NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES 82nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION DELEGATION OF 2,000 TO VISIT JULY 21-24

(Columbus, July 19, 2017)  — More than 2,000 delegates from 46 states and Washington, D.C. will be center stage this weekend for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 82nd Annual Conference & Exposition at the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). “The whole team here has been incredibly welcoming,” said Brian Namey, NACo director of… Continue reading

AMERICANHORT’S TOP 200 TRADE SHOW TO BE FIRST EVENT UTILIZING ALL OF EXPANDED & RENOVATED GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

(Columbus, July 13, 2017)  — AmericanHort’s Cultivate’17, the largest trade show hosted annually by the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), will be the first to use the entirety of the newly expanded and renovated facility upon the event’s return July 15-18. “Our attendees at Cultivate’17 enjoy coming to Columbus for AmericanHort’s premier event.  We… Continue reading

$140 MILLION EXPANSION & RENOVATION REACHING COMPLETION

  (Columbus, July 11, 2017)  — Following 22 months of balancing construction and remodeling with customer care and resilience, the $140 million expansion and renovation of the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) is reaching completion. “We are gratified by the significant investment that our Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority owners have made in transforming… Continue reading

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER DANYEL MORGAN TO PERFORM JULY 6 AT LIVE AT LUNCH ENTERTAINMENT SERIES AT DISCOVERY CAFE

  (Columbus, June 30, 2017)  — Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, songwriter and singer Danyel Morgan will perform Thursday, July 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) Discovery Café. A native of Columbus and a self-taught bassist, Morgan was inspired by Al Green and Stanley Clarke and began… Continue reading

RECORD NUMBER OF TEAMS TO COMPETE IN 2017 USA VOLLEYBALL BOYS’ JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FROM JULY 1-8

  (Columbus, June 30, 2017)  — A record-setting number of teams will venture to the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center for the return of the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships from July 1-7. “We’re very excited to be back and love the new renovation,” said Barbara Eisenbeis, event director for USA Volleyball.  “We have… Continue reading

AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO FEATURE DRONES, ROBOTICS COMPETITION, VIRTUAL REALITY & LIVING WALL FROM JUNE 25-28

Who: American Society for Engineering Education, a 12,000-member organization based in Washington, D.C. What: 2017 ASEE Annual Conference, 124th Annual Conference & Exposition When:  June 25-28, 2017 Why: The only conference dedicated to all disciplines of engineering education How:  Hundreds of technical sessions, a service event providing toy adaptation for children with special needs, Taste… Continue reading

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER JOINS JUNE 21 MAKE MUSIC COLUMBUS FESTIVITIES WITH ANDICUS PERFORMING AT LIVE AT LUNCH ENTERTAINMENT SERIES AT DISCOVERY CAFE

(Columbus, June 19, 2017)  — The SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) joins the Make Music Day celebration when the Live at Lunch entertainment series continues Wednesday, June 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the facility’s Discovery Café. Performing will be local musician Andicus (Andy Kuss), whose musical influences include folk, jazz, blues,… Continue reading

ESCAPE ROOM, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS TO BE AT FOREFRONT OF 2017 ORIGINS GAME FAIR FROM JUNE 14-18

 Who: Game Manufacturers Association What: 2017 Origins Game Fair When:  June 14-18, 2017 Where: Throughout Greater Columbus Convention Center complex Why: Annual gathering of game enthusiasts; open to the public with activities for the entire family How:  “Dragons” is the theme of the 2017 Origins Game Fair, featuring a new escape room, Dungeon & Dragons… Continue reading

MIDWEST HAUNTERS CONVENTION TO ATTRACT COOL GHOULS

 Who: Trans World Trade Shows What: Midwest Haunters Convention, the largest Halloween show of its kind in the nation, serves all haunters, from haunted attraction industry professionals to fans in the general public. When:  Exhibits will be open Saturday, June 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to… Continue reading

GLOBAL EXHIBITIONS DAY TO BE CELEBRATED IN NORTH ATRIUM

(Columbus, June 6, 2017)  —  The fourth annual Global Exhibitions Day will be celebrated tomorrow at the SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center along with the facility’s hospitality partners. The group will gather in support of exhibitions representatives traveling to Washington, D.C. to share with legislators the initiatives designed to sustain the continued growth of the… Continue reading