Visit Rochester staff share their top 5 reasons to host a meeting, conference or convention in Rochester, NY.


1.    Easy to Get Here

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Rochester, NY is easily accessible by airtrain, and highway. Once you arrive you will also find the city easy to navigate.  Whether getting to your meeting, dining out in one of our entertainment districts, or exploring more than 12,000 acres of parkland, our commute times are ranked among the shortest in the nation.

The Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC) is serviced by eight airlines—Allegiant Air, American, Avelo, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit and United. The ROC Airport is located a short 10-minute drive to downtown with ride shares, rental cars, taxi service and hotel shuttles available.

A beautiful new Amtrak train station brings passengers daily to a new  terminal just a 5-minute cab or Uber/Lyft ride to downtown hotels.

Of course, Rochester is also accessible by three stops located along the New York State Thruway system, making traveling by car a comfortable option.

2.    We Are the Perfect Fit

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Greater Rochester has a remarkable selection of facilities for events large and small. The award-winning Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center offers 100,000 sq. ft. of space available for larger conventions. Looking for something different? How about hosting your meeting surrounded by art, games, or polar bears? Or at historic locations with beautiful architecture, tour boats on the Genesee River, or on a sporting venue. No matter the size of your event, there are a great number of unique and interesting experiences to be had in Rochester that will keep your guests talking for years to come.  

3.    We Won't Break the Bank

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Our diverse attractions and amenities rival larger markets, but our affordable pricing, accessibility and our supportive and cooperative hospitality industry sets Rochester apart as an ideal destination for you next meeting, conference, or convention. With over 7,000 hotel rooms in the Greater Rochester region you can be sure to find the best options for any budget.

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4.    Attendees Love Us

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Rochester isn’t all business – our area offers a surprising number of attractions and cultural opportunities not found in other cities our size. Two National Historic Landmarks, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and the George Eastman Museum are located in Rochester. Museums such as The Strong National Museum of Play (home to the National Toy Hall of Fame and World Video Game Hall of Fame), bring in visitors from around the world for a unique experience you can only find in Rochester, NY. 

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5.   You Have Our Team of Experts

Making your next event as successful as possible is Visit Rochester’s meeting and convention staff’s primary goal. Your Visit Rochester representative will help with everything from coordinating transportation and accommodations to creating pre-convention promotions to drive attendance.  Look to us for continued support with a range of services that take every detail into consideration including referrals to numerous specialty vendors that can enrich your event.  With Visit Rochester, your meeting truly will be LIMITLESS!