Community Experts

With the support and experience of our Convention Services Department at Visit Fort Wayne, you will never feel alone planning or running your meeting. In fact, you have added an outstanding member to your event team. Whether you're seeking marketing materials, off-site events, or hotel and dining information, Visit Fort Wayne will be right by your side every step of the way to ensure the best meeting experience possible. We're not satisfied unless you are. Better yet, our services are FREE.

5 Services Meeting Planners Receive from Visit Fort Wayne

Local Representative 
Every meeting planner needs someone in their corner throughout the meeting planning process, helping determine every single detail that goes into setting up an event. From placing last minute calls to organizing a dinner for 50, our Services Department knows who to contact to guarantee everything according to plan. For groups requiring a centralized source to manage housing, we offer 24-hour access online reservations with immediate confirmation, real time room block reports on demand, and post-convention analysis - all at no cost to your group!

Attendance Builders 
Working with the marketing department, Visit Fort Wayne works with event organizers on strategies to help build meeting attendance. Along with an event landing page on our website, Visit Fort Wayne distributes news releases to dozens of local and statewide media outlets. We create Social Media campaigns using our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Pre-Promotional Materials 
Before arriving to Fort Wayne, educate your meeting attendees with pre-mailer items specially created for your group, including an e-newsletter, letter from the mayor and post cards. Visit Fort Wayne can also offer brochures, coupons and maps of city streets, restaurants, attractions and more.

On-Site Assistance 
Visit Fort Wayne is available to assist your group on-site, setting up a registration table or hospitality table with Visit Fort Wayne Guides that provide information about area attractions, dining, and shopping. Since Visit Fort Wayne's office is located across the street from the Grand Wayne Convention Center, a staff employee is always on call to provide support during a meeting.

Visitors Center
Located directly across the street from the Grand Wayne Convention Center, the Visitors Center serves as a "front door" for our community, welcoming guests and offering visitor guides, maps, directions, event listings, and more. Our new space also features improved visitor services including digital signage and touch screen kiosks, additional souvenirs and merchandise, seating areas and more.

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