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2021 SISO Summer Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsors

ASM

ASM
Anna Nash, Vice President Market Development 
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 770
West Conshohocken, PA 19428  USA
M: +1 (513) 276-7891
anash@asmglobal.com 
https://www.asmglobal.com/

ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. For more information, please visit https://www.asmglobal.com/

 

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Russell Kice, CMP, CEM, HMCC, Senior National Sales Manager
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107  USA
D:  +1 215-418-4755
Main:  +1 215-418-4700
rkice@paconvention.com
www.paconvention.com

The Pennsylvania Convention Center, located in the heart of center city Philadelphia, offers over one million square feet of saleable meeting and exhibit space and provides best-in-class experiences for meetings, tradeshows, and conventions.  Our award-winning Convention Center offers the largest contiguous exhibit space in the northeastern United States with 528,000 square feet and boasts the largest convention center ballroom on the east coast and is home to a $4 million art collection, the largest permanent art collection in the United States. All this within our state-of-the-art LEED Gold certified facility.

Our dynamic and walkable downtown is filled with shopping, restaurants, arts & culture, nightlife and history.  We offer a convention attendee package unsurpassed by any other destination with over 6,000 hotel rooms within a 4-minute walk of the center and over 11,000 rooms within a 15-minute walk from the center.

Only 100 miles from New York City and 130 miles from Washington, D.C., we’re not kidding when we say we’re in the center of it all. 60% of the U.S. population lives within a two-hour flight of Philadelphia with 29 airlines offering 500 departures to 130 non-stop destinations in the U.S. and around the world (36 international destinations).

 

VisitDallas

VISITDALLAS
Deborah Burleson, Director of National Accounts
325 N. St. Paul St., Ste. 700
Dallas, TX  75201  USA
+1 214-571-1068
M: +1 214-649-8715
deborahb@visitdallas.com 
http://www.visitdallas.com/

Dallas is the top event and meeting destination in Texas so of course, there are plenty of reasons to host your next meeting with us:

Dallas Delivers Affordability: Thanks to our strong economy, our labor rates are 27% lower than the national average. Combine that with our competitive hotel rates (ranked 22nd within the Top 25 markets, as defined by STR) and you will have a lot less event production costs and a lot more budget for attendee engagement and experience.

Dallas Delivers Easy Access: Two major airports provide daily direct flights to Dallas from more than 170 destinations around the world. Plus, Dallas is a stress-free 3.5-hour flight from almost anywhere in the nation, so your attendees can enjoy convenient and affordable access. Our DART light rail offers easy access from both airports to Downtown Dallas, and DART bus service, as well as the free McKinney Avenue Trolley, get you to the hottest neighborhoods and attractions.

Dallas Delivers Entertainment: World-class dining, endless shopping, six professional sports teams, and the largest urban arts district in the nation encourage days and nights full of adrenaline and excitement. With more than 20 vibrant entertainment areas, even your most diverse groups will be pleasantly surprised and satisfied.

Dallas Delivers Unbeatable Venues: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas offers a total of 2,000,000 sq ft, featuring 724,526 sq ft of contiguous exhibit space including a 203,000 sq ft column-free exhibit hall! Plus, with our array of exceptional event venues, from ballroom spaces to rooftops with killer views, as well as unique museums that offer only-in-Dallas moments, your next event will be a big success.

Combine that with our continued investment in new developments, and you have plenty of reasons to keep coming back to experience how Dallas Delivers for show organizers and attendees!

 

Fern

Fern
Aaron Bludworth
645 Linn Street
Cincinnati, OH  45203  USA
+1 513-562-0432
abludworth@fernexpo.com
http://www.fernexpo.com/

Fern is an exhibition and event services provider whose services encompass all aspects of what is needed to develop and implement the experience, environment, and engagement that supports a client’s brand and event objectives.

