HOUSTON

Home to a respected and energetic cultural arts scene, celebrated restaurants featuring flavors from more than 70 global regions, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration, Houston is a diverse metropolis brimming with personality.

With a revitalized Downtown and expanded meeting facilities, Houston offers a cosmopolitan setting for all conventions and meetings. From Downtown’s George R. Brown Convention Center and the adjacent Hilton Americas-Houston to the brand new 1,000-room Marriott Marquis and the multi-building NRG Park campus, Houston offers superior meeting venues. Plus, the convenient METRORail connects Downtown with the Museum District, the Texas Medical Center and NRG Park, making it easy to travel within the city.

In late 2016, a major renovation effort of the GRB convention center was completed, including a new front façade for the building, an interior concourse and an art-inspired pedestrian plaza running the length of the building complete with ground-level restaurants.

And when the meeting is over, be ready to play. Houston hosts 21,000 concerts, plays, exhibitions and other arts programs annually, giving visitors access to a wide variety of cultural programs. On any given night there’s likely a show somewhere in Houston’s Theater District. The 17-block area is home to Houston’s resident performance companies including the symphony, opera, drama and ballet. Tucked between the bustling Midtown and Medical Center areas, rests Houston’s leafy, park-like Museum District. Nineteen world-class institutions, including the Menil Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are clustered in this area, drawing seven million visitors to the district each year.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Your event was one of the best I have attended in sometime. The difference comes down to your team. The one-on-one appointments were first class! In addition to educating the various team members about Kissimmee, I learned a great deal about American Express Meetings & Events as an organization. Everyone was enthusiastic and excited about their accounts and the work they are doing. This speaks volumes about your culture. Working in the meetings and events industry for over 15 years has allowed me many experiences. Thanks to your team of dedicated professionals, INTER[action] will stand out as one of the most memorable.” Experience Kissimmee

“Pc/nametag® attended INTER[action] with a goal to build a relationship with American Express Meetings & Events. It was thrilling to meet our contacts face-to-face, which in turn helps us strengthen positive relationships with our customers. Since attending in November 2014, we’ve seen a 76% growth in sales with American Express Meeting & Events as a whole, which is absolutely beyond our expectations! I found the event experience to be very interactive, productive and a great way to maintain and build relationships. I would recommend this event hands down. It delivers the expected results and then some!” Pc/nametag®

“INTER[action] is an engaged platform to network American Express Meetings & Events employees from around the globe in a fun environment. I have attended the event every year, and each year the opportunities are there to build upon existing relationships. It has definitely resulted in an increase in enquiries for us as a business. The relationships help with conversion and a deeper level of understanding of the accounts.” Radisson

“It was great to meet so many of the meeting planners all under one roof and I picked up 6 solid leads so a very productive and worthwhile event for us! I am sure that we will see an uplift in opportunities moving forward as a result.” AlliedPRA

“We had a great experience overall meeting with staff in the scheduled 1:1 meetings, networking at the various receptions, and in general sharing contact information with more of the Meetings & Events staff than I’d ever dreamed possible.” CCR Solutions

“The supplier showcase provided us the opportunity within one day to meet with well over 100 key corporate account buyers and decision makers. Our return on investment was quickly seen after the conclusion of the meeting.” Choose Chicago

“Having attended all of the INTER[action]s since the beginning, the event continues to grow in networking opportunities, content, and most of all the VALUE of our relationship with American Express Meetings & Events and its teams.” Accor