Overland Park Convention Center announces Exhibition Advantage program to reduce costs and elevate experience for exhibition industry

Exhibition Advantage

Overland Park Convention Center to offer industry-leading program to elevate exhibition experience for show producers, exhibitors and general service contractors

Overland Park, Kan. (July 11, 2023)— The Overland Park Convention Center today announced the OPCC Exhibition Advantage, a full-service program designed to show appreciation, reduce costs and elevate the show experience for convention and trade show producers, exhibitors, and general service contractors.

The first of its kind, program details include a cashback loyalty program, 50% discount at concessions, free internet access and digital content displays, live camera feeds in show office, time lapse video, equipment and tool sharing, swag bags, complimentary coffee and snacks, and much more.

“Venues have always talked about the tremendous economic benefit exhibitions have on destinations,” said Brett C. Mitchell, general manager of the Overland Park Convention Center. “Our team wanted to do more than talk—we wanted to make a difference so we created the Exhibition Advantage program. By listening to our clients and service partners, we identified areas we could add value and eliminate pain points. The program targets the three key members of the exhibition industry: show producers, exhibitors, and general service contractors.”

Benefits for show producers include:

  • Cash back loyalty program
  • 50% discount on concessions
  • Live video feeds and time-lapse footage
  • Free access to digital marketing displays
  • Referral program (up to $10,000)
  • Concierge service for local food and attractions
  • Complimentary marketing services to cultivate growth
  • Free high-speed internet access
  • Swag bags and complimentary coffee/snacks

Benefits for exhibitors include:

  • 50% discount on concessions
  • Referral program (up to $10,000)
  • Free high-speed internet access (wireless)
  • Tool sharing (drills, wrenches, ladders, etc.)
  • Dedicated exhibitor utility room
  • Concierge service for local food and attractions
  • Swag bag giveaway and complimentary coffee/snacks

Benefits for general service contractors include:

  • 50% discount on concessions
  • Referral program (up to $10,000)
  • Dedicated storage for show equipment
  • Equipment sharing (lifts, vacuums, flatbeds, etc.)
  • Free high-speed internet access (wireless)
  • Complimentary coffee and snacks

“As a show producer, I’ve been organizing our biannual events at the Overland Park Convention Center for the last two decades,” said Jonathan Mize, CEO & president of Blish-Mize Co. “I can’t think of any convention center in the United States who is providing what Overland Park is offering today with this new service. The Exhibition Advantage program is a game-changer for us, with so many amenities and providing good return on investment for all involved. It’s just another reason why they are the Best Small Convention Center in North America. With top-notch facilities, great staff, and this new program, we look forward to returning to the center for many years to come.”

To qualify for the Exhibition Advantage program, the event must have at least 60,000 gross square feet (exhibit hall space) with a minimum required spend of $80,000 or more, and peak room nights of at least 150 or more.

Named 2023 Best Small Convention Center in North America, the Overland Park Convention Center sits in Kansas City’s largest suburb and offers a high-quality, high-tech experience for corporate meetings, trade shows, conventions and more. The 262,000-square-foot venue features 60,000 square feet of exhibit hall space with a connected 25,000-square-foot ballroom. In addition, the venue offers one of the fastest Wi-Fi systems in the industry backed by a 10GB infrastructure and redundant fiber internet services, all at no cost to exhibitors and guests. 

For detailed information about the Overland Park Convention Center Exhibition Advantage program, please visit opconventioncenter.com/exhibition-advantage.


 About Overland Park Convention Center
The award-winning Overland Park Convention Center opened in November of 2002 on a 26-acre site in the heart of Overland Park, the largest suburban city in the Kansas City metropolitan and the second largest city in Kansas.  Adorned with over sixty original works of are and equipped with state-of-the-art communications systems, the 245,000 square floor complex features a 60,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall that connects to the 25,000 sq. ft. Edwin C. Eilert Ballroom and 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting room space. Natural light radiates throughout the unusually spacious (44,000 sq. ft.) pre-function and registration areas. Among the convention centers many awards, the most recent include: 2023 Best Small Convention Center in North America, EXHIBITOR Magazine; 2023-2020 Top 30 Convention Centers in North America, EXHIBITOR Magazine; 2021 Best Customer Service & On-Site Support in North America, EXHIBITOR Magazine; 2021 -2020 Best Small Convention Center in North America, EXHIBITOR Magazine; 2019 Best Convention Centers in North America, Business View Magazine; 2023 – 2002 Best Meeting & Conference Facility, Ingram’s Magazine; 2023 – 2018 Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations Magazine

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