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Tampa, Florida Skyline

The City of Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida, approximately 200 miles northwest of Miami. The Port of Tampa is Florida’s largest seaport and is the home port for several passenger cruise ships. Tampa was where Babe Ruth hit his longest homerun – 587 feet – in a 1919 exhibition game when Ruth was playing for the Boston Red Sox. Billy Graham’s first ministry was an evangelistic sidewalk crusade on Franklin Street in Tampa. Monster Displayscan provide your exhibit and trade show needs when you meet in Tampa. From a custom exhibit set up to a table top display Monster Displays can help make your event a grand success. Give Monster Displays a call at (888) 483-3344 to get started on the plans for your next successful event. The information about Tampa on this page was provided by Monster Displays.

Trade Show Products

Monster Displays is the full-service trade show display and exhibit design provider you need if you plan to meet in Tampa. Monster Displays can provide a custom designed display, a modular exhibit pop-up system, a portable display, a table top display or more. And you can be assured Monster Displays can deliver this at competitive prices.

Trade Show Rentals

If your budget won’t allow you to purchase a complete exhibitor if you think your needs might change from year to year, Monster Displays can provide what you need on a rental basis. Save on shipping costs from your headquarters and allow Monster Displays to bring your exhibit materials right to the trade show or convention site.

Over a decade of experience in the business gives you the assurance that Monster Displays can bring to your event professionalism and experience to make your trade show experiencerewarding and virtually trouble free. Visit for visual marketing solutions and promotional marketing strategies.

Convention Centers

Tampa Convention Center

Tampa Convention Center


The Tampa Convention Center is located directly on the waterfront in the heart of downtown, and includes 600,000 feet of meeting space and 2,000 feet of waterfront views. It is conveniently within walking distance to downtown hotels, restaurants and clubs. The Exhibit Hall is 200,000 total square feet and is divisible into 75,000, 100,000, 125,000 or 200,000 square feet. The 36,000 square foot ballroom is divisible into 4 sections and there are 36 meetings rooms, including 10 waterfront rooms. The convention center has over 84,000 square feet of flexible pre-function space.

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Phone: 813.274.8511


Tampa Convention Center
333 S. Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602

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The Lakeland Center

The 4-star Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is a recent winner of the prestigious Gold Key Award for meeting properties. Connected via skywalk to Circle Center Mall and the Indiana Convention Center the hotel has 622 guest rooms and suites. Champions Sports Bar has been voted the best place in Indianapolis to watch the NFL.

The Lakeland Center


Located between Tampa and Orlando, the Lakeland Center offers a 10,000 seat arena, 2,296 seat Broadway theatre, 2 exhibit halls and 15 meeting rooms for a total of 100,000 square feet of meeting space with an additional 400,000 square feet of outdoor space.

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Phone: 863-834-8100


The Lakeland Center
701 West Lime Street
Lakeland, Florida 33815-4534

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Tampa’s weather is a combination of sunny days tempered by gentle bay breezes. Spring and fall days are warm with cooler evenings. The summer months bring warmer temperatures and quick afternoon showers. The average annual temperature in Tampa is 73 degrees.

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Upcoming Trade Shows and Conferences in Tampa, Florida

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Transportation & Reach

Located on Florida’s west coast, Tampa is easily accessible by highway, plane or boat.

Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport is just seven miles west of downtown Tampa. On an average day, the airport is home to more than 100,000 visitors with 273 daily nonstop scheduled departures to 68 domestic destinations and 42 weekly nonstop scheduled departures to five international markets. The Landside/Airside Terminal Complex’s spoked wheel design was the first of its kind when it opened in 1971.

Train Transportation to Tampa

Tampa Union Station serves as a passenger stop for two passenger trains daily, Amtrak’s New York-Miami Silver Star, trains 91/92.

Local Transportation in Tampa

Buses: The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) provides inter-city bus service. HART provides service for 26 bus routes, as well as rubber-tired trolleys, and historic electric streetcars connecting downtown Tampa and locations countywide.

TECO Line Streetcar System: Tampa's first electric streetcar lines were built in 1892. Today, electric streetcars are back in Tampa, supporting continued growth in Downtown, Channelside and Ybor City.

Other: Tampa has over 25 taxi companies providing service for the airport, convention center, downtown and hotels.

Hotel Accommodations in Tampa

Tampa has more than 18,000 rooms in over 70 hotels ranging from budget to indulgence.

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Entertainment and Sightseeing

Busch Gardens

Major Attractions: Tampa is home to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with its thrill rides, Broadway-style live entertainment and one of North America's largest zoos. Also check out the American Victory Mariners Memorial & Museum Ship, which features the WWII-era merchant ship SS American Victory. The Florida Aquarium is a three-story, glass domed aquarium featuring exhibits related to Florida's ecosystem and aquatic habitats. Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features more than 1,700 animals on nearly 60 acres of natural habitats, water play areas, wild rides, educational shows and interactive opportunities.

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Major Entertainment: Entertainment options include the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theater and the Madame Walker Theatre Center. The Indy Fringe offers 11 days of theater in August. Indianapolis also has some of the best live music venues around, regardless of your musical taste.

Shopping in Tampa: Once known as the “cigar capital of the world,” Ybor City was founded in1886. Its cobblestone streets and old cigar factory buildings now contain a wide variety of shops, restaurants, clubs and galleries. Don’t worry, you can still purchase a hand-rolled cigar in one of Ybor’s many cigar shops. Hyde Park Village is an outdoor lifestyle center offering a unique shopping, dining and entertainment experience with a mix of national, regional and local retailers. International Plaza features 200 stores and 15 restaurants and is adjacent to the Tampa International Airport. Ellenton Premium Outlets offers 130 designer and name brand outlet stores.

Food & Beverages: The Silver Ring Cafe started as an Ybor City longshoreman's bar in 1929. In 1947, after the owner smelled his staff's preparation of Cuban sandwiches for their lunch, Cuban sandwiches became a featured menu item. Now located downtown, the cafe has won the "Best of the Bay" Cuban sandwich award about 25 times in the last 50 years. Mitchell’s Fish Market prints its menu twice daily to ensure that its 80 seafood choices are the “freshest of the fresh.” Datz Tampa offers over-the-top comfort food with menu items such as an all-bacon appetizer in its quest to be a “foodie theme park.”

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