Overland Park Convention Center launches new programme to reduce cost and elevate service

 Wednesday, July 19, 2023 


The Overland Park Convention Centre in Overland Park, Kan., has established a full-service programme to demonstrate appreciation for convention and trade show producers, exhibitors, and general service contractors while lowering costs and elevating the live event experience.

This first-of-its-kind, industry-leading initiative, appropriately named the OPCC Exhibition Advantage, includes a cashback loyalty programme, a 50% concession discount, free internet access and digital content displays, live camera feeds in the show office, time-lapse video, equipment and tool sharing, swag bags, complimentary coffee and snacks, and more.

The new programme, according to Brett C. Mitchell, general manager of the Overland Park Convention Centre, is the result of the venue collecting input from clients and service partners and then identifying key areas where it might provide value and alleviate pain points.

To qualify for the Exhibition Advantage program, a trade show, meeting or event must occupy at least 60,000 gross square feet of exhibit hall space, with a minimum required spend of $80,000 or more and peak room nights of at least 150 or more.

To be eligible for the Exhibition Advantage programme, a trade show, meeting, or event must utilise at least 60,000 gross square feet of exhibit hall space, spend at least $80,000, and have at least 150 peak room nights. “As a show producer, I’ve been organising our biannual events at the Overland Park Convention Centre for the last two decades,” Jonathan Mize, CEO and president of Blish-Mize Co., remarked. “I can’t think of a single convention centre in the United States that offers what Overland Park does today with this new service.”

The award-winning Overland Park Convention Centre, located in Kansas City’s biggest suburb, provides a high-quality, high-tech experience for business meetings, trade exhibitions, conferences, and events. The 262,000-square-foot venue has 60,000 square feet of show hall space and a 25,000 square foot ballroom. Furthermore, the facility has one of the industry’s fastest Wi-Fi networks, supported by a 10GB infrastructure and redundant fiber internet connections, all at no cost to exhibitors and attendees.

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