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VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism promotion agency for Allegheny County. Established in 1935, VisitPittsburgh is dedicated to generating convention, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region. VisitPITTSBURGH is a non-profit organization serving its business membership.
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CVB Services | Visit PITTSBURGH

If you've chosen to host your event in Pittsburgh, you can count on the support of our CVB Services team through every step of the process. We're excited to help with any facet of the event planning process and are pleased to offer a wide range of services. See an outline of our CVB Services below:
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CVB Services

Establishes itinerary for planner: Always
Provides airfare to destination site: Based on Size
Confirms hotel appointments and accommodations, and arranges for on-site transportation: Always
Accompanies planner on hotel and destination venue site visits: Based on Size
Provides recommendations to planner and sends leads to CVB members providing group related services: destination management companies (DMCs), transportation companies, restaurants, golf courses, other meeting related service providers: Always
Exhibitor programs: familiarization trips, education, sites for ICW: Based on Size
Local contacts: political, education, industry: Always
Connections for social responsibility projects: Always
Connections to local media: Always
Maps and general destination information: Based on Size
Small logoed promotional items: Based on Size
Customized landing page or link on destination website: Based on Size
Destination video: Always
Assist with sponsorship from local companies that partner with groups for exposure during the meeting: Based on Size
Destination representative to promote next year's meeting: Based on Size
Destination materials to promote next year's meeting: Based on Size
Registration support: Based on Size
Meet and greet services: Based on Size
Welcome desk/hospitality: Based on Size
Local signage and banners: airport, downtown, etc.: Based on Size

Additional Comments:

Speaking Of Pittsburgh ...

VisitPittsburgh and the staff were so helpful throughout the process of selecting the site right through our event. Our conference attendees were very pleased with he convention center - the spacious meeting rooms, its proximity to everything and especially the gogeous view of the river from outside our exhibit hall. The on-site help that VisitPittsburgh provided our attendees was also invaluable.

Abigail Young Meeting and Membership Coordinator Pennsylvania Music Educators Association

The City of Pittsburgh is very walk able, and all our hotels were near the convention center which meant we did not need shuttle bus service. VisitPittsburgh provided ESA with incredible support. Karl Pietrzak was only a phone call away for all the questions I had on Pittsburgh. He was so valuable in providing us with all the promotional materials could use to sell Pittsburgh to our attendees. We use VisitPittsburgh's housing bureau. This service was very reasonably priced and was provided by two outstanding women, Gail Schenone and Kristen Turner. They knew all the hotels and their reps and gave us outstanding service and even worked a few miracles for our meeting.

Michelle Horton Meetings Manager Ecological Society of America

Our event (in Pittsburgh) was fabulous! We have regular attendees to this yearly meeting, but....we exceeded our numbers by 60! We heard comments such as.."It's so clean!", "it's such a surprisingly beautiful city!". Our attendees go where the meeting is, but over half stayed at least an extra day! We had our field trip to Heinz Field, Carnegie Science Center and the Strip District and all went back a second time!! Dinner boat cruise was great and that also encouraged additional tourism! By the end of the event, everyone was asking when we were hosting it again!

Sue Caruso Arrangements Chairman Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center staff was outstanding, especially our event manager, Jennifer Tadler. Nothing got in the way of her commitment to our group. She was amazing. And we had great service from the VisitPittsburgh information booth staff. They were very busy each day, helping our attendees with questions about Pittsburgh. They always had smiles on their faces.

Gwen Abramson Meeting Planner Society For Study of Reproduction

Pittsburgh is not what was expected. Incredible architecture in canyons of concrete, steel and glass; blending historic with the current and creating open squares and markets where people gather for live music, fellowship and camaraderie. River walk stretches, beckoning you to splendid water's edge as sunsets color the sky and water and ease the mind. Wonderful. Great conference.

David Deeney Sales Manager Northwest Public Radio & Television (The Public Media Development & Marketing Conference)

Pittsburgh is a city that did not come to mind when considering locations for InSight's annual conference, but it turned out to be the perfect fit! Exhibitors were happy, housing was full, the locals were nice and the food was delicious! This city not only made us feel welcome and valued, but it also went above and beyond to ensure all logistics went smoothly throughout the duration of the program. Working with the bureau and the convention center has been seamless, and an enjoyable experience. Pittsburgh is walkable, friendly, green and a great choice for this conference. The city of Pittsburgh has a lot to offer as a destination for conventions.

InSight's SmithBucklin Team