Visit Milwaukee

Discover why more meeting planners are choosing Milwaukee, an easy-access destination featuring a three-venue convention campus with three connecting hotels. A blend of acclaimed restaurants, nightlife, festivals, and off-site venues adds up to meetings at incomparable value.


The Milwaukee area benefits from a rich and diverse private-sector economy and ranks fifth among cities nationwide in the number of corporate headquarters per capita.

Home to seven Fortune 500 Companies, as well as nationally-renowned hospitals, medical research facilities and universities, Milwaukee knows how to make your corporate event a success.

A value destination with comparatively low average daily costs, Milwaukee is easy on the budget, while at the same time offering one-of-a-kind attractions and venues that rival first-tier cities. Accommodations ranging from major convention hotels connected by skywalk to the Wisconsin Center, to historic and boutique hotels, offer your group affordable options. And a variety of complimentary services, including information-packed microsites and more than 125 enthusiastic volunteers, ensures that your meeting will exceed your expectations.

"The downtown area is a great mix of restaurants, night life and history. There are plenty of things to do and interesting places to go."

"I believe many of our attendees left Milwaukee with a whole new perspective. I wouldn't be surprised to see many return both professionally and personally."

"Intimate feel of a small town with big city perks."

Major Attractions as Unique Off-site Venues:

  • Milwaukee Art Museum, a dazzling architectural wonder on the Lake Michigan, with its soaring white wings that open and close over an awe-inspiring vaulted atrium.
  • Discovery World’s Pilot House provides a spectacular 360-degree view of the lake and downtown skyline.
  • Harley-Davidson Museum, guarantees the thrill of the Harley experience.
  • Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Wisconsin’s largest entertainment center significantly raised the stakes in 2014 with its new $150 million, 381-room hotel; combined casino and hotel meeting space now totals 60,000 square feet.
  • Henry Maier Festival Park, 75-acre lakefront festival park home to Summerfest and a summer line-up of ethnic festivals, serving up more fun and value-added to summer conventions.

Milwaukee Highlights:

  • Airport only 10 minutes/8 miles from downtown hotels. 39 non-stop destinations, easy 1-stop connections to 160 cities.
  • More than 200 restaurants in downtown area, many with private dining rooms.
  • World-class golf courses.
  • Historic Third Ward, featuring lively Milwaukee Public Market, al fresco dining, galleries and shopping.
  • 3-mile RiverWalk connecting walkable neighborhoods.
  • Lively arts and professional sports scene.
  • James Beard-recognized restaurants, entertaining brewery tours.

Special Offer: $5,000-$10,000 cash incentive to groups booking meetings in the Wisconsin Center through December 31, 2016 (certain restrictions apply).


Milwaukee – The Facts

7 Fortune 500 Companies in the City

  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Manpower Group
  • Kohl’s
  • WEC Energy Group
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Rockwell Automation
  • FIserv

Leading Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing
  • Banking/Insurance
  • Biotechnology & Medical
  • Printing
  • Freshwater Technology

Major Medical Research & Education facilities/ Hospitals/ Manufacturing

  • Aurora Health Care, 24,500 employees
  • Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, 11,171 employees
  • Froedtert & Community Health, 8,900 employees
  • GE Healthcare, 5,800 employees
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, 5,417 students/employees

12 Universities and Colleges within the city of Milwaukee

One of the highest college students-per-capita ratios in the United States; approx. 100,000 students total, including:

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – 28,000 students
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College – 27,000
  • Marquette University – 12,000
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering – 2,500


Contact Us

Marco Bloemendaal, Senior Vice President of Sales
VISIT Milwaukee
[email protected]