Number of Certified Meeting Professionals.
9,356

Percent that profits for U.S. hotels is expected to increase in 2004 compared to 2003.
14.3%

Liters of sweat the average El Paso, TX, resident emits during the summer, per a study of the sweatiest cities in America:
1.09

Dollars spent on association sponsorships just in 2004:
$304 million

Percent of meeting planners who say the U.S. is the most popular meeting destination:
29%

Sources from left to right: Convention Industry Council; Hospitality Research Group; Procter & Gamble; IEG Consulting; MPI