With offices and personnel stretching from Seattle Washington to Washington DC, we are among the top three service contractors in North America, serving more than 1,400 expositions and events annually. Fern has been providing contractor services for events for over 110 years through this time we have grown and innovated the services we offer and how we provide them without losing FOCUS on the CORE responsibilities required and expected of us—

                 ‘providing comprehensive solutions to help organizers plan, budget, and execute in a manner that creates a compelling event 
                  environment and successful exhibitor experience in a timely, safe, and efficient manner’

In addition to the services, we provide event organizers; we are incredibly service-focused when working with your exhibitors. We understand that our performance and the solutions offered are a direct reflection of your event and organization.  Based on that we are continually evolving our solutions that we offer. Over the past year we have introduced:  

  • HealthCheck, Fern HealthCheck gives event participants an increased level of security and comfort as they return to "in-real-life" experiences. The digital health passport includes vaccine registry and testing upload functionality, in addition pre-event, post-event, and on-site testing solutions are available
  • OneView, the industry’s first true e-commerce and services portal, allows exhibitors to place orders, keep track of tasks, collaborate with team members, and keeping event-related documents in one place.
  • 1RATE, a simplified material handling model that takes the guesswork out of calculating material handling charges.  (Actual Weight) x (Rate) = Cost.  It is that simple.
  • 100% Exhibitor Refunds, Fern has always been a leader in friendly exhibitor service and is culturally policy light.  This is formalizing what has often been our practice at the individual exhibitor level.

At the foundation of all, we do are our core service principles:

  • Own the customer experience
  • Do the right thing – always
  • Do no harm – ever
  • Err on the side of the customer.

#fernexpo

 

Metro Multimedia

METRO Multimedia
Bruno Giaccio, CEO and Managing Partner
52 Forest Ave., 2nd Floor
Paramus, NJ  07652  USA
+1 201-340-2290
M: +1 201-734-1304
Brunog@metromultimedia.com
http://www.metromultimedia.com/

At Metro Multimedia we have found it to be profoundly clear that the future of tradeshows was moving beyond the physical event space and while producing events was a major value we saw that a marketing effort was needed to become a true extension of our clients brand. Our concept is to transform an AV rental company into a digital media partner. We at Metromultimedia want to help show organizers capture sponsor dollars through media outlets that have been untouched.

Whether it is equipment rentals, video production or any digital media needs let MetroMultiMedia be your one-stop-shop. Our dedicated staff will work with you through every facet of your trade show, event or multimedia presentation. We are here to partner with you in any digital media platform you may need.

At MetroMultiMedia your vision is our reality!

 

Gold Sponsors

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ASP, Inc.
Melissa Ooi, Executive Vice President
2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy, #552
Henderson, NV 89014  USA
+1 702-941-5900
melissa.ooi@asp.events
www.asp.events

ASP put simply, are tradeshow and consumer show website specialists. Providing a powerful, but user-friendly content management system (SHOWOFF) allowing clients to update and develop an effective online business model. ASP offers strategic advice on integrating new technologies and best practice into your online marketing campaigns. ASP has been building websites and developing brands for show producers, big and small, for over 20 years, with a global presence in Las Vegas, London, and Sydney, allowing for a true understanding of your events online needs.

 

CMAC

CMAC
Jeff Ducate, President & CEO
jeffd@cmac.net
+1 214-632-7796

Sam Spadavecchia, Director of Sales & Marketing
sams@cmac.net
+1 401-824-4787

Bliss Beasley, CEM, Vice President
Expomarkit Media Group
blissb@expomarkit.com
+1 205-266-0101

CMAC is the premier transportation management services company serving trade shows, conventions, and corporate meetings throughout North America for over 45 years. Our experienced professionals have proven success in Transportation System Design and Management for everything from the largest conventions in the country to corporate meetings, airport meets & greets and VIP transfers.

Continuing to improve upon the attendee experience, CMAC has introduced a proprietary GPS and mobile tracking system that is revolutionizing the shuttle transportation industry! Attendees are able to download our App (or preferably to embed it in the show’s app) and determine the nearest boarding point location while tracking buses in the system in real-time.

CMAC’s division, Expomarkit Media Group continues to grow and expand. With a veteran team of industry experts and a proven menu of services, Expomarkit provides innovative and cost-affordable marketing solutions to enhance even the smallest exhibitor's exposure and experience, while generating revenue for the show. For shows with a limited staff, this provides a wonderful option to generate additional revenue that may not be otherwise realized, while providing services that are affordable to all.

