As the saying goes, Ohio too much fun for one day. I’ve been to Cleveland and had a blast but other than that, I hadn’t really given Ohio too much attention. That was until a client looking to hold a meeting in the Ohio area got me working. And what I discovered, in the good old Buckeye State, was some really impressive cities each with a great Ohio convention center. And I also found that those cities can definitely support the meetings industry; with unique and accommodating convention centers and venues, hotel rooms and space a plenty, state of the art technology, outstanding attractions, dining of all kinds and really so much more. And equally important is the plethora of meeting services organizations that can help any meeting and event planner in getting the job done.
Whether big or small, planning a convention, trade show, conference, retreat, wedding or special event, what I came to understand is the tag line found on the Discover Ohio website ”From adventure-filled days to dazzling nightlife, Ohio has something for everyone.”
A Great Ohio Convention Center – The Greater Columbus Convention Center
Located in the heart of an energetic and exciting Columbus, surrounded by a vibrant array of sports and entertainment activities, accommodations and cultural goings-on, galleries and delicious restaurants. And all within walking distance! This award winning, modern facility with over 1.7 million square feet of space, including three ballrooms, 410,000 square feet of exhibit space and 65 meeting rooms, takes pride in providing an assortment of multi-use spaces. Spaces that can easily be utilized for events and meetings of all shape and sizes. The Greater Columbus Convention Center, created by international architect Peter Eisenman, is as dazzling and unique as the area right outside the its doors. This bold landmark with ample walkways and distinctive spaces with the largest, multi-purpose ballroom in the state of Ohio, welcomes millions and millions of guests each year.
This Ohio Convention Center provides way more than just some available space. If you can name it, they can take care of it, convention services, catering, event planning and more. Looking for decor, entertainment, audio visual, food or some other event need, the Greater Columbus Convention Center houses and partners with only the best. With the ability to customize and with a great deal of experience, their goal is to work with clients to ensure all their demands are looked after. As they say, “If you’re looking for the perfect destination for your next event, look no further.”
A Great Ohio Convention Center – Duke Energy Convention Center
Looking for that perfect Cincinnati venue for a convention, meeting, trade show, banquet or conference, then look no further. Showcasing over 750,000 square feet of meeting, entertainment and exhibit space, the Duke Energy Convention Center is the place for you. From small to large, located in the middle of it all, this multipurpose venue can easily house everything, whether it be a cozy get together, a sophisticated wedding or a sizable convention. The adaptable space at the Duke Energy Convention Center can be customized to meet the needs and wants of your event in the most seamless way.
Bragging is always allowed and the Duke Energy Convention Center has lots to brag about. What with a team of attentive, creative and professional staff and partners available to help with every single thing from start to finish. And with the number one priority, giving clients an out of this world experience, and dedicated to providing an attention to service second to none, a commitment to detail and utilizing that powerful skill of listening and responding to each request in a timely fashion helps this center achieve their goals, one client at a time. Surrounded by over 3000 hotel rooms within a mere three blocks, the Fountain Square entertainment district and with world class shopping, dining and entertainment a mere hop, skip and a jump away, makes You pay for health health plan in two ways:In general, if you pay a higher premium up front, you will pay less when you receive medical care, and vice versa. this a perfect Ohio location for your next event or meeting.
A Great Ohio Convention Center – I-X Center
First and foremost the I-X Center located in Cleveland prides itself on the lack, yep you heard it here, lack of red tape. What with the shortage of red tape they more than make up for in flexibility and attention to detail. Dealing with the facility owners, they are able to assist with all event and meeting needs in a very timely fashion. And with a more unique business model one is not the loneliest number. When you work with I-X Center you receive one contract and invoice, one management team and one adaptable labor union providing a one stop shop, hassle-free experience.
With over a million square feet of connecting conference and exhibit space including 280,000 square feet of column-free space, an 85,000 square foot carpeted conference center with 26 meeting rooms and a 16,000 square foot Grand Ballroom makes this the ideal site; whether you are in need of an exhibition, convention or conference center. And let’s not forget about the world”s largest indoor Ferris wheel, an amazing outdoor ExpoTron video display and the new state of the art transitional theater seating. With Cleveland regularly beating out tier one cities when it comes to cost effective flights, accommodations, dining and entertainment. And with a hard-working, flexible and thorough team of in-house professionals with a can-do attitude, they prove “the possibilities are endless”!