We Make it Easy

All you need to do is provide us with information about a group with which you share a personal or professional affiliation that we could host in Columbus for a meeting, convention, trade show or other event. Experience Columbus will do the necessary research to confirm that Columbus can meet - and exceed - the group's needs. You can help by providing a letter or phone call expressing your support.

We do everything else - from developing bid materials and hosting the group's meeting planner for site visits to booking hotels and venues. Once the meeting is booked, our award-winning Convention Services team takes over to ensure things run smoothly leading up to and during the event. Experience Columbus' certified staff provides free, outstanding services and resources that are a cut above comparable cities, making planning conventions and meetings here easy and enjoyable.

Services we provide include:

Attendance building, publicity and promotion:

Our goal is to make any group's Columbus meeting its most successful ever. Experience Columbus partners with groups to ensure strong attendance by providing resources that generate enthusiasm and excitement about the Columbus experience:

  • Photos for use in promotional materials
  • Welcome letters from the mayor, city officials and industry executives
  • Media lists and tips on generating publicity
  • Videos that create excitement about the Columbus experience
  • Sample text to promote Columbus for your event
  • Experience Columbus logos for printed materials and website link
  • Suggestions on how to "green" your meeting

Referrals for local services

We provide customized referrals, send leads, provide information and schedule site visits for facilities and services, including:

  • Unique venues for special events and private dining options
  • Facilities, hotels and attractions
  • Transportation and tours
  • Speakers and entertainment
  • Caterers, event decorators, florists or other products and services
  • Experiential tours

On-site visitor information

These materials are offered to ensure attendees enjoy the best of Columbus:

  • Visitor Guides and visitor maps
  • Restaurant information
  • Events calendar for local activities over your meeting dates
  • Discount coupons for attractions and entertainment

On-site Services

Experience Columbus' Visitor Information Registration Specialists can assist with conference registration, various on-site services and visitor information.