Welcome to our special section — highlighting notable convention centers as well as convention and visitors bureaus and tourist boards — containing essential information for association meeting planners.
Many of the featured CVBs, centers, and tourist boards are also winners, by the vote of our readership, of our coveted Inner Circle Award for 2007 (see listing below). Readers ofmagazine chose these winners based on their high level of service, flexible function space, and the quality of food and beverage.
Check out pages 60 through 107 for a look at some of what's new with our highlighted CVBs, tourist boards, and convention centers.
CVBs and Tourist Boards
Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association
Visit Charlotte (N.C.)
Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greater Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Irving (Texas) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jamaica Tourist Board
Long Beach Area (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Greater Pittsburgh Convention & Visitors Bureau
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau
San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Convention & Visitors Bureau
Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau
Charlotte (N.C.) Convention Center
COBO Center, Detroit
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
Hampton Roads Convention Center, Hampton, Va.
Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome, Indianapolis
Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville
Las Vegas Convention Center
McCormick Place, Chicago
Oncenter Complex, Syracuse, N.Y.
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
San Diego Convention Center
Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.