Top 10 Reasons to Meet in Columbus


  1. WALKABLE — Columbus is an easy, walkable convention destination with facilities, hotels, dining and entertainment within a few footsteps.
  2. SPACIOUS — 373,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, 3 ballrooms and 74 meeting rooms are perfectly laid out at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. And they’re connected to 2,100 hotel rooms with a total of 4,000 rooms in downtown Columbus.
  3. ACCESSIBLE — Columbus is within 550 miles of half of the nation‘s population. And our international airport with direct flights to 34 destinations is just 10 minutes from downtown. Many groups have record-breaking attendance in Columbus.
  4. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS — The Columbus Region is home to 15 Fortune 1000 headquarters, including four Fortune 500 headquarters, L Brands, AEP, Nationwide and Cardinal Health.
  5. CONNECTIONS TO LOCAL RESOURCES — Whether you need speakers, factory tours, volunteers, caterers or more, Experience Columbus will connect you with resources, including The Ohio State University, that will make your meeting wildly successful.
  6. AFFORDABLE — As the 15th largest city in the U.S., Columbus has all of the amenities you need at a better value.
  7. VIBRANT — Columbus’ urban neighborhoods are packed with restaurants, shops, galleries, music, sports and live entertainment.
  8. DELICIOUS — Columbus’ amazing food scene features top-ranked chefs, a rich farm-to-table movement, one-of-a-kind restaurants and creative artisan desserts, beers, wines and spirits.
  9. FUN — Visit the No. 1 zoo, the No. 1 science center and even America’s best ice cream, all in Columbus.
  10. CREATIVE — Columbus’ arts scene is one of the Best Big Cities for Art (American Style). Experience creativity from independent artists, professional troupes and artists-in-residence.