Hosting RNC: Sustaining the Momentum sponsored by BNY Mellon

Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: The City Club, 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl., Cleveland, OH 44114
Speaker: David E. Gilbert

Please arrive at 11:30 am for networking time in advance of lunch.
Lunch will be served at noon with the meeting beginning at 12:20 pm.

About the Program
After 2 years of intense planning, Cleveland hosted a successful Republican National Convention.  Attend this special luncheon to hear what the RNC meant to Cleveland and some of the plans to take advantage of this success for our community's future.

About the Speaker
David E. Gilbert is President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission (GCSC), Destination Cleveland, and the 2016 RNC Host Committee (Republican National Convention).   The goal of the GCSC is to make Greater Cleveland the nation’s foremost destination for amateur sporting events and activities. Since 2000, the Sports Commission has had significant success by attracting and creating more than 160 events to the Greater Cleveland area.  These events have contributed to more than $460 million in local economic activity.  Destination Cleveland is the convention and visitors’ bureau (CVB) for Greater Cleveland. With the vision of showcasing Greater Cleveland as a highly-preferred and vibrant visitor destination, Destination Cleveland is charged with driving economic impact and stimulating community vitality through leisure and business travel. As the organization continues to attract more visitors and secure high profile events such as the 2016 Republican National Convention and the 2017 American Bus Association Conference, visitation numbers are expected to continuously increase as time goes on. David also serves as Vice President on the board of the International Children’s Games, based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and sits on the board of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, Maltz Museum, and various other local boards and committees.  He is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2001 and has been named by Crain’s Cleveland Business as one of Cleveland’s 30 Influencers of the past 30 years.  David has a BA in Marketing from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University. 

Dana Marie DeCapite ∙ 2016-2017 Program Chair

Reservation Policy – All attendees are encouraged to register in advance and walk-in reservations will be accepted on a space-available basis only.  Meeting cost is $25 for members when paid in advance before noon 10/10/16, $40 for members at the door, $40 for guests, and $200 for a table of six (please submit names to by 10/07/16).  If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office to cancel by noon 10/10/16 to avoid a no-show reservation billing.

Continuing Education – This program does not qualify for continuing education credit. 

To Reserve click "Register Now" below. 

We are thankful for the support of our sponsor:

Parking Options-
Option 1:  Reduced parking fees are available on a space-available basis at Ampco Euclid Gateway Garage (740 Euclid Ave., entrances on Euclid & Prospect) to those who enter after 11:01 am and exit before 2:29 pm.  Guests should present ticket to the reception desk at The City Club for validation.  After validation and if within the timing restrictions, the parking fee is $3.

Option 2: Through a special arrangement between The City Club and The Metropolitan at the 9 (2017 E. 9th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115), guests are able to take advantage of a $10 valet rate.  To take advantage, tell the valet you are attending an event at The City Club.  Once at The City Club, pick up a blue ticket from the reception desk.  Present this ticket to the valet upon claiming your car.  This option is available to those who park at or later than 11:01 and pick up their vehicle before 2:29 pm.

*Prices and timing restrictions subject to change without notice.

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