Find out why Columbus is an emerging convention destination. Attendees love the tight, walkable convention package, starting with the 1.8-million sq. ft. Greater Columbus Convention Center. Undergoing a $125 million full renovation and expansion, the convention center will be complete in July 2017 and feature 373,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space. Columbus’ 4,000 downtown hotel rooms are among four entertainment/art districts, plus thriving culinary and micro-distillery scenes. And getting to Columbus couldn’t be easier. More than half of the U.S. population is within a one-hour flight and the Columbus International Airport is only 10 minutes from downtown.
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277 W. Nationwide Blvd
Suite 125, Columbus, OH 43215
Type of Destination Experience:
Capital City, College Town, Gaming, Historic, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (Ohio Expo Center): 1,000,000
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Ohio Expo Center): 564,383
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Greater Columbus Convention Center): 74,000
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: Yes
Hotel rooms within one mile of convention center: 4,000
Port Columbus International Airport
Miles to downtown 8
Cities with non-stop flights34
International cities with direct flights
Geographic Areas Served:
Greater Columbus area
Why Meet in Columbus
Columbus' top entertainment areas surround downtown, each packed with restaurants, shops and entertainment -- meaning you don't have to go far to have a good time.
Columbus' walkable, tight convention package makes it easy to do the business you need to do and then get out to enjoy the vibrant city.
You'll find what you're looking for in Columbus, whether it's the arts, fashion, outstanding culinary experiences, sports or more.