About the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau (GWCVB) is a nonprofit dedicated to creating the best possible experience in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley for visitors, business travelers and meeting planners.
We market local attractions, facilities, amenities, and services to attract more visitors to the area, increase visitor spending and associated tax revenues, generate and sustain jobs in the hospitality industry, and enhance the quality of life for local residents.
GWCVB was founded in 1978 and chartered by the Governor of Delaware, the New Castle County Executive and the Mayor of Wilmington.
We are governed by a board of 27 members — seven appointed by the Governor of Delaware, seven by the New Castle County Executive and seven by the Mayor of the City of Wilmington. These 21 elect another six members. The Director of Delaware Tourism and the Executive Director of GWCVB are ex officio members of the Board.