The 2019 calendar flip unveiled an exciting undertaking as the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) became “Destination Madison” – a name that reflects the passion, pride and spirit shared by the people who call the greater Madison area home.
From cocktail secrets to mustard mysteries, State Street sights to sassy cows, the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has been hard at work addressing the need for tourism offerings that go beyond typical sightseeing. Now, the GMCVB invites visitors to fully immerse themselves in hands-on adventure with Essential Madison Experiences, a collection of brand new, only-in-Madison experiences.
Developed in partnership with the GMCVB, nine Dane County businesses created one or more authentic experiences to take meeting and convention groups behind-the-scenes of favorite attractions and showcase the best that the greater Madison area has to offer.
The Madison Region Economic Partnership and the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau announced today they were successful in winning the bid for the 2018 Business Facilities LiveXchange event. LiveXchange is a unique, exclusive event for site selectors and consultants who are searching for locations for their corporate expansion and relocation projects. The event will bring more than 60 professionals to the area for three days in May, 2018. The consultants will hold meetings and tour the region, seeing firsthand all the Madison Region has to offer.
Madison, Wisconsin has been named a top meeting destination by SmartAsset.com. SmartAsset compiles an annual list of the Best Cities for Conferences each year. This year, Madison ranked 20th on the list.
Deb Archer, President and CEO of the Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau was excited by the news. “This is a wonderful nod about an important element of our work and key contributor to the visitor economy. This confirms and validates what so many of our satisfied customers have expressed to us-- that Madison is a great place to meet and host events,” she said.
(MADISON) Professional triathletes along with the amateur next door will be wading into the waters of Lake Monona to take part in the inaugural Wisconsin Milkman Triathlon. This first year event sold the first 100 registrations in under one minute and that was without even releasing the course to the public. "People told us they were registering on the good faith of our name, " says Brodie Birkel from Race Day Events, "that really makes us feel good about what we strive to do." The event will draw racers from 23 states with over 50% of all athletes coming from outside of Dane County. The race has worked hard to have little impact on the public during the day by designing courses with the various community leaders' input.