The Top 30 Convention Centers in North America

Thanks to Exhibitor Group, which produces both Exhibitor Magazine and Find It on EXHIBITORXchange, any small, medium, and large convention centers located anywhere in North America can apply to be recognized as one of the top 30 convention centers in the region for trade shows and other events.

Applicants can apply annually, and the criteria considered were divided into five primary areas:

  • Facility & Functionality
  • Location & Accommodations
  • Service & Execution
  • Expansion & Upgrades
  • Awards & Industry Participation

The evaluation process also includes a survey of event planners, show organizers, and exhibit managers who have recently hosted or exhibited at recent events within each facility. The process also includes a review of each entrant’s event spaces, selling points, and innovations conducted by a panel of corporate exhibit managers.

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While ExhibitorOnline gives you a page for each convention venue where you can explore some of the best things about each venue, here we compress some of that information into one easy-to-read blog article. Continue reading to find out the top 30 convention centers in North America for the year 2023.

Anaheim Convention Center

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Located in Anaheim, California, the Anaheim Convention Center was founded in 1967 and has since been expanded seven different times and had several renovations. This LEED Gold Certified, GBAC Star Accredited venue offers 1.8 million square feet of exhibit and event space, making it the largest exhibition facility on the West Coast. 

Event hosts have the option to hold their events in various ballrooms, meeting rooms, exhibit halls, flexible meeting spaces, two outdoor plazas, or an arena. With LEED certification, Anaheim CC is proactive in environmental practices in all aspects of its operations. Located in the heart of Anaheim – in the Anaheim Resort district across from Disneyland – this venue is surrounded by 156 hotels including 23,600 hotel rooms. Also nearby is the Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Honda Center, and ARTIC – the transportation hub of the City of Anaheim.

The Anaheim Convention Center’s largest event spaces are Halls A-E which offers 813,607 square feet, the ACC North which offers 200,000 square feet of space, and the arena which offers 7,500 seats.

In order to host an event at the Anaheim Convention Center, contact Lora Stanley, vice president of convention sales and Midwest region at meetings@visitanaheim.org or (630) 579-8071.

Atlantic City Convention Center

Located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Atlantic City Convention Center was founded in 1997 and has recently been approved by the CRDA for an addition that allows sports betting to be built at the bustling venue. This LEED Gold Certified, GBAC Star Accredited venue offers 486,600 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, giving you the wide-open space you might need for a large event.

Since the Atlantic City CC is located in the heart of the northeast and surrounded by many major cities, it’s a great place to host a meeting or convention for easy accessibility. On top of that, the Atlantic City International Airport is just a short 12 miles from the venue, with the Philadelphia International Airport only 60 miles away.

The Atlantic City Convention Center’s largest event spaces are Hall D which is 199,500 square feet, Flex Hall which is 90,700 square feet, and Hall B which offers 83,600 square feet of event space.

In order to host an event at the Atlantic City Convention Center, contact Larry Sieg, president, and CEO, at lsieg@meetac.com or call (609) 318-5538.

Caesars Forum

Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Caesars Forum is the newest addition to the Caesars Entertainment family. It was founded in 2020 and hosted the 2022 NFL draft, welcoming thousands of sports fans to the new venue. With over 550,000 square feet of total conference space, this LEED Silver Certified venue offers the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world – which was plenty of space for the enormous stage and outdoor space that was needed for the 2022 NFL Draft.

In close proximity to Caesars Forum is a constellation of star-studded restaurants debuting in Paris Las Vegas including restaurants by Lisa Vanderpump, Bobby Flay, and coming soon Martha Stewart’s first-ever restaurant – the Bedford. On top of that, just a short walk from the convention center is Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort, where EGOT-winner John Legend has a “Love in Las Vegas” residency.

