Association meetings, trade shows and business conventions

Why Cincy should be your next business meeting destination

The Cincy Region is the first-class location in the Midwest for association meetings, trade shows, and business trade conventions. And Visit Cincy has a dedicated team of industry experts ready to support you in planning your next event. 

Here are just a few reasons why Cincy is the ideal location for your next meeting or convention:

  • Best-in-class Duke Energy Convention Center makes meetings affordable. Few restrictions, flexible labor, and limited exclusives make meetings easy. The stunning Grand Ballroom is an elegant backdrop for memorable events. The entire center is easily accessible, and three floors make it compact and easy to navigate. 
  • Potential exhibitors are attracted to Cincy. More than 300 foreign-owned firms, seven Fortune 500 companies and eleven Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered here, including brand leaders such as Procter & Gamble, Kroger and American Financial. Cincinnati is the center of the region's global business community, offering convenient access and affordability that is attractive to potential trade show exhibitors.
  • Extremely accessible by air and ground transportation. Cincy is located within 500 miles of 60% of the nation's population. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport boasts 150+ daily flights, with over 50 nonstop destinations.
  • Diversity.  A diverse city, Cincinnati is proud to connect meeting planners with a wide range of multicultural groups, as well as minority-, veteran-, women- and LGBTQ+-owned local vendors and small businesses! Cincy is well represented with active African American, Chinese, Hispanic and European Chambers of Commerce. Our multicultural history and culture are celebrated in business and with local festivals, museums, and events.
  • Walkable. Cincinnati is one of the most walkable cities in the nation, according to a new study from Walk Score.
  • World-class amenities. Old world charm. Nestled in the beautiful hills and riverscapes of Southwest Ohio, Cincy is renowned for its impressive depth of world-class arts, culture, history, and major league sports.
  • Prestigious endorsements of Cincinnati by national associations such as the Society of Chemists, NAACP, and National Society of Hispanic MBAs. 
kathy dawn

Kathy Dawn, CTA Senior Sales Manager

Markets: Business Trade (Eastern USA), Education, Government/Military, Unions