March events expected to bring in nearly $2 million

 

The Augusta area could see nearly $2 million generated from visitor spending in March.

The Augusta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council expect visitors to spend about $1.9 million while attending meetings, reunions and events in Augusta this month, according to a news release.

Direct visitor spending is calculated by the number of occupied overnight hotel rooms.

The event expected to bring in the most is the ESi annual WebEOC Conference set for March 30-April 6 at the Augusta Convention Center, where 300 people are projected to attend the conference and spend $586,264.

TOP 5 MARCH EVENTS EXPECTED TO GENERATE THE MOST VISITOR SPENDING

Event: ESi annual WebEOC Conference, March 30-April 6, 300 attendees, $586,264 in visitor spending

Event: East Central Georgia Emergency Medical Services 2013 Changes Conference, March 30-April 6, 200 attendees, $406,847 in visitor spending

Event: The Jam Brands Georgia Peach Challenge, March 16-17, 2,000 attendees, $202,160 in visitor spending

Event: CSRA Shag Club’s annual Shag Classic, March 15-17, 550 attendees, $151,620 in visitor spending

Event: Mary Kay Inc. Career Conference, March 20-24, 2,000 attendees, $131,404 in visitor spending

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