Caesars Forum’s largest event spaces are the Forum Ballroom which is 110,000 square feet, the Summit Ballroom which is also 110,000 square feet, and the Academy Ballroom which is 40,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at Caesars Forum, contact Micael Massari, chief sales officer, at meet@caesars.com or call (855) 633-8238.

Colorado Convention Center

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Located in Denver, Colorado, the Colorado Convention Center was founded in 1990, when more than 100 professional meeting planners got together with architects to design a simple, sensible, state-of-the-art facility with easy traffic flow and everything you need in a downtown Denver convention venue. This LEED Gold and GBAC Star Accredited venue currently has over 583,000 square feet of total exhibit space and was approved to be expanded in 2015. The new expansion will include high-tech, user-friendly features and is set to open in 2024.

Home to over 200 events annually, the Colorado CC is located within easy walking distance to 11,000 hotel rooms, 300 restaurants, 9 theaters of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and a wide variety of shopping and retail outlets.

The Colorado Convention Center’s largest event spaces are the Exhibit Halls which are 583,000 square feet, the Mile High Ballroom which is 50,000 square feet, and the Bellco Theatre which has 5,000 seats.

In order to host an event at the Colorado Convention Center, contact Rich Carollo, director of sales and marketing at rcarollo@denverconvention.com or call (303) 819-9983.

Convention Center at The Broadmoor

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Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Convention Center at The Broadmoor was founded in 2021 with the addition of Bartolin Hall. CC at The Broadmoor’s Broadmoor Hall, International Center, Colorado Hall, and Bartolin Hall offers over 200,000 square feet of flexible convention and exhibit space.

With 18 breakout rooms and 14 additional meeting rooms on the second-floor mezzanine level, the CC at The Broadmoor offers 32 total meeting rooms. When you combine this with the additional exhibit space, breakout rooms, and boardroom venues throughout the property, The Broadmoor offers 315,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor flexible function areas.

The largest event spaces at Convention Center at The Broadmoor are Bartolin Hall which is 93,500 square feet, Broadmoor Hall which is 60,000 square feet, and The International Center which is 16,268 square feet.

In order to host an event at The Convention Center at the Broadmoor, contact their Director of Sales at sales@broadmoor.com or call (855) 897-1885.

Cox Business Convention Center

Located in the Arena District in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Cox Business Convention Center was founded in 1964. The CBCC is a modern, award-winning venue that includes the state of Oklahoma’s largest banquet space – the Grand Hall.

With 32 meeting rooms and over 310,000 square feet of total space, hosting any sized event is doable at the Cox Business Convention Center. On top of that, CBCC offers in-house catering led by an Executive Chef who was voted Chef of the year twice and was voted Best Country Club Chef in Oklahoma – Devin Levine.

The largest meeting spaces at the Cox Business Convention Center are the Pepsi Exhibit Hall which is 102,600 square feet, the Grand Hall which is 41,470 square feet, and the Tulsa Ballroom which is 30,060 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Cox Business Convention Center, contact Heather Mangum, strategic marketing manager, at hmangum@asmtulsa.com or call (918) 894-4283.

Denny Sanford Premier Center

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Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the Denny Sanford Premier Center was founded in 1996 and hosts over 300 events annually.

With over 72,000 square feet of exhibit space, more than a dozen meeting rooms, multiple exhibit halls and ballrooms, and an arena and stadium space, this venue can host events of any size ranging from small corporate events to national trade shows and conventions. Perfect for multi-day events, the Denny Sanford Premier Center is attached to the Sheraton Hotel. In addition to over 300 annual events, the Denny Sanford Premier Center also self-produces a handful of events to promote community engagement and support various nonprofit organizations.

Situated in a convenient location, the Denny Sanford Premier Center is less than 10 minutes from the airport and dozens of downtown businesses, shops, restaurants, 3 city parks, and an aquatic center.

In order to host an event at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, contact Stu Webber, director of sales, at stu.webber@premier-center.com or call (605) 367-4155.

