There are many reasons Detroit can make your next conference, convention, or meeting a success. Metro Detroit is undergoing a complete transformation, with billions of dollars being invested in new industries, attractions and meeting facilities. The D is growing with 21st Century industries that include: defense, entertainment, green technology, medical research, transportation logistics and urban farming. We are called Motown for the unique sound we gave the world, and we put the world on wheels. Our auto industry is reinventing itself with new technology, style and performance. And we have all the resources to rev up and drive your convention, meeting or conference to success.
Here are our top ten reasons you and your attendees will benefit from Detroit meeting planning:
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
ranked #1 in customer satisfaction for 2010 by J. D. Power Associates. Detroit is only a 90-minute flight from 60 percent of the nation's population. As a major hub for Delta Air Lines you can take advantage of discounted airfare for your conferences and conventions meeting in metro Detroit.
Detroit is an international destination that shares a border with Windsor, Ontario, Canada. The Ambassador Bridge
and the Detroit Windsor Tunnel
, the second busiest crossing between the US and Canada, link the two travel-friendly countries..
With 40,000 competitively priced hotel rooms we offer a full menu of accommodations
from luxury to boutique hotels and charming inns. Major hotel brands like DoubleTree, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Westin and three top-of-the- line downtown casino hotels– are all just minutes away from Cobo Center on Detroit's international riverfront. When planning a meeting in Detroit, you won't have to worry about where your attendees will stay!
Detroit's Cobo Center
is investing $300 million to expand exhibit space, add energy-efficient lighting; new parking options and upgrade loading docks. Cobo Arena will be replaced by a 25,000-square-foot ballroom with panoramic riverfront views. Watch for a new food court and a three-story atrium overlooking the Detroit River. The main entrance will include a face lift with a glass exterior and meeting rooms are being redesigned.
You can expand your Detroit meeting and planning options with our five neighboring destination districts that offer meeting spaces, lodging, dining, entertainment, museums, shopping, and playful waterways.
Detroit's neighboring districts offer additional meeting planning options including the Novi Suburban Collection Showplace
exposition, conference, and banquet center. The facility features 214,000 square feet of exhibit floor, 25,000 square feet of pre-function space, and 19 break-out rooms.
Non-traditional meeting and event venues sport new ways to score big with attendees at downtown’s Comerica Park
, home of the Detroit Tigers,and Ford Field
where the Detroit Lions roar.
The Henry Ford
, America's Greatest History Attraction
, is filled with an unparalleled collection of over 26 million artifacts cataloging the human stories that make up American History. It also offers unique meeting and learning experiences only 15 minutes from downtown Detroit.
Detroit's Cultural Center,
just three miles from downtown in The D’s thriving Midtown district, is filled with a landscape of art, science and history museums, the campuses of Wayne State University and College for Creative Studies, dining, entertainment and much more.
Your metro Detroit meeting attendees can be entertained in the city that is among the nation's largest theater districts in the country with over 13,000 theater seats. Major Broadway productions, top headliner entertainers, opera, dance, symphony, and other performing arts light up marquees both downtown and in the suburbs.