One hundred and seventy-six convention cities were ranked across five site selection factors: Affordability, Ease of Access, Safety, Walk-ability and Promotional Appeal. The cities whose sum of factors were highest for 2017 are:
Small conventions: Fargo, Portland Me, Silicon Valley, Tacoma
Medium size conventions: Austin, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Salt Lake
Large events: Las Vegas, Miami, Phoenix, San Francisco
Click on a city to see the numbers for each category. .
“The list is a great place to start looking for a city suitable for a convention,” said John Horchner, author of the study. “Reviewing the list is a quick way to find the country’s top convention destinations based on five of the most important convention site selection factors.”
For details on how the rankings were determined, please visit http://meetingsource.com/site-sourcing/determined-best-convention-city-ratings/ or contact us for exact numbers
This new top 12 convention cities list has been added to the top 25 center ranking the website has maintained for years.