OCT 2018

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 ²ConventionSouth ² w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 27 NEW & RENOVATED Sites In The South! Sponsored Content any times, planners looking for an ideal meeting location will have to balance their need for a desirable location, an easily-accessible location, and an affordable location, leading to compromises and trade- offs. Not so in Fairfax County, Virginia, located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. "Fairfax County, Virginia really is where all of the lines intersect for meeting planners," says Dean Miller, National Sales Manager for Visit Fairfax, the county's award-winning DMO. "With all of the National Capital area at our doorstep, access via two major airports (Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan National), road, rail, and the Washington Metro system, as well as our incredible collection of three- and four-star hotels (all of them flying major national flags), Fairfax County checks off all three boxes on every planner's "must have" checklist – desirability, accessibility, and affordability." And, Miller adds, things just keep getting better and better for planners and attendees. The upcoming extension of the Metrorail Silver line to Washington Dulles Airport in 2020 will make access even easier, and the 2020 opening of the National Museum of the United States Army will give planners another amazing one-of-a-kind venue for off- site events, along with George Washington's Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Center, and Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. "Add in world-class shopping, amazing dining, and championship golf, and we can offer planners an amazing assortment of things for their attendees to see, do, and enjoy," notes Miller. "Who says you can't have it all?" Q FAIRFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA: Checking Off All The Boxes Dean Miller, National Sales Manager Dean Miller has spent almost thirty years helping planners organize and execute more successful, better- attended meetings and events in Fairfax County. Visit Fairfax (703) 752-9509 M (PUP'97"DPNUPMFBSOIPXXFDBOBEE nBWPSUPZPVSOFYUNFFUJOHPSFWFOU$IFFST 3"*4*/("50"45 50:06346$$&44 /PNBUUFSIPXZPVSHSPVQNFBTVSFTTVDDFTTEFMJHIUFE BUUFOEFFTJODSFBTFEBUUFOEBODFPSPOFPGBLJOEFYQFSJFODFT 'BJSGBY$PVOUZIBTUIFQFSGFDUNJYPGFBTZBDDFTTPVUTUBOEJOH GBDJMJUJFTBOEXPSMEDMBTTGPPEBOECFWFSBHFPGGFSJOHTUPFOTVSF UIBUZPVSHBUIFSJOHSFDFJWFTSBWFSFWJFXT

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