Why Choose Our Destination?
The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to make and sell the metropolitan Detroit regionally, nationally and internationally as an outstanding convention, meeting and tourism destination. Founded as the world’s first convention and visitors bureau in 1896, today it represents more than 800 businesses. What do you do in a city that has it all? Anything you please. Detroit is a dynamic and affordable city. Its revitalization and thriving metro area include diverse restaurants, a lively nightlife, cultural attractions, three luxury casinos, championship sports teams and festivals and events galore. Along with downtown’s new convention capabilities, a safe, walkable downtown and plentiful accommodations, you’ll discover something amazing around every corner. It’s a great place to plan your next event.
Meet in Detroit, Earn Thousands for Education
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is a Delta hub that is a 90-minute flight – or less – away from 60 percent of the country’s population. All major domestic airlines, six low-cost carriers and several international carriers offer service from the airport. Several interstates converge in downtown Detroit: • To Detroit from Detroit Metropolitan Airport: I-94 (Ford Freeway) east to I-375 into downtown. • I-75 (Chrysler Freeway north of downtown and Fisher Freeway south of Downtown): runs north/south from Toledo through downtown Detroit to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. • I-94 (Ford Freeway): runs east/west from Chicago to Detroit and continues up to Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. • I-96 (Jeffries Freeway) runs east/west from Detroit to Lansing. • M-14 connects Ann Arbor to Detroit via I-96 (Jeffries Expressway).
Distance from airport
- Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
32.19 km from city center
Detroit Opera House/Michigan Opera Theatre
Campius Martius Park
Outdoor Adventure Center
Cobo Center an SMG Managed Facility
Cobo Center is one of the largest convention centers in the nation, currently wrapping up a $279 million renovation. Operated by the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA), Cobo is managed by SMG.
Suburban Collection Showplace
Suburban Collection Showplace is the largest, privately-owned exposition, conference and banquet center in Michigan. The state-of-the-art facility sits on 55 acres of land directly off of the I-96 expressway in Novi, Michigan.