Expomarkit’s fully turnkey services include Buyer’s Preview Deck pre-show mailer, Exhibitor Showcase literature distribution, Expo News Network, expoVu LED screens, Marquees in Motion shuttle advertising, En Route Shuttle Video, Adhesive Solutions, and Specialized Sponsorships.

If you want the best in event transportation, supreme shuttle tracking, and/or the ability to create an even better show experience for your exhibitors while generating additional show revenue, allow CMAC to provide an unsurpassed level of service to you, your attendees, and exhibitors.

 

CNTV

CNTV
Carrie Ferenac, President
3670 Maguire Blvd., Suite 220
Orlando, FL 32803  USA
+1 407-960-3967 | +1 407-259-9870  
cferenac@cntvnow.com
info@conventionnewstv.com

CNTV began in 2007 as the blending of two diverse forces: Marcelo Zolessi’s entrepreneurial spirit and Carrie Ferenac’s expertise in television news. Both recognized video marketing was undergoing explosive growth and they were prepared to be on the forefront. Their audience was right in their backyard; Orlando, Fla., is one of the largest convention hubs in the world.

CNTV quickly took off as Carrie and Marcelo formed relationships in the meetings industry and built a reputation for producing high-quality, engaging broadcast content. One of those relationships was with Bill Peeper, former president of the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau and co-author of “Managing Destination Marketing Organizations.” Bill joined CNTV as vice president of sales and his expertise to CNTV was pivotal in CNTV’s early successes, along with a reputation for delivering content the same day as the event. The combined effect was a powerhouse of industry savvy and video expertise that’s carried them forward to today.

“CNTV meets a need in a world where organizations must produce more visual marketing if they want to stay relevant,” Carrie says. “Just as importantly, we deliver fast.”

CNTV has experienced tremendous growth since Carrie and Marcelo’s first kitchen table brainstorm, but one thing remains the same: a dedication to quality and a passion for storytelling.

“The sky’s the limit,” Marcelo says. “I can’t wait to see where we go from here.”

 

Custom Reg logo

Custom Registration, Inc.
Tim Foster, President 
2001 E Randol Mill Rd, Ste 135
Arlington, TX 76011  USA
+1 817-635-4101
M: +1 817-366-8347 
tim@customreg.com
www.customreg.com

CRI (est. 1996) provides the latest in Cloud-based registration.  Full service and build your own registrations developed in one platform.  Pay as you go or the new ZERO FEE-based registration services.  CRI provides API integration, online badge design, printing, and full onsite services.  CRI provides equipment, financial processing, reporting, and onsite staff.  Bar-coded and RFID-enabled badges are used for lead retrieval, CEU tracking, attendance verification, and show floor analysis.

Freeman

The Freeman Companies
Steve Anderson, Executive Vice President, Business Development
6555 W Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89118  USA
+1 702-579-1413
stephen.anderson@freeman.com
www.freeman.com

Freeman is the world’s largest brand experience company. We help our clients design, plan, and deliver immersive experiences for their most important audiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions, and event technology, Freeman helps increase engagement and drive business results. What makes us different is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective and personalized approach, gained from our 90 years as an industry leader. Freeman is a family-owned company with 90+ locations worldwide, and over 7,000 employees, 2,000 of which are located outside of the US.

 

mdg

mdg
Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, President
2445 5th Ave, Suite 450
an Diego, CA 92101 USA
+1 619-298-1445 x116    
M: +1 619-261-9580
kimberly@mdg.agency 
www.mdg.agency

mdg is a full-service marketing and public relations agency with a 44-year track record of creating powerful campaigns that deliver results. As a strategic partner for several of the most successful trade shows in the country, mdg works with its clients to increase qualified attendance, exhibitor participation and market share by reacquiring lapsed participants, attracting new participants from core and niche markets, expanding internationally, drawing key attendees through VIP programs and capitalizing on the unique opportunities that exist in their respective marketplaces. When we begin planning an attendee acquisition campaign, we study the industry, the markets, the competition, the event. We then formulate customized solutions that blend strategy, technology, and creativity to advance an organization’s specific objectives. We handpick a team with the skills that align with needs and budgets and that complement existing resources. And we use this formula as the platform for executing the kind of strategic, branding, digital marketing, international, and/or public relations projects that grow bigger, better events.

