Tampa Bay Is Where Dynamic Meetings Come Together Nearly Effortlessly

August 7, 2023

Exclusively Sponsored by Visit Tampa Bay

With an award-winning airport, cutting-edge venues, a vibrant array of amenities and innovative tech grants, Tampa Bay can transform your meeting into an unforgettable success story.   

Celebrated service for air travelers from around the world.  

Occupying the number two spot on the J.D. Power North America Airport Satisfaction Study, Tampa International Airport (TPA) is home to world-class service. And now it can bring an even wider range of attendees to your meeting.  

The crown jewel of your meeting.  

Now meetings at the waterfront Tampa Convention Center are even more scenic — with the completion of 18 new meeting rooms overlooking the water. Spanning two levels, the 18,000- square-foot addition featuring a terrace is the latest in a series of $38 million in upgrades to the cutting-edge venue.  

In addition to the new floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views, the flexible design provides a variety of configurations including an extension of exhibit hall space. Plus, future updates to Tampa Convention Center include upgrading elevators and escalators, adding new local food and beverage options as well as updating the building’s façade.  

Already the crown jewel of Tampa Bay’s walkable, waterfront downtown convention district, Tampa Convention Center is located along the Tampa Riverwalk. This 2.6-mile pedestrian walkway conveniently links celebrated attractions, award-winning dining, modern hotels and more to create a meeting experience that’s easy to access and innovative.  

Bringing together a world-class Convention District. 

Running right past Tampa Convention Center, the Tampa Riverwalk conveniently links many must-experience destinations along one easy-to-access path. With 2.6 miles of scenic waterfront views, stroll or bike to celebrated museums, beautiful parks, award-winning restaurants and unique attractions, such as The Florida Aquarium on the path’s south end. For an even more adventurous experience, rent a standup paddle board, or take the Pirate Water Taxi. 


Savor new tastes.  

The 2023 MICHELIN Guide to Florida, bestowed Tampa Bay restaurants with a coveted MICHELIN Star – bringing the total number of restaurants included in the guide to 25.  

Plus, Tampa Bay offers two Instagram-worthy food halls, Sparkman Wharf and Heights Public Market at Armature Works, with fresh Gulf seafood and an array of award-winning local craft beer.  

An array of new ways to stay.  

There’s a hotel option for every attendee with the new JW Marriott Tampa Water Street that boasts sprawling views, a rooftop pool and 100,000 square feet of event space. Searching for a unique boutique hotel? Look no further than the new Hotel Haya just minutes from downtown aboard the free streetcar. With midcentury Cuban flair, Hotel Haya features wraparound balconies, stunning artwork and innovative menus, all in historic Ybor City.  

Sustainability meets wellness.  

Outside the venue, the innovative Water Street Tampa neighborhood is the first in the world to earn WELL Certification for integrating sustainability and wellness into buildings and pedestrian spaces. There are extra wide sidewalks to promote foot traffic, water bottle refilling stations, recycling bins and buildings with cutting-edge energy conservation.  

Explore more: Discover more at TampaMeetings.com today.  

Adam DePiro 

Vice President of Convention Sales 

P: (813) 342-4061 


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