When did you start at the Overland Park Convention Center (OPCC)?

December 2021

Describe your role at OPCC.

As the IT Manager, I oversee and coordinate the organization’s information technology systems and services.

Why do you like what you do? What motivates you to come to work each week?

The camaraderie among the OPCC team, the collective ambition to push the boundaries of service and stewardship.

Describe your role in the event planning process. What is your personal involvement from inception to completion?

I help each client or event with all IT needs. This can be hard lines for booths to phones for the events admin team.

Why is OPCC the BEST hospitality partner for planners and promoters looking to hold an event in both the Kansas City area, and the greater Midwest?

Voted the best small venue four years running. We are the Best. That is it!

What’s your favorite thing about working at the OPCC?

Something new every day.

How does the team at OPCC create an event experience that’s unique for both exhibitors and attendees alike?

OPCC distinguishes itself in crafting an unparalleled event experience by meticulously tailoring every facet to cater to the distinct needs of both exhibitors and attendees.

What do you like to do outside of work?

My preferred way to unwind beyond the office involves diving into captivating audiobooks, and indulging in the ever-evolving world of specialty coffee blends.

What’s a fun fact about you?

I love to work on PCs in my spare time.

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Justin Smith
IT Manager
Years of Experience
10 Years
Favorite OPCC Beverage
Water or Coffee
Favorite OPCC Food
Chef Glen's Cookies