Des Moines Connectors

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How Can You Be a Des Moines Connector? Connect the people you know with Greater Des Moines and encourage them to consider Greater Des Moines as their next meeting destination. This could include family, friends, professional associations, organizations and committees, corporate and sporting events.

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Des Moines Connectors

  1. 2. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors GDMCVB Mission Statement Promote Greater Des Moines as a fun, vibrant and affordable destination statewide, nationally and internationally. Our focus increases visitors to our community through meetings, conventions, sports, events, leisure and group tours, thereby contributing to the local economy.
  2. 3. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors GDMCVB Brand Promise We are the visitor’s and meeting professional’s trusted partner – the heart, soul and energy of our destination. We drive economic success and enhance the quality of life in our communities. Our communities appreciate our contributions. “ The better the CVB, the better the experience.”
  3. 4. Des Moines CONNECTORS The GDMCVB encourages local business leaders and community members to promote Greater Des Moines as a meeting and event location. You are the conduit to identifying future conventions, meetings, events and tradeshows in Greater Des Moines!
  4. 5. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors Why Greater Des Moines? CENTRAL LOCATION Located at the intersection of Interstates 35 and 80 making the city easily accessible from any direction. One quarter of the U.S. population can drive to Des Moines in one day, and 56 million people live within a 700-mile radius of Greater Des Moines.
  5. 6. Why Greater Des Moines? KEY FACTS Des Moines International Airport offers non-stop flights from 16 cities. Four-mile, climate-controlled skywalk system. Population of 562,906. More than $2.2 billion in recent development in the Metro. 101 hotels offering more than 10,000 rooms. Unique meeting facilities for small groups to large gatherings.
  6. 7. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors Why Greater Des Moines? MIDWESTERN HOSPITALITY Feels like home Warm and friendly Charming Great amenities
  7. 8. Greater Des Moines hosted 2.9 million visitors from July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009. This averages to 7,950 visitors per day .
  8. 9. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors The visitors generated $1.5 billion in domestic travel expenditures in Polk and Dallas counties.
  9. 10. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors Convention Delegate Spending
  10. 11. Tradeshow Week named Des Moines the most affordable city to hold a tradeshow in for two years in a row.
  11. 12. 2010 Corporate Travel Index Des Moines’ Cost per Diem for corporate travel is $294.29. This ranks us 19 th least expensive out of the top100 cities.
  12. 13. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors Group & Visitor Impact 195,212 definite convention room nights x $294.29 Cost per Diem = $57,448,939 OR For every $1 of hotel/motel tax received by the GDMCVB, we return $20.20 back to the Greater Des Moines economy.
  13. 14. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors <ul><li>Events Brought in by Des Moines CONNECTORS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Governors Association Annual Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harley Owners/Iowa State H.O.G. Rally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Annual Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Pheasant Fest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Society for Histotechnology Tri-State Symposium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Iowa Museums Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USS El Dorado Military Reunion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midwestern Association of Forensic Scientists Annual Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crime Stoppers International Training Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Public Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>North American Snow Conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Christmas Tree Association Convention & Trade Show </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Quilters Society Quilt Show & Expo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Main Street Trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World Percheron Congress </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>How Can You Be a </li></ul><ul><li>Des Moines CONNECTOR? </li></ul><ul><li>Connect the people you know with Greater Des Moines! </li></ul><ul><li>Family & Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations & Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate </li></ul><ul><li>Sporting Events </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage them to consider Greater Des Moines as their next meeting destination. </li></ul>Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors
  15. 16. As a Des Moines CONNECTOR, you are our connection to a stronger city! Hosting a group of 100 can add $25,000 to our local economy. More tips at restaurants. More gas sold at convenience stores. More retail sales. Higher attraction attendance. One phone call or email can make a difference. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors
  16. 17. Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau | SeeDesMoines.com/dmconnectors <ul><li>We Can Help You Help Greater Des Moines! </li></ul><ul><li>The GDMCVB is committed to providing you with complimentary assistance and support as you work as a Des Moines Connector to secure future meetings and events. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as an adviser from start to finish </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research organization’s past meeting history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify hotels and facilities to host event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize and present bids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate site inspections of city amenities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide attendance-building promotions and promotional materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online housing assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-site registration assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-site visitor information </li></ul></ul>

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