Miami Beach to Host 85th Annual United States Conference Of Mayors
  • June 14, 2017
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    MIAMI, FL  — Miami Beach will welcome the US Conference of Mayors (USCM) June 23-26, gathering mayors from around the country as well as Latin America and the Caribbean.

    The City of Miami Beach, in partnership with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and the USCM, have put together an array of programming for mayors traveling with families. Activities will include special private guided tours, family-friendly beach sports, heritage neighborhood and other experiences offered throughout the destination.

    “I am thrilled our tropical-metropolis will have the opportunity to host hundreds of mayors from across the country and, for the first time, mayors from cities in Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. The events will showcase the destination’s diverse venues and hotels, gourmet dining scene, and an a lineup of arts and multi-cultural heritage. Mayor Levine will host a special Mayors Climate Protection Luncheon and Resiliency Panel for a discussion on how Miami Beach has responded to the threat of sea level rise by investing in upgrades to public infrastructure and adopting zoning and building regulation policies.

    With a diversity of meeting venues and event facilities, Miami is set to raise the bar for business travelers in 2018 with the opening of the transformed Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC). The $615 million investment is the anchor to Greater Miami’s meetings and conventions industry, which generates an economic impact of nearly $2 billion to the destination annually. (The MBCC was featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Facilities & Destinations magazine.)

    “We’re pleased to invite the US Conference of Mayors and delegates from abroad to Miami and the beaches later this month. Our destination is alive and brimming with culture and opportunities for attendees to seek out and explore,” said GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME.