Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center55,742 sq. m
Guest Rooms33,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel
Special event venues235
Average room rate$123.00
Daily food cost$71.00
Occupancy rate67.7%
Tax rate6%

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau knows how to make a meeting planner shine. With the 600,000 sq. ft. Broward County Convention Center, you'll enjoy state-of-the-art meeting and exhibit space as well as five-star food service, an Internet café and elegant banquet rooms. The location of Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center is irresistible. It is nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway, and surrounded by all that South Florida has to offer. The high-tech, 600,000 sq ft three level meeting and exhibit conference facilities feature state-of-the-art technological services, including teleconference facilities, high speed wireless internet access, digital phone lines and business grade telephonic services. The convention facility technical service team is able to provide you with the latest in technology to ensure your conference or event runs as smoothly as possible.


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Distance from airport

  • Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport

    4.83 km from city center


Local Attractions

Hard Rock Live

The new 7,000-person capacity Hard Rock Live will sellout crowds. Primed as the epicenter of South Florida entertainment, the new venue will host state-of-the art technical capabilities that will support A-list celebrity performances as well as award shows, sporting events and nationally televised programs. Acoustically pure with unobstructed sightlines, the venue will be a stand-out option for entertainers and tours across the country as well as drawing internationally acclaimed acts.
One Seminole Way

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk

2.2-mile brick-paved promenade. A haven for joggers, bicyclists, rollerbladers and all who would prefer to take in the action from the comfort of one of the countless eateries and cafés along the way.
A1A east to ocean between Sheridan St.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Open 24/7. This integrated resort includes the world’s first ever Guitar Hotel, a new spa, 13.5 acres of recreational waterscape, premier meeting and convention space, state-of-the-art entertainment venue, retail shops and much more. The unique architectural and engineering masterpiece offers guests and gamers a rock-star worthy destination unlike any other. The casino gaming floor boasts nearly 200 table games and more than 3,100 slot machines. The 195,000- square-foot casino includes a High Limit Slots room with denominations ranging from $1 to $1,000, and non-smoking gaming rooms for both slots and high-limit slots. Additions also include a 45-table Poker Room with a semi-private area and a tournament table with elevated stadium seating.
One Seminole Way

History Fort Lauderdale

Broward County’s largest concentration of historic properties on the banks of the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The crown jewel of this district is the 1905 New River Inn, first Broward building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which today houses a museum of history & archaeology. The museum is part of a full educational campus which includes the King Cromartie Museum of Pioneer History (1907 home), the Philemon Bryan House (1905 home), a full-service Library and Research Center, and an 1899 replica schoolhouse. Guided tours daily at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Tue-Fri 12-4pm, Sat & Sun 9:30am-4pm. Adults $15, seniors $12, students $7. No charge for accompanied children 6 and under, nor active and senior military members.
219 SW 2nd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk Activities

Rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the never-ending waterways in Fort Lauderdale or rent a bicycle and follow the Riverwalk down to Las Olas where you can hop around the boutiques and galleries or head to the beach. If preferred, a guided adventure can be arranged.
220 SW 3rd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale

Gulfstream Park

Family-friendly, one of South Florida’s top entertainment destinations. The Village at Gulfstream Park features national retailers, world-class art galleries and an array of international restaurants and family-style dining options in a lush, Mediterranean-inspired setting. Free parking and admission.
901 S. Federal Hwy.
Hallandale Beach

Las Olas Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale's premier shopping and dining district providing a rich history of unique architecture, cool breezeways and eclectic shopping. Las Olas Boulevard is at the forefront of everything from fashion boutiques and art galleries to memorable restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars. Stroll the boulevard mornings or evenings and experience the sophisticated elegance that is Las Olas.

Aloha Watersports

Parasailing, wave runners, hobie cats, weenie rides, kite surfing, wind surfing, peddle boats, paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling, scuba, speedboat rides and sea rocket. Daily 9am-5pm.
3030 Holiday Dr.
Fort Lauderdale

Convention Centers

  • Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center an SMG Managed Facility

    Nestled on the Intracoastal Waterway, and surrounded by all that South Florida has to offer, Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center is here to make your next event a success with 600,000 square feet of flexible event space.

    • Exhibit Space18,581 sq. m
      Total meeting space55,742 sq. m


Additional Information

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Gold certification from The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), an arm of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The venue is the first convention center in Florida to be LEED certified on any level and one of only three in the nation to achieve LEED Gold certification for an Existing Building.


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