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Visit Phoenix spearheads sales blitz in Washington

A delegation from Phoenix was in Washington D.C. last week with a singular mission: To book more conventions into the Phoenix Convention Center and area hotels and resorts. Sales professionals from Visit Phoenix, the Phoenix Convention Center and nine of the city’s largest hotels and resorts spent three days meeting with national associations and nonprofit groups—hundreds… Read More →

Masiulewicz takes leadership role in MPI

by in Economy | Featured

Donna Masiulewicz, a native of Chicago, was named president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012 – 2013 year. Masiulewicz earned her BA from Northern Illinois University in Spanish Translation and International Marketing.  She began her career in the hospitality industry working in association meetings management and tenured in corporate… Read More →

Technology expands meeting and conference industry

by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

We don’t catch up over coffee anymore, we catch up on Facebook. Technology has changed the way we date, invite people to parties, and even watch TV. It’s only natural that technology will change the face of business meetings and conferences. “As a chapter and in addition to our website, we utilize social media outlets… Read More →

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →

CityScape At The Center Of It All

CityScape Plaza - Arizona Business Magazine May/June 2012

CityScape revitalizing downtown Phoenix with its myriad dining, shopping and entertainment choices. The arrival of CityScape has done more than change the business and entertainment landscape of Downtown Phoenix. “CityScape has been a boon for booking meetings and conventions because of the dining, shopping and entertainment options it provides right at the doorstep of the… Read More →