Duke Energy Convention Center

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Located in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Duke Energy Convention Center was founded in 1967 and is one of the largest conference, entertainment, and exhibit spaces in the Midwest today.

With nearly 200,000 feet of exhibit space, 30 deluxe meeting rooms, and the largest Grand Ballroom in the Midwest, this GBAC STAR Accredited venue is capable of hosting groups from small to large due to innovative design features that welcome creative event plans with the venue’s versatile spaces.

In the heart of downtown Cincinnati, the Duke Energy Convention Center is just blocks away from top-rated restaurants, bars, professional sports venues, and other attractions like Fountain Square and The Banks entertainment district.

The largest event spaces in the Duke Energy Center are Exhibit Hall ABC which is 195,320 square feet, Exhibit Hall A which is 92,350 square feet, and Grand Ballroom AB which is 39,985 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Duke Energy Convention Center, contact Bob Louis, director of sales, at bob.louis@oakviewgroup.com or call (513) 419-7304.

Edmonton Convention Centre

Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the Edmonton Convention Centre was founded in 1983 and has been recognized by the International Association of Venue Managers as one of North America’s top 5 performing venues.

With over 100,000 square feet of exhibit space, this GBAC STAR-accredited venue has been used for corporate functions, banquets, conventions, entertainment events, and even sheltered vulnerable individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the venue’s location in Downtown Edmonton, it is linked via a pedway to Edmonton’s Canada Place, which links to many other buildings including the Citadel Theatre, the Westin Hotel, City Hall, Sutton Place Hotel, and the Edmonton City Centre mall.

The largest event spaces at the Edmonton Convention Centre are Halls ABC which is 75,720 square feet, Hall D which is 24,000 square feet, and the River View Room which is 4,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Edmonton Convention Centre, contact Gil Viveiros, director of sales, at gviveiros@edmonton.com or call (780) 991-2576.

Enercare Centre

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Located in Toronto, Canada, the Enercare Centre was founded in 1997 and is the focal point of Toronto’s Exhibition Place, Canada’s premier destination for conventions, exhibitions, events, and entertainment.

With over 1 million square feet of contiguous event space, the Enercare Centre was purpose-built for conventions, trade shows, consumer shows, and exhibitions. This venue now features a state-of-the-art broadcast studio for hybrid events. On top of that, this venue features 25 meeting rooms and over 600,000 square feet of exhibit space in 8 exhibit halls and is LEED Platinum Certified and GBAC Accredited.

Overlooking the shores of Lake Ontario, the Enercare Centre is within walking distance of the vibrant Liberty Village neighborhood, is close to two airports, and is easily accessible via highway and public transit.

The largest event spaces at the Enercare Centre are Hall A which is 125,000 square feet, Hall B which is 107,390 square feet, and Hall D which is 67,728 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Enercare Centre, contact Elaine Huras, sales and booking assistant at ehuras@explace.on.ca or call (416) 263-3012.

George R. Brown Convention Center

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Located in Houston, Texas, the George R. Brown Convention Center was opened on the east side of downtown Houston on September 26, 1987.

With over 748,000 square feet of exhibit space, seven exhibit halls – five of which are contiguous, 88 meeting rooms, and an expansive flexible space, the George R. Brown CC offers a range of options for successful events of all sizes.

With two connected hotels, the Hilton Americas Houston and Marriot Marquis, as well as four restaurants inside adjacent to the convention center, and free public events and art installations in the surrounding areas, the George R. Brown Convention Center is a great place to host an event.

The largest event spaces at the George R. Brown Convention Center are Hall E which is 115,680 square feet, Hall A which is 114,750 square feet, and Hall A3 which is 112,855 square feet.

In order to host an event at the George. R. Brown Convention Center, contact John Gonzalez, senior vice president, and general manager, at grbinfo@houstonfirst.com or call (713) 853-8000.

