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Why Columbus


Everything you need for a successful meeting is in a vibrant, walkable destination: Columbus.


Columbus is an easy, walkable convention destination with hip galleries, shops, dining, nightlife, sports and hotels just steps from the convention center in the Short North Arts District and the Arena District. Other downtown districts – German Village, the Brewery District and the Theatre District – are within 10 blocks or a short CBUS ride.


The Greater Columbus Convention Center is 1.8 million sq. ft., with 373,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, 3 ballrooms and 74 meeting rooms. Plus, there are 4,000 hotel rooms downtown and 2,100 rooms connected/adjacent to the convention center.


It’s easy to get to Columbus. John Glenn Columbus International Airport is just 10 minutes from downtown and offers 34 non-stop destinations. And Columbus is within 550 miles of half of the nation’s population.