Columbus Convention News

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


Upgrades and Openings: Hilton Columbus Downtown

November 11, 2019

Hilton Columbus Downtown broke ground on a 28-story tower to create the first 1,000-room convention hotel in the city. Combined with the existing hotel, there will be 75,000 square feet of meeting... Continue Reading >>

Debut of the Canopy by Hilton Columbus Downtown introduces new offerings for events

November 11, 2019

As the 14th largest city in the U.S., and recently named by the New York Times as one of the "52 Places to Visit in 2019," Columbus, carries with it an energy and excitement that travelers... Continue Reading >>

PCMA Announces Transformational Sites for Convening Leaders

November 5, 2019

Caesars Entertainment to host 2022 event in Las Vegas; Columbus, Ohio in 2023 PCMA, the world’s largest platform for business events professionals, announced today that its flagship Convening... Continue Reading >>

Planner Ideas from IMEX Day 2

October 2, 2019

When the meetings industry meets in Las Vegas, news is in the air. Destinations and hotels took the opportunity to talk with event professionals to make numerous announcements. The Smart Meetings team... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Rolls Out The Red Carpet For ASAE's Annual Meeting

September 4, 2019

Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, was home to the 2019 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exhibition last week, Aug. 10-13. More than 5,400 association professionals and industry partners... Continue Reading >>

ASAE Kicked Off Centennial with Record Attendance at Foundation Classic

September 4, 2019

The Center for Association Leadership (ASAE) started its 100th-year celebration by bringing 5,476 people to Greater Columbus Convention Center for the organization’s Annual Meeting and... Continue Reading >>

Columbus Meetings: Something for Everyone

September 4, 2019

The doctor is in and he’s ordered a trip to North Market in the heart of downtown Columbus to cure all of our food and beverage needs. Nick Dekker, a food blogger, author and tour guide (aka... Continue Reading >>

A Midwestern Meeting of the Minds

September 4, 2019

The annual meeting of the American Society of Association Executives took place in mid-August in the 1.8-million-square-foot Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio, bringing more than 2,600... Continue Reading >>

From Cow Town To Smart City, Can Central Ohio Make The Grade?

August 1, 2019

Today, Columbus is a magnet for talent throughout the region, and has become the nation's 14th largest city, with a population of about 1 million and 2 million in the metro area. Recent graduates... Continue Reading >>

Columbus: The Next Big Meetings Destination That Might Not Be on Your Radar

August 1, 2019

There’s something happening in Columbus. Columbus is on the move, with young entrepreneurs opening up artisanal businesses and restaurants in its Short North convention district. A formerly... Continue Reading >>