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Tampa Bay

MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS


Visit Tampa Bay is working diligently to retain events with public safety and the needs of our community in mind.  We are committed to keeping you informed as we remain in contact with meeting planners, groups and our local partners.  Where appropriate, proactive efforts are underway to host cancelled events in a future year. 

 

2020 MEETINGS

 

Lifesavers Inc.

National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities
March 14-17, 2020
Peak night room block 1,300
Total room nights 4,475
1800 Attendees
Cancelled

 

NCAA

Division 1 Men’s Basketball First/Second Rounds
March 16 – 22, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 3700
Total Room Nights of 15400
17000 Attendees
Cancelled

 

Florida State Thespian Society

Florida State Thespian Society Annual Festival 2020
March 17-21, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 1750
Total Room Nights of 7495
7600 Attendees
Cancelled

 

National Street Rod Association

NSRA 2020
Fairgrounds
March 28 – April 5, 2020
4800 Attendees
Postponed to December 4-6, 2020

 

Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC)

May 11 - 14, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 2200
Total Room Nights of 7925
8,075 Attendees 
Cancelled

DEFINITE in May 2021

 

Joyce Meyer Conference Tour

Tampa Conference 
May 29 - 30, 2020
Peak Rooms Nights of 210
Total Room Nights of 500
5,000 Attendees
Cancelled

 

Bay Area Youth Track & Field

Annual Bay Area Track and Field Classic
May 22-24, 2020
Peak Rooms Nights of 800
Total Room Nights of 2400
7532 Attendees
Cancelled

 

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Clinical Nutrition Week
March 28-31, 2020
Peak night room block 1,300
Total room nights 5,180
2000 Attendees
Cancelled

REBOOKING in March 2024

 

World Wrestling Entertainment

WrestleMania 36
April 1 – 6, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 15800
Total Room Nights of 54450
80000 Attendees 
Cancelled

 
The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine

Academic Internal Medicine Week
April 18-21, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 1400
Total Room Nights of 4590
3000 Attendees 
Cancelled

 

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

GEOINT 2020
April 23 – 30, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 1700
Total Room Nights of 6816
2500 Attendees 
Cancelled

 

ETS

Advance Placement Reading
May 25-June 16, 2020 (Double reading session)
Peak Rooms Nights of 1418
Total Room Nights of 22,046
2500 Attendees
Cancelled

 

Argentum

Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference 2020
May 17-20, 2020
Peak Rooms Nights of 1250
Total Room Nights of 3810
1900  Attendees 
Cancelled

DEFINITE in May 2025

 

National Sheriffs’ Association

NSA 2020 Annual Conference & Exposition
June 21 – 28, 2020
Peak Rooms Nights of 1450
Total Room Nights of 6610
4000  Attendees 
Cancelled

 

Avid Center

2020 Tampa Summer Institute
July 5 – 8, 2020
Peak Rooms Nights of 1225
Total Room Nights of 3808
1800  Attendees 
Cancelled

DEFINITE in June 2021

 

Metrocon

Annual Convention 2020
July 23 – 25, 2020
Peak Rooms Nights of 1030
Total Room Nights of 2864
13,000  Attendees 
Cancelled

DEFINITE in July 2021

 

Applied Superconductivity

Applied Superconductivity Conference 2020
June 27 – July 3, 2020
Peak Rooms Nights of 750
Total Room Nights of 4477
2200  Attendees
Cancelled

 

Omega Psi Phi

2020 International Conclave
July 18-21, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 1767
Total Room Nights of 8897
Cancelled

REBOOKING in June 2024

 

National Organization of Blacks in Government

2020 National Training Institute
August 23-27, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 785
Total Room Nights of 4537
1200 Attendees
Cancelled

REBOOKING in August 2024

 

Imaginarium, LLC

Tampa Bay Comic Con 2020
July 9-12, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 916
Total Room Nights of 2594
1200 attendees
Cancelled

 

SERVICE ROUNDTABLE

The Service World 2020 Tradeshow
September 22-24, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 925
Total Room Nights of 3026
1800 attendees
Cancelled

REBOOKING in October 2022

 

National Marine Manufacturers Association

IBEX – 2020
September 29 – October 1, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 2410
Total Room Nights of 8942
6000 attendees
Cancelled

DEFINITE in September 2021

 

SOUTHERN GAS ASSOCIATION

GMC 2020 Annual Conference
October 5-7, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 750
Total Room Nights of 2473
1100 attendees
Cancelled

REBOOKING in October 2024

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR HOME CARE & HOSPICE

2020 NAHC Annual Convention and Tradeshow
October 14-23, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 1500
Total Room Nights of 5675
2250 attendees
Cancelled

REBOOKED in October 2024

 

International Foodservice Distributors Association

2020 Distribution Conference and Exposition
October 25-28, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 735
Total Room Nights of 1854
1600 attendees
Cancelled

REBOOKED in September 2022

 

National League of Cities

2020 NLC City Summit
November 15-21, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 2300
Total Room Nights of 12015
5000 attendees
Cancelled

REBOOKING in November 2024

 

American Contract Bridge League

Fall Championship
November 26-December 6, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 1135
Total Room Nights of 11222
5000 attendees
Cancelled

 

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

2020 Regional Conference & Exposition
November 10 – 14, 2020
Peak Room Nights of 800
Total Room Nights of 1780
5000 attendees
Cancelled

2021 MEETINGS

 

National Veterans Golden Age Games

2021 National Veterans Golden Age Games
July 9 – 16, 2021
Peak Room Nights of 1075
Total Room Nights of 7872
2100 attendees
Cancelled

 

FLORIDA MUSIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

FMEA Annual Convention 2021
January 11-16, 2021
Peak Rooms Nights of 2317
Total Room Nights of 7013
6500  Attendees 
Cancelled

DEFINITE in January 2022

FLORIDA NURSERY, GROWERS & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION

2021 Tropical Plant International Expo TPIE
January 20-22, 2021
Peak Room Nights of 609
Total Room Nights of 1967
6250 attendees
Cancelled
Definite in January 2022

REBOOKING for January 2023

 

INFRASTRUCTURE RESOUCES, LLC

2021 CGA Excavation Safety Conference & Expo
March 23-25, 2021
Peak Room Nights of 645
Total Room Nights of 2521
1200 attendees
Cancelled

REBOOKING for March 2023

Florida State Thespian Society

Florida State Thespian Society Annual Festival 2020
March 16-21, 2021
Peak Room Nights of 1763
Total Room Nights of 7563
7600 Attendees
Cancelled

 

ETS

Advance Placement Reading
May 25-June 16, 2021 (Double reading session)
Peak Rooms Nights of 1130
Total Room Nights of 19871
2500 Attendees
Cancelled

 

 

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