,326

 

Estimated Number of Attendees – Minneapolis 

 

Event

City

Est Num of Attendees

1.

INTERNATIONAL AEROSOL CONFERENCE

St. Paul, MN

1,090

2.

11 WHO CARE

Bloomington, MN

1,042

3.

INPUT USERS GROUP

Bloomington, MN

906

4.

Goodrich Corporation

Bloomington, MN

900

5.

LOVE IN THE NAME OF CHRIST

Bloomington, MN

723

6.

2006 CATHOLIC CHARITIES USA ANNUAL GATHERING

Minneapolis, MN

706

7.

BEST BUY WOLF EVENT 2006

Minneapolis, MN

618

8.

NW BUYERS

Bloomington, MN

603

9.

ALLEN D LEMAN SWINE CONFERENCE

St. Paul, MN

597

10.

NCDVD

Bloomington, MN

590

  

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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