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  1. Great Lakes Rabbit & Cavy Shows2007 ARBA Convention Proposal www.glrcs.com

  2. Welcome toGrand Rapids, MI Home of the 2007 ARBA National Convention October 14 – October 18

  3. Why Grand Rapids? • Michigan’s second largest city • Close to a large number of ARBA members • DeVos Place (Convention Center) • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

  4. Why Grand Rapids? • Home of Gerald R Ford’s Presidential Museum • 60 Restaurants and Nightclubs in the downtown area & 5 shopping malls throughout the city • Easily Accessible – Via highways (US-131 & I-96/I-196) or Gerald R Ford International Airport • Great Convention Bureau Support

  5. Downtown Accessibility

  6. Gerald R. Ford International Airport • 15 minute drive to downtown: DeVos Place and Amway Grand Plaza Hotel • Serviced by 7 major airlines including: Continental, Delta, Northwest, United Airlines and US Airways • 140 flights daily – 66 to direct destinations • Offers non-stop passenger service to 14 major market destinations: Atlanta Chicago O’Hare/Midway Cincinnati Cleveland Dallas Detroit Houston Memphis Milwaukee Minneapolis New York/Newark Orlando Philadelphia Tampa • The majority of the connecting flights from these markets are the larger 737 or 757 aircraft (Connections from the West Coast through Chicago tend to be commuter jets.)

  7. Airline Shipping • Northwest Airlines: $80 per kennel ( one way) as checked luggage - Dc 9’s: 6-30 kennels - Airbus 19: up to 62 kennels - Airbus 320: up to 80 kennels • Delta: - Maximum of 6 kennels - $169/$207 per kennel (depending on size) • United Airlines: - As pets – 2 rabbits per kennel with maximum of 3 kennels - $100 per kennel - As freight – up to 15 rabbits per container (price depends on distance, size and weight)

  8. DeVos Place

  9. DeVos Place • 162,000 square foot exhibition hall • 40,000 square foot ballroom • 36,000 square feet of meeting space

  10. DeVos Place Exhibition Hall • 162,000 square foot exhibition hall • Inside dimensions 360’ x 450’ • Housing for up 24,000 rabbits & cavies depending on breeds and showroom layout

  11. DeVos Place Exhibition Hall • Ceiling heights 37’ to 75’ – average height 65’ • 4 complete air exchanges per hour 24/7 • 100 foot candle power lighting • Floor packets every 30’ for access to water, electricity and sewer

  12. DeVos Place Loading Dock

  13. DeVos Place Loading Dock • Totally Enclosed • 36,504 square feet • 117’ x 312’ • 12 truck & 1 wash bay

  14. DeVos Place Loading Dock • Enter via 2 – 20’ x 16’ doors on Michigan Street • 2 – 16’ x 16’ & 1 – 22’ x 16’ door allow entry into exhibition hall • Marshalling area outside, one-way traffic flow & adequate show personnel available to ensure an orderly flow during the unloading process.

  15. DeVos Place Grand Gallery

  16. DeVos Place Grand Gallery • Signature part of DeVos Place • 360’ long & 60’ wide with a 75’ high glass roof • Main entrances to DeVos Place from Monroe Street and the other end opens onto the 9,000 sq ft Riverfront Promenade

  17. Meeting & Banquet Rooms DeVos Place: • 24 meeting rooms of various sizes Amway Grand Plaza Hotel: • 3 large ballrooms (290-810 capacity) • 10 smaller ballrooms (230 capacity) • 26 meeting rooms (10-110 capacity)

  18. Booth Locations • Commercial booths will be located in the rooms off the Grand Gallery • Specialty Club Booths will be a divider between Open & Youth rabbits • Cage dealers and other large commercial dealers will be housed in the exhibition hall

  19. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel • Four Star – Four Diamond Hotel • Attached to DeVos Place • 682 Luxury rooms total • 10 Restaurants and Lounges • Pool and fitness room

  20. Amway Grand Plaza Hotel • Rooms blocked: 300 • Room rate: $99.00 per night 1-4 people • Parking: $5.00 / night self parking • Special convention judges rate: $85.00 per night

  21. Additional Hotels • Courtyard by Marriott: - Attached to DeVos Place - Room block: 150 - Room rate: $95.00 + tax • Days Inn - Room block: 125 - Room rate: $89.00 + tax • Radisson Riverfront - Room block: 75 - Room rate: $99.00 + tax • Overflow hotels: Holiday Inn Express & Baymont Inn

  22. Entries • $12.00 per class / $7.00 fur class • Substitutions free of charge until 7 days prior to the ARBA Convention

  23. 2007 ARBA National ConventionGrand Rapids, MichiganOctober 14 – October 18 Great Lakes Rabbit and Cavy Shows www.glrcs.com