High Tech Mecca Being Discovered by Broader Marketplace
10 Reasons to Book San Jose Now
Have you been guilty of overlooking what’s called the Capital of Silicon Valley – otherwise known as San Jose, California, because you think its market is only for high-tech corporate conferences and worldwide conventions? Well, I’d say you are probably guilty as charged but so am I. In my recent conversation with Matthew Martinucci, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Team San Jose, I reversed that thinking. Au contraire, I learned some fascinating facts about San Jose and its burgeoning relationship with the meetings and events industry. That is, on the boot heels of COVID, San Jose has developed a growing audience. According to Martinucci, while high-tech groups are coming back gradually, other types of groups are jumping in, filling in time slots and booking it for their upcoming events – of all sizes too. This is why:
10 Reasons to Book San Jose
The following reasons to book the Capital of Silicon Valley are just for starters and are listed in random order as follows:
1—Land and you’re there! International airport minutes from downtown San Jose.
2—Multiple centers! A special downtown complex consists of a main convention center and partnering venues located a walk away.
3—“Welcome” in Many Languages! Diverse city where 60% of the population speaks a second language and tempting menus are often ethnically based.
4—Retail Therapy! Variety of shopping experiences from high-end boutiques and large shopping malls to independent shops and small retailers.
5—A “Can Do” CVB! Team San Jose, is a destination management group that makes meeting miracles happen.
6—Bedding Down! Chain-name, meeting-style hotels, and upscale boutique brands are located all around town.
7—Getting Around! Walkable downtown with public transportation and plenty of parking lots.
8—Neighborly Neighborhoods! Friendly surrounding areas that enlighten, entertain, and engage.