Why Choose Our Destination?
Florida’s Most Breakout Sessions Leading the next generation of business travelers means cultivating connections. Everything required to create those energized moments awaits in Tampa Bay. Sparkling vistas surround the waterfront Convention District with warmth and light. Attendees love the abundance of first-class hotels downtown. But it’s beyond the ballrooms and happy hours where attendees make new discoveries and forge new bonds. Within minutes, attendees can reach everything from luxury shopping and daring attractions to diverse cuisine and outdoor sports. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents full seasons of major musicals, theater, and opera. The Tampa Museum of Art exhibits masterworks from antiquity to today. Meeting-goers seeking adventure find year-round sunshine perfect for golf, tennis, fishing and paddling. Thanks to the area’s temperate climate, Tampa Bay boasts nearly 100 pristine golf courses. Fishing charters offer anglers access to one of Florida’s top sport-fishing playgrounds. Urban-chic shopping is another popular attraction in Tampa Bay. Attendees can enjoy browsing everything from quaint local boutiques to exclusive luxury retailers. Just 20 minutes from downtown, the new Tampa Premium Outlets offers name brands at serious discounts. The shopping scene also includes luxurious International Plaza, upscale WestShore Plaza, and Hyde Park Village, a cherished hub of retail shops and fine dining in South Tampa’s toniest neighborhood. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay ® theme park provides Florida's best thrill rides and safari animal encounters. The Florida Aquarium gets you up close with sea turtles and sharks—plus interactive programs like wild dolphin tours. Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo offers the chance to study more Florida species than any other zoo in the state. Food is a revered part of Bay area culture. Renowned fine-dining hotspots serve aged steaks, catch-of-the-day seafood, farm-to-table entrees, and lavish libations. And the settings are just as fine as the flavors. Choose from waterfront bistros, historic Ybor City cafes, or the old-school glamour of Bern’s Steak House. The spaces and accommodations found in Tampa Bay are ready-made to serve perfectly designed business events. So indulge your attendees’ appetite for discovery. Give them the most Florida—all in one unique waterside destination.
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Bonus for Bookings Incentive
- 04/10/2020 – 04/17/2020
- 05/21/2020 – 05/30/2020
- 06/26/2020 – 07/05/2020
Distance from airport
- Tampa International Airport (TPA)
9.66 km from city center
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Tampa Convention Center
Tampa Convention Center located directly on the waterfront in the heart of downtown Tampa, hosts a variety of conventions, tradeshows, and other special events year-round. The 600,000 square foot building offers 200,000 square feet of exhibit space.
- Exhibit Space18,581 sq. mTotal meeting space86,046 sq. m
* Tampa International Airport is ranked among the top airports in the world and connects over 70 cities with non-stop service and is 7 miles away from downtown Tampa * 21,000 hotel rooms, including golf resorts, city center, airport and boutique properties * Waterfront 600,000 square foot convention center with 2,720 committable rooms within walking distance * Two mile Tampa Riverwalk, a waterfront pedestrian thoroughfare connecting the convention center, hotels, entertainment options, cultural venues, green spaces and attractions * Seamless accessibility with our air-conditioned electric streetcar line * Historic Latin Quarter, Ybor City, is the best place to enjoy a Tampa original cuban sandwich and experience historic culture, shopping, museums, excellent cuisine and exciting nightlife * Thrilling attractions, including Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island, The Florida Aquarium and Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo * World-famous dining from Columbia Restaurant to Bern's Steak House * 21,000 seat arena, Amalie Arena, in downtown Tampa * 65,000 seat Raymond James Stadium in the westshore district * Over 90 golf courses to choose from