America Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org en St. Louis to host convention about attracting conventions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-host-convention-about-attracting-conventions <p>The City of St. Louis is hosting what tourism officials are calling the &ldquo;Super Bowl of Conventions&quot; this weekend.</p><p>The members of American Society of Association Executives are responsible for booking some $60 billion in convention activity annually.</p><p>All told, some 5,000 hospitality industry reps and executives will be in St. Louis from Saturday to Tuesday.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The purpose of the convention is for those reps to try to convince 1,500 different associations to hold annual meetings in their city.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 22:03:42 +0000 Adam Allington 1807 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis to host convention about attracting conventions