New Web Site for Turnkey LA Meetings

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Los Angeles, LA
A look at the new site

A new web site by meetLA puts all the tools planners need for a stress-free meetings at their fingertips.

Features of the site, just launched this week, include:

· Find a Venue—A portfolio of venues including hotels, unique event spaces and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Users can filter their selection by region, attendee number, meeting rooms and minimum square footage to target their results.

· Compare Venues—This tool allows users to quickly compare venues by detailed descriptions and meeting room specs.

· Interactive Mapping—An integrated Google map displays selected venue locations, estimated distances, nearby attractions and public transportation routes.

The new site is mobile-friendly and content also includes hotel renovation news, group dining, green meetings and airport options. “L.A. Tourism understands the importance of the meetings industry and we’ve taken detailed measures to create a website that truly reflects a planner’s interests and desires,” said Darren K. Green, senior vice president of sales at the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. “ is designed to ensure we connect with, and provide an engaging platform for, all generations of the meeting community.”

LA’s citywide convention business is booming, with 33 conventions booked for 2016—the most for the city since 2001. This turnkey solution will make it simple for planners to research the city’s ever-growing hotel and venue options.

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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.