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Meeting Sites Tranquil meditation spots along Camelback Inn’s trails; below, Arizona Grand Resort Golf Course Phoenix/Scottsdale ESSENTIAL TOOL BOX Convention Centers/Facilities: Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center, currently 587,500 sf of dedicated meeting space, with 49 meeting rooms, largest accommodating 7,000 theater-style. Arizona Exposition and State Fair, 150,000 sf of dedicated meeting space, with 22 meeting rooms, largest accommodating 5,000 theater-style. Mesa Convention Center, 19,000 sf of dedicated meeting space, with 18 meeting rooms, largest accommodating 4,200 theater-style. Daily Business Travel Costs (Phoenix)*: Hotel $130.27 F&B $110.07 Car Rental $76.12 For More Information: Greater Phoenix CVB Known as the VALLEY OF THE SUN, the metro area of Phoenix is almost a foolproof incentive spot, with its year-round sunshine, mountain views, and plethora of golf and spa resorts. In the coming months, Phoenix will debut its newly expanded convention center and Arizona’s largest hotel, officially putting the city on the map as a premier destination for meetings and conventions, too. The city has readied for an anticipated influx of visitors with a new public transportation system, revamped cultural attractions, and the addition of several brand-name hotels. Such diverse organizations as the U.S. Green Building Council, National Rifle Association, and the International Reading Association all have plans for conventions in Phoenix in 2009—will you? Scottsdale CVB By Jennifer Merritt For complete facilities listings visit Facility Quick Search located at *Business Travel News 2008 Corporate Index SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS SEPTEMBER 2008 139

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - September 2008

Successful Meetings - September 2008
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
Supplier News
Association News
Corporate Meetings
Independent Planners
Management Matters
Meetings Law
Mouth for Sale
Planner Spotlight
On Site
On Site
Tools of the Trade
Where All That Glitters May Bring Gold
Stepping Up in Class
Going for the Green
10 Great Drive-To Destinations
Charter Members
Night at the Museum
Places & Spaces
Charleston and Savannah
Los Angeles
Rocky Mountain Resorts

Successful Meetings - September 2008