Why Choose Greater Lansing?
10 Reasons to Host Your Next Event in Greater Lansing!
Greater Lansing is centrally located in the heart of the Midwest. That means it's easy to get to for everyone, which boosts your conference attendance.
2. The State Capital and MSU in Our Backyard
This is Michigan's Capital City and the home of Michigan State University. What does that mean for you and your conference attendees? Only access to some of the country's foremost specialists on a variety of topics at MSU and convenient access to state legislators as panelists and speakers at your event.
Greater Lansing is just plain affordable, from travel costs to get here to accommodations, dining and entertainment once you arrive.
4. Greater Lansing is Fun
Greater Lansing is a lot of fun when your business is done for the day! Whether you choose the youthful and upbeat scene of a Big Ten campus or the excitement of our reinvigorated downtown nightlife you're sure to have a memorable time.
5. Updated Facilities
Our community offers numerous facilities that have recently undergone major upgrades and renovations, including our over 120,000 square foot downtown convention center. Brand new to our area in late April is the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum offering top international exhibits and shimmering and dynamic event space as well. Contact a GLCVB sales associate for more information.
6. Improving the Visitor Experience
The region is full of Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassadors! What does that mean? Front-line hospitality staff throughout our entire community have recieved special educational opportunities to improve their area information knowledge as well as ensure top-notch customer service for you! From servers at restaurants, to taxi drivers to hotel employees you're sure to run into a local tourism ambassador who will not only offer insider information on what to see and do, but a friendly smile as well. Look for the star lapel pin!
7. Your Planning Partner
The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau! Our organization has a long tradition of offering the best possible customer service to groups large and small. Our dedication to going above and beyond is reflected in the fact that we were the first Destination Marketing Organization in the Michigan to be Accredited by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). From recommendations on a unique event venue, to welcome bags for your attendees to help putting together off-site outings for your group, we're here to help.
8. We Have an App for That....
Visiting Greater Lansing, I mean! Get the free Greater Lansing mobile app and have a guide on the go! This award-winning piece of hand-held technology turns your web-enabled smartphone into a up-to-the-minute resource for events, dining, shopping, nightlife and much more!
9. You'll Be in Good Hands
Our local hotel partners include experienced hotel group sales associates, long-tenured with the same hotel property (almost unheard of in todays hospitality industry). Many of them are also CMP's so they know exactly what you need to have a problem -free conference. Speaking of knowing the local event industry, the convention services department of the GLCVB offers 4 staff members with a combined 40 years of experience planning events in this community. Needless to say, you're in good hands!
10. New Energy and New Ideas
Balancing out all the experience our hotel partners and services staff boast, the GLCVB destination sales department has recently been re-tooled and reinvigorated with new staff, new leadership and new perspective on taking Greater Lansing to the next level. Intrigued? Contact us for more information.
For even more....
Reasons why Greater Lansing is a perfect choice for your next meeting or event, be sure to click into our Planning Partner, Market Segments and Meeting Facilities sections on this page. What will we do for you when you get here? You name it! But for some more specific information check out our Bureau Services and Event Suppliers sections.