Black Meetings and Tourism

January / February 2020

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B M & T ••• January/February 2020 ••• 16 The Tampa Convention Center makes it easy to do business with well- appointed, comfortable spaces, Wi-Fi access, an on-site business center, audio/visual services, and in-house receiving and shipping. Also featuring an extensive guest services program, waterfront meeting rooms, an award- winning food purveyor and outdoor dining areas on the water, The Tampa Convention center provides all the keys to a successful event. Two of the Center's most popular amenities are the historic streetcar stop adjacent to the center and the boat docks that create interesting off-site event possibilities. The Center sits in the heart of down- town Tampa, offering a mix of flexible indoor and outdoor space to accommo- date meetings and events of all sizes. The facility features an Exhibit Hall that's divisible into 75,000, 100,000, 125,000 or 200,000-sq. ft. sections, and can accommodate up to 1,000 10'x10' booths. The hall also boasts two show offices and four cafes. The Center's 36,000-sq. ft. Ballroom is divisible into four sections, can accommodate up to 3,600 theater-style, 2,080 for banquets, and up to 170 10'x10' booths. Additional function space is located in 36 breakout rooms (including 10 water- front rooms), as well as in over 84,000 sq. ft. of flexible pre-function space. Tampa's walkable hotel package offers more than 3,000 rooms across familiar brands with appealing variety in product and price points. Attendees may access the waterfront convention center along the scenic Riverwalk, by streetcar, water taxi, trolley or other modes of transportation. The neighbor- ing Westshore Business District includes an additional 8,000 rooms within close proximity. For booking contact Alex Kaptzan at (813) 218-3838.. Miami Beach Convention Center Located in the heart of South Beach, the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) boasts over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of flexible space, including; over 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, a stunning new 60,000-sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, a new 20,000-sq. ft. Junior Ballroom, 84 break- out rooms, and the latest in AV technol- ogy and soundproofing. The dynamic and international City of Miami Beach is a unique, sophisticated, urban para- dise, offering world-class business amenities and cosmopolitan facilities in a laid-back tropical atmosphere. Visitors of the Miami Beach Convention Center reap the benefits when they choose to meet in this city, where combining business with pleas- ure is as effortless as convening a con- ference on a waterfront terrace. Spanning four city blocks of palm tree lined streets and located in the heart of the electrifying and historic South Beach/Art Deco District, the Miami Beach Convention Center is a meeting, convention, tradeshow and consumer show paradise. White sandy beaches, warm ocean waters, terrific shopping, award winning restaurants, cool cafes and exciting nightlife make Miami Beach a premier choice for your next event. In addition, with over 2,000 hotel rooms within walking distance of the Miami Beach Convention Center and warm Atlantic Ocean, and only a brief 15 minute drive from Miami International Airport, your group will be sure to enjoy our world famous weather and cosmopolitan lifestyle throughout their entire visit. For all your business needs please visit the UPS Store Business Center and Self Service Kiosks located on the 3rd Floor Skywalk above Halls A and B. You can go to the Visit Miami Beach - Visitors Center permanently located in the lobby of Hall C for all your informa- tion and sundry needs, including motor- ized scooter and stroller rentals. Other amenities include for board room, cyber café, box offices, concierge desks, con- cession stands, show offices and a uniquely designed skywalk that features a center pod with a buffet & cocktail lounge and an unrestricted view of all four exhibit halls. For booking, contact the sales & mar- keting team at (786) 276-2607. Norfolk Waterside Convention Center The Waterside Convention Center is located in the downtown waterfront area and is attached on three floors to the Waterside Marriott Hotel. The Marriot Hotel's impressive Downtown Norfolk meeting facility features 60,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. This is an innovative, state-of-the-art space with high-speed Internet access and on- site audio-visual services. There are 26 full-size event rooms, capable of being broken up to provide a maximum of 36 breakout meeting rooms. The hotel's largest meeting room is the Norfolk Ballroom, with a maximum seating capacity of 2,400. Located on the picturesque Elizabeth River waterfront, the Waterside Marriott Hotel provides ample lodging for conference attendees in Norfolk. From its convenient connection to the Waterside Convention Center to the

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