Welcome to GOP Convention Strategies

The 2012 Republican National Convention is a tremendous opportunity to sell your ideas, to highlight your issues, to promote your brand, and to forge new relationships. To make the most of this once every four years opportunity, start by putting together the right convention team.

We're a group of DC based veteran political convention operatives in league with the top Tampa political firm. We have the skills, the connections, and the local knowledge you need to make maximum impact at the 2012 Convention.

Whether your goal is to connect with important decision makers, to get the voters and the media to focus on your agenda, or simply to host a great event with all the right people in attendance, we can help make it happen. We have the local Tampa resources and the national reach to help you make the most of your convention effort. Please take a look at us and the skills and experience we can put to work on your behalf.

"A lot of good stuff will come from the RNC convention. It will be unbelievable. Fifteen thousand journalists [are expected to be in town]. It will be the chance
to showcase the city. It's the chance of a lifetime for Tampa."
-Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn May 2011

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Tampa Skyline At Night Tampa Skyline Daytime St. Pete Times Forum
Tampa Contention Center
Tampa Convention Center

This beautiful waterfront venue elegantly showcases the natural surroundings of the area. With 600,000 square feet of space, the Tampa Convention Center has room for even the largest gatherings. A quick trolley ride will get you to Channelside, the Florida Aquarium, and historic Ybor City.

St Pete Times Forum
Tampa Bay Times Forum

Home to the Tampa Bay Lightning and top-notch performing artists, the Tampa Bay Times Forum has it all. From Andrea Bocelli, Katy Perry, NBA Basketball, and Professional Bull Riding, there's always something going on here. Conveniently located walking distance from Channelside in Downtown Tampa.

Cuban Club
Cuban Club

In its heyday, El Circulo Cubano provided the Cuban immigrants of Ybor City with a theater, grand ballroom, medical clinic, cantina, gym and library. Now, this historic building hosts everything from weddings to high school homecoming dances. A must see on any trip to Tampa.

Italian Club
Italian Club

Built over a century ago with the vision of uniting Tampa's Italian community, The Italian Club is an historic landmark and beautiful location to host a variety of events. Located in Ybor City and walking distance to dozens of bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Tampa History Center
Tampa History Center

More than just a repository for historical facts, the Tampa History Museum bridges the gap between Tampa's past and present. Follow in the footsteps of the first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, sports legends, and railroad tycoons.

Glazer Children's Museum
Glazer Children's Museum

It's not your parents' museum. Designed for kids aged birth to 10 years, the Glazer Children's Museum is an interactive, hands-on place for kids to learn about Tampa Bay and the amazing world they live in.

Columbia Restaurant
Columbia Restaurant

Founded in 1905, this Spanish/Cuban gem represents some of the richest culture of the Tampa Bay Area. In 2010 The Columbia was named an All-American Icon by Nation's Restaurant News, one of only fifty restaurants in the U.S. chosen for this honor.

Berninis
Berninis

An eclectic Italian experience, Bernini is located in the heart of historic Ybor City. This is not your ordinary spaghetti and meatballs joint. Savor delicious dishes such as pistachio crusted grouper amidst the who's who of Tampa.

Pepin Hospitality Centre
Pepin Hospitality Centre

Founded by Tom Pepin, the Pepin Hospitality Center provides cutting edge lighting, sound, video and architecture designed by renowned leaders in their discipline.

A La Carte Pavilion
A La Carte Pavilion

Hosting every type of event from weddings, to corporate parties, to Mixed Martial Arts fightsÉA la Carte Pavilion is a top-notch facility capable of hosting multiple events at the same time.

The Tampa Club
The Tampa Club

The best view in town is no exaggeration when describing The Tampa Club. Located on the 42nd floor of one of Downtown's high rises, enjoy dinner or a drink while overlooking beautiful Tampa Bay.

Florida Aquarium
Florida Aquarium

Considered one of the best aquariums in the country, The Florida Aquarium is located in beautiful Downtown Tampa across the street from Channelside. Explore the shark tanks and the free flight aviaryÉand be sure to check out great activities like Swim with the Fishes, and Wild Dolphin Encounter.

S.S. American Victory Ship
S.S. American Victory Ship

A truly unique and historic venue set to the backdrop of the Port of Tampa. The S.S. American Victory is a retired warship that served in WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars. It is one of only three fully-functioning ships of its kind in the country.

David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

Located in historic Ybor City, The Ritz Ybor is one of Tampa's premiere concert and event venues hosting some of the biggest names in the industry including Lady Gaga. Boasting over 17,000 square feet of space, multiple full service bars, a state of the art lighting system, and access for licensed and insured caterers.

The Tampa Theatre
The Tampa Theatre

Built by famed theatre architect John Eberson, the Tampa Theatre is one of the city's most beloved historic landmarks. Enjoy a wide range of performing arts events set to the backdrop of 1920's theatre dŽcor.

The Ritz Ybor
The Ritz Ybor

Located in historic Ybor City, The Ritz Ybor is one of Tampa's premiere concert and event venues hosting some of the biggest names in the industry including Lady Gaga. Boasting over 17,000 square feet of space, multiple full service bars, a state of the art lighting system, and access for licensed and insured caterers.

The Venue
The Venue

One of Tampa's hottest nightclubs, they offer everything from martinis to hand rolled sushi. The Venue is a must-stop for artists such as Will.I.Am from the Black Eyed Peas, American Idol's Kris Allen, The Script , and many more.

The Dali Museum
The Dali Museum

As unique as the artist himself, AOL Travel News recently called the new Dali Museum "one of the top buildings you have to see before you die."

Morean Arts Center
Morean Arts Center

With roots dating back to 1917, the Morean Arts Center strives to "bring out the artist in all of us." The Morean boasts many well-known artists including their current exhibit, the Chihuly Collection.

Ruth Eckerd Hall
Ruth Eckerd Hall

Trade publication Venues Today ranked Ruth Eckerd Hall #7 on their list of Top Ten Venues Around the World. With an outstanding lineup of concerts and performances, as well as a performing arts education programÉit's no surprise they made the list.

Jannus Live
Jannus Live

A rustic courtyard venue in Downtown St. Pete, Jannus Live is a unique outdoor event site packed with amenities and fresh air.

Tropicana Field
Tropicana Field

Home to the Tampa Bay Rays, Tropicana Field offers 1.1 million square feet of space, a 10,000 gallon "touch tank", design features and fan amenities found nowhere else in the Major Leagues.

The Tampa Theatre
St. Pete / Clearwater Beaches

Experience the pure white sand and sparkling blue-green waters of America's best beaches. With tons of waterfront hotels, restaurants, and nightlifeÉthe only challenge is convincing yourself to go back to work on Monday.

Progress Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater
Progress Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater

This 2,031 seat cultural jewel features elegant ballroom space, waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Located in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg, the newly renovated Progress Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater showcases a wide range of performing arts events from ballets to comedy shows.