Phoenix Facts

A mecca for its warm weather and 325 days of blissful sunshine, Phoenix welcomes more than 16 million visitors each year. The climate coupled with being home to over 200 golf courses, Phoenix is a golfer’s paradise!

Phoenix Facts

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is one of the top ten busiest in the U.S. for passenger traffic. A host of ground transportation companies provide shuttle service from the airport to downtown Phoenix and the PHX Sky Train® is a free service providing transport from a local rail station to all airport terminals and airport parking facilities.

Phoenix Facts

According to Smith Travel Research, in 2015 Phoenix accounted for more group hotel occupancy than any other city in the US, followed by Nashville and Orlando.

Phoenix Facts

Thanks in part to its close proximity to Mexico and its large Hispanic population, Phoenix has long been renowned for its authentic Mexican food. It is important to note the distinction between 2 totally different types of Mexican food; Mexican food from Mexico and New Mexican food from the US.

Phoenix Facts

Located in the heart of Downtown Phoenix and just 4 miles from Sky Harbor International Airport is the Phoenix Convention Center. With over 900,00 square feet of exhibit and meeting space, this venue is also within walking distance of the city’s major hotels, shopping and entertainment venues.

Phoenix Facts

Phoenix is home to over 450 hotels and resorts offering more than 62,000 rooms to choose from that can suit any visitor’s lodging needs and budget.

Phoenix Facts

Situated in the heart of downtown Phoenix is CityScape, a two-block open plaza filled with chic restaurants, boutique retail shops and live entertainment venues.

Phoenix Facts

Claiming fame as the nation’s largest city park is Phoenix’s South Mountain Park. Set on more than 16,000 acres, it’s almost double the size of NYC’s Central Park.

Phoenix Facts

The state of Arizona does not observe Daylight Saving Time so there’s no falling back and springing forward in Phoenix!

Phoenix Facts

Phoenix is the largest city in the Sonoran Desert and home to its native saguaro cactus. It can take between 50-70 years for this cactus to grow its very first branch and they can live for over 200 years! The saguaro cactus blossom is Arizona’s state flower.

Phoenix Facts

Travel in and out of the city is easy using one of the newest light rail systems in the nation.

Benefits of Partnering With GCG Event Partners:

Experienced On-Site Meeting Professionals

With an average of over a dozen years of experience, our On-Site Meeting Professionals have the skills to make your events a success. They are qualified, experienced, hard working professionals in the meeting and planning industry.

Nationwide Local Meeting Professionals – Guaranteed!

We guarantee that we’ll provide a qualified meeting professional anywhere across the continental U.S. It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter if your needs are in a remote, rural, suburban or urban area. With an extensive network of meeting and event professionals and the ability to efficiently recruit when needed, we can be trusted to fulfill your needs. Plus, there’s a good chance our local On-Site Meeting Professionals are familiar with your venue and even the venue staff, which will help to make your meeting run more smoothly. It’s like having an employee that lives in the city of your event.

Pre-Screened Members with a Track Record of Success

Every meeting professional is pre-screened to ensure they meet GCG Event Partners professional standards. We continuously review and monitor our members to make sure that they have a track record of success. All this ensures that you are partnered with the most qualified meeting professional anytime, anywhere throughout the U.S.

Dedicated Team Caring for You and Your Needs.

You can take comfort in knowing that our placement team is very experienced, and they proudly maintain a 100% fulfillment rate with reliable local event professionals nationwide. We take the time to understand your company and your specific needs so that your dedicated GCG Event Partners Placement Specialist will carefully match your plans and goals with the ideal On-Site Meeting Professional.

24-Hour Online Access to your Information

You will be able to enter requests and track your meetings 24/7 through our web based system. You can also access our exclusive venue database, providing you with first-hand reviews of any size venue across the country. The reviews come from our dedicated members who have worked events at these locations.

Save Time, Money, and Wear and Tear on Your Staff

You can actually reduce your budget by using experienced, local On-Site Meeting Professionals. By eliminating the need to send your own employees to an event, you’ll save on airfare, hotel, meals, transportation, and parking. Local talent also means knowledge and insight which can’t be gained from a distance.

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