Savannah's Unique Appeal for Financial Meetings


As a meeting professional in the financial industry, you have a lot of boxes to check. You need to find a destination that drives attendance, fosters collaboration and learning. You need unique venues and engaging activities for attendees – all while balancing budget. Savannah, Georgia, checks all the boxes for you. Learn about our welcoming city's unique appeal for financial meetings.

Industry Accolades

Hosting your financial meeting in Savannah means your group will be in a city with economic impact and international connections. The Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) and the World Trade Center announced this year it received Site Selection magazine's "Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development" for the fifth year in a row. Financial activities make up the Savannah area's diverse industry mix and saw a 9.4% increase in employment from 2017 to 2023.

Visit Savannah Senior Director of Sales Larry Browder and Sales Director Kellie Linder are members of and attend the annual meeting of Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP), whose Board of Directors members are comprised of the following groups:

  • Lincoln Life
  • NY Life
  • Met Life
  • Farmers Mutual
  • Commonwealth Financial

Savannah also has a history of hosting finance and insurance groups, including: 

  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
  • Public Pension Financial Forum
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • Zeiss Group
  • General Reinsurance Corporation

“Savannah will always be in the mix as long as I’m alive!” - John A. Castino Jr. Sr. Director Enterprise Events, Campus and Event Experiences  Northwestern Mutual

Destination Appeal

Savannah isn’t just a meeting destination — it’s an experience. It starts with getting here. The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV), rated the No. 1 airport in the country in 2023 by Condé Nast Traveler readers, offers nonstop flights to more than 32 destinations throughout the country on major airlines that include Delta, United, American, JetBlue, Southwest and more. Upon landing, your attendees are just 15 minutes from the city center. 

Financial meetings in Savannah bring bucket-list appeal, rich history, arts, culture, world-famous and award-winning dininggreat shopping and moderate year-round weather that all build attendance. The Show Us Your Badge program is a great way for meeting attendees to save when exploring some of the destination’s most popular attractions post-session by giving them discounts at businesses in the Historic Landmark District and nearby areas. 

You’ll also find group venues that exude the spirit of the destination while facilitating communication among your group. For larger meetings, the Savannah Convention Center is doubling in size. The 660,000-square-foot waterfront venue will include 200,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, 32 total breakout meeting rooms, a partially covered rooftop patio and a new 40,000-square-foot ballroom to complement our 25,000 sq. ft. ballroom. Savannah also offers outside-the-boardroom venues with historic character to spare to inspire creativity that improves business results — from hosting a reception for up to 150 at the Telfair Academy, the South’s oldest public art museum, to a meeting for up to 1000 aboard a Savannah Riverboat Cruise to an intimate dining experience to a gathering of up to 100 at The Olde Pink House.

Hotels in the Center of It All

Whether you're looking for a hotel with meeting space or accommodations for attendees near their meeting venue, Savannah has an array of accommodations to fit your style and price range. The Visit Savannah Meetings & Conventions team can help you choose from our properties, offering more than 18,000 guest rooms. In the area of the Historic Landmark District, you'll find top names and boutique stays that put attendees within walking distance of meeting facilities, historic attractions, vibrant restaurants and eclectic shops. Additionally, these hotels offer 6,000 guest rooms, as well as indoor meeting rooms, flooded with natural light and outdoor event spaces that allow for fresh air. These spaces also boast stunning views, modern technology and easily accessible amenities.

JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District

  •  419 guest rooms
  • 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space
  • 22 meeting rooms
  • 13 on-site restaurants, catering services & more

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

  •  403 renovated guest rooms
  • 35,000+ sq. ft. of on-site event space
  • 13 meeting rooms

Marriott Savannah Riverfront

  • 391 guest rooms
  • 40,000+ sq. ft. of indoor & outdoor venue space
  • 19 breakout rooms
  • 3 on-site restaurants, catering service & more

Hyatt Regency Savannah

  • 351 guest rooms
  • 33,000 sq. ft. of meeting space
  • 20 meeting rooms
  • On-site restaurant & catering services

The DeSoto Savannah

  • 246 guest rooms
  • 20,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space
  • 11 breakout rooms
  • 3 on-site restaurants
Dedication to Safety

Financial meetings in Savannah mean your meeting-goers will be in an inclusive environment with authentic Southern hospitality and a dedication to the safety of the city’s residents and visitors. The City of Savannah's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (ONSE) is dedicated to increasing neighborhood safety for residents and visitors. In addition, Savannah was named among "The 10 Friendliest Cities in the U.S." in 2023 by Condé Nast Traveler readers. 

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CSR Programs

When you plan Savannah for your financial meeting, you connect your company with the community on a deeper level by giving back. Visit Savannah provides customizable options to help you seamlessly incorporate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities into your meeting so attendees can feel they are making a positive impact. Our team partners your organization with local charities and nonprofits to organize volunteer opportunities. 

Memorable Team Building Experiences

When you spend the money planning a meeting, and your financial company spends its time, you want to make sure it’s worthwhile. You want to ensure this time helps grow employee bonds and builds camaraderie. Savannah makes this easy with experiential group excursions like biking, walking, museum and food tours

Wellness Offerings

Financial meetings in Savannah are backdropped by not only 18th-century architecture but also natural beauty, from flower-filled parks to majestic magnolias. Between sessions and downtime, attendees can stretch their legs and clear their minds by walking the city’s 22 historic squares or biking along our picturesque streets. You can also plan a group outing to one of Savannah’s State and National Parks, a kayak trip down a scenic waterway or some beach bonding on Tybee Island. And for the golfers in the group, the area’s championship golf courses allow them to get outside in the sunshine and hit the links. 

Sustainability Initiatives

In Savannah, you can plan a financial meeting that aligns with the destination’s citywide sustainability plan, 100% Savannah, transitioning to safe, clean, renewable energy to increase economic opportunity, improve community health and well-being and protect the natural environment. 

The initiative’s goals are: 

  • All electricity consumed will be generated from safe, clean, renewable energy by 2035
  • All other energy needs will be generated from safe, clean, renewable energy by 2050 

The strategies of 100% Savannah span five key categories:

  1. Energy efficiency
  2. Renewable energy
  3. Transportation and mobility
  4. Community and economic development
  5. Education and engagement. 

In addition, the city is committed to purchasing reusable materials through the Single-Use Plastic Phase-Out to make the destination green. 

The walkability of the destination also reduces your financial company's carbon footprint, and you’ll find that many of our group hotels have sustainability initiatives in place.

Host Your Financial Meeting in Savannah

Ready to plan your financial meeting here? Contact the Visit Savannah Meetings & Conventions team or submit your RFP to get started. 

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