Greater Columbus Convention Center

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Located in Columbus, Ohio, the Greater Columbus Convention Center was founded in 1980 and is home to a variety of annual events, regional and national conventions, and athletics. Some notable events include the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, NCAA Women’s Final Four, and the annual Arnold Sports Festival & Expo.

With over 447,000 square feet of exhibit space and 4 exhibit halls, this LEED Silver and GBAC Certified venue is perfect for events of any size. On top of that, the Greater Columbus CC is within close proximity to a variety of entertainment like the North Market, Goodale Park, the Arena District, and the Short North Arts District.

The largest event spaces at the Greater Columbus Convention Center are Exhibit Halls A-D which combines at 373,000 square feet, the Battelle Grand Ballroom which is 74,000 square feet, and the Union Station Ballroom which is 25,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, contact Leslie Nutter, marketing and media manager, at lnutter@columbusconventions.com or call (614) 827-2605.

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

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Located in Tacoma, Washington, the Greater Tacoma Convention Center was founded in 1994 and is the second-largest meeting venue in Western Washington. 

With over 118,000 square feet of usable meeting and function space, the Greater Tacoma Washington CC is perfect for events of all sizes. On top of that, there are more than 700 hotel rooms within walking distance, with more than 2,500 rooms in the nearby Tacoma region, including the new adjoining Marriott Tacoma Downtown. Furthermore, the venue is surrounded by world-class museums, impressive dining options, shopping, day spas, art centers, golf, and other attractions for attendees to enjoy on their off time.

The largest event space in the Greater Tacoma Convention Center is the Exhibition Hall which is 50,000 square feet, Exhibition Hall A which is 22,500 square feet, and Exhibition Hall B which is 27,500 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center, contact Tammi Bryant, deputy director, at tbryant@tacomavenues.org or call (253) 593-7617.

Hawaii Convention Center

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Located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and founded in 1998, the Hawaii Convention Center was the winner of the 2019 International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Venue Excellence Award and has received multiple Prime Site Awards.

With over 1.1 million square feet of award-winning facilities, impressive cuisine, and an industry-leading environmental program, the Hawaii Convention Center is truly a prime location to host an event.

The largest event spaces in the Hawaii Convention Center are the Kamehameha Exhibit Hall which is 204,249 square feet, the Rooftop Garden which is 111,705 square feet, and the Kalakaua Ballroom which is 35,259 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Hawaii Convention Center, contact Teri Orton, general manager, at torton@hccasm.com or call (808) 943-3500.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

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Located in San Antonio, Texas, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center was founded in 1968 and hosts more than 300 events each year with more than 750,000 convention delegates from around the world.

Expanded significantly since 1968, the Henry B. Gonzalez CC offers 514,000 square feet of contiguous event space with 86,500 square feet of column-free multipurpose space, more than 70 meeting rooms, and two ballrooms – including the largest ballroom in Texas. This venue is also home to the Lila Cockrell Theatre, a 2,314-seat performing arts venue. This venue is both LEED Silver Certified and GBAC STAR Accredited.

Situated along the banks of the world-famous River Walk, nearby attractions to the Henry B. Gonzalez convention center are not hard to come by.

The largest event spaces in this venue include Exhibit Hall 1 which is 86,878 square feet, Stars at Night Ballroom which is 54,717 square feet, and Hemisfair Ballroom which is 39,576 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, contact Steven DeFelice, sales and marketing director at steven.defelice@sanantonio.gov, or call (210) 207-6780.

Huntington Place

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Located in Detroit, Michigan, Huntington Place was founded in 1960 and is the 16th largest convention center in the United States.

With over 723,000 square feet of exhibit space and 100 meeting rooms, this LEED Gold-certified and GBAC STAR-accredited facility is capable of hosting events of any size.

Attractions near Huntington Place include the Detroit Theater District (the second largest in the country), the Detroit Riverwalk, and Ford Field.

