Columbus Meeting and Event Testimonials

Columbus is an exceptional meetings destination that offers high quality venues and top-notch service that will meet, and exceed, every need. Don’t just take our word for it; check out what some of our satisfied customers have to say about their experiences.

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Success Stories and Testimonials

 

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“Columbus is a great fit for our National Conference because it offers what we look for in a host city for our large event. The city is friendly, safe and easy to get around. It offers an array of fantastic restaurants, unique shops and top-notch entertainment for our attendees to enjoy during their free time. The local government and Experience Columbus are very supportive partners and easy to work with. The conference and arena facilities and hotels easily accommodate our needs.  We look forward to hosting our National Conference in Columbus for many years to come.”

- Sara West, Senior PR Manager, Thirty-One Gifts

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"I honestly can say that our members, both association executives and industry partners alike, have never been so complimentary of a city and their experience in that city. I had other bureau execs saying 'this city is awesome and they have knocked it out of the park.' Association professionals said, 'I had no concept of what this city was going to deliver, and Columbus is a place I will bring my meeting to AND come back and visit.' People exclaimed what a great experience this ASAE Annual Meeting was and the reoccurring theme we are hearing is, 'I think this was the BEST ASAE Annual Meeting ever!' and I would have to say... I agree."

- Amy LeDoux, SVP Meetings, Expositions and Special Events, ASAE

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 “For a week, nearly 5,000 of our attendees infiltrated Columbus and enjoyed the wide variety of affordable restaurants and attractions, largely on foot! Columbus takes walkability to a completely new level. It also is a city that is friendly and welcoming to all, something that did not go unnoticed by our diverse group of delegates. Even better, Midwestern hospitality is not a myth. The service we received during our event was beyond anything I could have imagined.

- Jan Sneegas, Director of General Assembly and Conference Services, Unitarian Universalist Association

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"Columbus is ideal for groups like ours because it’s so safe and compact with so many things centrally located to the convention center, arena and area hotels that are easy for our attendees to experience. We chose the city because of its central geographic location to our selling base and the close partnership that Experience Columbus has with the convention center, arena and surrounding hotels made it a breeze to plan such a variety of programs at a number of facilities."

- Jason Sigala, Director of Events, Avon

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“I go to conferences all over the country, I see great cities with lots to offer and frankly we don’t see anything better than what Columbus has got. The location here with the Columbus Hilton Downtown and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, it’s just perfect for us. The Short North is a gas – our clients love it. We’ve got everything we want. Columbus is a great city. It’s a great place to host a conference.” 

Bob Lippitz, MBA, Executive Director, Glass Manufacturing Industry Council 

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“One of the events we do at each of our conferences is called ‘dinner with a local librarian’, in which attendees can sign up to dine at a local restaurant and network with others from the conference. In the past we have had poor to fair attendance and unfortunately have had to cancel some of the dinners. However, in Columbus, each of our 12 dinners actually had waiting lists, which our attendees attributed to the incredible quality and variety of dining options.” 

- Melissa Jacobsen, Meetings Manager, American Association of School Librarians

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