Ranked as one of “Four Emerging Cities for Meetings and Events” by MPI in 2017, Milwaukee is easy on the budget with comparatively low average daily costs, while at the same time offering one-of-a-kind attractions and venues rivalling first-tier cities. Accommodations ranging from major convention hotels connected by skywalk to the Wisconsin Center to popular boutique and branded hotels, offer your group countless options. VISIT Milwaukee's complimentary services, including information-packed microsites and more than 150 enthusiastic volunteers, ensures that your meeting will exceed your guests' expectations.
The Milwaukee area benefits from a rich and diverse private-sector economy. Home to six Fortune 500 Companies, including Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Northwestern Mutual, the region is also a hub of water research and technology, as well as medical and biohealth research.
More than 100 international and national associations are either headquartered or managed in Milwaukee, and the city is only 90 miles from the second largest concentration of national associations in the U.S.
Corporate events and associations that have returned on a regular basis to Milwaukee include Northwestern Mutual, Kalmbach Publishing, International Cheese Technology Expo, National Guard Association of the U.S., and our statewide Wisconsin Restaurant Association, and Wisconsin State Reading Association.