The largest event spaces in Huntington Place include Exhibit Halls ABCD which is 623,000 square feet, the Grand Riverview Ballroom which is 40,000 square feet and the Huntington Place Atrium which is 30,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at Huntington Place, contact Greg DeSandy, director of sales at gdesandy@huntingtonplacedetroit.com, or call (313) 877-8777.

Indiana Convention Center

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The Indiana Convention Center was founded in 1972 and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana which is known as the “#1 Convention City in the US.”

Situated in the center of the Indianapolis convention campus, the Indiana Convention Center is within close proximity to vibrant neighborhoods and picturesque gathering places as well as hundreds of restaurants, hotels, and attractions like downtown White River State Park, Central Canal, 8-mile Cultural Trail, Monument Circle, various museums, and top-ranked sporting facilities.

With over 566,600 square feet of exhibit space and 71 meeting rooms, this bright, colorful venue earns its badge as one of the country’s premier convention spaces.

The largest event spaces in the Indiana Convention Center include Halls A-K which is 566,600 square feet, Hall F-K which is 335,000 square feet, and Halls H-K which is 239,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Indiana Convention Center, contact Daren Louis Kingi, senior vice president of sales at dkingi@visitindy.com or call (317) 262-8211.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

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Located in Dallas, Texas, the KBHCCD is one of the largest convention centers in the nation, founded in 1957. This venue is home to millions of visitors per year who attend major national and international conventions, meetings, concerts, athletic competitions, auto shows, and more.

Situated in the heart of downtown Dallas, the KBHCCD is connected to a 1,001-room hotel via a sky bridge and is within walking distance of many entertainment and dining options in the vibrant city. This GBAC STAR-accredited, award-winning facility is a permanent fixture in the Dallas skyline and offers 1 million square feet of exhibit space including three ballrooms, 88 meeting rooms, a 1,750-seat theater, and a 9,816-seat arena. In 2018 the city of Dallas made it into the top 5 cities in the nation for meetings and conventions by Cvent.

The largest event spaces in the KBHCCD are Exhibit Halls A-F which is 724,526 square feet, Exhibit Hall F which is 203,000 square feet, and Ballroom A which is 26,992 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, contact Sonja Miller, director of sales and marketing, at sonja.miller@oakviewgroup.com or call (214) 939-2700.

Kentucky International Convention Center

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Located in Louisville, Kentucky, and founded in 1977, the Kentucky International Convention Center completed a $207 million expansion in 2018, cementing its position as a top-tier convention center and business hub.

Situated in the heart of downtown Louisville, the Kentucky International Convention Center is within a few blocks of various entertainment options, cuisine experiences, and over 6,000 hotel rooms throughout more than a dozen hotels. This LEED Silver-certified, GBAC STAR-accredited venue offers over 300,000 square feet of event space, including 5 exhibit halls and 55 meeting rooms.

The largest event spaces in the Kentucky International Convention Center include the Ballroom which is 39,690 square feet, the Main Level Meeting Rooms which are 5,040 square feet and the Conference Theater Room which has 162 seats.

In order to host an event at the Kentucky International Convention Center, contact Laura Whitehead, director of sales and marketing at laura.whitehead@kyvenues.com or call (502) 595-3513.

Las Vegas Convention Center

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Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Las Vegas Convention Center was founded in 1959 and is home to some of the most globally recognized conventions like CES, the National Association of Broadcasters, SEMA, and more.

Residing in Las Vegas, consistently named the number 1 destination for trade shows in North America by Trade Show News Network, the Las Vegas Convention Center helps host the cities nearly 24,000 meetings, conventions, and incentive programs hosted annually which range in size from 10 to more than 150,000. It comes as no surprise that this premier venue offers over 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space.

The largest event spaces at the Las Vegas Convention Center are Exhibit Hall S3 which is 242,393 square feet, Exhibit Hall S1 which is 224,944 square feet, and Exhibit Hall S4 which is 222,266 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Las Vegas Convention Center, contact Steve Patterson, director of convention services, at spatterson@lvcva.com or call (702) 829-0711.

