Planning Resources

Welcome Program

Your convention is important to the Cincinnati region, and your delegates will know that from the attention they receive. Prior to the start of citywide conferences, the Convention Services team will work closely with hospitality partners, the Cincinnati Police Department and downtown ambassadors to make sure your guests are welcomed and enjoying the city. Your convention's name will be in lights on the LED Screen at Fountain Square, the center of the city; as well as on LCD screens at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Registration Services

Visit Cincy, the Cincinnati Convention & Visitors Bureau, has a competent, professional registration staff with proven expertise in all phases of registration. The staff is versatile and knowledgeable in dealing with convention delegates and registration duties.

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Document Bank

Looking for just the right words to describe Cincinnati to your delegates? Our document bank has descriptions of varying lengths as a resource for you to get the word out about the Cincy region.

Cincinnati Overview:

Cincinnati has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years that make it a first-class convention and meeting destination. Its blend of big-city sophistication and warm Midwestern atmosphere is distinctly its own. The region offers a surprising mix of history, tradition, charm and energy that touches you personally, fosters connections, and creates great experiences.

When you come to Cincinnati, plan for an attractive location including easy accessibility, a compact downtown, and affordable, world-class hotel and meeting facilities. Our picturesque setting along the banks of the Ohio River is centrally located, allowing for convenient travel by air or ground. More than $2 billion has been invested in recent downtown and riverfront development, including a $135 million renovation and expansion of our convention center and a $43 million redevelopment of Fountain Square ­ a year-round gathering place with programming and entertainment for all ages. New restaurants, retail and nightlife surround Fountain Square, creating an exciting entertainment district that is inviting, welcoming and within walking distance of the convention center and hotels.

When the day's meetings conclude, plan to explore a diverse region rich in character and history. Cincinnati is comprised of 52 unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality and flavor. With world-class museums, including the Smithsonian-affiliated National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, one of the top five zoos in the nation, amusement parks, one of the nation,s oldest symphonies, touring Broadway productions, a nationally recognized park system, gorgeous architecture and a lineup of festivals throughout the year, Cincinnati appeals to convention attendees from all walks of life. We also offer an abundance of dining options ranging from three-way chili to elaborate meals created by world-renowned chefs.

Official Visitors Guide

The Cincy Region Visitors Guide provides inspiration and insight into the experiences and culture that make Cincy a great place to meet. It provides an overview of the entire Cincinnati USA Region ­15 counties in three states.

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