For more information contact: Tiffany Tauscheck
Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau
Direct: (515) 699-3433
Cell: (515) 491-9350
ttauscheck@desmoinescvb.com

DES MOINES, IA - The next 14 days are expected to bring an estimated 311,000 attendees out to four major events, including: USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Des Moines Arts Festival, Gold Wing Road Riders Association Wing Ding 32 and Goodguys Heartland Rod and Custom Nationals.

These four events are expected to create at least $12.8 million economic impact on Greater Des Moines. Each event is estimated to contribute the following in economic impact:
USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, June 23-27, 2010 - $4.5 million
Des Moines Arts Festival, June 25-27, 2010 - $2.3 million
Gold Wing Road Riders Association Wing Ding 32, June 30-July 3, 2010 - $4 million
Goodguys Heartland Rod and Custom Nationals, July 2-4, 2010 - $2 million

By the end of June Greater Des Moines' major events and conventions will have seen over 600,000 attendees. The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau can account for 50,000 room nights in June 2010.

"June is the strongest month of the year on our books," said Greg Edwards, GDMCVB President and CEO. "We're proud to play a role in welcoming visitors into Greater Des Moines and creating additional business for our hotels, attractions, restaurants and area businesses."

For additional information on these events, or any other convention or event, visit www.catchdesmoines.com/Events

The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote Greater Des Moines as a fun, vibrant and affordable destination statewide, nationally and internationally. Our focus increases visitors to our community through meetings, conventions, sports events, leisure travel, and group tours, thereby contributing to the local economy.

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