 

MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International
Steven Walker, Executive Director, Citywide Sales Director
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard, South, Las Vegas, NV  89119 USA
D: +1 702-632-4861
swalker@mgmresorts.com
mgmresorts.com

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife, and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 28 unique hotel offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the Company in 2018 opened MGM COTAI in Macau and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. It also opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. MGM Resorts controls and holds a 73 percent economic interest in the operating partnership of MGM Growth Properties LLC (NYSE: MGP), a premier triple-net lease real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition, ownership, and leasing of large-scale destination entertainment and leisure resorts. The Company also owns 56 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2282), which owns MGM MACAU and MGM COTAI, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. The 78,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies®.

MGM Resorts International® where our guests enjoy a dazzling variety of offerings to complement their meetings, conventions and incentive programs. With 13 major resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and additional properties in Nevada, Mississippi, Michigan, and China, we offer a broad range of meeting and convention venues to make every size of event successful.

Whether you need 1.7 million square feet or just one single meeting room, you can be certain to enjoy individualized service provided by the hospitality industry's top talent. MGM Resorts International is proud to provide exceptional amenities in the most pristine surroundings to our convention, meeting and incentive guests. Because of our experience and expertise in this business are unrivaled, we understand better than anyone your specialized needs and your company's high expectations.

So please take advantage of these opportunities, and when the work is done, be sure to venture beyond the meeting rooms and enjoy the enthralling world of entertainment, world-class dining, spas and golf that's just waiting for you to explore.

 

Par Avion Meeting and Conventions

Par Avion Meetings and Conventions
Nancy Hallberg

http://paravion-inc.com/

All your convention housing and travel needs…one stop, one shop!

 

Silver Sponsors

Visit Detroit

Visit Detroit
211 W. Fort Street, Ste. 1000
Detroit, MI  48226  USA
+1 800-338-7648

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) is the only organization that promotes metro Detroit regionally, nationally and internationally as a convention, business meeting and tourism destination.

To achieve this goal of soliciting and servicing the area’s second-largest industry, the DMCVB works with the Detroit and Windsor area business community, civic organizations and local government offices in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.

The DMCVB is neither a branch of any government nor a charitable foundation. It is an independent, nonprofit economic development organization which receives its funding from several sources, including:

  • A 2 percent assessment (not a tax) on all hotels and motels with 35 or more transient rooms in Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb Counties
  • Membership dues from the corporate community, private sector, trade and service organizations
     
DMCVB MISSION

The mission of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is to market and sell the Detroit metropolitan region to business and leisure visitors in order to maximize economic impact.

In collaboration with our partners, stakeholders, and customers, our purpose is to champion the continuous improvement of the region as a dynamic and memorable tourism destination.

 

ExpoPlatform

ExpoPlatform
Susan Merola, Chief Operating Officer
28 Chesterton Road, Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, UK  CB4 3AZ
+ 44 (0) 1213 121455
M: + 1 – 203-257-0589
info@expoplatform.com
https://expoplatform.com/

ExpoPlatform is an all-in-one management platform that powers communities, marketplaces and events across virtual, hybrid and live formats. With an intelligent AI algorithm at its core, the modular platform offers effective solutions to connect buyers and sellers, grow communities and drive business 365 days a year. These features are supporting event organisers to evolve the traditional event model into an omnichannel experience for their audience.

The platform unlocks new revenue streams with customised monetisation opportunities, branding and lead generation programmes. The AI-powered recommendations generated from captured data and dynamic user behavior helps to build personalised journeys for the users.

