Each month we pick one of our favorite #DynamoDestinations that should be on your map for hosting conferences, meetings & events. Plus, we’ll reveal our top venue picks in the same 5 corporate event categories each month, so that when you’re in a pinch and need to find the very best picks right now in a given city, you’ve got the Dynamo-approved go-to’s.
Los Angeles, CA – Our February 2020 Feature
Of course, we had to kick off our City Snapshots by turning the lens onto our hometown of sunny Los Angeles, California. We bet L.A. is already on your list of meeting & event destinations because of its great weather, beautiful beaches, and excellent entertainment options, not to mention unbeatable airlift via LAX.
Beyond that, Los Angeles has a booming health & wellness industry, a growing art & design scene, and a foodie culture that’s taking off – just have a look at The Michelin Guide which finally started rating in Los Angeles again last year – 24 restaurants made the cut. Not too shabby.
With all that and the 292 days of sun per year, what’s not to love?
Okay, there is one thing that we hear time and again. Los Angeles can sometimes feel a bit overwhelming to navigate since it is so spread out ie “the sprawl.” It’s true. There’s a lot to L.A. So, we’re going to focus our first L.A. City Snapshot specifically on The West Side.
Los Angeles’ West Side
Many of our clients hosting external events in L.A. with local attendees – think Road Shows and regional Summits – come to us saying, “I can tell I have a high concentration of accounts in the L.A. area, and it makes sense to do an event there, but how do I choose between The West Side, Central L.A., or Downtown? How do I ensure I pick a spot that will work for everyone no matter where they work or live?”
The truth is, if you create a compelling enough value proposition for them to attend your event, it simply doesn’t matter. Angelenos are plenty used to hopping in the car, in an Uber, or increasingly, on the Metro to go to events. So, worry less about the location within the city, and worry more about;
- Selecting an enticing venue within the area you’ve decided on and
- Creating high-value programming that registrants won’t think of missing when they get the calendar alert that it’s time to hop on the 405 and head to your event.
Internal events like Sales Meetings and Incentives of course don’t have this challenge since your attendees are guaranteed to attend. And, when you’re hosting something like a User Conference where attendees are flying in from all over, “the sprawl” is less of an issue as well. But of course, since you’re a top notch planner, you’ll still want to select a top notch venue to give your attendees the best experience possible.
Here is our list of venue go-to’s in our Top 5 corporate event categories on Los Angeles’s West Side: