Tampa named one of the top meeting destinations for 2023

Rendering of a convention center. A glass facade faces a long riverwalk.

Another accolade for the city of Tampa. Our city shines as a top tier meeting destination, securing its place among the elite in North America for 2023. With a commendable rank of 24th, Tampa dazzles as a sought-after location for meetings, as recognized by the esteemed industry leader in meetings, events, and hospitality technology, Cvent.

“This is a well-deserved recognition for the city of Tampa and the Tampa Convention Center as we continue to be an economic driver for our community,” said David Ingram, Executive Director of the Tampa Convention Center. “We are thankful for our team and partners who have created positive relationships with our clients and attracted even more events to our facility and City.”


Tampa Convention Center will have a record-breaking year

2023 is projected to be a record-breaking year for the Tampa Convention Center, with events and conventions seeing increases in attendance, according to Tampa officials.

“Meetings, events, and conventions bring significant value, and the cities featured this year have convention and visitors bureaus and destination management companies that have embraced their role as destination advocates and have made hotel and planner engagement a priority,” said Bharet Malhotra, Cvent Senior Vice President, Hospitality Cloud.

The Tampa Convention Center is also nearing completion of its $38 million Capital Improvement Plan, its largest renovation project since it opened in 1990, which is due to be finished in late June.


Cvent lists Tampa among major elite cities

“2023 will be an even bigger year for meetings in Tampa with the Tampa Convention Center finishing up their capital renovations this summer,” said Santiago Corrada, CEO and president of Visit Tampa Bay.

Cvent spotlights Tampa’s vibrant cultural heritage, tantalizing culinary offerings, and thriving arts scene, showcasing the city’s multifaceted charm. With an impressive array of options, Tampa boasts over 120 hotels, providing attendees with a plethora of accommodation choices when attending meetings and events.

Those interested in bringing an event to the Convention Center can inquire online.

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