Updated: Monday, 20 Sep 2010, 4:28 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 20 Sep 2010, 4:28 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Indianapolis will soon play host to one of the fastest growing conventions in the country, the Convention and Visitors Association announced Monday.
The 2012 through 2014 Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expos are expected to bring more than 12,000 people to Indianapolis and generate $24 million in visitor spending.
The annual event is the 75th largest tradeshow in the U.S.
"As a direct result of expanding the Indiana Convention Center, additional hotel product coming online, and the continued enhancements of our downtown, we were able to lure this sought-after convention to Indianapolis," said Don Welsh, president and CEO of the ICVA. "Due to its sheer size, this tradeshow is a perfect example of a convention that wouldn't even consider Indianapolis pre-expansion."
The tradeshow will monopolize the entire expanding Indiana Convention Center-more than 566,000 square feet-and consume hotel rooms downtown and throughout surrounding suburban areas.
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