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CLEVELAND > AT THE MALL AT THE By Kinley Levack THIS LAKESIDE CITY IS JUST WHAT THE DOCTOR ORDERED MALL If You Build It … The MMCC is designed to be an integrated complex with a 100,000 sf ESSENTIAL Tool Box CONVENTION CENTERS & FACILITIES Cleveland Convention Center (375,000 sf); International Exposition (I-X) Center (1.6 million total sf); The Wolstein Center (13,610 seats with capacity for up to 15,000) A t long last, a site has been chosen for the Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center (MMCC). County commissioners have recommended the Mall site for the project, which would include reusing two existing structures—the public auditorium and current convention center. A site selection committee previously recommended a different location for the MMCC—the Tower City area—but development at the Mall site is expected to be significantly less expensive. The Mall, originally designed in 1903 by architect and city planner Daniel Burnham and associates, is an example of early-20th-century “City Beautiful” plans. DAILY BUSINESS COSTS* Hotel $127.58, F&B $107.81, Car $99.19 FOR MORE INFORMATION READERS Recommend A PINNACLE AWARD GOES TO: • Positively Cleveland *Business Travel News 2009 Corporate Travel Index Above, a rendering of the proposed MMCC; right, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame I August 2009 I SM I 63

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - August 2009

Successful Meetings - August 2009
Editors Letter
Planning for the World, in 5 Days
Personal Success
Incentive Insights
Food & Beverage
Management Matters
The Show Must Go On
What Happens in Vegas...
Rolling on the High Seas
Betting on Meetings
Meetings Hype 2.0
Places and Spaces
Midwest Meetings
Palm Springs Desert Resorts
2009 Pinnacle Awards

Successful Meetings - August 2009