Kansas City for Corporate Events: A Planner’s Perfect Solution
Kansas City is a perfect solution for corporate events! There…we said it. As Kansas City’s favorite award-winning (and only accredited) event services provider, we think KC is the heart of America! And after decades in corporate events, we know what we’re talking about. Here are a few reasons why this gem of a city is THE perfect solution for your corporate events.
It’s a Corporate Group Heartland Hub!
Kansas City’s ideal position on the map has always made it a jewel for easy travel. Howard Hughes saw its potential and brought TWA to the city in 1956. It’s been a hopping hub ever since! With our central US location, KCI is a significant connection for not only the Midwest but also the world.
The Kansas City International Airport (KCI) will also boast a brand-new terminal. The excitement is palpable for this state-of-the-art facility, as it promises to offer travelers a world-class experience. The complex is anticipated to rival the most impressive airports around the globe. And with the airport’s ease of use and many amenities, it will be an ideal solution for corporate group travel.
Kansas City has a World Class Convention Center!
Corporate events and exhibit halls go hand-in-hand. Offering up to 800,000 square feet, the Kansas City Convention Center is eight football fields of opportunity. It is an event planner’s dream for corporate groups with exhibit needs. Just a few of the highlights are:
- No obstacles! The conference center offers almost 400,000 square feet of column-less space…all on one floor!
- State of the art arena: There is a high-tech arena for more than 10,000 guests. It makes a perfect place for a headliner or energizing general session!
- Incredible meeting rooms: 48 meeting rooms, each featuring high-speed internet access and professional sound and lighting. Rooms are sized and shaped to suit a myriad of breakout or meeting space needs
- Amazing Wi-Fi: More than 100+ Wi-Fi access points. Your guests can stay connected, all while they are connecting with each other
- A breath of fresh air: KCCC has a tree-lined outdoor plaza for festivals and gathering under the Kansas City skyline
- Green friendly! It features one of America’s largest green and LEED silver certified ballrooms
- Fine arts theater and music hall: 2,400 guests can gather in the Music Hall for an acoustically-sound experience
- Easy access and walkability: KCCC offers access from major downtown hotels via skywalks and underground pathways. It makes it easy to get straight to business!
Corporate Event Venues for Every Vibe!
Our city is brimming with top notch event and hospitality venues. The offerings available to planners are outstanding! Kansas City is known as a Midwest magnet for culture and entertainment. Which is why the venues here tick so many boxes!
The Power & Light District is a perfect example of a location with a myriad of spaces. A nine-block 24/7 district, the Power & Light District has more than 50 venues in its span. And that’s just one area!
There are hundreds more to choose from: everything from wineries, historic theaters, museums, breweries, rooftops and stadiums, oh my! The city has a venue for every vibe you’re trying to create. Kansas City an ideal destination for corporate events of all sizes. Think of the potential! Our dedicated team of corporate event planners love to play matchmaker with event planning solutions for any planner’s offsite needs.
Easy Corporate Transportation!
Kansas City is a breeze when it comes to transportation. Because the city itself sits squarely between four major interstates, it means that any corporate groups traveling by road can access city limits easily. But the inner-city cogs of transportation move smoothly as well! KC showcases a well-structured public transportation infrastructure. Buses, free streetcars, taxis, and rideshare are all abundant. Downtown offers walkability and easy access on foot.
Of course, most corporate groups prefer dedicated shuttle service, which is where we come in. Our world-class chauffeured fleet is standing by for a successful planner’s airport and offsite group transportation needs.
Sports for the Win!
It’s no secret that sporting events are one of those hospitality activities that hit it out of the park every time. There’s something about that camaraderie of cheering with the masses and the obvious parallels on teamwork that make sporting events a winning solution for corporate events.
If you want built-in team building and client entertainment through sporting events, look no further than Kansas City.
With major league teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals, or the KC Current (National Women’s Soccer League), our beloved teams provide attendees with a roster of engagement opportunities.
And did we mention NASCAR? Kansas City is home to the famous Kansas Speedway, a 1.5-mile tri-oval racetrack that’ll get any planner’s adrenaline pumping.
Sporting events are our thing. Our team of professional event planners can help any corporate group to connect as a team.
Something for Everybody
Kansas City is a no-brainer for corporate events that make everybody happy. One of our favorite things about our amazing city is how much it is available for any type of person. This means that a planner’s post-event surveys are sure to feature heaps of positive comments.
Our city’s calendar is bursting with annual events, which means that there is built-in entertainment for any group. Festivals to restaurant weeks to headliner live music to dazzling holiday light tours. There are engaging experiences around every corner.
Foodie fans will be satisfied as well. The flavor adventures available to guests are international sensations. Sure, Kansas City knows how to barbeque. But KC is now a food lovers’ paradise. In fact, Travel + Leisure has called Kansas City “America’s Third Best Food City” and dedicates entire articles to the joy of eating your way through our city! What does this mean for corporate planners? It means their dine around solutions are going to be a tasty success!
We’ll make no secret about it. Our heart belongs to Kansas City, the Heart of America! Want to learn more about how Kansas City can be the perfect solution to your corporate event planning needs? Give us a call today!