News / Utah / 

Salt Lake excited about convention for conventioneers

Salt Lake excited about convention for conventioneers



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Salt Lake City sees some big opportunity in a convention for convention planners that is underway at the Salt Palace right now.

The gathering of Meeting Planners International is made up of only about 3,000 people, but Shawn Stinson of the Salt Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau says they represent potentially billions of dollars in new business.

That's the reason why the city has pulled out all the stops for this one, and Stinson says the timing is pretty good.

"Salt Lake's in an ideal situation right now. We're not really known as a destination, as junkets go and so forth. So, we are really playing to strengths right now," Stinson said.

At the same time, it's one of the first big conventions since changes in Utah's private club laws. Stinson says, at the very least, that helps with perception.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast