The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau is a 501 C (6), quasi-public organization. Primarily funded by the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) via the Connecticut Office of Tourism's budget to bring group business to Connecticut, by marketing the destination to national, regional and state meetings, conventions and sports planners.
The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by its general membership and operates with numerous committees. Together we work to bring meetings related business, economic impact and tax revenue to the State.
The Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau is the State's destination marketing organization working to bring meetings, incentives, conventions, expositions, and sporting events to the State of Connecticut.
- Selling and marketing the State of Connecticut as a premier destination for national, regional and statewide group business, conventions and sporting events.
- Collaborating with our Connecticut communities driving economic growth with new tax revenue and jobs.
- Investing in strong public/private partnerships. These partnerships are the result of leveraging public dollars with private sector support in the form of membership dues, advertising and public relations, in-kind services and corporate sponsorships.
The Connecticut Sports Advisory Board is a division of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. Board members work with each other and the Bureau sales team with the focus on attracting and serving international, national and regional sporting events of all sizes, thereby increasing local and State revenue, and supporting hospitality industry jobs for Connecticut residents. Established by the Connecticut General Assembly as the Greater Hartford Sports Commission in 2008, the body expanded to become the Connecticut Sports Advisory Board in 2012, upon the establishment of the statewide Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau.
To learn more about our structure and mission, contact Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau President, Robert Murdock.