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Industry Briefs

Throughout the last decade, Cincinnati has built a national reputation for hosting events that honor cultural diversity and promote the development of strong communities. With the region's historic past and its innovative, forward-thinking spirit, Cincinnati places a great deal of importance on African-American groups and travelers.

Dedicated Team, Proven Hosts

Cincinnati's track record as a destination for African-American meetings and events is among the top in the country. In recent years, Cincinnati has hosted or booked 19 of the top 25 multicultural groups in the nation, including the NAACP and Urban League, among others. Cincinnati will continue to host several prominent diverse groups in the coming years, including National Association of Free Will Baptists (2019), Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (2022), Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (2022) and African Methodist Episcopal Church (2024).

This proven success is largely driven by the Cincinnati USA CVB's committed multicultural sales team. By building authentic, personal relationships, this team works to connect with meeting planners by providing local contacts and opportunities, facilitating events that exceed their groups' needs and creating unique visitor experiences for attendees.

Celebrating in Cincinnati

Cincinnati's mix of cultures is what makes the region vibrant and exciting. Through Vibe Cincinnati, the multicultural platform of the Cincinnati USA CVB, attendees and visitors are invited to connect with the local community through engaging and empowering experiences in the heart of the city.

Vibe Cincinnati provides entertainment and programming opportunities to groups, both during and outside of their events. Vibe's Urban Market Exchange features food, art and other retail items from local multicultural entrepreneurs, or a Vibe Lounge is a fun nightlife option for groups. Overall, Vibe experiences give planners options to bring more energy, life and culture to their events through the vibrancy of the Cincinnati region.

Creating Connections

Events in Cincinnati are defined by meaningful connections. Here, the local hospitality community creates a setting where attendees can connect with the city, with the meeting's content and with each other. It starts with the planning process, and the Cincinnati USA CVB understands that successful events and unforgettable attendee experiences hinge on collaboration between the planners and the host. With Cincinnati's world-class hotels, restaurants and attractions and passionate hospitality community, the CVB connects planners to top-notch resources that deliver a truly original meeting experience.

The Cincinnati USA CVB is committed to diversifying the vendor selection for conventions and offering the best resources for events. From venues and AV companies to catering and transportation, the CVB continues to curate a lengthy selection of vendors for meeting planners to choose from. With help from the CVB and its connections, planners can easily tailor their group's experience, whether they need a unique meeting space, customized programming or assistance with logistical planning. In Cincinnati, the area's commitment to hospitality encourages groups to "own the city" and allows planners' visions to become a reality.

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