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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 Concrete Institute Spring Convention
  • Capitol Sports Center Nike Mid-East Qualifier
  • Legacy Global Sports Mid-Winter Classic
  • Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning Annual Conference
  • Michigan DECA Career Development Conference
  • Michigan Science Teachers Association Annual Convention
  • Michigan State USBC Youth 35th Annual State Championship Tournament
  • Red Cedar Sports Basketball

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:

  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations Lawyers Coordinating Committee Conference - 2019
  • Clubhouse International Seminar - 2017
  • Coalition of Labor Union Women Annual Fall National Convention - 2017
  • Legacy Global Sports Hockey Fights Cancer – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Legacy Global Sports Mid-Winter Classic – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Michigan Association of Chiropractors Fall Convention – 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Michigan DECA Central Region Leadership Conference - 2018
  • Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Michigan Annual Meeting – 2020
  • NAF NEXT - 2019
  • Pet Supplies Plus Franchising, LLC Summit - 2017
  • State Wars U.S. Roller Hockey Championships – 2017
  • Sustainable Life Media, Inc. Conference – 2019, 2020
  • Trinity Health Summit - 2017
  • Utah State University Society of Freshwater Science Annual Meeting – 2018

Contact your national sales manager for more information.

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