Dear AIPC Members,
I cannot wait to welcome you, my AIPC colleagues and friends, to my hometown, the wonderful city of Boston.
Boston is a city that has always been celebrated for its role in American history, particularly as the birthplace of the American Revolution. Today, Boston is still shaping history by playing a major role in our knowledge-based world economy as a hub of ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship. The mix of renowned educational and research institutions, leading medical centers, the growing Innovation District and massive amounts of culture make Boston a vibrant and fun place to live, visit and do business. I’m confident you’re going to enjoy every minute you spend here.
While you’re here at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s bustling Back Bay neighborhood, you’re just steps away from our beloved Newbury Street, the Shops at the Prudential Center, and Copley Square, offering hundreds of dining and shopping options. And since Boston is home to two AIPC gold standard facilities, I hope you also have a chance to visit the emerging South Boston Waterfront neighborhood and the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center as well.
In Boston, we pride ourselves on unbeatable meetings technology and exceptional customer service. Delivering remarkable events is not just something we aim to do - it is our signature. This is why we recently adopted the brand identity Signature Boston. Unique and personal, a signature represents who a person is and what they stand for. In Boston, you’ll find creativity, attention to detail and a highly knowledgeable staff at our convention centers. And this signature level of service runs throughout Boston’s hospitality culture from our restaurants to our hotels to our tour guides and beyond. Our dedication to exceeding visitors’ expectations is what has made Boston a top North American destination for meetings and conventions for the last eight years in a row, and ICCA’s number one U.S. destination in 2014 for international association meetings.
As we say here in Boston, we are wicked excited to host the AIPC Annual Conference in 2015. On behalf of my entire Signature Boston team, we are ready to wow you with all Boston has to offer.
James E. Rooney
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority