• Green Bay Packs it in with Renovated Ki Convention Center

    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE

Here’s something even Chicagoans can get behind in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The city just
unveiled the newly renovated and expanded Ki Convention Center with sweeping views of the downtown district including floor-to-ceiling windows on the second floor that overlook the Fox River. But that isn’t the only benefit this space has. A whopping 34,000 square feet of space was added onto the building, bringing the total to 80,000 square feet. The space now offers a 25,000-square-foot ballroom and a 17,000-square-foot exhibit hall; the largest meeting room seats up to 3,600 people. There are also breakout rooms for small groups of 15 or more people, meaning groups of all sizes are welcome.

Ki Convention Center provides everything from an in-house A/V company to digital signage and portable staging. Hotels on either side of the center add 376 guest rooms, ensuring attendees have a place to stay and park while attending conferences

To say Wisconsin is having a moment would be an understatement. A statewide renaissance resulting in plenty of new developments, impressive renovations and entrepreneurial ventures has been years in the making and shows no sign of slowing anytime soon.


Looking for a unique meeting scene that offers big city amenities yet boasts affordability and convenience throughout? Chicago Southland is a unique, eclectic locale, housing diverse options for meetings and events. From state-of-the-art expo centers to trendy restaurants to revitalized warehouse buildings teeming with character, Chicago Southland offers a unique option for events of all types.


Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.