Once again named the No. 1 state for business and growth by Forbes magazine, Utah is also making a name for itself as a prime meetings destination. After all, the state’s extensive variety of group venues combined with its many options for outdoor recreation, cultural arts, and excellent dining and nightlife add up to a meeting experience that attendees will remember for years to come. The “Meet in Utah” statewide coopera-
tive program, the first program of its type to be introduced in the state, makes it easy for planners to select the right venues and off-site activities for their meeting. The “Meet in Utah” partnership includes nine CVBs — Logan, Ogden, Davis Area, Salt Lake, Park City, Heber Valley, Utah Valley, Cedar City–Brian
Head, and St. George — and no matter what destination planners choose, they will find a smorgasbord of recreational activities within a short drive of their chosen meeting facility. Skiing and snowboarding at 14 world-class ski resorts, rafting in the Green and Colorado Rivers, hiking and mountain biking in one of 21 national and state parks, and fishing in a seemingly limitless number of lakes and streams are just a few of the options. Groups with a special interest in cultural attractions will favor Northern Utah for its eclectic mix of theater productions, concerts, art galleries, and museums, while Southern Utah is a favor- ite with groups of all kinds because of Arches, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Parks. Whether it’s a convention of 20,000-plus
attendees or a secluded mountain retreat for 20, Utah’s diverse array of venues and ameni- ties enable planners to check off everything they have on their wish list for a productive meeting.
For more information, visit meetinutah.com to submit a request for proposal to any or all of Meet in Utah’s partners.
Back to nature In Utah Valley, Thanksgiving Point’s amphitheater, show barn, golf club, and 55 acres of gardens offer just a few of the state’s many show-stopping venues for meetings and special events.