Skip Navigation
Go to VisitPITTSBURGH.com
Spotlight
Map graphic
Check out our interactive Google Map. Find hotels, restaurants and things to do.
Read More
email print

Testimonials

InSight's SmithBucklin Team
SmithBucklin

Oct. 04, 2011

Pittsburgh is a city that did not come to mind when considering locations for InSight's annual conference, but it turned out to be the perfect fit! Exhibitors were happy, housing was full, the locals were nice and the food was delicious! This city not only made us feel welcome and valued, but it also went above and beyond to ensure all logistics went smoothly throughout the duration of the program. Working with the bureau and the convention center has been seamless, and an enjoyable experience. Pittsburgh is walkable, friendly, green and a great choice for this conference. The city of Pittsburgh has a lot to offer as a destination for conventions.

David Deeney
Sales Manager

Northwest Public Radio & Television (The Public Media Development & Marketing Conference)
July 11-17, 2011

Pittsburgh is not what was expected. Incredible architecture in canyons of concrete, steel and glass; blending historic with the current and creating open squares and markets where people gather for live music, fellowship and camaraderie. River walk stretches, beckoning you to splendid water's edge as sunsets color the sky and water and ease the mind.

Wonderful. Great conference.

Sue Caruso
Arrangements Chairman

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
August 8-11, 2010

Our event (in Pittsburgh) was fabulous! We have regular attendees to this yearly meeting, but....we exceeded our numbers by 60! We heard comments such as.."It's so clean!", "it's such a surprisingly beautiful city!". Our attendees go where the meeting is, but over half stayed at least an extra day! We had our field trip to Heinz Field, Carnegie Science Center and the the Strip District and all went back a second time!! Dinner boat cruise was great and that also encouraged additional tourism! By the end of the event, everyone was asking when we were hosting it again!

Michelle Horton
Meetings Manager

Ecological Society of America
July 28-August 6, 2010

The City of Pittsburgh is very walk able, and all our hotels were near the convention center which meant we did not need shuttle bus service. VisitPittsburgh provided ESA with incredible support. Karl Pietrzak was only a phone call away for all the questions I had on Pittsburgh. He was so valuable in providing us with all the promotional materials could use to sell Pittsburgh to our attendees. We use VisitPittsburgh''s housing bureau. This service was very reasonably priced and was provided by tow outstanding women, Gail Schenone and Kristen Turner. They knew all the hotels and their reps and gave us outstanding service and even worked a few miracles for our meeting.

Abigail Young
Meeting and Membership Coordinator

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association
April 20-24, 2010

VisitPittsburgh and the staff were so helpful throughout the process of selecting the site right through our event. Our conference attendees were very pleased with he convention center - the spacious meeting rooms, its proximity to everything and especially the gorgeous view of the river from outside our exhibit hall. The on-site help that VisitPittsburgh provided our attendees was also invaluable.

Gwen Abramson
Meeting Planner

Society For Study of Reproduction
July 16-23, 2009

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center staff was outstanding, especially our event manager, Jennifer Tadler. Nothing got in the way of her commitment to our group. She was amazing. And we had great service from the VisitPittsburgh information booth staff. They were very busy each day, helping our attendees with questions about Pittsburgh. They always had smiles on their faces.

Janet Johnson
Show Manager

Heartland Travel Showcase
Feb. 20-22, 2009
VisitPittsburgh and the staff were so helpful throughout the process of selecting the site right through our event. Our conference attendees were very pleased with he convention center - the spacious meeting rooms, its proximity to everything and especially the gorgeous view of the river from outside our exhibit hall. The on-site help that VisitPittsburgh provided our attendees was also invaluable.

Skyline - Footer - Plan Site