• 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.

TECHWEEK - SAM'S STORY | THE COMEBACK CITY

Detroit is reinventing itself, and we want in on it.

-Sam Kennedy
Executive Director, Techweek

Detroit is growing, and its thriving technology sector is leading the way. Nestled among the newly revitalized downtown and other cities involved in metro Detroit’s comeback, dozens of new tech-oriented and start-up businesses have taken root and found a successful home here in The D. Around every corner, Detroit is keeping itself on the cutting edge of today’s technology, which is the reason why Techweek, one of the country’s leading technology conventions, came to Detroit in 2014. And it was so successful, Techweek is coming back to do it all over again this year. Discover Detroit, America’s great comeback city.

 

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"Detroit is one of the most beautiful cities as far as its architecture and the friendly population.."  Check out Irene's video.


— Irene Healey, Founder of newAttitude
… Detroit has a fresh feel.
-@darlahuckaby

darlahuckaby
… I know how hard everybody has worked to make a great comeback.
-@rapoportgayle

rapoportgayle
… the downtown transformation is truly amazing! Check out America’s greatest comeback city!
-@k2murphy

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 "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, Techie.com editor-in-chief String

 

 

 

 

… of the Motown music!
-@juliepplett

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


— Sam Canning, Griffith University, Queensland, Australiaachers Association
… the newly renovated Cobo Center looks amazing and is a great venue for conventions!
-@debrajdraper

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

bestbybeth
… of the fantastic walkable downtown, fantastic new restaurants and @detroitrvrfrnt.
-@sharonw48993484

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