From the moment you select Pittsburgh until your last delegate departs, the VisitPITTSBURGH Services team stands ready to assist you with a variety of services including promotions, community awareness and public relations, Housing reservation services, volunteer recruitment, venue recommendations, supplier recommendations, on-call temporary registration staff and various collateral requests.
Whether you are planning a single-hotel or city-wide event, let our expert staff save you time and energy by providing the resources you need at your fingertips and cutting though the red tape!
Local Venues and Suppliers
Whether you're planning an event for twenty or 20,000, we'll help you find the perfect venue, suppliers and transportation providers to meet your every need. Contact our services team for help in selecting venues that meet your event requirements or complete the Lead Request Form, and receive competitive proposals for your consideration.
It's easy to show your delegates why they should attend your Pittsburgh event. We can provide you with a promotional video, Lure brochures and Official Visitors Guides for your use in announcing Pittsburgh as your next destination. If you need more assistance in building excitement for Pittsburgh, our destination experts are available to answer questions and help build attendance.
Additional Promotional tools including customized maps and eblast templates, microsites, a photo library and other brochures are available upon request.
Community Awareness & PR
Prior to your event, we prepare key members of our community such as public safety officials, transportation providers and restauranteurs for your group's arrival. Preparations may include a planning bulletin and/or pre-convention meeting.
Welcome signs will greet your attendees at the Pittsburgh International Airport and throughout the city. Upon request, we would be happy to obtain personalized welcome letters from Public Officials for your event program.
Should you require public relations assistance, we would be happy to call upon our Communications Department, who may be able to assist with press releases, news conference coordination and media kits. They can also provide editorial content about Pittsburgh for your website.
Housing Reservation Services
VisitPITTSBURGH offers group housing reservation services for your multi-hotel event. Our full-time staff, with decades of industry experience, uses Lanyon Passkey - part of Lanyon's Smart Hotel Cloud™ software, to provide you with a seamless booking experience for your attendees. Lanyon Passkey, is the recognized leader in group reservations and is currently used by approximately 90% of the major US and UK Convention & Visitors Bureaus.
We have resources available to assist you with recruiting local volunteers. We can simply eblast our database with volunteer opportunities for your event, or help build a volunteer registration website for you.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
If one of your objectives is to positively impact the society and/or environment surrounding your event, VisitPITTSBURGH can connect you with local organizations to help you reach your Corporate Social Responsibility goals.
On-Call Temporary Registration Staff
We are pleased to offer uniformed registration staff for conventions, meetings and events. Personnel are qualified to perform as data entry registrars, cashiers, supervisors and also as greeters and room monitors. Staff is also qualified to perform as information table representatives. Personnel are bonded and insured.
Delegates are able to explore their dining and sightseeing options at the staffed VisitPITTSBURGH Welcome Booth at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Here your attendees will find access to maps, restaurant menus, additional collateral and our PLAY publication.
Your attendees can take advantage of VisitPITTSBURGH'sCoupon Booklet, a collection of restaurants, retailers and attractions that have offered discounts to visitors.
This on-site service is available on a complimentary basis to conventions with 1,000 or more delegates. The Welcome Booth can also be available to groups with fewer than 1,000 attendees for a nominal fee.