When delegates travel to a conference in a city they haven’t visited, they hope to see what makes that city special. Smart planners arrange for guests to experience the historical, cultural, beautiful, cool and fun sites that make their cities unique. That’s exactly what attendees to the 2019 Small Market Meetings Conference will enjoy when they meet in Green Bay, Wisconsin, September 24-26.
“We’re excited to host the conference and even more to showcase Green Bay and all we have to offer,” said Beth Ulatowski of the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Unfortunately, pre- and post-conference FAM tours are already fully booked thanks to the popularity of Green Bay in the fall months. This northeast Wisconsin city is home to the 13-time NFL champion Green Bay Packers, and the team happens to play a home game against the Philadelphia Eagles during the conference. However, FAM tours can be arranged for other dates of the year, said Ulatowski.
Meeting planners who return to the city for site visits can enjoy many of the same experiences included on the sold-out FAM tours. The visits will incorporate the Packers’ Lambeau Field and its Atrium and the nearby Titletown District. Other popular FAM destinations are the Green Bay Botanical Gardens; the National Railroad Museum; and the Automobile Gallery, a museum of classic cars. The tour includes stops at several hotel properties to learn what they offer meetings groups. The pre-conference FAM dinner will be at the Republic Chop House. The pre-conference FAM hotel will be the historic and recently renovated Hotel Northland, first opened in 1924.
The post-conference FAM tour will include many of the same stops as the pre-conference tour. A lunch will be served at 1919, a restaurant at Lambeau Field; dinner will be at a downtown restaurant called Black and Tan. The post-conference FAM hotel will be Green Bay’s outdoor-themed Tundra Lodge.
All the delegates to the Small Market Meetings Conference will enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing on the second day of the meeting. Delegates will have their choice of five tours. One will visit the beautiful Green Bay Botanical Gardens and will include a hands-on activity. A second tour will visit the National Railroad Museum for an event called Rails and Ales that offers a sampling of local craft beers. Another tour will go to the tribal village of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin on the outskirts of Green Bay, where visitors will learn the history and culture of this Native American group.
Green Bay loves its beer, so the fourth tour will visit several of the city’s finest breweries. The CVB has dubbed the excursion “Pilsners, Stouts and Ales… Oh, My!” Delegates will get to sample some of the local suds.
The last tour choice will take delegates to the Automobile Galley to see its collection of beautiful antique cars spanning every decade of the past century.
To register for the 2019 Small Market Meetings Conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin, September 24-26, go to smmconf.com/registration.