Contact: Judy Frankel
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(MADISON) The Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is pleased to announce and welcome back the Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) to Madison for their annual Wing-Ding 2014 themed “Light Up the Lakes.” Wing-Ding is the GWRRA’s annual convention and Gold Wing trade show.
“We are honored to once again host this wonderful group’s annual rally,” said Deb Archer, President and CEO of the GMCVB. Wing-Ding 36 will take place July 2-5, 2014 at the Alliant Energy Center. “Madison is the only city to host this group five times, including their 25th anniversary in 2003. We attribute our delivery of our brand promise, Going>Beyond>Visit to our long-standing relationship with this group,” added Archer.
“With all of the positive changes going on at our Alliant Energy Center (AEC), we’re proud that the familiar sight of Gold Wings rolling into Dane County will return to our grounds,” said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. “The AEC is estimated to contribute $88 million to our local economy annually – great events like Wing-Ding 36 help make that happen.”
“The City of Madison welcomes the Gold Wing convention back with open arms! It is great to have them back and we look forward to sharing our great restaurants, neighborhoods, lakes, parks and attractions,” said Madison Mayor Paul Soglin.
“We are thrilled that Wing-Ding 36 will be back in Madison,” said Jerry Hempe, Gold Wing Road Riders Association Wisconsin District Director. “Our riders have come from all across the state to hear this announcement because Wing-Ding is so important to them. I’m proud to see the convention has been brought back to this wonderful city,” added Hempe.
The GMCVB is honored to play a key role in supporting the more than 19,000 Dane County jobs supported by tourism. Promoting tourism in Madison since 1972, the GMCVB continues to work tirelessly to expand upon the more than $1.7 billion dollars generated by visitor spending in Dane County every year.