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What makes our Midwest convention center different?

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Learn why Overland Park Convention Center is such a highly regarded Midwest convention center.

Becoming one of the most successful small to mid-sized venues in the country is no easy feat. At OPCC, we’ve learned over the years that the success of a midwest convention center can come from a variety of places, but that most importantly, it starts with our people. In fact, this year, we were recognized with two national awards for excellence—the 2020 Exhibitor’s Magazine Centers of Excellence Award and the Business View Magazine Best Convention Centers of North America award! We are honored to be recognized by our peers in the hospitality industry and will consistently strive to exceed expectations for years to come.

 For those looking for a Midwest convention center to host their next trade show, gala, convention, or other event, we invite you to read on to learn more about the benefits of hosting at Overland Park Convention Center!

Trade show and meeting space at the Overland Park Convention Center, a Midwest convention center
Trade show and meeting space at the Overland Park Convention Center, a Midwest convention center

Our Space

Within our 100,000 square feet of event space, OPCC has a wide variety of applications to accommodate any kind of event. Our event hosts are passionate about helping to customize the space to fit your functional needs and stylistic tastes.

Ballrooms

Our Ballrooms are some of our most versatile spaces.

Our Ballroom, is a spectacular 25,000-square-foot multi-purpose room we use for all kinds of events. This carpeted room can be used for exhibits, small and large formal functions, and general sessions. Whether you are planning a consumer show, gala or corporate meeting, our soaring 30-foot ceilings and customizable floor plans will turn any event into an experience. Exhibit and event pros looking to host larger events can consider the Exhibition Hall, which boasts 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space!

Exhibition Halls

On our main level, you’ll find spaces perfect for a consumer or trade show. Our two Exhibition Halls can be transformed into anything you envision—even a black-tie affair!

Courtyard Rooms

On the lower level of our midwest convention center, our Courtyard Rooms are perfect for a luncheon, ceremony, or just about any other type of event! This customizable space has the ability to open and close walls into various sized rooms to fit your intimate gathering.

Outdoor Courtyard

During the summer months, our Outdoor Courtyard is widely popular for both daytime and evening gatherings. It’s over 25,000 square feet and allows a perfect summer breeze surrounded by greenery and modern architecture.

 

One thing to look for in a midwest convention center? Beautiful and functional outdoor space.
One thing to look for in a midwest convention center? Beautiful and functional outdoor space.

Our Security

Through the dedication of our leadership and event staff, the hospitality industry considers Overland Park Convention Center to be an innovator when it comes to security. 

Our Midwest convention center is one of three initial venues nationally selected by the event industry to participate on the Industry Security Council and represent small to mid-sized Midwest convention centers. The council’s job is to align smart practices and guidelines as a resource to organizations who are exploring methods to better enhance security operations.

In addition, OPCC was selected to be one of two pilot venues to review and assess the smart practices and guidelines developed through the Industry Security Council. We invited the City’s emergency manager, police & fire representatives, and the local Department of Homeland Security protective security advisor to develop destination-specific response protocols. This addresses the unique challenges faced within the venue and destination overall. Topics ranged from location, demographics, and social environment to infrastructure and staffing yield plans. This helped us pioneer new methods that work best for our Midwest convention center on an event-by-event basis.

Looking for a midwest convention center for your next corporate meeting or trade show? Look no further than the Overland Park Convention Center.
Looking for a midwest convention center for your next corporate meeting or trade show? Look no further than the Overland Park Convention Center.

Our Track Record

Operating with only 42 full-time employees, Our Midwest convention center staff is well accomplished. Our team includes:

  • Seven Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP);
  • One nationally selected Connect Association 40 Under 40 recipient;
  • One Certified Technology Specialist (CTS);
  • Two Certified International Event and Wedding Planners (IEWP);
  • And 10 Specialty Rigging Accredited team members.
Certified staff at the Overland Park Convention Center

Our Location

Kansas is no longer just a fly-over state. Our location in Overland Park offers us unmatched convenience and accessibility for guests from across the country! Easily reached by bus, train, airplane, or car ordering service, OPCC is a top choice for event planners looking for a centrally located convention center.

Overland Park is a thriving community whose identity within the Kansas City metro area has put us on the map for midwest hospitality, expert service, and lively activities! Near us are three destinations that have become a top choice in Kansas City entertainment.

Park Place

A community surrounded with charm, Park Place offers retail, dining, office and residential spaces. In the middle of it all sits a beautiful Barkley Square, a community green space featuring year-round activities. In summer, enjoy lively concerts while sipping a refreshing drink on one of the surrounding restaurant patios or rooftop decks. In the winter, the area magically transforms to “The Ice,” Johnson County’s only outdoor ice skating rink. Throughout the year, various activities add to the vibrant community, such as an annual street fair, an outdoors market expo with 90 vendors, a family-friendly summer concert series and more.

With the charm of main street, Park Place offers the best in local, regional and national venues. One-of- a-kind boutiques line the street, restaurants cater to your every desire – from gourmet sandwiches to delectable dishes designed by celebrity chefs.

Topgolf Overland Park

Topgolf is the premier entertainment and golf destination in Overland Park. No matter the occasion or who you share it with, everyone will have a great time. Start with play, fuel up on food and drinks, move to the music and enjoy living the Topgolf lifestyle.

Prairiefire & Museum at Prairiefire

Visit Prairiefire and you’ll find something more than just a shopping center and good eats. Wander through the Museum at Prairiefire and unfold some of Natural History & Science’s greatest mysteries, featuring world-class exhibitions from the American Museum of Natural History. Or take a calming walk through the guided wetlands, an homage to the land we call home.

 

Trade show and meeting space at the Overland Park Convention Center, a Midwest convention center
Topgolf near the Overland Park Convention Center

Visit the Overland Park Convention Center today!

It’s easy to get lost in event venue research. The best way to decide if a Midwest convention center is right for your event is to speak directly with its staff and take a tour of its space! Reach out to OPCC today and we’ll help you with everything you need to know about us to make the right decision.

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