SEP 2015

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 5 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 14 COVER STORY: Trade Shows & Expo Halls ings and can work with planners to achieve their goals. For example, in Daytona Beach, Fla., the SMERF market has always been important, especially the religious segment, so the Daytona Beach Area CVB dedicates a sales person to the religious market. Best of all, meeting at convention centers and expo halls can make small- er groups the star of the show. They have enough space that they don't have to com- pete with other meetings or events. In large facilities, they can avoid feeling crowded when two or more groups are meeting at the same time. At the Natchez Convention Center, Tipton said, groups can have a large show or meeting in their exhibit hall and separate meetings in their second-foor areas with very little cross traffc due to the various ways to access the building from two streets. Country Charm Throughout the South you'll fnd numerous cities that ooze Southern charm. One such city is Seguin, Texas, which brings country charm to life through its numerous events and venues. Need a theme for your event or want to inject some interesting local culture? Seguin has plenty of character. One option is to book events around the Guadalupe County Fair and Rodeo that takes place at the Seguin Events Complex each October. The complex features an arena for rodeos, exhibit buildings, a dance hall, horse stalls, baseball felds and a Coliseum that an accom- modate 1,200 people for events. Just walking distance from the downtown square is another unique country-charm flled locale in the Mosheim Mansion Bed and Breakfast. It's perfect for hosting board retreats, social events and trainings. Finally, groups can also take advantage of the Stephen and Mary Birch Texas Theatre, built in 1931, complete with a sky-dome ceiling with twinkling stars. It can accommodate approximately 100 people. Expo Hall Bonus: Seguin ColiSeum H 950 South AuStin St., Seguin, tX 78155 830-401-2486 H H viSitSeguin.Com WeddingS, Re CeptionS, ReunionS, C oRpoRA te eventS, tRA de ShoWS 12,000 Sq ft - Se A tS up to 1000 tA ble S/ChA iRS inCluded, lARge StA ge foR dJ/bA nd, ne W KitChen, C onCeSSionAiRe, five bReAKout RoomS, Audio/viSuAl equipment, l ARge lobby, outSide Wedding gAzebo, bRidAl dReSSing Room Lobby Aras of TD Convention Center in Greenville

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