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.
American Homebrewers Association — Homebrew Con 2019
2020 UUA General Assembly
2019 JLC Live Construction Training Showcase
WIDA International School Consortium National Conference 2019
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Annual Meeting
Society of American Foresters National Convention
The American Orthopedic Association 135th Annual Meeting
Sigma Pi Sigma Quadrennial Physic 2019 Congress
2018 LEIM (Law Enforcement Information Management Conference)
Conservative Congregational Christian Annual Conference 2020
2019 NCAA Men's Ice Hockey Regionals
Eastern Nursing Research Society 31st Annual Scientific Sessions
Southern New England Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God Women’s Conference
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.