The Columbus Convention Center is second to none


A sponsored post from Experience Columbus

The award-winning Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) is one of North America’s busiest convention centers, surrounded by the Short North Arts District, a trendy and culturally rich neighborhood centered on N. High Street.
Credit: Photo courtesy Feinknopf Photography / Brad Feinknopf

Convention centers across the country are all singing this song. But the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC), one of North America’s busiest convention centers, has revenue.

Located in the middle of a vibrant entertainment district, the GCCC is surrounded by the city’s clean and green urban core, providing visitors with easy access to hundreds of local restaurants, shops, galleries and hotels.

Nestled in the heart of downtown, the newly created GCCC – which underwent a $ 140 million renovation in 2017 and added 47,000 square feet of exhibition and meeting space – has a total of 1.8 million square foot, four exhibition halls with 373,000 square feet of exhibition space, three ballrooms and 75 meeting rooms.

While it is never acceptable to mention Ohio State University without the “THE” on the front, it is equally important to note that one of the pillars of Columbus’ reputation is that it is of a green and clean community – thanks to the work the City of Columbus has done to develop forward-thinking sustainable development practices, both at the municipal and regional levels, in order to organize commercial events, popular celebrations, activities tourism or other community initiatives that best protect and preserve the natural environment.

These programs also extend to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, which is LEED Silver certified, where the facility uses a one-stream recycling program to make attendees more environmentally friendly, as well as an HVAC system. automated and integrated and LED lighting that are easily monitored and controlled from one place. The most visible program is the indoor and hydroponic Smartfarm which grows produce for the centre’s food stalls and catering meals, with the leftovers being donated to local charities.

Within walking distance of the GCCC is a listing which includes a National Hockey League hockey arena, a minor league baseball stadium, a major league soccer stadium, the famous North Market, halls of Nationally renowned concert, theaters, services, parks and more.

In addition, the GCCC offers a variety of tastes – with over a dozen food and drink offerings throughout the Center. The Discovery Cafe offers gourmet cuisine with a local twist and the CBUS faucet room, while the South Cafe & Marketplace offers quick-service cooking potpourri, from pizza to sandwiches and more.

To say that the Greater Columbus Convention Center is second to none is hardly a marketing pitch; the pile of receipts more than the backs claiming – but visitors really have to experience it to believe it.

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