February 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts February 2002

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On the SpotWhat city drew your largest convention attendance?

“Houston. Our 1999 convention was up 25 percent. The main reason was that we lowered registration fees that year. The fees stayed the same in 2000 and 2001, but Houston remains our highest attendance.”
Sandra Lohrentz, PMAC
Executive Director & Exhibit Manager
American Society of Podiatric Medical Assistants
Cicero, Ill.

“Our trip in 2000 to the Baltics Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Warsaw was the biggest success. Every social and educational event on that trip was full. We also put on financial seminars in New York City, and attendance there is always high.”
Kimberly Bues-Grassia
Events Manager
Chief Executives Organization
Bethesda, Md.
“Our 1996 convention in Lake Guntersville, Ala. The location was different and easy to reach. Our members fly to the conventions in their Cessna 170s, which were built from the mid-’40s to mid-’50s. This year we are going to Las Vegas, and we expect good numbers.”
Velvet Fackeldey
Executive Secretary
International Cessna 170 Association
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