Reasons to Meet in Pittsburgh

Discover the many reasons to host your event in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh is a must-see destination full of Only in Pittsburgh venues, attractions, restaurants and activities that are sure to wow your attendees. Add to that the iconic David L. Lawrence Convention Center, an incredible array of accommodations and an engaged hospitality community and services team, and you’ve got the ideal meeting destination.


Pittsburgh is filled with innovative thought leaders and industry champions. From key markets segments in the region including technology, manufacturing, healthcare, education and everything in between, our team can make the connections you need for engaging speakers and community leaders to help you deliver ground-breaking meetings. 

Hotels and Venues 

Whether you’re hosting a small gathering or a city-wide event, Pittsburgh has a wide array of accommodations and meeting venues to satisfy your need. Our 1.5 million-square-foot, Platinum LEED®-Certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center is a point of pride. 

Things to Do and Dining

Your attendees will find this array of Only in Pittsburgh attractions, restaurants and activities. Discover magnificent museums like The Andy Warhol Museum, fun-filled events like the award-winning Picklesburgh, historic sites like Saint Anthony Chapel, which is home to a record 5,000 Catholic relics, and an arts & culture scene unlike any other. 

Convenient Travel 

Pittsburgh convenient location makes for less than six hours of travel by car or train from Washington, D.C., Canada, and 10 other states. 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.

Sustainable Innovation

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 and a top-10 city for certified green building space

Downtown Vitality

IndexPGH is a new and one-of-its-kind digital dashboard that provides monthly updates on the well-being and vitality of downtown Pittsburgh – the heart of our entire 10-county region and an important economic center, with authentic and transparent data collected by the Allegheny Conference.

A Welcoming City

Pittsburgh’s diversity and 90 vibrant neighborhoods make our region an inclusive option to consider when planning your next meeting or event.

Discover Pittsburgh's diverse communities, amazing list of Black-owned businesses and our award-winning events including Barrel & Flow, Pittsburgh Pride Revolution and so much more

Success Stories

Hear from your peers and the experiences they’ve had hosted recent events in Pittsburgh.

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