Meeting & Event Planners

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Government Advocacy

Washington, DC’s role as the advocacy capital of the world drives success for business events. Add value for your attendees by tapping into DC’s network of federal policymakers, prospective industry sponsors or high-level speakers. Washington is an epicenter of think tanks, lobbying firms and both...

Government advocacy meetings and conventions in Washington, DC
Success Stories

World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Meeting Year: 2021 Attendance: 5,000 Ambassadors: Dr. Gil Wernovsky and Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs General Session of the International Association for Dental Research Meeting Year: 2020 Attendance: 6,000 Ambassador: Leslie Zeck International...

Success Stories - Ambassador Circle
Private Dining Spots for Intimate Groups of 150 or Less in Washington, DC

Washington, DC hosts exclusive meetings of all types and sizes, making intimate dining spaces for groups a necessity. From Michelin-starred restaurants to museums and historic buildings, the nation’s capital does not disappoint. Check out some of our top choices for your next private dining...

Chef's Table at Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern - Private dining space for intimate groups of 150 or less in Washington, DC
14 Coffee Shops & Bakeries Near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Downtown DC has a variety of coffee shops and cafes fit for a business meeting or a quick break while at a convention in town. Here’s a guide to some local favorites that are sure to please meeting attendees.

@amanda_kate - Guests at Kintsugi coffee shop inside the Eaton Workshop and Hotel - Places to stay and eat in Washington, DC
What’s New in the Nation’s Capital

As international and American investment creates more game-changing developments, and as neighborhoods sprout new restaurants and attractions, DC is becoming even more exciting and event-worthy. • • • NEW URBAN HUBS The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - The REACH Expansion Opened...

Visitors at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront - Where to eat, shop and play at The Wharf in Washington, DC
Where to Eat Near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is one of the top meetings venues in the nation’s capital. Fortunately for conventioneers, it also happens to be surrounded by one of the city’s fastest growing restaurant scenes. We’ve compiled some of the top dining hot spots in the neighborhood below to...

Espita Mezcaleria - Shaw - Washington, DC
Connected Capital Industry Press Coverage

Jay Newton-Small of TIME sites various statistics on DC as the #1 city for women in tech in her story. TIME.com , Feb. 27, 2018 : Silicon Valley Is a Boys Club. But This City Is Surprisingly Good for Women in Tech Tara Miller, Senior Manager of International Sales at Destination DC, shares how DC...

Knowledge Hub Industry Press Coverage - Plan Your Next Meeting in Washington, DC
The Washington, DC Meeting Planner Toolkit

Your Curated Meeting Concierge Ask a local. Find the right venue. Let us help you. We want to get to know you and help you craft the perfect meeting. Whether you’re thinking of planning your next meeting in DC or you’re in town about to host your first general session, our team is here to ensure...

Meeting taking place on the Newseum terrace overlooking Washington, DC's museums and more
Your Guide to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The cornerstone of downtown DC’s renaissance, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is as functional as it is artistically impressive. The 2.3-million-square-foot space hosts meetings, conventions and events of every kind, from medical industry annual meetings to comic book-inspired expos and...

Inside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC - Top Meeting and Convention Venue in Washington, DC
Transportation

According to SmartAsset and WalletHub, Washington, DC is the #1 city for public transport in 2018. It also happens to be a great place to host transport-related meetings and is home to the annual Washington Auto Show’s MobilityTalks International conference, which gathers government policy makers...

From easy-to-use public transportation and accessible airports to unparalleled walkability and innovative developments, DC has one of the best public transport networks in the U.S.