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First two conferences booked in new CR convention complex

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The Cedar Rapids Area Convention and Visitors bureau announced Monday morning that two statewide conferences have booked their events for the future.

The Iowa League of Cities selected Cedar Rapids to host their annual conference and exhibit in September 2015.  City officials expect this event to bring in more than 1,000 people and generate about $270,000 in direct visitor spending.  Cedar Rapids hasn't hosted this conference since 2003.

Also on the books is the Iowa National Library Association.  They'll hold their annual event in Cedar rapids in October 2014.  More than 700 people are expected to attend with about $150,000 in direct visitor spending.

The new Cedar Rapids Convention Complex is expected to open sometime in 2013.

 

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