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2010 Convention Offers Promising Start to 2011 Season

December 21st, 2010
With total attendance of 1,560 convention delegates and an exhibit hall floor that was unusually busy with activity, the 2010 ICAS Convention appears to have set the stage for a successful 2011 air show season. “We are pleased with the strong attendance, but the energy and excitement in the hotel was even more encouraging,” says ICAS President John Cudahy. “There was a palpable sense of optimism and relief among almost all of our members.” In addition to 235 organizations exhibiting in the 60,000 square foot exhibit hall, this year’s ICAS Convention included nearly 100 education speakers, including an opening keynote address by Congressman Sam Johnson, a former U.S.A.F. Thunderbird and Vietnam War prisoner of war. Johnson was introduced by ICAS member and air show legend Bob Hoover. The 2010 convention becomes the fourth largest event in ICAS history and the most well attended since 2004. Dates for the 2011 ICAS Convention have already been set: Sunday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 7 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel.