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Springfield, Massachusetts and The MassMutual Center is ready to host your next event, with new meeting facilities, high-quality hotel accommodations, a variety of unique venues, and exciting......

Springfield, Massachusetts and The MassMutual Center is ready to host your next event, with new meeting facilities, high-quality hotel accommodations, a variety of unique venues, and exciting dining, culture and entertainment options all at a value you won’t find anywhere else in the Northeast.

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  • 1. Welcome to Springfield, Massachusetts!
  • 2. Why Springfield, MA Why Springfield, Ma• Get big city features and services with small-town hospitality and affordability• Attractive location with the accessibility and destination attributes to attract attendees – situated at the crossroads of New England• Favorable, competitive pricing that makes economic sense• State-of-the-art MassMutual Center offers ample exhibit and meeting capacity (opened in 2006)• 1,000 hotel rooms within steps of the convention center and another 1,400 rooms within a 5-minute drive• Springfield and the Pioneer Valley feature a wide variety of entertainment, cultural and historical attractionsConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 3. Why Springfield FIRST?• For meeting planners, “Springfield FIRST” means that Springfield, MA is your first choice for a meeting or convention destination that combines big-city amenities with small-town service and affordability.
  • 4. Why Springfield FIRST?• Springfield FIRST is also inspired by the fact that throughout the history of America, Springfield has been a true “city of firsts.” – First Springfield in the United States – Birthplace of basketball and site of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame – Birthplace of Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat – Home to the first American- made automobile – Site of the first commercial radio station – …and many moreConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 5. MassMutual Center Overview• Opened in 2006• 40,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space with an additional 20,000 sq. ft. available by utilizing the adjacent arena floor• 24,500 sq. ft. of flexible meeting room space• 15,000-sq. ft. column-free dividable grand ballroom• State-of-the-art technology including free wireless Internet access• 20,000+ sq. ft. of flexible function and registration space• Newly renovated 8,000-capacity arena for general sessions, overflow exhibits or special eventsConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 6. MassMutual Center: Flexibility• Run concurrent sessions with multiple configuration options for meeting rooms and exhibit halls• Multiple registration areas on two different levels of the facility• Customize your environment with state-of-the-art lighting and sound• Meet all presenter needs with full IT and AV capabilities• Work with our food services team to create customize menus catering to all tastes and budgetsConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 7. MassMutual Center: Attendee Navigation • Compact footprint allows for easy and fast attendee navigation • Convenient parking and drop-off points • The MassMutual Center is fully-handicapped accessible • Easy flow to and from any point in the buildingConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 8. MassMutual Center:Building Overview
  • 9. MassMutual Center: Event Level
  • 10. MassMutual Center: Ballroom Level
  • 11. MassMutual Center Arena
  • 12. MassMutual Center: First-Class Building Services • Expert and experienced building management provided by Global Spectrum • State-of-the art IT services • On-site Emergency Medical Technician • Security officers for access control and emergency response • Professional cleaning services • Food services – catering and concessionsConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 13. MassMutual Center: Green Building Initiatives• Extensive recycling program including all types of paper, cardboard and pallets from events and administrative offices• Built-in energy management system: – Automated energy management system allows for efficient control and scheduling of the heating and cooling system – Occupancy light sensors in use in restrooms, storage closets and hallways – Indoor air quality maintained through the ventilation system with incorporates CO2 monitoring• Green seal compliant cleaning and bathroom products used throughout the facilityConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 14. MassMutual Center: Meeting Services• Dedicated Event Manager assigned specifically to your event as your single point of contact for all of your building services• MassMutual Center Exhibitor Services Coordinator to see to every detail of your exhibitors’ needs• The Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau’s team of volunteer Hospitality Ambassadors to ensure that your attendees have an enjoyable and memorable experience while in Springfield
  • 15. Springfield Area Hotels• Springfield has 1,000 rooms steps away of the MassMutual Center and 1,400 hotel rooms within a 5-minute drive of the facility• Wide range of accommodation choices from full-service hotels to charming B&Bs• Over 6,400 hotel rooms in the Pioneer ValleyConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 16. Springfield Transportation• Easy accessibility to attract more qualified attendees• The MassMutual Center is 20 minutes away from Bradley International Airport and situated at intersection of interstate highways I-90 and I-91 – Bradley International Airport in New England’s second largest airportConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 17. Transportation Continued• Complete transportation solutions include Amtrak rail service and bus service with stations close to the convention center• Springfield is serviced by several taxi and limousine companies• Many major attractions are within walking distance of the MassMutual CenterConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England
  • 18. Springfield & Pioneer Valley• As the gateway to New England and the Pioneer Valley, Springfield is one of the most culturally rich and historic areas of the country. Put yourself at center stage amid a wide variety of restaurants, great shopping and countless activities, including theaters, museums, theme parks, nightclubs and more!Conventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England.
  • 19. Activities • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame • Dr. Seuss National Sculpture Garden • Springfield’s CityStage and Symphony Hall • Old Sturbridge Village • Historic Deerfield • Concerts, family and sporting events held at the MMC • Springfield’s Club Quarters • Six Flags New EnglandConventions Beyond Convention. In the heart of New England
  • 20. Think Springfield FIRST for your next meeting or event!