Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official organization for convention and tourism marketing for the City of Long Beach.
301 E. Ocean Blvd, Suite 1900
Long Beach CA 90802
Established in 1982, the LBCVB is a private non-profit organization funded by city hotel bed tax and membership contributions from over 400 area businesses and community organizations. The mission of the Bureau is to contribute to the economic development of the city of Long Beach by selling, marketing and promoting Long Beach as a destination for conventions, meetings, tradeshows and tourism.
Every business in Long Beach benefits from a strong convention and hospitality industry. Recent studies show that overnight visitors to Long Beach generate an estimated $300 million in overall economic benefit to the city. The LBCVB directs its aggressive sales and marketing efforts to the "people movers;" the meeting planners, travel agents, tour operators and travel journalists who directly influence a visitor's choice in planning a convention or vacation. Approximately six million visitors travel to Long Beach each year, making tourism one of the city's most important industries.
Through a variety of benefits, members are kept informed of business prospects, marketing opportunities and industry news and trends. Members gain the most when they are actively involved and take advantage of member events and marketing opportunities.
The CVB is staffed by a team of experienced sales and marketing professionals in three major disciplines: Convention Sales & Services, Marketing & Membership and Digital Communications/Public Relations. A board of local business and community leaders provide policy guidance to the organization. LBCVB members represent all facets of the hospitality industry and the Long Beach community, including arts and cultural organizations, attractions, dining, entertainment, hotels, businesses and transportation.
LONG BEACH AREA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU MISSION STATEMENT
To contribute to the economic development of the City of Long Beach by selling, marketing and promoting Long Beach as a destination for meetings, conventions, tradeshows and tourism.
We are an energetic and innovative organization of talented and dedicated professionals who fulfill our Mission Statement by setting high performance standards and expectations, setting and achieving goals, integrating the CVB’s work with our community, creating and maintaining productive partnerships with the public and private sector and serving as a reliable and credible source for Long Beach's tourism industry partners and clients.