Rhode Island Convention Center

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.

Consider us an extension of your staff. We offer planning assistance including: 

  • Acting as a liaison between meeting planners and hotels, event venues and suppliers
  • Serving as a guide to area off-site venues and meeting facilities
  • Coordinating site inspections
  • Scheduling group transportation 
  • Suggesting entertainment and off-site event facilities
  • Scheduling spouse or youth activities
  • Developing dine-arounds at area restaurants
  • Housing services (fee applicable)
  • Information at registration desk
  • Pre- and post-tour suggestions
  • Welcome banners for city-wide meetings

GraphPromotion & Attendance Building
Your success is our success. We offer a complete portfolio of tools and programs designed to boost attendance. These include:

  • Welcome letter/appearance from government officials
  • Online access to our hi-resolution photo library
  • Promotion on our Facebook page (66,000+ fans) and our Twitter account (43,000 followers) 
  • A customized micro-website specifically for your attendees that serves as an informational clearinghouse for your event
  • Printed collateral about Providence/Warwick
  • A brief promotional video about Providence/Warwick
  • Promotional text about Providence/Warwick
  • Public relations assistance in reaching local and national media

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Contact Convention Services


Senior Director of Convention & Visitor Services

Phone: 401-456-0232

Carley Foto

Convention Services Manager

Phone: 401-456-0225

Kelly King

Convention Services Coordinator

Phone: 401-456-0221

Wedding Planning
Providence, RI is the perfect choice for a glamorous — yet affordable — city wedding. With elegant hotelsunique venues, and plenty of things to do before and after the big event, Providence provides the perfect setting for beginning your new life together. Tucked between Boston and New York City, it's a simple drive from any Northeast destination and offers easily accessible transportation options. The wedding of your dreams awaits you in Providence.

For help with planning your big day, contact:
Jonathan Neis
PWCVB Sales Manager
Phone: 401-456-0236