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'Major' new convention coming to Louisville

'Major' new convention coming to Louisville

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 8:28 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- A 'major new convention' in Louisville will be announced at an afternoon news conference, according to news releases from Mayor Greg Fischer's office and the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau.

WHAS11 News has learned the convention is a large trade show.  A media advisory notes that the news conference will feature "five full-sized buses" in the background.

Fischer, Secretary Marcheta Sparrow of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and HeritageCouncil and Jim Wood, president & CEO, Louisville Convention &Visitors Bureau are all slated to attend.
 
The news comes on the heels of a major convention leaving Louisville.  On September 11, the National Quartet Convention revealed its plans to end a 20 year run in Louisville for Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

At the time, Wood said he believed the event would not be difficult to replace because September is a peak month for conventions.


 

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