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Safe Meetings & Conventions

Is Your Future Event Prepared for New Health & Safety Guidelines?

We can all agree the Coronavirus has had a devastating impact on the conventions and meetings industry. However, the Greater Lansing CVB is optimistic about the potential of hosting safe meetings in the future. Through our participation with the Safe Meetings in Michigan work group spearheaded by the Michigan Society of Association Executives, the group created a comprehensive list of recommendations for meeting and event planners to follow as they prepare their next event. That information and recommendations can be found here.
 

MSAE will also be hosting a virtual conference to present that information on June 16-17. Click here for further details about the conference.

 

Greater Lansing Safe Pledge - Greater Lansing prides itself on being a welcoming community, and now we need to be a safe one as well. The Greater Lansing Safe Pledge helps visitors know our destination is taking precautions to keep everyone healthy and safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Greater Lansing hospitality community is committed to helping us stand out as a safe choice for visitors of all kinds. See the list of participating hotels and organizations here.

 

National Meeting Trends Research

According to Destination Analysts research released May 18, American travelers are opening back up to the notion of attending conferences and conventions. However, there is tentative trust in event producers to protect attendees health and while most travelers trust their co-workers to act appropriately to protect their health, the meetings industry may face a bigger challenge in developing such trust about attendees at their events. That's where the great work produced by the Safe Meetings Michigan work group can help event planners install confidence in their attendees that the meeting/convention is safe. See this PDF document with research details.

COVID-19 Resources

Looking for additional resources regarding safe practices? Please see our COVID-19 resources page for the hospitality industry.

 

Top 5 reasons to host your event in Greater Lansing

Central Location

Meet in the Middle!

State Capitol Dome
1. Central Location

Greater Lansing is 90 minutes away from 90 percent of the state's population, making it easily accessible for attendees, exhibitors and speakers. Our community is also in the heart of the Midwest, making Michigan's Capital City a prime destination for regional and national events of all kinds.

Home Away from Home

Friendly-faces around every corner.

Hotels
2. Home Away from Home

Greater Lansing's friendly Midwestern hospitality will have both you, and your attendees, feeling right at home. Over 500 Greater Lansing Certified Tourism Ambassadors located throughout the community make it a top priority to offer a welcoming and positive visitor experience.

More Bang for your Buck

Amazing options that are easy on your budget.

Valentine's Day Fine Dining
3. More Bang for Your Buck

Looking for a value destination with a reputation for lots of options for places to stay and things to do? Greater Lansing offers affordable venues, attractions, dining and nightlife for all budgets.

Versatile Options

We believe the venue makes the event!

Event Space
4. Versatile Options

Diverse and memorable meeting facilities will make the difference for your next event. Greater Lansing is proud to offer special meeting sites, one-of-a-kind restaurants and unique attractions that will take your next event from good to great.

Resounding Resources

You have access to the best in Greater Lansing!

Guest Speaker
5. Resounding Resources

As home to State Government and Michigan State University, Greater Lansing provides access to some of the most influential minds in America as guest speakers and industry experts. Whether its a legislative panel or a memorable keynote from an academic insider your event will benefit greatly from leveraging our local resources.

Location for your next big event can mean absolutely everything. From the amenities you need to all the extras attendees demand, there is no better choice than Greater Lansing, Michigan. Watch our video to learn how great events come together in Greater Lansing. 

Check out the short video below to find out what the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau can do for your event!