The majority of events we book are held in the Rhode Island Convention Center. We also bring events to the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, as well as to local hotels. Part of attracting this business to Rhode Island includes working with hotels in Providence, Warwick and all of Rhode Island to book blocks of rooms for those attending each event.
We measure our success by the number of hotel room nights booked, the number of people attending and how each event impacts the Rhode Island economy.
The PWCVB also runs the Rhode Island Sports Commission, which books sporting events throughout the state.
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors
American Wind Energy Association
American Contract Bridge League
Northeastern Retail Lumber Association
NCAA Men's Ice Hockey
Hemophilia Federation of America
New England Political Science Association
JMT Sports Travel - Commotion By the Ocean Tournament
Airports Council International - North America
Association of College & University Housing Officers International
International Dance Challenge
International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics
Large events like meetings and conventions are typically booked from 2-5 years in advance. The PWCVB is already working on business as far out as 2021. When our sales team is working with prospective clients and attempting to book business, it is known as “tentative business.” Once a contract has been signed, the business becomes definite. The PWCVB receives a monthly pace report from Trend Analysis Projections LLC, or “TAP,” to make sure that we are hitting our established goals.
Here is a snapshot of business for the next eight years.