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  • Exhibition center Suburban Collection Showplace attracts some 1.5 million people annually.

  • Detroit Metro Airport has two bustling terminals with a combined 147 gates.

  • The voluminous Cobo Center has 30,000 square feet of contiguous meeting space.

  • Detroit plays host to a wide variety of world-recognized music events each year.

  • The GM Renaissance Center is a focal point of Detroit's stunning riverfront view.

Who has Booked in The D?

The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the metropolitan Detroit area on a worldwide basis as a destination for leisure and business travel including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive travel.

We flawlessly hosted a string of marquee events over the past several years and we’d be proud to include your meeting in the list of conventions and conferences that chose metro Detroit for its value, easy access, hospitality excellence and professional support.

Previously Hosted Groups

Metro Detroit is a great choice for meetings and events of all sizes:

  • American Institute of Architects
  • Archdiocese of Detroit
  • Cat Fanciers Association
  • EL Education (Expeditionary Learning)
  • Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD
  • Federation Internationale de Natation
  • Hill-Rom Company
  • Legacy Global Sports
  • Location Solvers
  • Melee it on Me
  • National Center for Families Learning
  • Trinity Health
  • U.S. Grains Council
  • USA Fencing
  • Women of Color Advocacy Leadership Training
  • Youmacon

METRO Detroit's Recent Bookings

The DMCVB sales team has landed several conferences and events that have chosen metro Detroit to host their next meeting.

We’re excited to welcome the following groups:

  • Association for the Accreditation of Human Research - 2017
  • Association of American University Presses - 2019
  • International Women's Forum - 2020
  • Michigan School Business Officials - 2021
  • National Society of Black Engineers - 2019
  • Plex Systems, Inc. - 2018

Contact your national sales manager for more information.

Or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 888-CALL-DTW (225-5389).


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