WHY DOWNTOWN lAKE GENEVA?
We’ve all been to conferences that “get the job done”; Large square box meeting rooms off a crowded city street, moving from room to room with no windows, looking forward to the day’s end when we can finally step out for fresh air. The content was educational and may have been interesting, but after traveling to a new city and cooped up indoors meeting after meeting, you find it hard to enjoy yourself… and your trip!
People have been attending conferences like this for decades, resulting in a loss of appeal, decreased attendance and ultimately losing the resources needed to raise the bar year after year.
When meeting planners plan conferences in downtown
Lake Geneva, they do not
plan meetings - they design an experience.
Lake Geneva is a scenic and quaint lake town offering a variety of lakefront and in-town meeting spaces and lodging that provide your guests with a true vacationing experience. An experience designed to instill excitement and foster engagement. Your attendees will be refreshed throughout their day as they take in Geneva Lake’s beauty while walking from session to session, delighting in the large oak trees lining the lake that captivate the beauty of every season. They can explore the town in a moment’s notice as local restaurants, shopping, arts and entertainment is just steps away from their meetings and lodging. A cocktail reception on a boat, lake tour, canopy tour or golf outing are just a few of many additional opportunities available to entice your attendees to put this meeting on their calendar.
Our community understands you have many options when selecting your conference location, and we all work as a unified team to ensure your attendees receive the finest hospitality experience, and that you as a planner have the assistance you need to deliver exceptional meetings and events.
Meet at the Lake is a complimentary resource for meeting planners and organizations provided by the City of Lake Geneva’s Tourism Commission. The commission's initiative is driven by a goal to better accommodate the needs of large groups by designating one point of contact in booking conferences that require the collaboration of multiple properties downtown Lake Geneva. Meet at the Lake is led by Stephanie Copsey, a seasoned hospitality professional with over 13 years of large-scale meeting planning experience.
Our team at MATL understands that you are busy and have A LOT on your plate. We understand your organization is counting on you to ensure every minute runs smoothly and attendance is HIGH. As your primary contact and an expert on our town, we ask that you allow MATL to develop a cost-effective proposal showcasing the best of small-town hospitality; a customized experience designed to fit your budget and exceed the needs of your organization.
We are your complimentary liaison, here to lessen your burdens and guarantee you are designing an experience that will set the bar high for all future meetings. The time for square box meeting rooms is beginning to pass as individuals are consistently wanting and needing more… Something different, something stimulating and relaxing at the same time, and something to talk about… Perhaps something as simple as a breath of fresh air while they Meet at the Lake.