Meetings & Conventions
The Central Florida Visitors and Convention Bureau is dedicated to giving you complete meeting planning assistance for your next retreat, board of directors meeting, training session, conference and reunion.
Location, Location, Location
Located in the geographic center of Florida, Central Florida’s Polk County offers a relaxing locale where your delegates can get down to business. Situated directly between Orlando and Tampa, Polk County is easily accessible from two major international airports.
With over 300,000 square feet of meeting space, 6,500 hotel rooms and 6,500 vacation homes, Central Florida’s Polk County offers the perfect location to chair your next meeting.
The Lakeland Center
The City of Swans, Lakeland is one of the most beautiful, versatile and affordable meeting destinations in Florida. Located just off Interstate 4 between Orlando and Tampa, it is home to the 100,000 square foot The Lakeland Center, Central Florida’s entertainment, sports and convention complex. The multi-faceted complex houses a number of venues including the 10,000 seat Jenkins Arena, 2,296 seat Youkey Theater, 39,027 square feet of flexible space in Sikes Conference Hall, 28,262 square feet Exhibit Hall, and additional small meeting rooms.
The Hyatt Place is conveniently located adjacent to The Lakeland Center and there are an additional 2,500 hotel rooms within a five-mile radius. Lakeland features a wide variety of shopping opportunities from unique specialty shops to major shopping malls and flea markets. Lakeland offers a dining experience to fit every taste and budget. View our Calendar of Events and plan to attend a museum exhibition, theater performance, or the symphony.
One of a Kind Locations
Central Florida’s Polk County has many hidden treasures waiting to be discovered for hosting meetings, conventions and corporate functions.
Hey Locals, Showcase Your Hometown!
We are all connected to companies, professional associations, youth sports and social clubs that have meetings/conventions, tournaments, reunions and group outings. Will you help us by becoming an ambassador and bring the business home to Polk County? It’s easy! Meet in your backyard! Connect us with the appropriate people planning these types of events and the expert staff at Visit Central Florida will do all the work.
To see the meeting facilities on a map click here.
For more information and for meeting and event planning assistance call 800-828-7655 or 863-551-4709.