NEWS AND NOTES FOR THE MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS INDUSTRY
La Raza Welcoming the
Latino community to L.A.
For more, see p. 21.
ON THE WEB
› Read the updated
version of The Economic
Significance of Meetings
to the U.S. Economy at
› Read the original Economic Impact Study at
Now What Are Meetings Worth?
Three years ago, the Convention Industry Council (CIC) released The Economic Significance of Meetings to the U.S. Economy, a landmark study aimed at quantifying exactly how much the
meetings and conventions industry contributes to the U.S. economy.
The answers were based on data from 2009, when the industry was
spiraling through the recession — and still were impressive: $263.4 billion
in direct spending, $106 billion to GDP, and 1. 6 million jobs. ›