FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Terran Fleenor
Visit Fort Worth
Sr. Manager of Public Relations
TerranFleenor@FortWorth.com

Fall Meetings and Conventions to Bring Big Business to Downtown Fort Worth

More than 10,000 attendees expected

 

FORT WORTH (October 7, 2022) – Fort Worth projects an estimated $19 million in economic impact this fall as more than 10,000 conventions and meetings attendees converge upon downtown, actively contributing to the economy through hotel stays, dining, shopping and visiting attractions. 

 Fall 2022 Meetings Include: 

■ 2022 BWI Expo, September 12-14

○ Attendance: 2,500

■ Southwest Veterinary Symposium 2022 Annual Meeting, September 22-25

○ Attendance: 4,000

■ Southern Gas Association 2022 Gas Machinery Conference, October 2-5

○ Attendance: 1,300

■ 2022 Rail Supply Institute Expo & Conference, October 11-13

○ Projected Attendance: 1,200

■ HRSouthwest Conference, October 16-19

○ Projected Attendance: 1,000


Conventions are part of a $2.6 billion visitor economy that employs 28,000 people locally. In fiscal year 2022-23, an estimated 229,000 attendees converged upon Fort Worth over 255 events, resulting in more than 199,000 hotel nights.

 "Conventions are big business for our downtown community and we are thrilled to welcome great customers to Fort Worth this fall," said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of Visit Fort Worth. “We are working closely with the convention center team to ensure business is booked during both phases of the center’s construction.”

The City of Fort Worth recently announced the architectural design firms for Phase 1 of the upcoming convention center expansion which includes constructing state-of-the-art food and beverage facilities and realigning Commerce Street. The Convention Center will remain operational during the renovation work. 

 

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About Visit Fort Worth
Visit Fort Worth is the official destination marketing organization of the 13th-largest city in the United States, dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination with thriving centers of creativity, culture and commerce. Visit Fort Worth is the parent organization of The Fort Worth Herd, the Fort Worth Film Commission, Visita Fort Worth, Fort Worth Sports Commission and music initiative Hear Fort Worth.