Convention marketers try to lure association business
Top-of-the-line restaurants. Great shopping venues. Luxurious hotels. Thousands of new hotel rooms coming online. A strong arts and culture scene.
Sounds like D.C., doesn't it?
That's what Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau officials hope you'll think -- you and the 250 potential meeting and convention clients they met with recently in D.C. The Philly folks were in town for three days reaching out to the D.C.-area's association meeting planners, hoping to lure them and their lucrative annual conventions to the City of Brotherly Love.
On Feb. 9, 120 meeting planners attended a …