Major Church of God in Christ Convention Chooses Milwaukee in 2018
  • June 28, 2017
  • MILWAUKEE, WI – Milwaukee will host the 68th Women’s International Convention/Crusade, an annual event of the Church of God in Christ, from May 25-June 2, 2018. The announcement was made on June 2 at this year’s convention in Orlando in front of an audience of 10,000 people, with 30,000 viewers livestreaming from 80+ countries. VISIT Milwaukee Convention Sales Manager Megan Husband was on hand to thank the group and welcome them to Milwaukee next year.

    According to VISIT Milwaukee President & CEO Paul Upchurch, “We are thrilled to host the Women’s International Convention/Crusade. We know the attendees will enjoy touring Milwaukee’s vibrant neighborhoods, beautiful lakefront, easy walkability and friendly hospitality.”

    The convention will be held in the Wisconsin Center and has an estimated economic impact of $12.5 million to the greater Milwaukee area.

    Celebrating 50 years in 2017, VISIT Milwaukee is the Greater Milwaukee area’s convention & visitors bureau, marketing the destination as a top choice for business, convention, and leisure travel to national and international visitors to increase the economic impact of tourism in the region. Each year, tourism supports over 50,000 full-time jobs and brings in over $5 billion to the community.  VISIT Milwaukee has over 680 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses.  For more information, call (800) 554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.

    The city and convention center were prominently featured in the 2013-14 Planner Guide issue of Facilities & Destinations magazine.