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NE WI IFMA May meeting

May 17, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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Fox Cities Exhibition Center
335 W. Lawrence St.
Appleton, WI 54911


The communities of the Fox Cities addressed their need for convention and exhibition space with a new 75,000-square-foot facility in downtown Appleton. Project funding was supplied by the city of Appleton plus 9 of its surrounding community neighbors. It is attached to and operated by the Radisson Paper Valley hotel and owned by the city of Appleton. Opened in January of this year, the space has already played host to the Governor's Conference on Tourism, among others.

The site for the building included a parking lot purchased from the county and a hillside leading into Jones Park. The multi-level design that resulted features wide expanses of glass to take advantage of the views into the park. It also offers multi-level outdoor plaza spaces, with those on the roof offering some vehicle parking at the level of the access street.

Our tour will give you an up-close look at this state-of-the-art facility from front-of-house to back-of-house. Staff from the Radisson Paper Valley, which oversees the day-to-day operations, will be on hand for the tour. City of Appleton Director of Facilities Dean Gazza and Facilities Manager Cameron Green will add insights from the facility manager's perspective regarding the design and construction process.

Join us for a first-hand look into a unique space--you'll be glad you did.


Meeting schedule

11:30  Box lunch and project overview; Radisson Paper Valley, Lawrence Room

12:00-1:00  Tour of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center



Parking is availble in the Red Ramp which is connected to the Radisson (see map)



$15.00 Member Registration

$25.00 Non-Member Registration