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Miami events tend to strike high attendance scores. Meetings, conferences, trade shows, and conventions shine on the backdrop of stunning nature, kind weather, and diverse entertainment options.
Miami is an exceptionally appealing location for international events: it is easily accessible by air via 400+ flights from 160 airports daily, and has several bilingual — English and Spanish — neighborhoods.
Miami’s specialty is stunning off-site venues and open-air events available year-round. Miami’s event teams have extensive experience organizing and supplying any event outside of conventional meeting rooms.
The state-of-the-art Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is the largest of Miami’s venues. Located at the heart of the Convention Center District, MBCC offers 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, 80,000 square-foot in two Ballrooms plus 80+ Breakout Rooms, all sustainability-certified. Nearby entertainment options include Art Deco District, live performances at Fillmore Miami Beach and New World Symphony, and shopping and dining at Lincoln Road Mall.
Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) is the second-largest site after the Miami Beach Convention Center. It is conveniently adjacent to Miami International Airport and includes a vast 172,000 square feet of high-tech convention, exhibition and trade show space, plus its own hotel.
The James L. Knight Center, located in Miami’s Downtown, has been one of the three leading Miami’s business venues since 1982. The center has a uniquely flexible configuration, combining business meeting arrangements and a theater for performance events. Its staging area is equipped with top-class acoustic and visual effects equipment.
The ground floor, riverfront promenade, and the lobby are dedicated to the Miami Convention Center functions.
The Conference Center of the Americas is unique among all Miami’s venues. Located in the US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) headquarters, it offers an unrivaled level of security. The venue regularly welcomes government functions and has the capability to host Secret-level meetings in all rooms.
Mount Sinai Medical Center specializes in holding biotech and medical innovation meetings in the environment that offers real-life procedures streaming and access to the laboratory equipment.
Wynwood Convention Center is a smaller event venue suitable for specialized tradeshows and conferences.
Kovens Conference Center features a panoramic view of Biscayne Bay. The venue describes itself as a prime waterfront facility with an intimate setting, outfitted for business meetings, corporate events, and project launches.
The Progressive Miami International Boat Show is among the largest and most influential boat shows in the world. Over a thousand vendors bring the latest state-of-the-art power- and sailboats for hundreds of thousands of visitors to enjoy. The exhibits range from fishing vessels and tour cruisers to catamarans and mega-yachts: all can be boarded and experienced on the water. To professional sailors, the show offers exclusive programs, as well as gear and technology pavilions.
The Miami Yacht Show is technically a part of the Boat Show week, held on the President’s Day Weekend. It docks at One Herald Plaza not far from Downtown Miami and adds more VIP lounges for yacht buyers.
The International Agricultural, Horse, and Cattle Show is a trade show combining serious business for agriculture professionals with family-friendly entertainment and education. Tropical Park’s Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center welcomes livestock breeders in both open-air and covered arenas and hosts both cattle auctions and various demos. The show is free to the public and attracts over 50,000 visitors from 22 countries.
The fashion industry is big in Miami, and the specialty is resort fashion. The annual Miami Fashion Week is a five-day event full of fashion, art, and luxury with numerous runways and parties. The runway shows typically occur at the Ice Palace Film Studios, but satellite events are held across Miami and Miami Beaches, making the week accessible to everyone interested in fashion.
Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami is an annual trade show that brings together thousands of apparel businesses and textile manufacturers.
Miami Swim Week is the biggest annual swimwear event in the world. Runways, trade shows, and VIP presentations demonstrate the latest sports performance and high fashion attires
Art Basel Miami Beach is an annual international fair, exhibition, and trade show with 35 countries presenting contemporary artworks of 4,000 artists. While art dealers and enthusiasts gather at the fair, the spirit of Art Basel lights up the entire Greater Miami area: many galleries, museums, and street artists contribute to satellite events and parties known as Miami Art Week. South Beach, Midtown, Wynwood, and Downtown all turn into the canvas for art installations.