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Detroit Meeting Planner's Guide

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  • The Fox Theatre is Detroit's crown jewel for events.

  • Introduce yourself to Detroit's new Cobo Center, a world-class facility in a premier destination.

  • Detroit Metro Airport is 90 minutes or less from 60% of the nation's population.

  • Enjoy city views, cocktails and American fare while atop the Renaissance Center at Volt.

  • Rochester’s elegantly appointed Royal Park Hotel is 30 minutes from downtown attractions.

Go Ahead. Compare Us

We have the right attitude and all the right stuff.

Wonder how Detroit stacks up against the competition? We know we have a great deal to offer meeting planners and attendees. In certain categories, even, no other city can compare.

From our international riverfront to five distinct Metro Detroit destination districts, enjoy first class accommodations and unique meeting facilities, major cultural and entertainment attractions, a full range of dining options from Detroit's iconic Coney Island Hot Dog to Four Star restaurants, and easy access from an award-winning airport, a major hub for Delta Airlines.

See how we compare:

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… I grew up there. I am amazed at all the new and wonderful things, especially Cobo Center.

… I love a great comeback story!


"Obviously, Detroit is the place to be when it comes to [manufacturing] technology." See Sam's testimonial.

— Sam Canning, Griffith University, Queensland, Australiaachers Association
… you can get a great experience for your group at exceptional value.

… Detroit has a great blend of cultural, entertainment and lodging options.

… I want to be part of something amazing, a revitalization of making America great again.

… of its resurgence, breweries and distilleries.


 "The city's industrial past is already giving way to a high tech future, and the excitement we've seen throughout the city ­ as well as the success that new tech firms have already had ­ is making the Big D one of the best places to launch a tech startup this year."

— Dan Blacharski, editor-in-chief String





… of the arts, history, Cobo Center and total cool factors like @detroitrvrfrnt.

… I know how hard everybody has worked to make a great comeback.


Fast Fact

The world's first convention and visitors bureau — the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau — was founded in 1896.