• 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

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.


Destination Niagara USA designed its series of 360-degree videos with the purpose of allowing meeting planners to virtually explore meeting and event venues in Niagara Falls, NY. The introductory video, with its footage of scenic spots that include Niagara Falls State Park, Luna Island, Stedman’s Bluff and Cave of the Winds, could do double duty as a meditative app on a stressful day.


After a year that kept most explorers close to home, the newly transformed Rand Tower Hotel Minneapolis is ready to whisk guests away on a new adventure. With the completion of a $110 million-dollar transformation, the Jazz Age architectural icon that once housed office space has been reborn as a luxe 270-room boutique hotel.