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SITA planning survey results & 2009 conference preview
What you said was most important #1 Meeting program & speakers #2 Time for informal gatherings w/others #3 Ease & cost of travel #4/5 Hotel & meals Bottom of the list… Restaurants, shopping & golfing venues
‘09 SITA dates that work best Initial Survey: 20 out of 21 respondents said keep Sept. dates Post-hurricane threat survey: Most said to move it to October
What else you said is important • More time for CEO discussion group • Keep program focus on state trades, including presenters • Possible informal daytime activity for spouses/guests • More free time for informal gatherings and meetings w/other attendees
Cleveland vs. Cinci as the host city Queen City over The North Coast by a landslide --18 chose Cinci --3 for Cleveland
SITA ‘09 Mark your calendars… October 4-7, 2009 Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza www.cincinnatihilton.com
Only in Cinci ….. First concrete skyscraper: Ingalls Building built 1902 First greeting card company First paid fire dept. & steam fire engine
Only in Cinci …especially for Cary 1st pro baseball team: Cincinnati Red Stockings predecessor to Cincinnati Reds May 24, 1935: First night game in MLB historyat Crosley Field
Only in Cinci… First city to establish a weather bureau-1869 at the Cinci Observatory Home to the Sons of Daniel Boone, later becoming the Boy Scouts of America First licensed public TV station
Only in Cinci ….Home of 5-way chili, Graeters ice cream & Goetta (flat spam-like product) P.S. Not to worry Goetta (also known as “Cincinnati caviar”) is not on the menu
Only in Cinci ….Little known factoid Cincinnatians eat more than 2 million pounds of chili each year topped by 850,000 pounds of shredded cheddar cheese. This explains a lot…And is why we’ve shamelessly altered the Skyline Chili logo and made it our own for the 2009 conference.
Hotel HQ: Hilton Cinci Netherland “Eye candy” for the art deco enthusiast Elvis, Eleanor Roosevelt, The Kennedy’s & Winston Churchill slept here…Now you can too!!
Hotel HQ: Hilton Cinci Netherland Great watering hole…Voted “most romantic bar” in Cinci Sweet room rates on suites– Under $200–with other room choices even less!!
Hotel HQ: Hilton Cinci Netherland For the health enthusiast… HUGE health club (spa is a 5-minute walk from hotel) And art deco-inspired indoor pool
Night out on SITA featuring… Newport Aquarium On the Levee/Newport KY Private use of entire venue w/ reception & dinner
See you in O-H-I-O in ‘09 Lots more in store October 4-7, 2009 Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza www.cincinnatihilton.com