Originally settled by European ethnic groups, Milwaukee today has reached majority minority status with more than half of our residents identifying themselves as African American or Hispanic.
The city’s African American culture is celebrated in the northside Bronzeville and Garfield Park areas, while the United Community Center and Layton Boulevard West are centers for Hispanic, Hmong and African American communities. Potawatomi Hotel and Casino is an outstanding advocate of local Native American culture and a major employer in the area.
Actively involved in the city’s diversity scene, VISIT Milwaukee’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee seeks out ways to enhance the city's image as an inclusive and welcoming destination.
By championing diversity within the hospitality industry, we're already fostering community growth and unity by bringing in groups like:
The League of United Latin American Citizens
2019 National Convention
2017 Regional Conference
2016 & 2017 Regional Conference
|National Society of Black Engineers||2017 Fall Conference|
|Hmong American Partnership||2017 Annual Conference|
|National Congress of American Indians||2017 National Convention|
Plan your next meeting in Milwaukee around cultural celebrations like Mexican Fiesta, Pride Fest or Indian Summer! Held in the impressive 75-acre Henry Maier Festival Park on Lake Michigan, these festivals are fun for the whole family and add value to your meetings in Milwaukee.
"I believe many of our attendees left Milwaukee with a whole new perspective. I wouldn't be surprised to see many return both professionally and personally."
"Members had an enjoyable experience. Very central for many of our members. They enjoyed the downtown location."
"Milwaukee is one of my all-time favorite destinations. The people are so welcoming and friendly, the food is delicious, and so much is within walking distance for our attendees."
- Airport only 10 minutes/8 miles from downtown hotels. 39 non-stop destinations, easy 1-stop connections to 160 cities.
- More than 200 restaurants in downtown area, many with private dining rooms.
- World-class golf courses.
- Historic Third Ward, featuring lively Milwaukee Public Market, al fresco dining, galleries and shopping.
- 3-mile RiverWalk connecting walkable neighborhoods.
- Lively arts and professional sports scene.
- James Beard-recognized restaurants, entertaining brewery tours.
Learn more about why you should host your next event in Milwaukee
Special Offer: $5,000–$10,000 cash incentive to groups booking meetings through December 31, 2018 (certain restrictions apply).
Gus Martinez, Convention Sales Manager