Top 10 Reasons to Meet in The Palm Beaches

See why America’s First Resort Destination™ is right for your meeting.

With its oceanfront event venues, world-class resorts, vibrant restaurants and outdoor adventures, The Palm Beaches are the ideal destination for meetings, conventions and special gatherings.

1. Diversity of Options, Without the Density

The diversity of options for planning a meeting in The Palm Beaches are seemingly endless: 18,000 guestrooms at 200 hotels, 1 million square feet of meeting space to choose from and two walkable downtown meetings districts featuring dining, entertainment, cultural and wellness options, all without the density of more crowded cities.

Meeting setup at Eau Palm Beach
Meeting room overlooking the beach; photo courtesy of Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa

2. Palm Beach County Convention Center

The Palm Beach County Convention Center (PBCCC) has more than 350,000 square feet of meeting space, floor-to-ceiling windows and a connected hotel with 400 rooms. It is just steps away from shopping, dining and entertainment at Rosemary Square, and within one mile’s walking distance to Clematis Street, more than 1,200 guestrooms at six hotels and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Palm Beach County Convention Center
The Palm Beach County Convention Center

3. Easily Accessible via Plane, Train and Car

Three major international airports with more than 2,000 flights daily, high-speed rail via Brightline Trains, Tri-Rail service and highways make getting to The Palm Beaches a breeze. Palm Beach International Airport in the heart of West Palm Beach is the closest option, but Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Miami International Airport (MIA) are just 30 minutes and one hour away, respectively.

Brightline train in The Palm Beaches
Brightline, one of the easy ways to get to and around The Palm Beaches

4. Destination-wide Commitment to GBAC STARTM Accreditation

The Palm Beaches are the first destination in Florida to commit to pursuing destination-wide GBAC STARTM Accreditations at hotels, venues, facilities and attractions, ensuring gold-standard cleaning and disinfecting protocols for consistent safety standards. The Palm Beaches is the first U.S. destination to have its airport, convention center and connected hotel accredited.

The Hilton West Palm Beach
Hilton West Palm Beach, a GBAC STAR accredited hotel

5. Local Industry Clusters

Take advantage of access to leading companies and experts across 13 major industry clusters, including financial, life sciences, technology and agribusiness. We also have a Destination Champions program that comprises local business leaders and industry experts that can support meetings with local keynote speakers, volunteers and unique, relevant experiences.

6. Outdoor Event Venues

Choose from an extensive variety of open-air spaces in lush gardens, on rooftop terraces, by the waterfront and more, for an opportunity to enjoy The Palm Beaches’ year-round beautiful weather, inspire connection and provide spacious places to meet safely.

Event at Swank Farms
An outdoor event at Swank Farms; photo by Jerry Rabinowitz Photography

7. Breathtaking Natural Beauty

The Palm Beaches’ 47 miles of Atlantic Ocean coastline and natural features — such as the Intracoastal Waterway, the Everglades and Lake Okeechobee — allow for premier outdoor activities and experiences, plus the ability to prioritize mental and physical well-being. 

Lifeguard station at Delray Beach
A peaceful morning at Delray Beach

8. Award-winning Sales and Services Team

A true partner in planning, we are ready to provide fully customizable and complimentary planning services with meetings offers and innovative solutions for every event. 

9. Community Partners

Gain support from a robust and diverse group of talented community partners ready to welcome meetings and attendees, as well as create bespoke activities for groups. The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County can provide arts and culture experiences from more than 200 cultural institutions, while the Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission can connect you to local production companies and turnkey AV solutions to make hybrid meetings easy too.

10. Between-The-Sessions

This is what sets our meetings apart. The Palm Beaches are a business-ready destination, perfectly suited to host meetings and events, and offer a Between-The-Sessions experience unlike anywhere else.

Between-The-Sessions, step outside and take advantage of The Palm Beaches’ breathtaking natural beauty and easy access to 47 miles of Atlantic coastline, where an array of amazing outdoor experiences awaits and encourages attendees to take care of their physical and mental well-being.

Arts and culture, world-class dining and entertainment, wellness, sports and outdoor activities, and more offer every attendee something different between meeting sessions, conveniently and seamlessly.

Ready to start planning? Download the free Meeting Planner Guide, check our special meetings offers and contact our Sales and Services Team.

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