ConventionSouth

MAR 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N Meeting Site Showcase Oklahoma City: Cool & Warm If you've never been to Oklahoma City, you may just be surprised at all we have to offer. And if it's been a few years since your last visit, we know you'll be amazed by our progress. Over the past two decades, we've transformed our city through more than $5 bil- lion of public and private investment in quality- of-life projects and improvements. We've cre- ated something special in Oklahoma City and we can't wait to show it off. In the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, the Cox Convention Center boasts more than 150,000 square feet of total meeting space, including an impressive 25,000-square-foot ballroom, eight exhibit halls totaling 100,000 square feet, and additional meeting rooms total- ing 27,500 square feet of convention and pre- convene space. The convention center is just steps away from the thriving Bricktown Enter- tainment District, where dining and entertain- ment opportunities abound. And set to open in 2018 is a new $252 million downtown convention center which will feature 200,000 square feet of exhibit space. For more information about all there is to see and do in Oklahoma City, go to www.visitokc.com. ■ Just across the street from the Cox Convention Center, the newly renovated Myriad Botanical Gardens & Tropical Conservatory provides an urban green space for those who live, work, play and visit downtown Oklahoma City. Robin O'Connor, Director of Sales & Services, Oklahoma City CVB Robinís 26 year career includes a role with HelmsBriscoe and working with meeting professionals. (405) 297-8906 roconnor@visitokc.com www.visitokc.com 62 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 www.con v entionsouth.com DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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