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Meeting Sites Downtown’s Lake Eola Park; inset, nearby Daytona, USA Orlando B U I L D I N G B O O M : The Orange County Convention Center has nearly doubled in size in the past five years, and Orlando residents and some visitors have been clamoring for just as long about the need to replace other outdated major event facilities. Dreams have given way to reality with the recent government approvals for a new special events center, a new performing arts center, and renovation of the Florida Citrus Bowl stadium. ESSENTIAL TOOL BOX Convention Facilities: ORLANDO Orange County Convention Center, 2,053,820 sf of dedicated meeting space, with 235 meeting rooms, largest accommodating 61,200 theater-style. KISSIMMEE Osceola Heritage Park, 89,500 sf of flexible meeting space; arena accommodates 11,000 theater-style. Hotel Rooms: 111,348 Rooms Close to the Center: 3,035 Average Daily Business Travel Costs*: Hotel $128.48 F&B $84.12 Car Rental $69.72 For More Information: Orlando Orange County CVB By Edward Schmidt Jr. PHOTOS: ORLANDO ORANGE COUNTY CVB Kissimmee CVB For more listings, visit Facility Quick Search at *Business Travel News 2008 Corporate Index 102 APRIL 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS

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

Successful Meetings - April 2008
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Technology Talk
Personal Success
Websites of the Month
Food & Beverage
On Site
Professional Development
On Site
Professional Development
Miforum Q&A
Beyond the Flames
Reservation for—21,000
Casino Riches
Entertainment Jackpot
Who Needs a Passport?
The International Swing
Around the World in 18 Holes
Places & Spaces
Puerto Rico
Show Special: Washington DC / Frankfurt, Germany

Successful Meetings - April 2008