IT ALL STARTS IN THE NEW MIDWEST
You’re invited to the heart of the New Midwest. Where there’s a new energy fueled by creativity and a renewed spirit in every neighborhood. It all starts here. There’s never been a better time to host a meeting or event in Kansas City. Hold your meeting at innovative and flexible venues, including the 800,000-square-foot KC Convention Center. Stay in style at new and renovated hotels offering more than 34,000 rooms throughout the metro area. Get together and come see why the center of the country is becoming the center of attention. NEW KCI SINGLE-TERMINAL AIRPORT LANDS 2023 Fit for the modern traveler, the new single-terminal at Kansas City International Airport will debut in early 2023 and feature 39 gates, updated amenities and new dining options, all with the convenience current travelers know and love. NEW LOEWS CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL OPENS 2020 The new 800-room Loews Kansas City will totally change the convention experience in Kansas City. Think big. State-of-the-art amenities, a signature restaurant, 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a new connector bridge to the Kansas City Convention Center combine to make the perfect lodging option for any group of any size. Expect this new addition to the city skyline in spring 2020. MODERN STREETCAR The free-to-ride, 16-stop KC Streetcar offers quick and easy access to surrounding neighborhoods and districts, such as River Market, the Crossroads and Union Station/Crown Center. Each features a distinct flavor of Kansas City, from envelope-pushing art galleries and local craft breweries in the Crossroads to international cuisine in the River Market and internationally renowned exhibits at Union Station. HOTEL RENAISSANCE Two major properties headline the hotel offerings in the Downtown Convention District: the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, which boasts 983 rooms and 17,040 square feet of meeting space, and the Loews Kansas City, arriving in 2020 and touting 800 rooms, 60,000 square feet for onsite meetings, plus connection to the Kansas City Convention Center. Each is only steps from the convention facilities, making event logistics simple for planners and coordinators alike. Nearby Crown Center touts excellent large properties as well, and boutique additions like the Crossroads Hotel, Hotel Indigo and 21c Museum Hotel make KC even better for meetings.
- 05/01/2020 – 05/31/2020
- 08/01/2020 – 10/31/2020
Positioned in the Heart of America, Kansas City’s central location makes it easily accessible by interstates and highways, as well as a quick flight from just about anywhere in the nation. And once you arrive, everything is within reach. Kansas City’s location has been an asset to meeting planners for years. But it’s also a huge advantage for the attendees. In fact, more than 55 million Americans can reach Kansas City in less than a day’s drive. And flying here is even easier—as Kansas City International Airport is just a three-hour flight away from each coast. All major U.S. air carriers serve KCI, which offers hundreds of daily flights with nonstop service to dozens of destinations. KC straddles the Missouri-Kansas state line, which can cause confusion. Here are a few tips to help: If you are west of State Line Road, you are in Kansas. If you are east of it, you are in Missouri. Follow the Missouri River to the north, and if you are west of it, you are in Kansas. East of it, you’re in Missouri.
Distance from airport
- Kansas City International Airport
32.19 km from city center
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City Power & Light District
Country Club Plaza
Kansas City Royals
Crossroads Art District
Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities
Great meetings happen at the Kansas City Convention and Entertainment Facilities. Encompassing more than 800,000 square feet, the Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities can serve all your meeting needs under one roof.
Overland Park Convention Center-Spectra Venue Management
The Overland Park Convention Center, managed by Global Spectrum offers a high-quality, high-service, high-tech center for trade shows, conventions, training sessions, corporate meetings and social events alike. It is located in Overland Park.
KCI Expo Center
KCI Expo Center is Kansas City, Missouri's premier convention & meeting center, strategically located in the Heart of the Midwest. We have everything you need to plan a successful event. We are small town friendly with big city amenities.
Visit KC is committed to making your meeting a success. We understand the unlimited details involved in organizing events of all sizes. We offer several resources to help in the promotion, planning and implementation of your events. Our knowledgeable Services Team works with each planner to determine their organizations specific goals and the ways we can most effectively assist you in the successful planning, promotion and execution of your meeting.