WHEN YOU MEET IN DETROIT,
YOU GET TO MEET DETROIT.
We have a simple but powerful pledge for meeting planners and their attendees who come to Detroit: when you hold your event in our city, you’ll leave a better person — and you’ll leave Detroit a better place.
That’s because convention tourism in Detroit is a win for everyone. Attendees revel in our world-class facilities, amazing hotels and exciting restaurants. They also connect with our greatest resource: the people who live here and make our communities a one-of-a-kind, proud culture of music, art, food, history and so much more. And in turn, our local citizens and enterprises — small, large and in-between — prosper when visitors come.
This type of convention tourism thrives through the following core ideals of Integrated Sustainability, which ensures the proper stewarding of Detroit’s natural environment and our authentic social and cultural characteristics.
We are proud that Detroit is the largest Black-majority city in the United States. We’re also home to the country’s largest Arab American community and a thriving Latin community. We support all facets of Detroit’s diverse cultures, including the preservation of BIPOC spaces throughout the city and neighborhood enclaves.
From the perfect meeting facility to a great hotel, our team of talented, professional Sales Managers will ensure your next meeting in metro Detroit is a total success. We’ll also plan a tailor-made experience for your meeting goers to give them an intimate look at the local businesses, community projects and people that combine to make Detroit so authentic, vibrant and inspiring.
Convention tourism should be a force for positive nurturing of our environment, today and tomorrow. From our cutting-edge, LEED-certified TCF Convention Center to the ongoing revitalization of local green spaces and our inviting riverfront, Detroit is leading the charge in environmental respect and rebirth.
After you’re done with your day’s meetings, we invite you to get out and enjoy our beautiful green spaces and environmentally conscious businesses. All we ask is that you promise to travel sustainably and leave only footprints behind. Sound good?
Conventions and tourism must be a balance. New businesses and more visitors are great, but this should never come at the expense of a Detroiter’s quality of life. We’re determined to make sure our residents participate in community-driven tourism and development and benefit from it, too.
When you’re here on business, please make locally run businesses a priority. Not only will you positively contribute to our economy; you’ll also get to understand Detroit’s spirit better by meeting and supporting the people who make our city so great.
Photos courtesy of Timothy Paule of Detroit Hives, Detroit Bikes, and Alma Davila-Toro.