Texa stakes claim for C&I sector share

Texas is looking to boost its share of the international C&I market by investing heavily in its conference offer. Houston’s George R Brown Convention Center is expanding its number of meeting spaces to a total of 105. In addition, it will double the size of the facility to more than 170,000m2. The work is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2003. Meanwhile, the adjacent 1,200-room Hilton Americas hotel is under construction and will be directly linked to the convention centre. It will offer 28 conference rooms and two ballrooms. Houston airport is also undergoing an expansion project, which includes a new runway and an additional terminal, which are scheduled for completion in 2004, while San Antonio’s convention centre is renovating its three ballrooms, meeting rooms and 2,528-seat theatre. Finally, Dallas is scheduled to complete the renovation of its convention centre by July.

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