Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Meetings & Conventions

Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island are filled with flexible meeting space options, a variety of hotels, world-class restaurants, centuries of history and a wide selection of things to do. Providence is a compact walkable city and is easy to reach for meeting attendees by car, train or plane. Browse below to start planning your next meeting or event.

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Rhode Island Convention Center

Number of Properties:  35 plus

Number of Rooms in Greater Providence Area: 5,500

Total Number Rooms Within One Mile of Rhode Island Convention Center: 2,800

Rhode Island Convention Center:
- 167,000 sq. ft. of event space
- 100,000-sq.-ft. exhibition hall
- 20,000-sq.-ft. ballroom
- 37,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
- 30,000 sq. ft. of registration/prefunction space 

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Planning To Fly Into Rhode Island?

Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport is conveniently located in Warwick, just 10 minutes from Providence. The airport offers an average of nearly 80 nonstop daily flights via major carriers, with convenient connecting options to the rest of the country and the world. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport has made the safety of its travelers a top priority. Before you travel, be sure to visit Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport's COVID-19 Travel Information page here.  


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Fill out our online RFP to start planning your next meeting in the Providence/Warwick area.

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Rhode Island Convention Center

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Accessibility & Transportation

With its convenient Northeast location, 25 percent of the nation’s population is within a 500-mile...

Meeting Hotels

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Hosting a Sporting Event

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Planning Your Meeting or Event

Convention & Event Services

The award-winning Convention Services team at the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau offers a comprehensive menu of services designed to streamline and enhance the meeting planning experience.

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Bringing an event to Rhode Island could mean millions of dollars for our local economy. Recommend RI for your group's next meeting and show off your home state.

Speaker Directory

The Rhode Island Speaker Directory links meeting planners to local experts in a wide range of fields.

Diversity & Inclusion in Providence
Downtown Providence in Summer
A Statement From the Mayor

“Here in Providence, we honor and value the experiences of our people by fighting for justice in all forms. Our work is rooted in equity, access, and a deep responsibility in providing support that meets the needs and strengths of our communities. Diversity and inclusion are vital to our way of life. Our City is composed of 25 vibrant and thriving neighborhoods, each with its own unique experiences ranging from world-class dining experiences, art, architecture, and history that you won’t find anywhere else. We’re proud that we attract people from across the country and around the world looking for new opportunities and to call Providence home.” — Mayor Jorge Elorza

Best convention center experience I've ever had!

Rhode Island Convention Center

What They're Saying

“Best convention center experience I've ever had! Easy layout to navigate and incredibly friendly staff, who were all helpful and quick to respond to any last-minute requests.”

Lauren Krauth
ARN Conference for Rehabilitation Nurses

Providence is a magical place

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What They're Saying

"Providence is a magical place to host a convention. Our international guests and attendees often plan extended stays around our convention and always yearn to return to Providence."

Niels Hobbs
NecronomiCon Providence

Could not have done it without them.

Rhode Island Convention Center

What They're Saying

"The GoProvidence CVB team was excellent overall and assisted in the success of our meeting. Quite frankly, we could not have done it without them."

Kara Ferguson
2022 American Orthopaedic Association Annual Leadership Meeting

They did not disappoint

La Gondola

What They're Saying

“I was so nervous to put on a conference during a pandemic but my partners in Providence ensured it would be a success — and they did not disappoint! They worked with us for months and months leading up to the conference and made sure I did not feel alone at any point in my planning.”

Stephanie Moyer
SciX 2021

Exceeded every expectation

Rhode Island Convention Center

What They're Saying

"From the service of the Providence CVB, to the food at the Omni, to our off-site event in Newport, there was not a single detail that was missed. The attendees loved the location and we exceed our numbers and their expectations. I look forward to next year and raising the bar."

Colleen McQuone
Billion Dollar Roundtable

What more could you need?

Still Here Mural

What They're Saying

"Charming northeastern town without the negative aspects of the 'bigger cities.' Beautiful views, excellent food, a plethora of character. What more could you need?"

Shanan Atkinson
Environmental Bankers Association

Seamless meeting experience

PWCVB Annual Meeting

What They're Saying

"We were extremely pleased with the way that the CVB, Convention Center staff, and hotel staff all work together to provide a seamless meeting experience."

Pam Peterson
Program Director
Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors

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Anti-Discrimination Policy

The PWCVB adheres to Rhode Island's anti-discrimination law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity or expression. For details, click here.