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Boca Raton Named Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent

Boca Raton Named Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent

Recognition highlights its group business appeal and commitment to corporate event success

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.May 15, 2024 Discover The Palm Beaches (DTPB), the tourism marketing organization for Palm Beach County, announced Boca Raton was named a Top Meeting Destination in North America by industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, Cvent. The globally recognized Cvent Top Meeting Destinations lists evaluate and rank cities that are successfully engaging event planners and attracting group business to their locales. Rankings are determined based on sourcing activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the world’s largest venue-sourcing platforms.

Boca Raton, the destination’s southernmost city, was ranked #50 among the Top 50 Meeting Destinations in North America. Boca Raton is one of a collection of 39 cities and towns that make up The Palm Beaches in Southeast Florida. The Palm Beaches offer the best way to meet in Florida with two vibrant and walkable downtown meetings districts, flexibility to choose the perfect details within one million square feet of meeting space and 19,000+ guestrooms, and expansive outdoor spaces that foster connection and inspiration. Between the sessions, attendees can experience a world-class arts and culture scene, dining experiences, wellness offerings, and more.

“This recognition underscores Boca Raton’s growth and popularity as a tourism destination,” said Milton Segarra, CDME, president and CEO of DTPB. “The investments in the local hotel industry, strong community support, regional growth, and prominent events have contributed to this tremendous achievement. This accolade emphasizes what we’ve known all along – that Boca Raton shines as a premier destination for meetings and conventions in North America.”

“As Mayor of Boca Raton, I am thrilled to see our city recognized as a Top Meeting Destination in North America by Cvent,” said Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer. “This achievement is a testament to our dedication to providing exceptional experiences for both event planners and attendees. Boca Raton’s commitment to excellence in hospitality, combined with our beautiful surroundings and vibrant community, makes us an ideal choice for corporate events and meetings. We look forward to continuing to welcome visitors and showcasing all that Boca Raton has to offer.”

“We want to congratulate Boca Raton for being recognized as a Cvent Top Meeting Destination in North America. This prestigious accolade is a testament to Boca Raton’s commitment to partnering with hoteliers and event planners alike to orchestrate exceptional events,” said Bharet Malhotra, Cvent Senior Vice President, Hospitality Cloud. “Given the tremendous value that meetings and events bring to local economies, it’s more important than ever that convention & visitors bureaus and destination management companies embrace their role as destination advocates to attract group business to their locales. We’re proud to share our Cvent Top Destinations lists and highlight cities like Boca Raton to our global network of event planners who are not only looking for incredible places to host their events, but strong partners to bring their visions to life.”

Methodology

Cvent evaluated 12,500+ cities worldwide listed on the Cvent Supplier Network. Activity was tracked
between January 2023 and December 2023. Rankings were determined by a set of qualifying criteria,
including: the number of total room nights booked through the Cvent Supplier Network; the number of
unique electronic request-for-proposals (RFPs) sent through the marketplace to venues within the city;
the total value of the RFPs submitted; and the actual awarded value for meetings booked.

Editor’s note: Click here to download City images, courtesy of the City of Boca Raton. Click here to download meeting space images, courtesy of The Boca Raton.

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About Discover The Palm Beaches
Discover The Palm Beaches is the tourism marketing corporation for the collection of 39 cities and towns known as The Palm Beaches in Southeast Florida, stretching from Boca Raton to Jupiter. Tasked with growing visitation and the local tourism economy, the organization works year-round to bring travelers to visit Palm Beach County. The Palm Beaches have a rich history as America’s First Resort Destination®, where genuine hospitality is a way of life among a vibrant and welcoming blend of people, cultures and coastal towns. Tourism is among the county’s major industries, generating an annual economic impact of approximately $10 billion and supporting more than 85,000 local jobs. For more information about The Palm Beaches, visit www.ThePalmBeaches.com or follow on social media on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, X, Threads, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

About Boca Raton
Boca Raton is a perfect blend of history, nature, and innovation, along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. Shaped by architect Addison Mizner’s Spanish-Mediterranean style, the City evokes a stylish charm. Rich in art and culture, the Boca Raton is home to outdoor concerts, art exhibits, festivals, and museums. Luxury shopping areas, like Mizner Park, and a thriving dining scene are all around. The City also features 5 miles of beaches, 49 parks, and 1,650 acres of green space for outdoor enthusiasts. Catering to businesses, Boca Raton thrives with over 30 corporate headquarters, the Boca Raton Airport, and the 5-star The Boca Raton resort. The City is a year-round, standout destination in South Florida and across the world. Visit us on Instagram, Facebook, X and LinkedIn.

About the Cvent Supplier Network

The Cvent Supplier Network (CSN) features more than 300,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues, serving as one of the world’s largest and most accurate databases of detailed venue information. Event planners sourced more than $16 billion of group business through Cvent’s sourcing networks in 2023 alone. The CSN is part of Cvent’s robust suite of solutions that hotels and destination management organizations leverage to reach more planners, attract group business to their properties & destinations, and directly engage with Cvent’s global network of more than 125,000 event professionals. Cvent technology enables hotels and venues to efficiently manage their group and corporate travel business, increase revenue, and deliver more profitable results.

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