Los Angeles Convention Center

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Located in Los Angeles, California, the LA Convention Center was founded in 1971 and is renowned internationally as the premier site for conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, and meetings of all sizes.

With over 720,000 square feet of flexible event space, this LEED Gold-certified venue is home to over 300 events per year, including the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Abilities Expo, the Anime Expo, E3, and much more. On top of that, this facility is the first US convention center of its size to be recertified on the LEED® EB+OM Gold level.

Situated in the cultural, business, and entertainment mecca of Downtown Los Angeles, the LACC is within walking distance of various entertainment, dining, and tourist attraction options.

The largest event spaces in the LACC are the South Hall which is 346,890 square feet, the West Hall which is 210,685 square feet, and the Kentia Hall which is 162,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Los Angeles Convention Center, contact Nancy Walker, vice president of sales and marketing, at nwalker@lacclink.com or call (213) 222-3186.

Miami Beach Convention Center

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Located in Miami Beach, Florida, the Miami Beach Convention Center was founded in 1958 and is the centerpiece of Miami Beach’s meetings, conventions, and trade show industry. 

Following a recent renovation, the facility now offers nearly 500,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 60,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom, up to 84 breakout rooms, and much more. This LEED Silver-certified, GBAC STAR-accredited facility is capable of handling an event of just about any size.

Situated in Miami Beach, this venue is within close proximity to a myriad of entertainment and cuisine options, including world-class nightlife that is sure to keep your attendees entertained.

The largest event spaces in the Miami Beach Convention Center include Exhibition Halls A-D which is 500,000 square feet, the Grand Ballroom which is 60,000 square feet, and the Sunset Vista Junior Ballroom which is 19,714 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Miami Beach Convention Center, contact Micah Allen, director of sales, at micah_allen@miamibeachconvention.com or call (786) 459-8017.

Orange County Convention Center

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Located in Orlando, Florida, the Orange County Convention Center was founded in 1983 and provides a multitude of event options for the Orlando area in two incredible buildings. The OCCC’s West Building’s world-class facility includes 1.1 million square feet of contiguous event space, flexible meeting rooms, two ballrooms, and the Lena Chapin Theatre. Connected to the West Building by a pedestrian bridge, the OCCC’s North-South Building provides 950,282 square feet of exhibition space, including two 92,466-square-foot general assembly areas.

The flexibility of this LEED Gold-certified, GBAC STAR-accredited venue includes multiple meeting and breakout rooms, wide column spacing, two underground loading docks, and cutting-edge lounges which overlook the exhibit floor.

Situated in the heart of Orlando’s tourism district, the OCCC is surrounded by various hotels, dining, shopping, and entertainment options within close proximity.

The largest event spaces at the OCCC include the West Exhibit Hall which is 1,104,940 square feet, the North-South Exhibit Hall which is 950,282 square feet, and the Valencia Ballroom which is 62,182 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Orange County Convention Center, contact Eric Blanc, deputy director, at sales@occc.net or call (407) 685-9800.

Overland Park Convention Center

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Located in Overland Park, Kansas, the Overland Park Convention Center was founded in 2002 and is commonly described as encasing the hospitality of a small town and the cultural amenities of a big city.

This GBAC STAR-accredited facility has an award-winning staff and over 100,000 square feet of total event space, which is perfect if you’re planning a trade show, gala, corporate meeting, and more.

The Kansas City area is known for its BBQ cuisine, and there are a variety of dining options within close proximity to the OPCC, in addition to entertainment and lodging.

The largest event spaces at the OPCC are Exhibition Hall AB which is 85,000 square feet and Ballroom ABC which is 25,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Overland Park Convention Center, contact Tracy Roberts, director of sales, at troberts@opconventioncenter.com or call (913) 339-3055.

Raleigh Convention Center

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Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Raleigh Convention Center was founded in 2008 and received the EXHIBITOR Centers of Excellence award for three consecutive years.

