About Us

Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center offers sparkling waterfront views of the Garrison Channel which connects to the Hillsborough River, 600,000 square feet of transformable spaces, and state of the art amenities—all under the Florida sun.

Owned and operated by the City of Tampa, the Convention Center is overseen by Mayor Bob Buckhorn and the City’s Administrator for Economic Opportunity. The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, the Hillsborough County Hotel & Motel Association & Visit Tampa Bay provide support to the Tampa Convention Center and work tirelessly to bring events to our facility and the Tampa Bay Area.

Mayor Bob Buckhorn

The Tampa Convention Center continues to be a major asset for economic development, hosting regional, national, and international conventions that stimulate the local economy. Our experienced team can deliver one-stop event solutions tailored to each convention’s unique needs.

The facility has four-levels of space comprised of an exhibition hall, ballroom, spacious pre-function areas and several breakout rooms. Cafes and waterfront gathering areas, including The Sail waterfront restaurant and bar and boat docks —and visitors can see what makes the Tampa Convention Center one of the premier conference facilities in the Southeast.

In addition to the facility’s features and amenities, the Tampa Convention Center’s central location gives visitors direct access to some of the city’s top hotels, restaurants, and attractions. With so much to explore both inside and outside the Tampa Convention Center, we hope you will come experience this riverfront gem for yourself and see what makes it a destination to discover.