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Why Smaller Business Groups Should Come to San Francisco

2017 and 2018 will be the best time for smaller business groups to meet in San Francisco. Here's why.

Each year, hundreds of meetings and events take place in San Francisco and the Bay Area as business groups seek to use the vibrancy and excitement of the area to make their meetings more lively and productive.

Next year is a good year for smaller business groups to choose San Francisco, because the large convention groups are delaying their San Francisco meetings until the Moscone Center expansion is complete. That means local hotels are offering promotions to smaller business groups that will meet in the San Francisco area in the next two years.

Even groups requiring as few as 10 hotel rooms will find promotions such as free WiFi, comped rooms, hosted receptions and AV discounts available from local hotels.

San Francisco usually hosts 50 large meetings a year and the Moscone Center expansion is expected to result in 30 such events next year, which means more date availability in 2017 and 2018.

Smaller groups can find a variety of venue choices. There are 167 special event venues, 67 art/culture venues and 25 of these are within walking distance of downtown and available for anything from a leadership conference to an in-house corporate meeting or a board of directors meeting to a recruitment summit.

Businesses often choose San Francisco as a meeting site because the city's appeal can entice more people to attend. A meeting in San Francisco might also encourage a person to book extra days at the hotel and bring family members to combine business and pleasure on the visit.

The construction at the Moscone Center will be completed by 2018, and the number of large meetings is expected to return to even higher numbers. Smaller groups will still find lots of hotel rooms and venues for their meetings after 2018, but the availability is expected to be less then.

Act now to secure your meeting space by contacting our Convention Sales team.