This modern 500,000-square-foot facility is LEED Silver-certified and GBAC STAR-accredited and includes outstanding technological amenities and award-winning culinary options. Since opening its doors in 2008, the facility has welcomed over 4.5 million visitors.

Within a few blocks of the RCC are the Red Hat Amphitheater and the Duke Energy Center, where there are plenty of arts for visitors to enjoy like conventions, meetings, concerts, and theater performances. The venue is also in close proximity to several internationally acclaimed restaurants, award-winning museums, locally grown shops, and more.

The largest event spaces in the Raleigh Convention Center include the Exhibit Hall which is 150,000 square feet, the Ballroom which is 32,617 square feet and the Mezzanine which is 11,200 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Raleigh Convention Center, contact Mary Deifer, marketing manager, at mary.deifer@raleighnc.gov or call (919) 996-8512.

Renasant Convention Center

Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Renasant Convention Center was founded in 1974 and was renovated this year. This 300,000-square-foot GBAC STAR-accredited facility is home to events like the Autozone national sales meeting, the Memphis International Auto Show, and the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show.

With over 46 meeting rooms, this venue is perfect for corporate meetings for businesses or attendees that love the Memphis culture and scenery. A short walk from the world-famous Beale Street, the Renasant Convention Center offers plenty of dining and entertainment options.

The largest event spaces in the Renasant Convention Center include the Main Hall which is 118,000 square feet, the Grand Ballroom which is 27,327 square feet, and the Lower Hall which is 18,088 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Renasant Convention Center, contact Nicole Seltzer, director of sales, at nseltzer@memphisrcc.com or call (901) 575-1253.

San Diego Convention Center

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Located in San Diego, California, the San Diego Convention Center was founded in 1989 and is the region’s premier gathering place for conventions, trade shows, and events.

This LEED Gold-certified venue has over 2.6 million square feet of total space, including 7 exhibit halls and 72 meeting rooms, and 525,701 square feet of total exhibit space. Just outside the venue is the Downtown San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, an urban playground offering lodging, dining, shopping, and entertainment options all within a single square mile. On the west side of the venue is the Embarcadero which offers breezy walks along the bay and several grassy parks.

The largest event spaces at the San Diego CC include Exhibit Halls A-H which is 525,701 square feet, Sails Pavilion which is 90,000 square feet, and Ballroom 20 which is 40,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at the San Diego Convention Center, contact Juan Reyes, director of government and community affairs, at juan.reyes@visitsandiego.com or call (619) 694-7539.

Vancouver Convention Center

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Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and founded in 1987, the award-winning Vancouver Convention Center is home to over 550 events per year from conventions, to consumer trade shows, meetings, and special events.

This LEED Platinum-certified, GBAC STAR-accredited venue covers four city blocks and features 466,500 square feet of flexible meeting, exhibition, ballroom, and convention space. In fact, this venue is the first double LEED platinum convention center in the world due to the facility’s environmentally sustainable features and technologies. Within accessible distance from the venue are 13,000 hotel rooms, restaurants with cuisine from around the globe, and endless shopping and entertainment options.

The largest event spaces at the Vancouver CC are the West Exhibition Halls which are 220,500 square feet, the East Exhibition Halls which are 91,205 square feet, and the West Ballrooms which are 52,668 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Vancouver Convention Center, contact Jeff Hill, sales manager, at jhill@bcpavco.com or call (604) 647-7341.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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Located in Washington, DC, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center was founded in 2003 and is home to conventions, trade shows, and events of every kind, from the World Leader’s Summit to annual professional conventions to pop culture expos.

This GBAC Star-accredited venue boasts the largest digital signage network of any conference facility in the United States, with more than 200 digital displays. With more than 2.3 million square feet of total space, this award-winning venue offers 6 exhibit halls, 77 meeting rooms, and much more. Located in DC’s new Convention and Entertainment District, and adjacent to the Marriot Marquis, this convention center makes it easy to mix business and pleasure.

