Madison, WI – The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is holding their annual Partner Connections Kick-Off Event at The Majestic Theater Wednesday, January 27th from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
This annual event is the platform for the GMCVB to preview the year’s upcoming leadership and marketing initiatives.
Over 200 area business leaders will gather at the event and presentation.
Speakers will include the GMCVB Chairman of the Board Wayne Glowac, President and Founder of Glowac+Harris+Madison, Inc. along with Deb Archer, President and CEO of the GMCVB. This year’s special guest speaker will be Cindy Huber, Chief Executive Officer for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) of Wisconsin. Ms. Huber will be speaking on behalf of the 2010 National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games® coming to Madison July 30 – August 4.
The 2010 National Kidney Foundation U.S. Transplant Games are an Olympic-style event that celebrates the success of transplantation, honors those who have given the gift of life and calls attention to the need for more organ, tissue and eye donors.
The estimated direct impact of the Games upon the Madison area will be more than $2.6 million with approximately 7,500 people attending the weeklong event in Madison. Of the attendees, 1,500 are transplant recipients that will participate in the Games.
The Games will be held around the Madison area in various venues including Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Alliant Energy Center, Kohl Center, UW Recreational Sports Facilities and area bowling and golf facilities.
The Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to be one of six statewide U.S. Transplant Games sponsors in conjunction with University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital (Milwaukee), Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee) and the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin.
The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination manager and leader of Madison and Dane County. 2008 estimated Dane County Traveler Expenditures equaled over $1 Billion