VisitPITTSBURGH Promotes Speakers Bureau

PITTSBURGH — VisitPITTSBURGH, the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, proudly announces the VisitPITTSBURGH Speakers Bureau with the goal of spreading the word about the region’s transformation and the role tourism plays in the local economy.

Members of VisitPITTSBURGH’s staff are available to speak at events hosted by community, nonprofit or corporate organizations on various topics, such as Pittsburgh as a welcoming city, the transformation and revitalization of a steel city to smart city and our efforts promoting the region across the globe. The VisitPITTSBURGH Speakers Bureau aims to create a dialogue about tourism, progress in our region, partners, including our fantastic attractions, as well as how organizations can get involved and engaged with our visitors.

“Our Speakers Bureau is an opportunity to educate the community on what we do at VisitPITTSBURGH,” said Kristin Wenger, communications director at VisitPITTSBURGH. “Many local residents are not aware of the impact that the travel and tourism industry has on this region. So it’s our job to educate them, illustrate the economic benefits that our industry provides to area businesses and organizations, as well as directly to them. This is our opportunity to share, through a local awareness initiative, many of the wonderful attributes of our region, making it a great city to live, work and visit.”

Travel and tourism is a significant economic driver in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County with visitor spending at $6.1 billion. Our presenters will show how Pittsburgh continues to receive positive attention and accolades from national and international media, as well as how we’ve been successful in attracting conventions and notable sports events.

For additional information or to arrange for a presentation, a representative of interested groups should contact Kristin Wenger, communications director, at kristin.wenger@visitpittsburgh.com or call 412-325-0287. Please provide a minimum of three weeks advance notice.

As the official tourism promotion agency for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, VisitPITTSBURGH is dedicated to generating conventions, trade show and leisure travel business for the Pittsburgh region.