SLCVBSalt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau (Salt Lake City, UT)
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Valter loves what he does and it shows; his old world elegance and savior faire are rare, anywhere," says Scott Beck, president and CEO of the SLCVB.
"Our 25th anniversary is significant in many ways," says Scott Beck, president and CEO of the SLCVB. "We're here today because of the strong commitment, vision and leadership on the part of our county and state governmental leaders, and the strong support and involvement provided by our volunteer Board of Trustees and the 850 members of our organization.
"From cooperative marketing programs with other destination marketing partners to the most current and state-of-the-art Web-based programs, we are planning for the future by building on the successful programs we've implemented over the past few years to ensure the longevity of the SLCVB and Salt Lake as the world-class meeting, convention and tourism destination it has become," says Beck.
While many cities--like Las Vegas--have taken a significant hit in convention and trade shows because of the slowing economy, the Beehive State is still attracting such events, according to Shawn Stinson, director of communications at SLCVB. Stinson says businesses are still looking to Utah for a reliable, cost-effective and convenient site to hold their conventions, board meetings and trade shows.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the SLCVB had one of its best booking years for conventions in 2008, second only to the flurry of activity during the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
The Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau (SLCVB) made a concerted effort to capitalize on the state's newfound celebrity.
but it is still in the very early stages," says Jason Mathis, SLCVB communications director.