are in abundance, such as the John Brown House and historic Benefit Street, and cultural finds are top-notch, from Rhode Island School of Design’s Museum of Art to the Trinity Repertory Company and Providence Performing Arts Center.
• Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport is only 10 minutes from downtown Providence, and the airport’s ease of access to Interstate 95 makes it a favorite of business and leisure travelers. The airport’s InterLink hub provides passengers with plenty of convenient transportation options, including a rental-car facility, public transportation terminals, and rail service to Providence, Boston, and beyond.
CONVENTION CENTER SPECS
Total event space • 167,000 square feet
Total exhibit-hall space • 100,000 square feet
Total meeting space • 37,000 square feet
On fire Providence’s signature event, WaterFire, is a multisensory experience of music, bonfires, aromatic wood smoke, and flickering firelight along downtown’s three rivers.
engagements, and more. Located between New York City and
Boston, Providence is within easy reach whether attendees arrive by plane, train, or car, because approximately 25 percent of the country’s population lives within 500 miles of the city. For those flying into Rhode Island, Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport provides easy access to downtown, just 10 minutes away. The Amtrak train station, with rail service throughout the Northeast Corridor, is also within walking distance of the RICC.
For more information: Providence War- wick Convention & Visitors Bureau — Kris- tin McGrath, CDME, Vice President of Sales and Services; (401) 456-0200; meetings@ goprovidence.com; goprovidence.com
• Whether it’s a trade show, boardroom meeting, or gala, the award-winning Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau is eager to work with planners to make their event an uncommon success. The full-service destination marketing organization offers assistance with everything from site inspections to housing and attendance building.
• Providence is a culinary gem, due in part to the city being home to Johnson & Wales University. The city recently was ranked No. 1 for some of its food, beverage, and restaurant offerings by readers of Travel + Leisure in the magazine’s “America’s Favorite Cities” poll.
• Meeting planners and their attendees will find plenty of leisure and entertainment options in Providence. Historical attractions