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BEST SMALL CONVENTION CENTER IN NORTH AMERICA

BEST SMALL CONVENTION CENTER IN NORTH AMERICA

Named the Best Small Convention Center in North America by EXHIBITOR Magazine, a leading industry publication honoring the best in meeting and event venues.

 

The magazine also named the convention center a 2020 Center of Excellencerecognizing the  top 20 convention centers (of all sizes) in North America.

Other 2019 awards include:

  • A Best Convention Center in North America, Business View Magazine

  • Best Meeting & Conference Facility, Ingram's Magazine 

  • 2019 Prime Site & Top Destinations Award, Facilities & Destinations Magazine

"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. Using the same criteria and algorithm employed to identify North America’s top 20 convention centers for trade shows and events, we took things a step further to find the ultimate best of the best."

- Travis Stanton, Editor

EXHIBITOR Magazine

Travis Stanton, EXHIBITOR Magazine

CERTIFIED MEETING

PROFESSIONAL

The Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) is achieved based on experience, education and a rigorous examination, and is represented by over 10,000 industry professionals in 55 countries globally. This distinguished credential recognized throughout the meetings, conventions, & exhibitions industry, demonstrates an individual’s comprehensive knowledge of meeting management as well as a commitment to the profession. In 2019, six of our employees held this accreditation.

"It's rare to have six CMP's under one roof, especially in a venue of our size. We take pride in our staff's accomplishments and continue to encourage them to go after accreditations to expand their industry knowledge. We want to be the very best and a good education is the way to do it."

- Brett C. Mitchell, General Manager

Overland Park Convention Center

CERTIFIED VENUE

EXECUTIVE

General Manager, Brett C. Mitchell earned his Certified Venue Executive an elite accreditation recognizing individuals who are well-versed in all areas of venue management, invested in professional growth and the growth of others, and dedicated to the advancement of the venue industry as a whole.

Brett C. Mitchell, General Manager

James Mooney, Security Manager

EMPLOYEE OF

THE YEAR

Security Manager, James Mooney, is our 2019 Employee of the Year.

A word from his director:

"James is the kind of guy that if there's ever a shift in his department that has to cancel and there's no one there to cover it, he will take it with no questions asked. Anytime there is an issue at the facility, he is on-site. It could be his day off, he could be on vacation, it doesn't matter he is always here anytime there's a problem to be handled. Always."

- George Middleton, Director of Operations

Overland Park Convention Center

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