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Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Puritan settlers founded it in 1630, although it was originally home to the people of the Massachuset nation. Many Americans will remember the Boston Tea Party from history lessons, however Boston has many other firsts, including the first public school, first subway system, and the first public park. With 23 neighborhoods, the Charles River, and a stunning skyline, visitors will have a never-ending array of outside entertainment options.
Boston marries the sensibility of a New England town with the culture of one of the largest cities in the United States. As an educational hub, the city boasts many brilliant minds among its residents. It is perhaps this intellectual rigor, combined with the cultural historicity of a city that has been around since before the United States was founded that draws so many conventions and conferences to host their events in this city.
Boston offers everything participants want: accessibility, diversity, good food, and a solid nightlife for networking events. Whether your participants are drawn to the history, to the water, or to the innovation and education, they will be excited to attend a conference in Boston. Boston’s convenient ’T’ offers subway, trolley, and boat service to everywhere within the Greater Boston area. If your participants are downtown, much of the surroundings are walkable. After your event, folks can visit nearby historical locations, maximizing their business trip.
The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center has roughly 516,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 40,000+ square foot Grand Ballroom, and more than 80 meeting rooms. This makes it one of the premier convention centers in the city and one of the largest in the nation. Its proximity to Logan International Airport increases its appeal.
The Hynes Convention center is nestled in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, offering easy access to a walkable area of restaurants and nightlife. The center is 15 minutes from the airport and within walking distance of 3100 hotel rooms that are connected to the convention center and more than 200 restaurants and shops. Your participants will be in love with the accessibility.
The Galleria Exhibit Hall at the Westin allows your conference to gather 2,000 guests in one space. The 95,000 square feet make it the perfect size for a small to medium convention that is looking for intimacy and class in the same package. The hotel is located in the lively Seaport District and your guests only have to stroll two blocks to enjoy the waterfront.
The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center overlooks Boston Harbor, from its vantage point inside of the Seaport District. Surrounded by museums, restaurants, and parks all within walking distance, your participants will have plenty to catch their eye during their breaks. The hotel also is conveniently located near the financial district and Logan International Airport.
The Boston Park Plaza is known as one of the best hotels in all of Boston, and has been recently renovated. People come from around the world just to visit it! Their Grand Ballroom is over 13,000 square feet, and they have just over 55,000 square feet available for your convention. The hotel is nearly 100 years old, combining the upgrades of modernity with the class of history.
The New England Home Show takes place biannually and gathers builders, architects, interior designers, and landscape specialists. The convention is attended both by professionals and the general public, with a focus on how to transform interior decorating, home improvement, landscaping, and gardening. Often, celebrity guests will attend as well.
Whether you work in retail, catering, or any type of food service industry, if you are a seafood buyer, this conference is for you. Speakers focus on best practices, tips and tricks, and industry trends, making this North America’s largest seafood trade expo. More than 1,300 exhibitors gather, providing seafood-buyers with a face to face opportunity that is hard to match.
If sports are your thing, you’ll want to make sure to catch the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo. The conference brings together equipment, publishing houses, supplements, pharmaceuticals, and all things sports-related. If you run a rehab facility or a gym or fitness club, this convention will help you understand the latest trends and technologies for fitness and health.
The Small Business Expo is Boston’s largest business networking conference for small business owners. If you’re building a business in Boston, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to meet other entrepreneurs, expand your network, and learn revenue-increasing strategies.
AI World draws industry leaders and innovators from across the AI technology field and brings them together to address the reality of how AI can assist businesses today. Many industry leaders have spoken in the past, including representatives from Google, Facebook, GE, Capital One, and CVS. Each industry expert speaks to how artificial intelligence improves the customer experience and journey.