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Convention Statistics

In 2015, Houston hosted 313 conventions, events and shows that drew 599,930 convention delegates to Houston, translating into an economic impact of $250 million, based on attendance.

2014, Houston hosted 364 conventions, events and shows that drew 774,152 attendees to Houston, translating into an economic impact of $485 million, based on attendance.

In 2013, Houston hosted 263 conventions, events and shows that drew 581,980 attendees to Houston, translating into an economic impact of $462 million, based on attendance.

In 2012, Houston hosted 348 conventions, events and shows that drew 573,028 convention delegates to Houston, translating into an economic impact of $558.1 million, based on attendance.

In 2011, Houston hosted 230 conventions, events and shows that drew 545,398 convention delegates to Houston, translating into an economic impact of $531.2 million, based on attendance.

In 2010, Houston hosted 237 conventions, events and shows that drew 480,283 convention delegates to Houston, translating into an economic impact of $467.8 million, based on attendance.

In 2009, Houston hosted 193 conventions, events and shows that drew 484,802 convention delegates to Houston, translating into an economic impact of $472,197,148, based on attendance.
 

In 2008, Houston hosted 256 conventions, events and shows, which drew 564,826 convention delegates to the city of Houston with an economic impact of $550,140,524.
 

In 2007, Houston hosted 294 conventions, events and shows, which drew nearly 614,287 convention delegates to the city of Houston with an economic impact of $598,315,538, based on attendance.
 

Houston was among the top business travel destinations selected by USA Today's Road Warrior panel (2009).
 

Houston was named the fifth most affordable U.S. city for tradeshows by Tradeshow Week (2009).
 

Houston is listed as one of the top 25 cities for convention, conference and seminar travelers, according to the U.S. Travel Association.
 

U.S. Travel Association also ranks Houston as a top city for general business travelers.

 

Sources: Destination Marketing Association International; U.S. Travel Association; Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau

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