Dynamic Variation:

Planning an outdoor event? 8 tips to help ensure success

A great outdoor event can be a spectacular experience that your guests will be talking about for days afterward. Whether the stories they tell are positive or negative will depend a lot on how much planning you put into it. Unlike indoor events, outdoor venues require a few extra checkboxes on your…

Read More

Grand Rapids breweries within walking distance of the convention center

Grand Rapids was first dubbed Beer City USA in 2012. Since then, its reputation, and the reason for it, has only grown. Experts and readers of USA Today voted Grand Rapids number one on a list of 10 cities with the best beer scenes in 2021. The good news for meeting planners and conference attendees…

Read More

Looking for walkability? Try Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids is walkable – one of the top 14 walkable destinations in the U.S., according to Trips to Discover. Attendees at meetings and events held at any of the city’s downtown venues have everything they could need within a few short blocks. Take a look: Hotels There are 13 hotels…

Read More

Our Talented and Experienced Team

The COVID-19 crisis has cut straight to the core of the meetings industry, as stay-at-home orders, travel shutdowns and health recommendations necessitated the cancellation of thousands of events across the country. While there continues to be uncertainty about the short term, Experience Grand…

Read More

Grand Rapids Delivers on Sustainable Meeting Goals

Adam London had a challenge. As a board member of the National Environmental Health Organization, he and his colleagues are responsible for planning an education conference that draws health officers from across the country each year. Their conferences were losing money, despite the fact they were…

Read More

Lunch Options a Half Mile or Less from the Convention Center

A lunch break is a great opportunity to explore the culinary scene in downtown Grand Rapids ¬– especially because so many lunch options are located within a casual stroll of our convention center. We’ve compiled a list of eateries located a half mile or less from the intersection of Monroe Avenue…

Read More

Fly Confidently to Grand Rapids

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) worked closely with health experts from around the world to maximize the safety and well-being of passengers, guests and employees. As travel has rebounded and more people are passing through its terminals, GRR…

Read More

Dining Options a Half Mile or Less from the Convention Center

One of the best things about meeting in a new host city is the opportunity to get out and explore local flavors. One of the best things about meeting in Grand Rapids is the abundance of dining options within a casual stroll of our convention center. We’ve compiled a list of eateries located a half…

Read More