Columbus Convention News


View a compilation of recent news stories that have featured Columbus below.


Ohio hits mark with group-friendly sports venues

May 1, 2017

When it comes to sports teams as well as state-of-the-art sports venues, there’s no doubt that Ohio is in the major leagues. For planners looking to infuse big-game excitement into a meeting or... Continue Reading >>

Smart Women 2017: Rising Stars

April 4, 2017

These women not only play significant professional roles in the meetings and events industry, but also have achieved excellence in their work. They go the extra mile and they find ingenious solutions... Continue Reading >>

2017 CSM of the Year Awards

April 4, 2017

Convention service managers (CSMs) wear a lot of hats -- mentors, on-site experts, sympathizers, to name a few. But some CSMs go beyond the call of duty to fix a problem, find a resource, or just make... Continue Reading >>

Meeting Leaders: Columbus’ Leah Zender

April 4, 2017

She went from recruiting members to attracting meetings, and she could take those stories from community members “to share with the world.” Because Zender came from a small community to a... Continue Reading >>

The Arnold Sports Festival Is Back

March 1, 2017

When Arnold Schwarzenegger first said, “I’ll be back” to officials in Columbus in 1970, he meant it. Decades later, an event bearing his name, Arnold Sports... Continue Reading >>

Indiana & Ohio: A Midwestern Renaissance

February 1, 2017

Meeting planners who have not considered Ohio and Indiana recently might be surprised by all of the new options available for groups. Convention centers, from mid-size to massive, have been... Continue Reading >>

Bill Behrens, CMP, CTA, Named Convention Services Manager of the Year

January 31, 2017

Second time the Experience Columbus director of convention services has been honored COLUMBUS – Experience Columbus is proud to announce that its director of convention services, Bill Behrens,... Continue Reading >>

Columbus is Convention Friendly

January 5, 2017

Columbus goes deep with major expansion and artistic flair. READ MORE Continue Reading >>

Ohio: Planners do well to keep an eye on developments in the Buckeye State

January 5, 2017

A major sign of the vitality of Ohio’s meetings industry is that its capital city — and largest city — is garnering more attention among major convention groups. READ MORE Continue Reading >>

Chef Bill Glover Raises Awareness of the Columbus Ohio Food Scene

December 1, 2016

Columbus is tapping into its agricultural roots to form a truly local food system, one in which farmers, chefs, and consumers can all participate.  READ MORE Continue Reading >>