© 2020 by Overland Park Convention Center

 SMALL CONVENTION CENTER NORTH AMERICA 

2019, WHAT A

YEAR

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YEAR IN 

REVIEW

All hands on deck.

What does it take to bring home the best? A group effort and every single one of our amazing employees—some of the very best in the industry.

Here are just a few highlights from our best year yet:

  • Reached the largest gross revenue in our 17 year history

  • Executive Chef, Tim Freeman, joined our culinary team

  • Generated record breaking revenue in audio visual

  • Enhanced the outdoor  landscape with florals

  • Named Best Small Convention Center in North America by EXHIBITOR Magazine

"Our vision statement is to 'be the best…that’s it,' and our employees are why we were named the best by EXHIBITOR Magazine. Everyday they live our core values of relationships, integrity, stewardship and excellence. We are family, not coworkers. We have friends, not clients. We welcome guests, not react to patrons. We are Overland Park and this is the Overland Park way."

- Brett C. Mitchell, General Manager

Overland Park Convention Center

Brett C. Mitchell, General Manager

HAPPY

CLIENTS

 
 

Excellence

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CLIENT

SURVEYS

A close up of 'Chouteau Bridge' by John English, an oil on canvas installed in 2019 at the convention center. 

What can we say?

We love our clients and they seem to love us back. See what they have to say about their events with us.

"The experience at Overland Park Convention Center always exceeds my (high) expectations. National speakers rave about the food. Guests' special requests at a multi-day conference are magicked into being. Wi-fi, oh, the glorious wi-fi! All the while I enjoy clear communication from the staff and their teams, and a venue that is clean and comfortable with inclusive amenities you don't find anywhere else. They make me look good and I never hesitate to recommend them for an event. It just doesn't get any better than the Overland Park Convention Center."

- Tracy Nice, Owner/Event Specialist

Stancy Events

Tracy Nice, Stancy Events

SIGNATURE

EVENTS

It's been a busy year.

In 2019, the convention center welcomed new and repeat events to Overland Park.

Here are just a few featured events that impacted the city.

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Scott Riesterer, Director of Events & Audio Visual

"It's not a job, it's something we are passionate about. We want to make every event individual and unique, and provide all of our clients with excellent customer service. We are willing to do whatever it takes to make an event a success and an experience people remember." 

- Scott Riesterer, Director of Events & AV

Overland Park Convention Center

NOTE-

ABLE

EVENTS

LET'S TALK

FIGURES

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ACTUALS

 
 

Recipe for success.

In partnership with our city officials, clients, visitors and the hospitality community, we have generated the largest gross revenue in our 17 year history, over $13 million.

Mmm, now that tastes good!

 

Number of Events

Attendance

Total Revenue

Total Expense 

313

385,596

$13,744,089

$(12,897,621)

Income

"The main focus is booking conventions and destination business that will bring economic impact for the City of Overland Park. Our sales team is great about strategizing all of our business and proper placement. It is like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to have the right mix of events and figure out what fits best where, it’s all about balance. That is why we continue to surpass revenue year after year."

- Tracy Roberts, Director of Sales & Marketing

Overland Park Convention Center

Tracy Roberts, Director of Sales & Marketing

"We have highly qualified, intelligent and educated people from the top down. It's attention to detail, there's no guessing when it comes to our team."

- John Healy, AV Technician

Overland Park Convention Center

Another record breaking year. 

It's been a busy year for audio visual with $1.4 million in revenue. Excellent service, a great team and a product that can be trusted...that's what keeps our clients coming back year after year.

Now that's music to our ears.

John Healy, Audio Visual Technician

SET THE SCENE

AUDIO VISUAL

REVENUE

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Change tastes good!

In 2019, we welcomed Executive Chef, Tim Freeman. And with a new chef comes innovation and new cuisine.

Check out some of our new favorite dishes. 

FOOD & BEVERAGE

MENU

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TASTY

UPDATES

 
 

"Cooking at a high level is as much about people as it is about food. What makes us the best is the care and respect for each other like a close knit family. We pick each other up, encourage each other, and hold each other