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Capitalizing on Columbus’ strengths as a forward-thinking city, we continue to “Live Forward” to help rebuild Columbus’ economy and support the local community during the COVID-19 crisis. Though many events have been cancelled, Ohio has slowly begun the process to reopen doctor’s offices, retail shops, restaurants and bars, salons and general businesses if the proper guidelines are followed. Attractions throughout Columbus remain closed and the Governor has continued the stay-at-home order with those business exceptions.

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Columbus Convention News

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


Check Out Ohio’s Big Three

February 5, 2020

Groups can add some beauty to the world with the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens’ Butterfly Release Program. The Columbus experience allows participants to release a newly... Continue Reading >>

10 Meetings Destinations on the Rise

January 3, 2020

Columbus is more than just the capital of the Buckeye State--it also has been named a winner of the 2018 Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, has been recognized as a top destination for solo... Continue Reading >>

Ohio Offers Attendees State-of-the-Art Facilities With Small-Town Charm

January 3, 2020

Columbus is the capital of Ohio and also holds the distinction of being its largest and fastest-growing community. “People often think of us as a small city, but we’re not,” says... Continue Reading >>

Site Inspection: Columbus Experiences

December 10, 2019

Ohio’s capital, Columbus, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. The forward-thinking momentum that brought Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and L. Brands (Victoria’s... Continue Reading >>

PCMA Picks Columbus for 2023 Convening Leaders Convention

December 10, 2019

The Columbus Convening Leaders will be held January 8-11, 2023, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Columbus has risen in prominence as a meetings destination in the last year, having hosted... Continue Reading >>

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 >>