Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Meetings & Conventions

Keep Your Meeting in RI

The effects of the pandemic can be found in almost every industry but perhaps none more than hospitality and tourism. Chances are you know someone in our industry who has suffered tremendous economic loss. Support them by holding small, safe meetings here in Rhode Island. We will soon be ready to welcome your group, whether it’s for the day or overnight. Beyond delivering impeccable service, hospitality and amenities, our industry partners offer peace of mind. Area hotels and venues are committed to keeping guests healthy and safe, and have implemented enhanced cleaning practices, socially distanced gatherings, virtual/hybrid meetings, mobile check-ins and more.

Provide our economy with a much-needed boost by scheduling an event in Providence or Warwick. The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help you plan a safe event that will help keep hospitality workers in our community employed and businesses open.

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We Can't Wait To See You

Providence is filled with a storied rich history, beautifully preserved architecture, acclaimed dining and eclectic shopping, and it’s all still here waiting for you. We can’t wait to see you.

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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Find out more about Rhode Island's COVID-19 regulations and protocols. Also, learn about the COVID-19 Safety Plan at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin' Donuts Center, both...

Planning To Fly Into Rhode Island?

Warwick RI's T.F. Green Airport is conveniently located just 10 minutes from Providence. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the airport has made the safety of its travelers a top priority. Before you travel, be sure to visit T.F. Green Airport's COVID-19 Travel Information page here to learn about current travel restrictions and airport protocols or download this helpful pdf, which highlights what to expect while there. T.F. Green has recently implemented on-site COVID-19 rapid testing, with more info available here. For additional information about air travel in general during the time of COVID-19, visit the U.S. Department of Transportation's website here.  


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Rhode Island Convention Center

Accessibility and ease are the hallmarks of the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC). Centrally...

Accessibility & Transportation

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

Meeting Hotels

Providence's compact, walkable downtown offers a variety of hotel options within walking distance of...

Hosting a Sporting Event

Unique, accessible, and entertaining, sporting event and meeting options are only limited by your...

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.

Speaker Directory

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

Diversity & Inclusion in Providence
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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

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Rhode Island Convention Center

What They're Saying

"How do you put into words a meeting that exceeded every expectation? 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...

Colleen McQuone, Billion Dollar Roundtable

What more could you need?

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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

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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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You Need To Meet Here. You Need To Be Here. 

You think you know us — New England charm, easy accessibility, incredible restaurants. But there’s a new chapter to our story. More hotels offering a varied product. Increased airlift with more nonstop and international service. Innovators and educators investing in a growing economy and a thriving knowledge sector.

Nearly 400 years of creative thinking and an independent spirit have led Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island to this moment. This is our time. This is the place. You need to meet here. You need to be here.

Nearby Warwick, RI is centrally located, and within easy reach of just about any destination in the state. Warwick features miles of scenic coastline and spectacular views, and offers additional hotel, dining, shopping and entertainment options.

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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.