From the planning to the departure of your last attendee, Visit Tampa Bay makes it easy to claim Tampa Bay for your next meeting.


Once you’ve decided to take over Tampa Bay for your next meeting or convention, the Convention Services Department will assist you throughout all phases of planning and executing your meeting. Your Convention Services Contact will be there for you, from the earliest planning to the departure of the last delegate!


We are able to help you find the perfect restaurant for your board dinner – just ask! Where can you place your evening event? Ask Visit Tampa Bay! What’s the weather like in May? We know! How far is the airport? We can tell you! What local events coincide with your meeting? We will find out! Everything you need to know for your takeover is just a phone call or e-mail away.


Visit Tampa Bay offers a wide variety of materials and publications to help drive attendance for your upcoming meeting in Tampa Bay. The official destination guide is a lifestyle magazine that offers visitors plenty of information on ways to unlock Tampa Bay. We have map brochures and even a customizable save-the-date piece. And for your meeting website – a great, fast-moving promotional video is available for you to use. Learn more about pre-promotion guidelines and unlock more details on promoting your meeting!


Visit Tampa Bay’s Services staff members can assist in setting aside a morning or afternoon during your agenda for attendees to participate in a planned project for a local charity. Need something quicker? We can suggest local non-profits to work with in collecting goods or making a donation. No matter what the scale – we will assist you in finding a local project that aligns with the mission and vision of your organization. Unlock More.


Many of Tampa Bay’s finest attractions and businesses extend a warm welcome and wish to offer special discounts to your attendees. These offers are available as a printed piece, as a link on your mobile site or in advance as an attachment to a correspondence. Unlock Savings Now!


You may want to provide your attendees with printed materials on site. We have a variety of complimentary publications available to your attendees. Our official destination guide is a lifestyle magazine that offers visitors plenty of information on ways to unlock Tampa Bay. We have map brochures for understanding the area, a dining guide and a printed discount brochure is available to offer great deals on attractions, restaurants, tours and more.


With so many great group activity options here in Tampa Bay you are sure to find the perfect group outing! From the most active outdoor adventure to the luxury of a comfortable theater show – we have it all. Start Your Adventure Now!

Visitor Experiences

When your attendees come to Tampa for their meeting they are also coming to experience this amazing destination!  From exciting Nightlife to a delightful Dining Scene to a welcoming LBGT Community, Tampa Bay has it all! Please share our relevant stories from the Story Hub

Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center

Need a gift for attendees, board members or speakers? This curated collection of home décor, unique finds and delectable eats can all be found at the Unlock Tampa Bay Visitors Center. Stop in for insider knowledge from local staff, only 0.3 miles from the Tampa Convention Center.


Promoting your meeting has never been easier! We offer all the tools you will need and even a professional destination staff person if your meeting is large enough. Promote Your Meeting.


Almost one million people a year cruise out of Port Tampa Bay. Offer your attendees the unique opportunity to add a cruise to their convention travel plans! Click here for more information on the cruise line options at Port Tampa Bay.



There's always something happening in Tampa Bay and our online digital guides will help your attendees unlock Tampa's treasures. From the Official Visitors Guide to our Downtown Restaurant, or Invasion Guide, your attendees will have the key to the city. Check out all the guides here