WHY CHOOSE AUSTIN FOR YOUR NEXT MEETING

John Deere

Five reasons why Texas' capital city is the perfect destination for your
next meeting or event.

1 // WE'RE BUILT FOR MEETINGS

With 30,000 citywide guest rooms and 6,000 in downtown alone (8,000 by 2015), Austin has the capacity to host any size event - from intimate corporate gatherings to large association conferences. Plus, downtown has hundreds of easily accessible restaurants and one of the most technologically advanced convention centers in the nation. Many hotels are within walking distance of the convention center. Add in the 131,000-square-foot lakeside Palmer Event Center and you'll find an infrastructure and facilities to help you seamlessly execute your meeting.

2 // AUSTIN ADDS STYLE AND CREATIVITY

Whether you want to host an assembly on the Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater stage, serve an intimate dinner at the LBJ Library or take over a Hill Country winery for a multi-day gathering, you'll find any number of unique venues waiting to lend their only-in-Austin flair to your event. And don't worry about budget, Austin is known for offering affordable options to suit all meeting planners. Call our Convention Services team - they'll help you find just the right space.

3 // OUR EXPERTS ARE COMMITTED TO YOU

Want an expert to advise you on how to infuse live music into your meeting? We can do it. The Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) has the resources and is committed to working with you to create a positive experience for you and your delegates. Maybe it's our Southern hospitality, but we're ready to make sure your event goes off without a hitch. See page 8 to find out about the meetings services ACVB offers.

4// YOUR ATTENDEES CAN GET HERE EASILY

With a bustling airport nearby and major metropolitan centers such as San Antonio, Houston and Dallas within an easy drive, Austin is perfectly situated to host events that draw attendees from far and near. Not only does it boast nearly 40 nonstop flights from domestic and international locations, but Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is also as easy as airports get. Let's just say it takes its slogan - "Relax, you're in Austin" - seriously.

5 // AUSTIN IS A HOT TRAVEL DESTINATION

Ranked among America's Coolest Cities to Live (Forbes, 2012), Austin has a hip vibe, year-round temperate climate, vibrant entrepreneurialism and an extensive roster of activities that mean higher attendance for you and more fun for your delegates. There's absolutely no season that isn't a delight to spend in Austin - cooling off in Lady Bird Lake, partaking in a live music festival or dining on one of our upscale restaurants' patios.