ARVO meeting brings $19.4 million boost to Broward County

May 6, 2007

This year's meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)-the 13th time the organization has met in Fort Lauderdale, FL - is estimated to bring a $19.4 million economic boost to Broward County, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB).

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This year's meeting of The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)-the 13th time the organization has met in Fort Lauderdale, FL-is estimated to bring a $19.4 million economic boost to Broward County, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (GFLCVB).

"We welcome ARVO back to its Florida home for [the] annual springtime meeting," said Nicki E. Grossman, president of GFLCVB. "We salute ARVO in [its] international collaboration outreach and cutting-edge programs."

The GFLCVB said more than 10,000 eye and vision researchers from more than 70 countries are expected to attend the 5-day meeting. The bureau also said it expects more than 120 exhibitors to demonstrate technical and research products.

Over the past 13 years, the GFLCVB estimated ARVO's annual meetings have had a $140 million economic impact on Broward County.