05/10/2010 02:33 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa To Announce City's Plan To Host 2011 Meeting

Los Angeles will serve as host to the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, the largest convention the city has ever hosted, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is set to announce today.

Up to 15,000 people are expected to attend the convention, scheduled for July, 2011, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Some $45 million in spending at hotels, restaurants and other facilities in the city is expected to be generated as a result of the event, officials said.

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