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WHAT: Members of Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) and Anaheim Convention Center’s (ACC) Customer Advisory Board (CAB) met in Anaheim last week for the semi-annual CAB Board Meeting. The two-day meeting was an opportunity for board members – 20+ influential corporate, association, meeting and event planners - to hear details on the state of the Anaheim meeting industry, attend the ACC seventh expansion groundbreaking and participate in creating/storing a time capsule to be opened in 2030.

WHY: To remain a leading convention destination, the semi-annual CAB meeting provides a forum to present plans and solicit feedback on how to better service decision-makers in choosing Anaheim as their business and leisure destination.

This year, CAB members were able to attend the ACC’s seventh expansion groundbreaking and participate by creating a time capsule filled with unique items from each organization including: trade show programs, personalized drum sticks, battery chargers, room keys, logoed golf balls and so much more. The time capsule will be buried in the new ACC building and will be dug up in 2030.

Personal messages from each participant was also stored within the time capsule, speaking to the 2030 audience. Joe Lamond from NAMM writes: “We can only guess what the world looks like now, but back in 2015 we buried this note with high hopes for the future. A future where the NAMM Show keeps growing, where the Anaheim community continues to thrive and where our vision of a world where every child has the chance to make music becomes a reality.”

WHO: CAB attendees included: Top row (left to right): Judy Brazel (Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging), Adam Anderson (New Hope Natural Media), Charles Harris (AOCVCB), Frank Boeser (UBM Canon), David Meek (ACC), Susan Katz (True Value Company), Mindy Abel (AOCVCB), Jay Burress (AOCVCB)

Middle row (left to right): Stefanie Brown (American Wind Energy Assoc.), Lenay Gore (American Public Transportation Association), Lisa Dyson (TESOL International Association), Cathy DosSantos, Mindy Grubb (Keller Williams), Stephen Miner (Solar Energy Trade Shows), Carol McGury (SmithBucklin), Junior Tauvaa (AOCVCB), Maria Mallia (N.A. American Express Meetings and Events, Global Business Travel)

Bottom row (left to right): Judy Anderson (GameStop), Terri Breining (Breining Group), Cindy Sample (NAMM)

WHEN/WHERE: April 20-21, 2015 Anaheim Convention Campus (Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Marriott, Hilton Anaheim)

PHOTO: Image of 2015 Customer Advisory Board; Anaheim Convention Center’s Grand Plaza Fountain 

CONTACT: Tania Weinkle, Director of Communications: