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, convention centers, and tourist boards are also winners, by the vote of our readership, of our coveted Inner Circle Award for 2008 (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 55 through 74 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
Branson Lakes Area (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitors Bureau
Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association
Kansas City (Mo.) Convention & Visitors Association
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority
Long Beach Area (Calif.) CVB
Louisville (Ky.) CVB
Orlando/Orange County CVB Inc.
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
San Antonio CVB
San Diego CVB
Virginia Beach (Va.) CVB
Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center
COBO Center, Detroit
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Ill.
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston
Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta
The Hampton Roads (Va.) Convention Center
Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville
Las Vegas Convention Center
McCormick Place, Chicago
Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center
Oncenter Complex, Syracuse, NY
Orange County Convention Center, Orlando
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.
San Diego Convention Center
Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.