OVERLAND PARK, KAN. — Overland Park Convention Center is one of North America’s Top 30 Convention Centers for trade shows and events according to EXHIBITOR Magazine, a leading industry publication honoring the best in event venues. This is Overland Park’s third consecutive year on the list.
Small, medium, and large convention centers throughout North America were considered and evaluated using an objective algorithm and rigorous grading scale. The recognition considers criteria categorized into five primary areas:
- Facility & Functionality
- Location & Accommodations
- Service & Execution
- Expansions & Upgrades
- Awards & Industry Participation
The evaluation process also included a survey of event planners, show organizers and exhibit managers who have recently hosted (or exhibited at) events within each facility, as well as a review of entrants’ event spaces, accreditations and innovations, conducted by a panel of corporate exhibition managers. The highest-scoring venues were named among EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Centers of Excellence.
“These facilities have proven their ability to host trade shows and events of all shapes and sizes while providing world-class service and state-of-the-art accommodations,” said Travis Stanton, editor of EXHIBITOR Magazine, noting that everything from the number of nearby hotel rooms to the cost and quality of Wi-Fi access can have a significant impact on exhibiting companies’ experience at events.
In EXHIBITOR’S special awards category, the convention center was awarded ‘Best Customer Service & On-Site Support in North America’ in 2020 and ‘Best Small Convention Center in North America’ in 2019. The Overland Park Convention Center is once again a finalist in both categories this year. Winners will be announced December 2021.
“The challenges in the hospitality industry this year continue to be unprecedented,” said Brett C. Mitchell, general manager of Overland Park Convention Center.” This success is attributed to our incredible team, their empathy, passion, and work ethic endure no matter what obstacles come their way. It’s been a daily adjustment amid the ever-changing circumstances, but they’ve never lost focus on serving others. They are truly amazing.”
For more information about the Overland Park Convention Center, please visit opconventioncenter.com/best or call (913) 339-3000.