Welcome to our special section — highlighting notable convention and visitors bureaus, as well as convention centers — containing essential information for association meeting planners.

Many of the highlighted CVBs and centers are also winners, by the vote of our readership, of our coveted Inner Circle Award for 2003 (see listing below). Readers of Association Meetings magazine chose the winners based on their high level of service, flexible function space, and the quality of food and beverage.

Check out pages 89 through 112 for an overview of what's happening with CVBs and convention centers across the country.

  • Convention and Visitors Bureaus

    Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association Greater Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau Jamaica Tourist Board Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Greater Montreal Convention and Tourism Bureau New Orleans Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau Orlando/Orange County (Fla.) Convention & Visitors Bureau San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau

  • Convention Centers

    COBO Conference/Exhibition Center, Detroit George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston Indiana Convention Center & RCA Dome, Indianapolis Las Vegas Convention Center McCormick Place, Chicago New Orleans Convention Center Oncenter Complex: Convention Center, War Memorial, Civic Center Theaters, Syracuse, New York

    Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C.

    San Jose Convention & Cultural Facilities, San Jose, Calif.

    Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Ontario