Saturday, 18 June 2011
San Diego California Hosts AIPC Conference
San Diego, California, located in the southwestern corner of the United States, is the nation’s 8th largest city and is known for its laid-back lifestyle, idyllic weather and diverse economy. Its natural beauty, stretching from 70 miles of pristine beaches at the coast to the majestic mountains in the east, is sure to serve as the perfect backdrop for AIPC’s 53rd General Assembly.
With a worldwide reputation as a premier convention and meeting destination, the city is home to the AIPC-certified San Diego Convention Center. Whether you are convening in one of its state-of-the-art meeting rooms or taking a break on the sun-soaked bay terrace, it is easy to see how innovative thinking comes naturally at this waterfront facility.
Just steps from the Convention Center is the Gaslamp Quarter, a historical district filled with world-class restaurants, unique retail shops and a vibrant nightlife. The San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Lego Land and PETCO Park are all world-renowned family attractions that visitors can enjoy year-round thanks to our average 300 days of sunshine each year. With 11,000 premiere hotel rooms just minutes away from the Convention Center, San Diego is the perfect place to conduct business and relax, all in one stop.
Sunny San Diego is the perfect place to host AIPC as it is a top U.S. destination and understands the vital role conventions and meetings play - and the facilities that host them - in the local and global economy.
San Diego is perched on the Pacific Rim in the southwestern corner of the United States and holds a unique position in the global marketplace. As the eighth largest city in the U.S., San Diego boasts a vibrant economy and is a major gateway to international trade, business and commerce. While defense and military expenditures continue to be a major economic force in the region, tourism remains our third leading industry thanks to San Diego's world-class attractions, abundant sunshine and sparkling ocean vistas.
San Diego has outstanding amenities and an easy-going lifestyle. San Diego is the perfect place to conduct business and relax all in one trip. While San Diego is known for its near perfect climate and beautiful beaches, the region is blessed with more than just sunshine. San Diego has an exciting urban sophistication, first-class arts and culture, fine dining and attractions such as SeaWorld San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and Legoland California.
The 2011 Annual Conference and 53rd General Assembly of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) takes place from 28th June to 1st of July at the San Diego Convention Center, USA. The conference is themed around the concept "It's All About Change" as a reflection of the realization by centre managers everywhere that continuous change has become the new normal for facility operations. "We're living in a time when constant change is the ongoing reality, and the only logical response is to accept and adapt to the need to be anticipating and providing for changing markets, expectations and technologies on a continuing basis," says AIPC President Edgar Hirt. "An acceptance of this basic premise leads to a whole variety of new ways of looking at our approaches, and many of these are dealt with in this year's program as a means of encouraging new ways of looking at the design, operation and management of centres".
For more information about the conference see:- http://www.onetec.be/aipc2011/content/default.htmlFor more information about San Diego see:- http://www.sandiego.org/nav/Visitors