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Convention business the convention calendar for 2011

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Unformatted text preview: 011, rising slightly over 2010. Convention Business The convention calendar for 2011 was very strong, on pace to be Denver’s second-best year, exceeding 2010 and only just behind 2008 for the top spot. In 2010, 75 groups used the Colorado Convention Center, some 6% more than 2009, bringing 2012 Colorado Business Economic Outlook an estimated 268,905 delegates, an increase of 30% over the year before. With 82 groups confirmed, 2011 looks even better, bringing an expected 269,397 delegates. Hotel and nonconvention center groups booked by VISIT DENVER added another 394 meetings with more than 95,000 delegates, contributing a total of $645.5 million in direct economic impact to the city. In 2011, some of the large groups meeting in Denver for the first time included the Allied Social Science Associations, the American Chemical Society, the American Thoracic Society, the Young Presidents Organization, and the American Society for Cell Biology. Some familiar faces were also back in Denver in 2011, such as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Shriners International (celebrating their fourth meeting in Denver over Fourth of July weekend), Ace Hardware, the American Public Works Association, and the American Ass...
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