“I’m thrilled to see Irving make this coveted list. We are honored to be ranked among the top meetings and events destination cities by Cvent, said Maura Allen Gast, ICVB executive director.
Earning a spot on this list validates the significant effort we put into making Irving an attractive and innovative choice for corporate meetings, a critical part of not just our local economy here in North Texas, but equally as beneficial to the economic health of Texas and the entire U.S.”
Irving welcomes nearly 3 million visitors annually delivering $1.4 billion in spending, supporting 12,567 jobs, generating $42.5 million in tax revenues and generating $526 in hard-to-replace tax base for every Irving household.
Since its grand opening two and a half years ago, theLEED® Silver certified, eco-friendly, copper-clad Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas (ICCLC) hosted more than 500 events, attracting more .5 million people to the city.
This fall, Irving breaks ground on an adjoining ICCLC headquarter hotel, and moves full-speed ahead toward completing its 40-acre convention and entertainment district in the Las Colinas Urban Center, set to include an indoor-outdoor amphitheater, and a cluster of restaurants and retail shops.
Cvent evaluated nearly 5,700 U.S. cities featured on the Cvent Supplier Network to create the list. Activity was tracked between July 2012 and June 2013, and ranking was then determined by a set of qualifying criteria:
- Unique Request For Proposals Received
- Total Room Nights
- Awarded Request For Proposals
- Awarded Room Nights
- Percentage of Qualified Meeting Venues