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The Convention Welcome Program showcases the city’s fabulous hospitality and welcomes your
attendees to our community.
Welcome Signs
Your attendees will be greeted with welcome
signs at Baltimore- Washington International
Thurgood Marshall Airport; in the
windows of downtown merchants, restaurants
and attractions; and in the lobbies of the hotels in your block. Attendees arriving by train can't miss the 40-foot-long welcome sign at Penn Station. The Visitor Center, located at the Inner Harbor, will also feature your logo and event dates on its flat-screen monitors while your attendees are in town.
Over-Street Banners
Up to two over-street banners across Pratt Street, within a block of the Convention Center, are visible by attendees as they walk or drive to your convention, meeting, tradeshow or special event.
Large stickers featured on the sidewalks outside of the Convention Center’s main entrances.
Streetlight Pole
Visit Baltimore reserves up to 11 streetlight poles for your signs — all are along Pratt Street in front of the Convention Center.
Hotel Staff Buttons
Front-of-house staff will wear a button with your logo as an extra friendly welcome to Baltimore.
“Show Your Badge”
Discount Program
This program helps meeting professionals offer special savings to attendees from
a variety of our members, including transportation services, restaurants, attractions, museums and shops.
“Welcome to Baltimore”
Program Ad
Provide your services manager with
the print specifications for an ad in your program and we will send you a collected, print-ready file.
Convention Resume
The Convention Résumé provides pertinent information about your citywide group, ensuring that the hospitality community
is ready to greet and accommodate attendees.
CTA Program
When visitors come to Baltimore and
ask for directions to an attraction or
a recommendation for a restaurant,
they need accurate information from a friendly, helpful hospitality worker or city employee. That is why the Certified Tourism AmbassadorTM (CTA) program aims to increase tourism by inspiring frontline hospitality employees and volunteers to stay “in the know” and enhance the visitor experience.
*Welcome Program varies based on size of group.
If you’re looking for a fresh way to build team cohesion, why not try voluntourism? Rounds of golf or watching pro-sports games allow the group to network,
but voluntourism adds the element of working toward a common goal — the very definition of team-building.
And what better way to truly experience a destination than to meet those passionate enough to serve their communities?
Visit Baltimore partners with Business Volunteers Maryland (BVM), Greater Baltimore’s premier nonprofit specializing in coordinating volunteer events, to organize group service projects for visiting organizations.
The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) notes several group volunteer opportunities
in Baltimore as part of the Conscious Meeting Project initiative:
Packing and/or Providing Necessities
> ONE PROJECT works with Clean the World to provide materials for volunteers to build hygiene kits for donation to local missions.
> Meals on Wheels welcomes volunteers to pack meals for delivery to homebound citizens.
> United Way Stone Soup invites

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