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With vast space inside our newly reimagined convention center and miles of beaches and waterways outdoors, Greater Fort Lauderdale is ready to delight your attendees, inside and out.

Known as the “Venice of America” because of its more than 300 miles of inland waterways, Greater Fort Lauderdale provides a diverse and beautiful backdrop for meetings and events. From the 24 miles of Atlantic coastline beaches to the wild expanses of the Everglades, there are endless opportunities to find unique experiences; diverse, culturally infused dining; wide-open spaces, and beautiful natural areas for memorable team-building experiences

Newly Expanded Convention Center 

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center expansion is well underway with the first phase set to open in late 2021. The transformed venue will feature 350,0 00 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and ASM Global’s VenueShield to provide the highest levels of cleanliness and safety. Plus, we’re giving away $10 million in meeting space for events booked during eligible 2021-2024 dates, so don’t miss out.

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Attendees Can Go Where the Yachts Go

After the business side of the day is over, your attendees can enjoy 24 miles of coastline and 300 miles of scenic waterways here in the “Yachting Capital of the World.” A charter can be arranged for groups of any size for an inspiring luncheon, cocktail or dinner cruise through shimmering canals with stunning mansions and mega yachts at every turn. Groups can also see the sights and soak up the sunshine aboard the Water Taxi, which will conveniently stop at the new convention center. Or plan a teambuilding adventure with a paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, diving or fishing excursion. And if you’re looking for the ultimate incentive trip, why not charter a yacht between Fort Lauderdale and Bermuda? Both destinations have wonderful offerings on land to enhance the private cruise experience.

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More Exceptional Venues, Inside...

The BB&T Center is our home for NHL hockey and also features 100,000 square feet of meeting space. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Gallery of Amazing Things and C&I Studios also offer one-of-a-kind spaces inside. Excite larger groups’ imaginations with an event for up to 3,000 at the Museum of Discovery & Science.

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...Or Outside

Treat your group to an enchanting gathering at the Bamboo Gallery, with acres of tropical foliage, tiki huts and waterfalls. Or host a celebration under the stars at one of the area’s many rooftop bars, such as Sparrow, named one of the best rooftop bars in the U.S. Give your attendees a fascinating look at wildlife on an airboat ride in the world-famous Everglades. Inside or out, a meeting here is one they’ll be raving about for years to come.

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Welcoming Every Group Under the Sun

We’re excited to welcome every group under the sun – with service that’ll put you over the moon. Our dedicated conventions team has the local insight and connections to help you create an extraordinary event.

With affordable, easy access through Greater Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, exceptional hotels in every price range and gorgeous beaches, we have everything to exceed expectations without exceeding your budget. Our 14,000+ meeting hotel rooms include waterfront, luxury, boutique, all-suite and budget-friendly. Additionally, more than 1,000 area businesses are committed to keeping your attendees safe through our Safe + Clean Pledge.

We look forward to helping you plan your next meeting. Visit us online for a quick and easy RFP submission and to learn more.

For additional resources:

Greater Fort Lauderdale Planner's Guide