International Jugglers Association

Dear Mike,
I want to thank you for considering Fort Wayne, Indiana for the International Jugglers' Association 2019 Festival. I am pleased to present to you our bid.

I understand that affordability is #1 on your list of criteria. You will find that Fort Wayne is 15% more affordable in expenses across the board than you will find in other major cities. Fort Wayne offers several first-rate, state of the art meeting venues, but none better than the Grand Wayne Convention Center. This downtown venue features 225,000 sq,feet. of meeting space, tons of amenities, and is adjoined to the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Center hotel.

With proximity being another top criteria when selecting your host city, the attached bid outlines off-site venues that are all within a 2.5 mile radius of the convention center. The Embassy Theatre is located just across the street from the hotel and convention center. Another great theatre option is the University of Saint Francis Auditorium, which is located just four blocks from the hotel and convention center. The suggested tracks for joggling offer an outdoor and indoor option. And finally, the late night venue is less than 10 blocks away.

Additionally, Fort Wayne offers many dining and entertainment options. There are well over 25 restaurants and bars located within a two-block radius of the Grand Wayne Convention Center. We can also offer a variety of entertainment venues such as Parkview Field and our Botanical Conservatory, which are located across the street from the convention center. Not to mention, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo was recently named a "Top 10 Zoo in the United States," by Trip Advisor!

Fort Wayne is eager and excited to host the International Jugglers' Association 2019 Festival!
Thank you for your consideration.

Stephanie Coleman
Group Sales Manager, Sports

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