ExpoPlatform's popular features include:

  • - 365 marketplace to connect buyers and sellers, generating leads and awareness year round
  • - Content hub and community groups to develop regular engagement.
  • - Online meetings and sessions with engagement options like polls and chats to create an interactive experience
  • - Online registration to design custom registration process
  • - Content hub and community groups to develop regular engagement
  • - Website CMS for a responsive, SEO optimised, & user-friendly community website
  • - AI matchmaking for preference-based recommendations of people, sessions, products & content
  • - Microsites/digital profiles for exhibitors, products and speakers to boost networking
  • - Unlimited webinars to bring audiences together and give sponsors regular leads.
  • - Session and speaker management to manage sessions in conferences
  • - Mobile app to engage at events
  • - Lead capture to scan and capture lead information
  • - Hosted buyer management to qualify hosted buyers and increase ROI
  • - Exhibitor manual to create a hassle-free onboarding experience
  • - Interactive floor plan to create a custom floor plan for events
  • - Detailed event statistics, insights and reporting
  • - Online monetisation features for visibility, sponsorships, and lead-generation
     

Other Features and Benefits:

  • - Modular solutions customised for event and community requirements
  • - Easy integration facilities with third-party tech providers
  • - No need for additional downloads, installs or permissions
  • - 24x7 technical support and consulting services

explori

Explori
Richard Kenset
37 Southfields Road London SW18 1QW
+44 (0)20 3818 8232
r.kensett@explori.com
https://www.explori.com/

The home of event insights

Explori’s provides thousands of exhibition organisers, conference organisers, corporate event professionals and venues with customer experience insights for their events. Explori’s exhibitor and attendee feedback tools were built to meet the measurement needs of the events industry as we build back better.

From strategic insight for senior management team, to easy-to-deploy tools for show teams, we work with thousands of events to help them measure and benchmark their customer experience at every stage of the attendee journey. Any format, any language, anywhere.

Measuring the impact of your events has never been so powerful, or so easy.

Expocad

EXPOCAD
Rich Stone, CEO
69 S. LaSalle Street, Aurora, IL 60505  USA
630-896-2281 
rich@expocad.com
luv@expocad.com 
http://www.expocad.com/

WE’RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY!

Contact Info: Preliminary paperwork, contract, exhibiting.
Susie Wilson, Vice President, Finance & Business Strategies
Direct +1 630-896-0082 or luv@expocad.com

Additional Information:
CEO Summit Registrant: Rich Stone, CEO
Rich@expocad.com +1 630.896.0177

The 3e by EXPOCAD® suite of cloud software products are used to create, manage, and market events and exhibitors in the trade, corporate, consumer, fairs and festival industries from the launch to close of the show. Completely connected end to end from General Service Contractor, venue, organizer, exhibitor, EXPOSNaP Marketing services assist organizers in marketing events & exhibitors to attendees worldwide.  One database connected.

ELI™ (Emergency Location Interactive) – A smartphone location-based security assistant.  A powerful tool to mitigate situations from operations to the unthinkable.  Every event, every venue will be using ELI! DHS and Patent Pending. 

 


 

Grip

Grip
Tyler Conley, Vice President of Business Development USA
250 Hollyridge Drive,  Roswell, GA  30076
+1 (303) 475 0564
tyler@grip.events
https://www.grip.events/

At Grip, we’re passionate about bringing professionals together to move markets forward faster. Our leading Market Engagement Platform for Event Organisers enables our clients to create Virtual, Hybrid, and Live event experiences in a single solution. Making it easier for event participants to connect, engage and do business.

Since 2016, Grip has facilitated the connection of over 5.5 million participants through AI-driven event solutions. This has resulted in the culmination of billions of data points from some of the world's largest events, plus strategic insight and expertise, to ensure Grip can deliver the event experiences that today's markets and industries demand.

Today, Grip works with 12 out of 20 of the largest Event Organisers globally and is known for its leading AI-powered matchmaking engine, used to establish millions of valuable connections at thousands of events. As a multi-award-winning global leader in AI-powered tech, we pride ourselves on being real innovators in the event tech space.

Grip recently completed a [$13M Series A](https://grip.events/news/13-million-series-a-announcement/) funding round led by [Kennet Partners](https://kennet.com/), a well-known London-based VC Fund. Other investors at Grip include leading entrepreneurs Brent Hoberman (CEO and Founder at Lastminute.com, Made.com, Founders Factory), Arnaud Massenet (Co-Founder at Net-a-Porter), and Jeremy Roche (FinancialForce, Unit4).

