Percentage of Big Easy meetings booked prior to Katrina and still committed for 2007: 74%

Number of hotel workers in San Francisco who have new contracts following an agreement between Unite Here and 13 city hotels: 4,200

Number of meetings managed by association management companies for clients annually: 22,839

Pounds of corn eaten off the cob to win the Association of Independent Competitive Eaters National Corn on the Cob Eating Championship: 4.86

Number of concrete trucks needed to pour the foundation of the new 31-story Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel: 120

Sources (from left to right): New Orleans Metropolitan CVB; Unite Here; AMC Institute; AICE; and the Greater Phoenix CVB