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TOP 10 GROUP EVENTS – June 2007

North America

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

 

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied – North America

 

 

Event

Property

Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied

1.

ALZHEIMER 'S ASSOCIATION PREVENTION CONFERENCE

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

594,257

2.

2007 MACHINE QUILTERS SHOWCASE

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel

521,658

3.

AGA 56th Annual Professional Development Conference

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

499,712

4.

APPNA

Rosen Shingle Creek

499,102

5.

LOWREY 2007 HOH 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare

344,904

6.

AVID CENTER - SUMMER INSTITUTE

Hyatt Regency Downtown

341,700

7.

2007 NACUA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

315,400

8.

Society of Decorative Painters

Hilton Anaheim

307,636

9.

SOCIETY OF CORPORATE SECRETARIES & GOVERNANCE PROFESSIONALS

The Broadmoor

282,678

10.

FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM 2007

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

280,887

 

Square Footage Catered – North America

 

 

Event

Property

Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events

1.

2007 MACHINE QUILTERS SHOWCASE

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel

199,988

2.

APPNA

Rosen Shingle Creek

183,019

3.

ISN Tool Dealer Expo 2007

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at Disney World

180,642

4.

AGA 56th Annual Professional Development Conference

Renaissance Nashville Hotel

174,152

5.

LOWREY 2007 HOH 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare

115,344

6.

Hearing Loss Assoc. of America Annual Convention

Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center

103,273

7.

GARTNER G - CON 2007

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

90,000

8.

AFSCME LEADERSHIP 2007 CONFERENCE

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

87,272

9.

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION CONGRESS 2007

JW Marriott

87,000

10.

University of Nevada Wine Event

John Ascuaga's Nugget Resort Hotel & Casino

84,300

 

 

Estimated Number of Attendees – North America

 

 

Event

Market

Est Num of Attendees

1.

Hearing Loss Assoc. of America Annual Convention

Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel

6,000

2.

World Overcomers Ministries

Embassy Suites Hotel Airport-Convention Ctr North

5,765

3.

2007 FFA

Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge- VA

4,572

4.

ALZHEIMER 'S ASSOCIATION PREVENTION CONFERENCE

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

4,495

5.

BETTER INVESTING NATIONAL CONVENTION

Adams Mark – Dallas

4,075

6.

Topco Center Store Sales & Merchandising Conference

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel

3,960

7.

ISN Tool Dealer Expo 2007

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

3,612

8.

GARTNER G - CON 2007

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

3,540

9.

METROPOLITAN CHICAGO SYNOD ASSEMBLY

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare

3,193

10.

2007 NACUA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

3,074

 

 

SELECTED MARKET: Chicago

 

Square Footage Meeting Space Occupied: Chicago

 

 

Event

City

Sq Ft - Meeting Space Occupied

1.

LOWREY 2007 HOH 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare

344,904

2.

HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO 2007

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel

235,338

3.

IHO SHAH / BHANOT WEDDING

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel

191,524

4.

HOBBS / HERDER GATEWAY SEMINAR

The Westin Chicago North Shore

138,868

5.

2007 IPA TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

The Westin Hotel O'Hare Airport

113,577

6.

BEVINCO CORPORATION

The Westin Chicago North Shore

105,023

7.

CSG CONSULTANTS UNIVERSITY 2007

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

101,130

8.

SPORTSFEST 2007

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel

97,200

9.

HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LAW FIRM

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

92,500

10.

METROPOLITAN CHICAGO SYNOD ASSEMBLY

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare

88,460

  
 

Square Footage Catered: Chicago

 

 

Event

City

Sq Ft – Meeting Space Catered Events

1.

A Wondrous Affair - Tour & Reception

The Westin Chicago North Shore

54,876

2.

HINSHAW & CULBERTSON LAW FIRM

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

48,000

3.

Bevinco Corporation

The Westin Chicago North Shore

40,472

4.

DELOITTE SERVICES LP AERS SPRING SEMINAR 2007 CHICAGO

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel

39,412

5.

Specialty Publishing Meeting / M2M United

The Westin Chicago North Shore

37,092

6.

BUSINESS PERSON'S ASSOCIATION OF DARAKBANG

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

36,000

7.

AMERICAN DENTAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION COMMISSION ON CHANGE

Chicago Marriott O'Hare

35,420

8.

2007 IPA TECHNICAL CONFERENCE

The Westin Hotel O'Hare Airport

33,965

9.

CHICAGO CRYSTAL BALL

The Westin Chicago North Shore

29,412

10.

AMERICAN BRAIN TUMOR ASSOCIATION - SHARING HOPE / FAMILY MEETING

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort

27,200

 

 

Estimated Number of Attendees: Chicago

 

 

Event

City

Est Num of Attendees

1.

METROPOLITAN CHICAGO SYNOD ASSEMBLY

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare

3,193

2.

HEALTH FREEDOM EXPO 2007

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel

2,427

3.

SPORTSFEST 2007

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel 

2,427

4.

LOWREY 2007 HOH 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare

1,920

5.

CSG CONSULTANTS UNIVERSITY 2007

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

1,748

6.

A Wondrous Affair - Tour & Reception

The Westin Chicago North Shore

1,645

7.

National Advisory Board

The Westin Chicago North Shore

1,645

8.

Cap Foundation Conference

The Westin Hotel O'Hare Airport

1,061

9.

AHLA ANNUAL PROGRAM

Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers

999

10.

DELOITTE SERVICES LP AERS SPRING SEMINAR 2007 CHICAGO

Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel

917

 

 

 

Data derived from reader board reports covering hotels in 59 metropolitan areas across 39 states and provinces.  Total number of events surveyed for time period: 42,261*

 

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™ READERS™ - hotel 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.
 


Contact:

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

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