On behalf of our entire city, thank you for visiting Columbus! We hope you enjoyed your stay in the 14th largest city in the U.S. and one of the top destinations for meetings and conventions. Throughout PCMA Convening Leaders 2023, you saw firsthand what makes Columbus so special, from our world-class Greater Columbus Convention Center to our impressive and expanding hotel package to our unparalleled level of service.

As one of the 3,300 participants, you made a lasting impact on our city, providing a major boost to our local economy by visiting local restaurants, shops and attractions. We were also blown away by your generosity. With your help at Hospitality Helping Hands and throughout the event, participants packaged 1,350 STEM, toiletry and household item kits for the YMCA of Central Ohio and Star House and donated $20,000 to the YMCA of Central Ohio.

There were so many highlights from this year’s event, from the Opening Reception that showcased how Columbus is an ideal meeting destination in any season to the big reveal of our new mural, Hope, Unity and Resiliency, which many of you helped create. This year’s Convening Leaders ended with a night of music and fashion and an unforgettable performance by John Legend who shares our love of Columbus and described the city as one that gets better and better every time he visits.

We look forward to seeing you again in the future and rolling out the red carpet for your next event just like we did for Convening Leaders 2023!