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Greater Miami & The Beaches.

Why Meet in Miami?

That's easy: The weather and atmosphere are perfect in Greater Miami & The Beaches. Nowhere else on earth wilt you find our combination of cosmopolitan facilities and tropical splendor. In short, our unique destination can only be described as "Tropicool," which means we're your ultimate choice for your next meeting.

After all, we've been attracting some of the most prestigious association and corporate meetings, conventions, and trade shows from around the globe. This puts you in very good company, indeed.

Our destination's growing reputation as a dynamic international center of business, entertainment, and natural wonders, offers the greatest American compromise between getting away from it all and being a part of it all.

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Last year alone, more than 857,000 convention-goers met in Greater Miami & The Beaches, enjoying our recent $5.5 billion makeover. We've re-nourished our beaches, renovated our hotels, and expanded or improved our attractions and transportation links. In other words, we've taken a great meeting environment and made it greater still.

* The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is a frequent service award winner.

* We represent more than 210 hotels and three convention centers.

* Our staff can arrange customized site inspections of hotels and alternative locations for qualified meeting planners and offer unique ideas on programs and entertainment.

Flight information

Miami International Airport (MIA) ranks among the top airports in the United States and the world in number of passengers served and air cargo handled, with more than 100 airlines serving MIA to approximately 150 destinations around the globe.

Accommodations

Greater Miami & The Beaches has more than 50,000 hotel rooms.

Weather

The region's subtropical climate ensures plentiful sunshine year-round marked by an average temperature of 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Convention centers

Miami Beach Convention Center--Designed and constructed in Miami Beach's signature Art Deco motif, the Miami Beach Convention Center combines plush comfort with convenience and efficiency and boasts more than 1 million square feet of space, accommodating groups of up to 60,000.

Miami Convention Center--Designed to maximize convenience and flexibility, the Miami Convention Center in downtown Miami has 34 meeting rooms, including a 444-seat auditorium and a 117-seat lecture hall, and can accommodate groups of 20 to 5,000 people in a variety of configurations. The 5,000-seat James L. Knight Center auditorium also has a 16,000-square-foot staging area.

Coconut Grave Convention Center--On the banks of Biscayne Bay, the Coconut Grove Convention Center is easily adaptable to a variety of events and showcases, including conventions, concerts, sporting events, stage shows, and satellite feeds. The center features 150,000 square feet of space, seating up to 5,400 theater-style or subdivided into five halls.

Attractions

Art Deco Historic District, Biscayne National Park, Everglades National Park, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami Metrozoo, Miami Seaquarium, Miccosukee Indian Village, Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle & Gardens, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium.
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Title Annotation:convention centers and tourist information
Publication:Association Management
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Geographic Code:1U5FL
Date:Sep 1, 2001
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