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Inspired Moments in Meetings Happen in Monterey County

With natural beauty known around the world, Monterey County is an iconic, bucket-list destination that builds event attendance every time. Find your inspired moments in meetings in Monterey County.

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Imagine a destination renowned for its iconic landscape and ability to inspire 4.3 million annual visitors. Now, imagine a state-of-the-art meeting facility with a long history of attracting the world’s greatest thinkers. Monterey County is that meeting destination, and it is now reinvigorated with the transformation of the Monterey Conference Center. Newly renovated and reopened in January 2018, the LEED-certified conference center features over 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a capacity for 3,200 attendees. The center is just one of many reasons to book your next event in Monterey County.

A Natural Attendance Builder
As one association planner said, "If I can book Monterey, attendance will go up.”  With so many iconic attractions and diverse activity options, your delgates will be sure to not miss an event here. Attendees often add time prior to or after the program schedule to fully enjoy the area. 

Greatest Meeting of Land and Sea
Monterey is an exceptionally beautiful destination for meetings. From the scenic coastlines and countryside valley vistas, it is an iconic setting for all types of gatherings from which attendees will return home completely inspired.

Venue Options
Monterey has a range of venues for all budgets and service levels with 200 lodging properties across the county, From large and affordable hotels with conference space to quaint consortiums of bed & breakfasts to high-end retreats, find the perfect lodging solution for your meeting in Monterey.

Area Attractions
Each area within this region has a specific character and personality with something unique to offer and just minutes away. Delegates will be amazed at how quick and easy it is to get from one area to another to enjoy great activities from land to sea.

Food & Wine
The freshest menu ingredients are locally sourced and available for your meals in Monterey County. As the “Salad Bowl of the World,” you can count on this area to provide a cornucopia of delicious produce from the valleys and sustainable seafood from Monterey Bay, also known as the "Sergengeti of the Sea".

Destination Specialists
Monterey County is able to offer complimentary services via an expert team. A professional staff acts as a liaison between your association, company, or group and Monterey member hotels, attractions, and convention facilities. Whatever your need or desire, Monterey County's team will work with you to create your most inspirational meeting yet.

Perfect Weather
Monterey County has an array of attractions and activities for all ages and abilities, but luckily does not have the same assortment of weather. Temperatures consistently average 65 degrees year-round, so you can plan your program with confidence that the weather will cooperate.

A Focus on Sustainability
From the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, with 99 miles of pristine beaches, to the iconic Big Sur coastline, and farther inland to the geological wonder at Pinnacles National Park, Monterey County takes seriously its responsibility to protect inspirational natural assets. This extends to how guests are welcomed and how meetings and conferences are hosted in this pristine destination.

For more information on finding inspired moments in meetings, including a Meeting Planner Guide and meeting tool kit, or to submit an RFP, please visit Monterey County online.

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