Conventions expected to bring $4.5M impact to Shreveport-Bossier

Signature Equipo Vision will hold two of its quarterly conferences in Shreveport at the Shreveport Convention Center, Feb. 28-March 3, 2019 and June 13-16, 2019.
The total estimated economic impact of both conferences is $4.5 million and will generate an estimated $132,500 in local taxes. Each event will attract an estimated 1,054 attendees, utilizing approximately 2,000 hotel room nights per conference. In addition, the conferences will support more than 700 jobs in Shreveport-Bossier.
Signature Equipo Vision, LLC is a provider of Amway Training and Education. The company supports thousands of business owners throughout North America by providing professional development conferences centered around family principles, financial stability, and free enterprise. Signature Equipo Vision is a division of Amway, a multi-level marketing model that is known for selling health, beauty, and home care products. Currently, Amway is a Fortune 500 company and ranked 26th globally for largest privately held companies. Learn more about Signature Equipo Vision at www.EquipoVision.com.
Dianna Douglas, regional convention sales manager at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, worked with the organization to book and plan both of the conferences. “We are honored to welcome Signature Equipo Vision to our community, and we look forward to hosting them twice in 2019,” said Douglas.
The Convention and Tourism Sales Department identifies and books events and conferences that benefit the local economy. “Our mission is to provide excellent service to our clients and in turn generate tax dollars for our community,” said David Bradley, vice president of convention and tourism sales. “Meeting planners love to host conventions in Shreveport-Bossier because of our state-of-the-art Shreveport Convention Center, affordable amenities, casinos, nightlife, and famous Louisiana cuisine.”