Columbus Convention News


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


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 >>

48 Hours in Columbus

December 1, 2016

Find out why all the cool kids love to meet in Columbus. READ MORE Continue Reading >>

Columbus Ranked Top Midwest Destination for Visitors According to New Study by J.D. Power

October 19, 2016

COLUMBUS - Columbus has been ranked the top Midwest destination for visitors, according to the J.D. Power 2016 Destination Experience Satisfaction Study SM , released today. The study measures overall... Continue Reading >>

Women’s business group chooses Columbus for national convention

October 4, 2016

Among the local women business leaders who will take part in the conference are, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams founder Jeni Britton Bauer, Cheryl’s Cookies founder Cheryl Krueger and Diane... Continue Reading >>

Columbus on the Catwalk

September 2, 2016

Columbus is the capital of Ohio, but the city of 850,000 people is also making a name for itself as the Midwestern capital of style. READ MORE Continue Reading >>