• 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

Sports tourism in Illinois is much more than just a seat in the stadium.


Z BAR, the globally inspired cocktail lounge atop The Peninsula overlooking Michigan Avenue, offers customized batch cocktails for groups in an upscale, but relaxed atmosphere. The individual responsible for dreaming up and preparing these communal beverages is Vlad Novikov, who’s official title is director of cocktails and culture. Novikov’s travels frequently inform his mixology.