There’s nothing more rewarding than planning a meeting that people really want to attend. With beautiful weather, luxurious beaches and state-of-the-art amenities, Miami sizzles with excitement and new opportunities to take meetings and events to the next level.
As William D. Talbert III, CDME, president and CEO of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, explains, Miami is a constantly evolving global destination, providing meeting planners with exceptional options for meetings, conventions and events.
“The unparalleled culture, accessibility, hotel rooms and diverse offsite venues set against a backdrop of beautiful weather and beaches are just a few of the elements that make Miami the preeminent locale for meetings and events,” Talbert says.
Miami International Airport (MIA) currently serves 109 airlines, which is the most of any U.S. airport. New airlines and nonstop routes are being added in 2017, which will further increase accessibility to the destination.
“Meetings and conventions held in Greater Miami have seen record international attendance due to the ease of air access to the destination,” Talbert says. “With three convention centers totaling more than 1 million sf, 75 additional meeting venues throughout the destination and more than 50,000 hotel rooms from intimate boutique hotels to luxury resorts and convention hotels, the GMCVB convention sales team is eager to be the meeting planner’s onsite, one stop for assistance with every detail from start to finish,” Talbert says. “Our experienced, knowledgeable team welcomes the opportunity to work with planners to identify hotels, venues, vendors and more to fulfill and exceed expectations for a highly successful meeting in Miami.”