Number of association executives who earned their CAE (Certified Association Executive) in 2005: 72

Percentage that CVB budgets increased in 2004: 3.1%

Percentage decline expected in visitor arrivals in 2005 (from forecasted levels) as a result of the bombings in London: 1.9 %

Average dollars per day spent by convention or meeting attendees in San Jose in 2004: $117

Forecast average daily rate for a hotel room in 2005, a record high: $89.97

Sources (from left to right): American Society of Association Executives; Chicago CTB; World Travel and Tourism Council; San Jose CVB; PricewaterhouseCoopers