Reasons to Meet in Pittsburgh

There are many reasons to meet in Pittsburgh. But we have our favorites.

Pittsburgh is a remarkable city full of iconic things to dounforgettable food, and a pretty incredible array of hotels and venues to choose from. Find out about Pittsburgh's path to becoming a hub for major industries and its environmental renaissance to become a top-10 city for certified green building space. With all this to offer and more, we know why you would choose Pittsburgh for your next meeting. 

Easy Travel 

Pittsburgh is conveniently located halfway between New York City and Chicago, less than six hours from Washington, D.C., Canada, and 10 other states by car or train. 

For those interested in flying, the award-winning Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually, with nonstop destinations continually on the rise. 

Hotels and Venues 

Pittsburgh has a pretty incredible array of hotels and meeting venues to satisfy any need. Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a city-wide event, you will find the right fit in Pittsburgh. Our LEED® Platinum Certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center is a point of pride. Beyond our sustainably built and operated, centrally located convention center, find venues ranging from intimate to epic, each with unique opportunities to impress. 

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Things to Do and Dining

Only in Pittsburgh can you find this array of one of a kind things to do. Discover magnificent museums like the Frick Pittsburgh, engaging events like the award-winning (and a little offbeat) Picklesburgh, historic sites like Saint Anthony Chapel, which is home to a record 5,000 Catholic relics, and a culture unlike anything you’ve ever seen. 

If you’re looking for an unforgettable food trip, you’ll find no shortage of options in Pittsburgh. From Pittsburgh classics, to high-end dining, to your new favorite pierogie joint, and all the food trucks in between, you’ll want to spend some time exploring Pittsburgh’s very distinct food culture. 

Sustainable Innovation

Pittsburgh’s history of innovation is one of our points of pride. And it has carried through generations. Once known for manufacturing, Pittsburgh is now a hub for technology, medicine, and education. Come see why industry giants like Facebook, Google and Uber, as well as home-grown tech companies like Duolingo and Argo AI are choosing to land in Pittsburgh.  

With the shift in industries, Pittsburgh also became a sustainability focused city. One of the most dramatic environmental transformations in American history has brought Pittsburgh more green square footage than any other city, a number of LEED® certified buildings, including the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, PPG Paints Arena, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, and the Energy Innovation Center, just the name a few. Not to mention the miles of hiking and biking trails that weave and connect the city.