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

Greater Fort Lauderdale Guide

Plan Better with Greater Fort Lauderdale’s New Digital Guide Visit to browse a wide array of restaurants, water and land activities, accommodations, entertainment, and other ways to have the best meeting ever. Offer the guide to your attendees and encourage them to stay and play longer in this sunny destination.

Jungle Queen Riverboat

World Famous BBQ & Shrimp Dinner Cruise. Sail to the tropical isle for an "All You Can Eat" dinner of ribs, chicken, shrimp with all the trimmings followed by a hilarious variety show. Daily three hour fully narrated sightseeing cruises of the historic New River, Millionaire's Row, with a stop-off at the tropical isle to see rare birds, monkeys and alligator exhibition.
801 Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd (A1A)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Galleria at Fort Lauderdale

Located just off of Fort Lauderdale beach, The Galleria offers 120 stores including: Neiman-Marcus, Macy’s, H&M and Red Door Spa. Dine at Truluck’s, Seasons 52, P.F. Chang’s and The Capital Grille.
2414 E. Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Water Taxi

Think of it as a trolley on the water. Get on and off where you like for one all day price. Enjoy a leisurely cruise along Fort Lauderdale's world-famous waterways. Come to the beach, shop and dine on Las Olas Boulevard and see the cruise ships at Port Everglades. There are 12 pick up stops in Fort Lauderdale along the Intracoastal and downtown New River, and 3 stops in Hollywood. Your ticket allows you to hop on and off the boats all day. Your All Day Pass also links Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. $26 all day pass, $21 Sr/Military (Seniors are age 65 or older), $12 child 5-11 (children 4 and under are free), Moonlight Madness – after 5pm $16. Must be purchased on board after 5pm. $225 annual pass (must be purchased at the Water Taxi Headquarters). Tickets are also valid for discounts at over 60 Cruise & Save partner shops, restaurants, and attractions.

Sawgrass Mills Mall

More than 350 designer outlets, specialty shops and restaurants await, along with The Colonnade Outlets, high-end luxury fashion, including Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Tory Burch, Bloomingdale’s - The Outlet Store, David Yurman, Marc Jacobs, Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth, Burberry and Salvatore Ferragamo. Dining scene includes: Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, The Villagio, P.F. Chang’s, Grand Lux Cafe and more.
12901 W. Sunrise Blvd.
Sunrise, FL

Las Olas Boulevard

Stroll, people watch, sip a latte at an outdoor cafe or shop the chic boutiques along Las Olas Boulevard, a sophisticated mile of fashion, art and sidewalk cafes. Stop by the Stranahan House, a preserved 1900s house furnished with antiques of the era. Join the party, a “Cycle Party” and go on a foodie tour of Las Olas Boulevard on a quadracycle. Or “follow the red brick road” of Riverwalk, the landscaped park, to the Arts & Entertainment District.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Flamingo Gardens

60-acre botanical gardens and Everglades wildlife sanctuary. Bird of Prey Center & free-flight walk-through aviary, alligators, flamingos, bobcats, black bears & Florida panthers. Exotic & native plants, including Florida’s “Champion” trees.
3750 S. Flamingo Rd.
Davie, FL 33330

Hard Rock Live

A 5,500-seat, state-of-the-art indoor arena featuring top name acts in music and comedy, sporting events including world championship boxing, tennis, basketball and rodeo events, and corporate meetings, celebrity charity fundraisers and exhibitions. Hard Rock Live has hosted South Florida’s best variety of musical acts including Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Staind, Bon Jovi, The Who, The Killers, Patti Labelle, Bruce Springsteen, Gloria Estefan, Rod Stewart, Def Leppard, Ringo Starr, Prince, Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw & Fergie just to name a few.
1 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314

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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