Meeting Planners

Looking to plan a meeting or event in Arizona?
Any time is prime time to plan a meeting in the beautiful Sonoran Desert.  The Tempe/Phoenix area is not only a perfect place for a meeting, event or wedding, it’s also a fun and sunny place to visit. To quickly learn about Tempe, download our handout and familiarize yourself with a few of our fun college town facts. Meeting planners should take advantage of these sizzling summer deals from a few of our partners.

Location: Tempe is conveniently located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, close to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and has access to four freeways for easy travel throughout the city.

Activities: Meeting attendees love our city’s endless activities, from hiking trails to dining options to arts and culture. Arizona State University adds a fun and intellectual atmosphere to our city. We are also known for 330 sunny days each year.

Variety: Tempe is a first-class, yet budget-friendly, location for meetings and events with 10-500 attendees. Additionally, choose from a wide array of Tempe venues and accommodations to fit your next event: a mountain top resort, downtown conference resort, airport hotels, and full and select service properties.

Fun: Guests and attendees will love the Tempe area so much, they will  want to stay and extra day or two exploring. Check out ideas for day trips from Tempe to make the most out of your visit to Arizona!

Where is Tempe?
Tempe, Arizona is a sunny destination, located in the heart of the vibrant Metropolitan Phoenix/Scottsdale area, just minutes from PHX Sky Harbor International Airport. Tempe’s proximity to PHX Airport, served by nearly 20 airlines, makes travel for your attendees extremely easy, and Tempe’s convenient freeway access makes getting around the area simple. Read our blog for more about access to Tempe, including airlift, average flight times and METRO light rail.

How can we help you?
Our job is to make your meeting a success. The Tempe Tourism team can help you every step of the way with our complimentary services. We can assist you with everything from sending out client-specified RFPs to site inspections to connecting you with caterers, audio/visual and other companies that can help perfect your meeting or event. If you need images of Tempe for an upcoming program, please visit our photo gallery.

Hotel Accommodations

Tempe’s hotels provide great value and convenience. Tempe boasts a selection of full-service hotels as well as several limited service options. From a hilltop resort to a downtown conference hotel, and everything in-between, Tempe offers the perfect hotel or meeting space for groups from 10 to 500.  A great place to start planning your meeting or event is by contacting our group sales staff. The destination experts at the Tempe Tourism Office are committed to helping you make your meeting a success.

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Meeting & Event Services

Your meeting is our priority and our job is to make your meeting a success. The Tempe Tourism Office can do all the legwork for you. From sending out your RFP to site inspections to welcome packets for attendees, we’ll be with you every step of the way. Once you’ve decided upon your meeting or event location, our team can also help you find the local resources that can fulfill your catering, transportation, décor, DJ and other needs that your meeting or event requires. We have access to the people and resources you need to make the most of your time and budget.

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Unique Venues

When in Arizona, meeting attendees love to explore. Take care of business and inspire creativity at one of the many unique meeting venues in and around Tempe. Choose from a wide array of Tempe’s unique meeting spaces that include museums, outdoor venues, college campus sites and arts spaces. Some possibilities could include a day at a MLB Cactus League Spring Training Baseball game.  Have you considered meeting on the campus of a major university such as ASU? How about an offsite event at a 3,000 seat theater designed by Frank Lloyd Wright? Take care of business and inspire creativity at one of the many optional meeting venues in and around Tempe.

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Contact Us for More Information

The staff at the Tempe Tourism Office is prepared to assist you in your search for the perfect meeting or event location. Tempe’s central location, quick access to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and variety of hotels and meeting venues make our city an ideal location. Contact us today to learn more about our complimentary services.

James Tevault

Director of Sales – 480-305-1365 –

Matt Connelly

National Sales Manager – 480-305-1375 –

Melora Hathaway

National Sales Manager – 480-305-1357 –

Sofia Preston

Partnership Development  Manager – 480-305-1390 –

Chris Prince

Sports Development  Manager – 480-305-1377 –


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