Sacramento Convention Center Meets Delegates Needs

You're bringing a group to Sacramento for a conference. When your delegates arrive, they will be pleased to find an easy-to-access, open and comfortable facility in the heart of downtown with plenty of amenities that will contribute to a great experience. Here's just a few of the amenities inside the Sacramento Convention... Read more »

Why You Should Ditch the Floral Arrangement at your Next Meeting

While the economy is picking up and businesses are loosening their belts a bit when it comes to business travel, tight budgets for meetings and events are still very much the norm.  Meeting planners are continuously faced with tough decisions that will make or break the budget they have to work with, so it’s important to know in... Read more »

Travel Trends: Voluntourism

A growing trend in leisure and business travel across the country is volunteer travel. Voluntourism is the act of travelers doing voluntary work to contribute to the community in which they are visiting. According to a recent United Nations report, the idea of combining vacations with volunteering has been increasing... Read more »

Trimming the Fat Off F&B Costs

According to data collected for M&C's Meetings Market Report, food & beverage is one of the biggest-ticket items, typically eating up a minimum of 25 percent of a meeting's budget. Continuing down the list on how to cut meeting costs from, here are five more tips that focus on F&B Sacramento style: 1.    ... Read more »

Three Meeting Trends to Keep Your Eye On

Let’s face it.  Times, they are a changin’.  At least in the meeting industry, they are.  You may not be able to put your finger on it, but everyone from planners to attendees, to hotel workers feels it.  Whether we are talking about corporate meetings or conferences, conventions or trade shows, there has been a significant... Read more »

Meet the new General Manager of the Sacramento Convention Center Caterer, Classique Catering

The Sacramento Convention Center teams with Classique Catering to provide your Sacramento meeting group with top-notch customer service and food. Vickie Housholder was promoted last year to General Manager with Classique Catering.  She has worked in sales and operations for 10 years with Classique and is excited to lead the... Read more »

Advice to Meeting Planners Coming to Downtown Sacramento: Have Breakout (and Walk) Session

When you bring your meeting and convention groups to Downtown Sacramento, you're bringing them to a place with fantastic weather that can be taken advantage of in unique ways. Maintaining an exercise regimen can be difficult when you're a frequent traveler or attending a long conference, but a jog, run or walk can be just what... Read more »