• 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

Located in the heart of Michigan’s Thumbcoast, Port Huron boasts a charming small-town feel with big city amenities. Meeting planners and attendees alike will appreciate the safety of the suburbs while enjoying picturesque views, a vibrant culture and outdoor adventure opportunities, both during and after the workday.


Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.


Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.