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Give your group a fully immersive experience in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
Give your group a fully immersive experience in Greater Fort Lauderdale.
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From unique offerings to unforgettable venues, there's a lot for event attendees to get excited about in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area, including the expansion project the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center is currently undergoing.

Sitting alongside the scenic Intracoastal Waterway, the Convention Center is in the midst of a transformative $1 billion renovation and expansion project. The venue will be bigger and better than ever with 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, including a 65,000-square-foot waterfront ballroom. Meeting attendees can utilize new technology integrated throughout the property, original dining concepts, enhanced water-taxi access, and a brand new, iconic waterfront plaza available to the public. The project is expected to be completed by May 2023.

"Outside the building, our waterfront setting will offer multiple event areas, food and beverage venues, an outdoor amphitheater, and boat docks," says Ed Simon, executive vice president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. "Best of all, this entire complex is just minutes from our airport, our central entertainment district, our beaches, and so much more. Our city's compact footprint makes it quick, easy, and cost-effective to fit any of our numerous recreational, educational, and entertainment offerings into a group's meeting agenda."

The Convention Center's expansion comes with a new, luxury 800-room headquarters hotel. Omni Hotels and Resorts will be connected to the property, adding ease and elegance to any meeting agenda.

With 300 miles of inland waterways, a yacht charter is a brilliant way to meet in the "Venice of America." The Gallery of Amazing Things has 40,000 square feet of flexible space. In addition, historic "Old Florida" venues include Flamingo Gardens, Stranahan House, and the New River Inn Museum of History.

The benefits of a meeting in Greater Fort Lauderdale go beyond business. And downtime in this sunny destination goes beyond the beach. The area's diverse cuisine scene invites visitors to explore farm-to-table, vegan, gastropub or seafood cuisines; artisanal coffees or waterside brunches; Mediterranean, Latin, or Asian foods; and celebrity menus, such as Geoffrey Zakarian's Point Royal at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

Groups can head out on an epic Everglades adventure. Nothing inspires fresh thinking like the wind in your hair on a thrilling airboat ride on Mother Nature's "River of Grass." Round out an event with a wellness or shopping excursion. Greater Fort Lauderdale offers an astonishing array of spas and wellness centers where visitors can allow themselves to be pampered, plus the area is home to world-class shopping centers like Sawgrass Mills, the Galleria, and Las Olas Boulevard.

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