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Do you attend conferences held by your business or an association? What about events focused on your favorite hobby?

Meetings like these mean business for Maine, infusing money into our economy and supporting local jobs. That’s why we’re asking you to let us know about a gathering that can be held here in our home state and create a positive impact on our close-knit community.

2.54M

Visitors
(3.3% ↑ from 2021)

$2.41B

Total Economic Impact
(17.6% ↑ from 2021)

$948M

Total Impact on Wages
(23.9% ↑ from 2021)

$1.37B

in Direct Spending
(17.8% ↑ from 2021)

23,400

Jobs Generated
(22.5% ↑ from 2021)

$1,807

Saved by Greater Portland Households in Taxes

GREATER PORTLAND
VISITATION:
BY THE NUMBERS*

Visit Portland’s meetings marketing efforts led to 205 conference leads and direct referrals delivered to partner businesses.

*Data is based on figures from 2022.

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Visit Portland is Greater Portland’s Destination Marketing Organization. In addition to encouraging travelers to visit our local businesses and historic, cultural and recreational sites, we help bring groups to our state for events and serve as a “one-stop shop” for meeting and event planners and organizers. 

When you let us know about a group that could hold a meeting here, we can provide the company, corporation, organization, group of hobbyists or sports team with our planning expertise for free!

We provide free meeting assistance with: 

  • Overnight accommodations and event space availability
  • Bid proposals and presentations
  • Site inspections and area tours
  • Marketing materials for event promotion
  • Itinerary and program ideas
  • Images, video and PR distribution for events open to the public
  • Gift ideas
  • Guides for attendees
  • Alleviating stress by making the planning process less complicated
  • Getting expertise and insider knowledge
  • Connecting your group with meeting venues, hotels, restaurants and more
  • Saving money
  • Supporting local businesses and jobs 
  • Having a convenient and accessible meeting destination 
  • Reducing the event’s carbon footprint since air travel won’t be needed

GREATER PORTLAND
VISITATION:
BY THE NUMBERS*

$325B

in Direct Spending

253M

Total Participants

2.5M

Direct Jobs

$1,287

Average Spend Per Participants

Plan With Visit Portland

Visit Portland Team

Abby Traver

Group Sales + Services Manager

At Visit Portland your meeting or event is of utmost importance to us and, together with our partners in the hospitality industry, we’ll work to make it one of the most pleasurable you’ll ever hold. Our goal is to provide you with the assistance you need to make your meeting in Maine well attended, successful and enjoyable.

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Do you know about an event that can be held in Maine? Tell the Visit Portland team, your Maine meetings team, by emailing sales@visitportland.com or abby@visitportland.com or calling 207-772-4994 x 227.

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