Our recent awards include In 2016, we were a finalist in the IBTM Tech Watch awards. In 2017 we won the Technology awards with UFI, and iMEX event tech of the year in the US.

 

Jublia

Jublia Pte. Ltd.
Arthur (Jay) Mcsweeney, Account Manager
Singapore Headquarters
12 Arumugam Road, LTC Building B, #01–01, Singapore   409958
M: +1 617 784 1539
info@jublia.co
https://www.jublia.com/

Jublia is the first hybrid event platform that focuses on audience engagement through a data-driven process.

AI-matchmaking, attendee networking, content recommendation, branded event apps as well as attendee concierge services - are some of the main elements that we use to increase the attendee satisfaction with your brand.

 

New Orleans CC

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Tim Hemphill, Vice President
900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA  70130  USA
+1 504-582-3039
M: +1 407-920-1256
themphill@mccno.com
www.mccno.com

With a $557 million dollar improvement plan underway, including a 1,200 room connected hotel, the 1.1 million square feet of contiguous prime exhibit space, a 65,000 square foot ballroom, 140 meeting rooms, a 4,000 seat theater, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be better than ever. With an award-winning staff and culinary team, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is a fit for any event.

 

PHLCVB

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau ( PHLCVB)
Kevin Richards, National Account Director - Tradeshows
1601 Market Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia PA 19103  USA
D: +1-215-636-3482
Main:  +1-215-636-3300
M: +1-203-395-0568
kevin@discoverPHL.com
www.discoverPHL.com

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), a private, nonprofit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia globally and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. We are an Economic Engine for the city, creating jobs and fueling the economy by bringing meetings, conventions, and travelers to Philadelphia.

 

Visit San Antonio

Visit San Antonio 
Troy Love 
203 S. St. Mary’s, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78205  USA
+1 210-207-6798
+1 303-249-6313
tylerorwig@visitsanantonio.com
www.visitsanantonio.com

Experience the most unforgettable of meeting destinations – San Antonio. Here, a modern meeting scene is steeped in one of the nation’s most scenic and historic backdrops.

Meet

Henry B González Convention Center. The $325 million expansion increased the footprint to 1.6 million square feet with 514,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and the largest ballroom in Texas.

The expanded center sits on the River Walk in historic downtown, placing attendees within walking distance to much of what drives San Antonio meeting attendance: local venues, historic sites including the Alamo, restaurants, museums, theaters, shops and thousands of hotel rooms. Next to the convention center is 18-acre Hemisfair Park which is undergoing its own inspiring transformation. Aside from providing outdoor venue options to capitalize on the city’s 300 days of sunshine a year, Hemisfair is an urban oasis with rolling green lawns and shaded natural groves. It is scheduled for completion in 2020, reconnecting the center with surrounding neighborhoods and opportunities to experience the heart of the San Antonio experience.

Learn

Engaging your audience makes for better retention and enjoyment, so we’ve made it easier to inspire, teach and share information. The Henry B. González Convention Center’s cutting-edge technology, interactive wayfinding, and upgraded Wi-Fi are connecting your meeting and attendees like never before.

San Antonio is also a destination for big business with an economic platform and industry leaders that are able to share their expertise with your attendees. Leading sectors include information technology, healthcare bioscience, cybersecurity, financial services, and tourism.

Play

Here, authentic offerings enliven your mind by day and spirit by night—all in a compact, walkable location that frees time and budgets. San Antonio has a vibrant mix of culture, cuisine, legendary architecture and moving history. The city’s heritage and traditions are rich, as are its modern pleasures. With a cosmopolitan blend of top-notch golf courses, remarkable dining and nightlife options, art galleries, spas, theme parks, and shopping, there’s no shortage of authentic experiences.

San Antonio is also being recognized on the world’s stage as the home of the U.S.’s newest World Heritage Site, the San Antonio Missions. These five Spanish colonial missions, to include the Alamo, are the largest collection of Spanish colonial architecture in the U.S. They symbolize an era when the world was expanding, cultures were intertwining, and the global landscape was forever changed.  The mission experience today offers hike and bike trails, guided tours, living history demonstrations, museums, and an award-winning film.

 

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