The largest event spaces at the WEWCC are Hall ABC which is 473,000 square feet, Hall DE which is 230,000 square feet, and the Grand Ballroom which is 53,000 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, contact Stacey Knoppel, vice president of sales at sknoppel@eventsdc.com or call (202) 249-3082.

Wisconsin Center

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Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Center was founded in 1998 and is the state’s largest and most flexible convention center.

This GBAC STAR-accredited facility features a 188,695 square foot exhibit hall, a 37,506 square foot ballroom with room for 3,150 diners, and 40,000 square feet of meeting space, all of which are customizable to accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000.

An ongoing expansion will double the event space by adding an additional 112,000 square feet of exhibition space.

The largest event spaces in the Wisconsin Center are the Exhibition Hall which is 188,695 square feet, the Ballroom which is 37,506 square feet, and Room 102 which is 8,349 square feet.

In order to host an event at the Wisconsin Center, contact Leslie Johnson, vice president of sales at ljohnson@milwaukee.org or call (414) 287-4259.

Our Exhibitor Center

Are you looking to get more potential customers to an event to see your trade show booth? There are a variety of ways to generate leads, educate prospects and customers, build brand awareness, upsell customers, and increase event attendance. Check out these tips for improving your event marketing strategy in order to boost attendance.

If you attend trade shows and conventions regularly, or exhibit at them, you may notice that almost every exhibit looks almost exactly the same. If you’re looking to stand out from the rest of the exhibitors or companies at your next convention, consider why bringing your own gear to a show isn’t easy.

You wouldn’t purchase a car you were only going to use for a few months, so why would you buy technology you’re only going to use a few times at various trade shows or conventions? That’s why renting trade show booth displays and other equipment makes sense. While sometimes companies rent equipment for budgetary reasons, renting technology makes sense for most situations – and this is especially true for trade show displays.

At the end of the day, the decision to rent or purchase your own exhibiting equipment is up to you, but we highly recommend trying rentals first if you:

  • Are a new business
  • Your company exhibits at two locations simultaneously
  • You want to test an upgrade
  • Your company outgrew its old trade show booth
  • You don’t want to be tied down to aging technology
  • You only do a few shows per year

Rentacomputer.com – A Trusted Rental Partner

Are you looking for a technology rental provider that you can trust? Rentacomputer.com has been in business for over 30 years – and we can back that up with positive reviews on Google, referrals from our accounting executives and certificates of insurance for events of all sizes, and educated employment of technicians.

When you rent from us, you not only get the best equipment but also top-of-the-line support from qualified tech travel agents with years of experience in the technology rental and event production field. Our agents coordinate all the logistics of delivery and installation and can have techs on call to troubleshoot and fix any problems that may arise with your rental technology.

Tech Travel Agent Randy MooreOur account manager Randy Moore specializes in exhibitor rentals like displays, kiosks, event engagement rentals, laptops, tablets, smartphones, internet hotspots, accessory rentals, and much more. Randy will gladly handle any questions you may have in regard to rentals to make your event exhibition easier. Contact Randy today at 1-800-736-8772 ext. 225 or fill out a fast, easy online quote form today.

Visit our PC & AV Rental Pricing Factors page to find out about our pricing estimates.

Do you need help setting up your trade show booth, convention exhibit, stage, or other display? Since Rentacomputer.com has been doing business in the events industry for so long, our technology travel agents are experienced in dealing with a variety of events from small to large and can assist you with a variety of equipment rentals and marketing options that come with them. Just request a fast, easy rental quote and one of our representatives will get back to you shortly via the communication method of your choice.

Our technicians handle everything from configuration and testing to delivery, set up, troubleshooting, tear down, and returns. Get a quote for your event technology rental needs today. Contact us today for a hassle-free exhibit rental.

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