Small Market Meetings

FEB 2017

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www.smallmarketmeetings.com Meeting Ideas 20 Courtesy Maine Sports Commission Maine's Casco Bay attracts a lot of swimming competitions. Though the Kentucky International Convention Center will be undergoing extensive renovations until 2018, the Kentucky Exposition Center can accommodate indoor sports events with 1.3 mil- lion square feet of space and a convenient location across from the airport. For the 10th time this spring, the facility will host the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. In addition to its sports amenities, Louisville has a vibrant, local culture, featuring attractions like the Bourbon Trail, Churchill Downs, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, and the Louisville Mega Cavern. "We have a ton of off-site venues for meeting planners to host after-hours events," said Katie Kubitskey, marketing communications manager at the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. www.gotolouisville.com Portland, Maine With miles of rugged terrain among mountains, lakes and coastline, it is no wonder that Maine has an unusually active population. Boasting more than 200 inches of annual snowfall, the Pine Tree State is a premier destination for winter sports like

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