Meeting Planning in Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center
Designed to bring buyers and sellers together, this Cleveland meeting facility combines permanent medical showrooms, a Class-A exhibition hall and state-of-the-art conference facilities tailored to the needs of the both the medical and mainstream marketplace. The one-million square foot LEED silver-certified facility will be open for business in 2013, and will be a dynamic new space for every convention and meeting need. Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center will be designed with approximately 230,000 square feet of high-quality exhibit space, featuring high ceilings and industry-standard column spacing. The conference center will feature approximately 60,000 square feet of high-tech, flexible meeting rooms of varying sizes to accommodate keynote sessions, seminars and panel discussions, which are the core offering of many conferences, meetings and conventions. It will also feature a 30,000 square foot Grand Ballroom offering stunning views of Lake Erie.
International Exposition Center
Located near the Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport, the I-X Center is one of the largest single-building meeting, convention, and exhibition centers in the world. It offers 1,600,000 square foot of exhibit space and parking for as many as 7,000 vehicles. It contains 902,000 square feet of exhibit space, 800,000 of which is in a single exhibit hall.
An ideal facility for consumer events and trade shows, the I-X Center has a 85,000-square-foot Conference Center. The I-X Center houses 26 meeting rooms and a beautiful 16,000 square foot ballroom. Full in-house catering is available, including banquet and concession services. Cutting-edge technology services such as high-speed internet and a 60-ft tall outdoor ExpoTron video display have been built into the facility. Perhaps the most unique feature of the I-X Center is its 35 foot tall ferris wheel that soars through the roof of the glass atrium. The I-X Center ferris wheel is the largest indoor ferris wheel in the world, spinning in a 125-foot circumference.
Cleveland, OH Meeting Venue Spotlight
Positively Cleveland, the highly acclaimed award-winning Convention and Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland, works diligently to help convention planners find the best Cleveland meeting facilities for their events.
Cleveland has a wealth of space for conventions and events, from traditional convention space to unique locations such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo or a Great Lakes sightseeing cruise.
The staff of Positively Cleveland will work closely with meeting planners, from initial planning through implementation and advance marketing of the next annual event. Per meeting planners' requests, Positively Cleveland will notify area hotels of specific meeting requirements so that they can submit competitive proposals that offer dates and rates for consideration. A convention bureau representative will arrange appointments, introduce meeting planners to the staff of hotels and meeting facilities, and coordinate location tours.