What makes a top convention city? Well, for 2019 we’ve added Air Quality as a seventh ranking factor to Ease of Access, Affordability of Hotel Rooms, Safety, Walkability, Promotional Appeal and Weather. This one change really affected our standings. More than half on this year’s list are here for the first time. This includes our top three cities Honolulu, Portland (Oregon) and New Orleans and a host of other leaders in sustainability like Minneapolis and Rochester in Minnesota and San Diego and San Jose in California.
See what makes these places so great for meetings. Click on any of the cities below or check out our list of top “second-tier” convention cities. You may also use filters to do your own ranking of the entire convention locations directory.
Note: Only cities with convention centers are eligible for the top 25 list.
Ranking Factors: Ease of Access, Air Quality,
Affordability of Hotel Rooms, Safety, Walkability, Promotional Appeal and Weather.
The top large meeting cities for 2019 are:
New Orleans, Honolulu, Seattle, Orlando, NYC, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia