People Are Talking About Meeting In Riverside!

“The CVB provided valuable assistance and information on area activities for our group, VIP amenities, and special perks for key staff. the CVB was enormously instrumental in the success of the convention… event attendees love the area! The proximity of hotels and restaurants to the convention center make it a perfect location for meetings and events. The downtown area is charming… we look forward to our next experience in Riverside!”

Cherie Savage
Director Of Meetings & Events

“I want to thank you for all you and the Riverside CVB did to make our meeting such a success. In 20 years of conference planning and management I had never seen this level of enthusiasm, support, and commitment. From the outset, the information you provided on the region was helpful in scheduling events… in addition, the University Of California-Riverside provided support, such as use of its facilities for field trips and receptions with conference planning and made our event memorable.”

Lisa Mighetto, PH.D.,
Executive Director

“Downtown Riverside is a hidden gem! It truly is the perfect location for a mid-sized conference and, once you see and experience it, you truly get it. The Riverside Convention & Visitors Bureau and Riverside Convention Center always go the extra mile for us as I believe they do for every client. That’s not something we, as meeting planners, see every day. The Center lays out beautifully without being overwhelming and is surrounded by multiple hotels for accommodating room blocks, including the Historic Mission Inn & Spa, and by amazing and walkable restaurants and shops. It’s easy to do business with Riverside and the team there helps us to stretch association business dollars through added value benefits and reasonable menu prices. I can’t say enough about my past experiences there and… we already have contracts booked well into the future. I encourage all of my right-sized clients to consider Riverside and, when they do, they never look back."

Tracy Newel CMM,
President & CEO, MeetingWise LLC, Event Management Consultants

“The RCVB is a huge asset to the City of Riverside! I cannot thank the team enough for the highest level of service and hospitality provided to our group. It was a joy to work with them! Jamil was the best banquet professional I have ever worked with. He is a class-act, constant provider of solutions and a joy to work with! The food was delicious – thank you Chef Brad Martin! Security was top-notch. We loved Nelson - he was always on-point and took great care of our team! … RCC – beautiful, modern facility; and amazing staff that made our event one for the record books!”

Carolina M. Evangelo
Citrus Research Board, Director Of Communications

“I just wanted to reach out to you with heartfelt thanks for all that the Convention And Visitors Bureau did to help make our symposium a success. This was the first year that Riverside County Selpa sponsored such a large event and our mental health symposium that we held at the convention center on November 7th and 8th was a huge hit. We received such positive reviews for both the content of the symposium as well as the venue where it was held. The gift bags for the presenters were an added touch that made them feel very welcome and the gifts you provided in the hotels rooms for the committee members were an unexpected surprise. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and generosity and i’m confident that if we host this on an annual basis, the convention center will be our first choice of venue.”