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Top 10 Group Events January 2007 -
North America & Selected Markets

San Antonio, Denver


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

Data derived from reader board reports covering  hotels in 55 metropolitan areas across 39 states and provinces*

Total number of events surveyed for time period: 31,035 Total Number of Subscribing Properties: 418

.Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – North America




Event
Market
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
Bridal Spectacular Jan 2007
Kansas City
409,458
2.
METRO DENTAL CARE
Minneapolis
354,692
3.
9TH ANNUAL REALSCREEN SUMMIT
Washington
295,454
4.
CHICAGO CONSTRUCTION EXPO
Chicago
194,400
5.
APPA 2007 INSTITUTE FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Orlando
167,868
6.
WORLEY 2007 CLAIMS EXPO
New Orleans
162,358
7.
2007 Yager Winter Conference
Baltimore
161,928
8.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 2007
Orlando
160,000
9.
STATE OF THE MHS 2007 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Washington
145,193
10.
MDCPS Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet
Miami
132,592

Square Footage Catered – North America




Event
Market
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
2007 Western Nursery & Landscape Annual Conf. & Trade Sho
Kansas City
84,385
2.
MDCPS Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet
Miami
77,152
3.
BERLEX 2007 NATIONAL POA
Orlando
65,270
4.
WINTER BALL
Houston
62,038
5.
NAFSA WASHINGTON LEADERSHIP 2007 MEETING (WLM)
Washington
57,096
6.
Honeywell Security Kick-off
Orlando
53,324
7.
YESHIVA SCHOOLS ANNUAL DINNER
Pittsburgh
49,905
8.
VERTAFORE MEETING
Atlanta
48,168
9.
Norhtwestern Lumber Association
Minneapolis
47,967
10.
TARGET SPECIALTY PRODUCTS
Reno
44,400

Estimated Number of Attendees – North America




Event
Market
Est Num of Attendees
1.
WORLEY 2007 CLAIMS EXPO
New Orleans
7,458
2.
Overland Park Boat Show 2007 by Lake of the Ozark Marin
Kansas City
3,546
3.
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION 2007
Orlando
2,997
4.
MDCPS Teacher of the Year Awards Banquet
Miami
2,918
5.
DOD CYBER CRIME CONFERENCE
St. Louis
2,908
6.
APPA 2007 INSTITUTE FOR FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Orlando
2,718
7.
JP Morgan - JP MORGAN PRIVATE CLIENT SERVICES UNIVERSITY
Houston
2,347
8.
BERLEX 2007 NATIONAL POA
Orlando
2,187
9.
WINTER BALL
Houston
2,167
10.
NMHC ANNUAL MEETING & APARTMET STRATEGIES CONFERENCE
Phoenix
2,145

SELECTED MARKET: San Antonio 

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied: San Antonio




Event
City
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
Galderma
San Antonio
35,608
2.
CSS NATIONAL MEETING
San Antonio
33,999
3.
Profiles International - 2007 World Conference
San Antonio
32,968
4.
NCOD Pastoral Week
San Antonio
27,205
5.
GE PERIOPERATIVE AND RESPIRATION CARE 2007 NATIONAL SALES MEETING
San Antonio
25,400
6.
FERNDALE LABORATORIES INC
San Antonio
23,660
7.
WOMEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE
San Antonio
23,601
8.
2007 WORLD CLASS OB/GYN ULTRASOUND CONFERENCE
San Antonio
23,600
9.
AM SHEEP INDUSTRY ASSN
San Antonio
21,340
10.
HIV Sales POA 2007
San Antonio
21,136


 

Square Footage Catered: San Antonio




Event
City
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
2007 STATE MANAGERS MEETING
San Antonio
12,480
2.
ENTERPRISE RENT - A -CAR
San Antonio
12,000
3.
Gilman Gear
San Antonio
11,800
4.
WOMEN'S HEALTH CONFERENCE
San Antonio
11,800
5.
NCOD Pastoral Week
San Antonio
11,540
6.
CSS NATIONAL MEETING
San Antonio
10,966
7.
IHO: GARCIA AND NG WEDDING RECEPTION
San Antonio
10,204
8.
Profiles International - 2007 World Conference
San Antonio
9,496
9.
Clear Channel Communications
San Antonio
7,580
10.
BOOST MOBILE
San Antonio
7,278

Estimated Number of Attendees: San Antonio




Event
City
Est Num of Attendees
1.
CSS NATIONAL MEETING
San Antonio
482
2.
BIPI SALES POA 2007
San Antonio
426
3.
Galderma
San Antonio
426
4.
Profiles International - 2007 World Conference
San Antonio
413
5.
2007 WORLD CLASS OB/GYN ULTRASOUND CONFERENCE
San Antonio
294
6.
NCOD Pastoral Week
San Antonio
288
7.
ENTERPRISE RENT - A -CAR
San Antonio
267
8.
PRILOSEC OTC
San Antonio
267
9.
AM SHEEP INDUSTRY ASSN
San Antonio
267
10.
GE PERIOPERATIVE AND RESPIRATION CARE 2007 NAT SALES MEETING
San Antonio
203

SELECTED MARKET SEGMENTS: Denver

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied: Denver




Event
City
Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied
1.
ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Englewood
46,392
2.
METRO SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SYMPOSIUM
Denver
46,000
3.
MOHAWK CARPET DISTRIBUTION, L.P.
Denver
40,800
4.
2007 SHERIFFS CONFERENCE & VENDOR SHOW
Westminster
35,044
5.
ST. ANDREW SOCIETY BURNS SUPPER
Denver
30,882
6.
LA ELITE & COMPETITION
Denver
28,850
7.
CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE
Denver
28,560
8.
CAA 2007 ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION
Denver
26,158
9.
REGIS GIRLS SCHOOL - FATHER DAUGHTER GALA
Denver
24,830
10.
Ball Corporation Holiday Party
Westminster
23,976

Square Footage Catered: Denver




Event
City
Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events
1.
Ball Corporation Holiday Party
Westminster
23,976
2.
REGIS GIRLS SCHOOL - FATHER DAUGHTER GALA
Denver
21,060
3.
ALTERNATIVE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Englewood
20,008
4.
MOHAWK CARPET DISTRIBUTION, L.P.
Denver
16,320
5.
BONFILS BLOOD CENTER
Denver
11,000
6.
Wagner Equipment Company 2007 Sales kickoff
Littleton
10,700
7.
RSC EQUIPMENT RENTAL HOLIDAY PARTY
Denver
10,200
8.
ANNUITIES: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE FINE PRINT
Denver
10,200
9.
METRO SPEECH AND LANGUAGE SYMPOSIUM
Denver
10,200
10.
FIRST AMERICAN HERITAGE TITLE
Denver
10,127

Estimated Number of Attendees: Denver




Event
City
Est Num of Attendees
1.
MOHAWK CARPET DISTRIBUTION, L.P.
Denver
489
2.
CO ARMY NATIONAL GUARD CONFERENCE
Westminster
481
3.
WEST CENTRAL KICKOFF
Englewood
368
4.
RETAIL POWERSPORTS MANAGEMENT GROUP
Denver
351
5.
AMERICAS REGION TRANSFER PRICING CONSULTANT TRAINING
Englewood
324
6.
Wagner Equipment Company 2007 Sales kickoff
Littleton
321
7.
LA ELITE & COMPETITION
Denver
274
8.
COLORADO SOCIETY OF CPAS
Denver
274
9.
Colorado Youth Soccer
Littleton
267
10.
CAMBRIDGE COLLEGE
Denver
254

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The Knowland Group provides detailed reports on events within a client’s competitive set of hotels to over 400 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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