I have been asked by the IPMS/FL sponsors of the 1999 IPMS US Nationals being
held in Orlando, FL this July to clear up some misconceptions that many folks
still seem to have regarding the convention site.
Apparently, we are getting a lot of inquiries from folks who seem to think that
the rooms for attendees are at the Caribe Royale Resort while the actual
convention site is elsewhere in Orlando. This is ABSOLUTELY WRONG!
The reason we selected the Caribe is that they have an enormous and beautiful
onsite convention center. ALL convention activities (excepting tours) will
take place at the Caribe. Given that there are several restaurants, swimming
pools, tennis courts, etc., plus all the modeling stuff, you never need to
leave the Caribe site once you arrive if you don't want to. To get to the
convention from any of the suites or villas at the Caribe is a matter of
crossing a parking lot.
I also want to put to rest the persistent and equally false rumor that the
Caribe's convention center isn't built yet. The facility opened in March of
1998 and has been busily hosting conventions ever since, sometimes even having
multiple events at the same time, which will give you an idea of its size. The
IPMS Nationals are the only convention during the 21-24 of July and we will be
using the entire facility.
Please spread the word. Thanks and hope to see you there! Saty tuned for more
Jack Gartner IPMS 30538
The Official RMS "Voice" for the IPMS USA '99 National Convention