Where to Meet
Networking opportunities happen over dinner, right? Or in chance hallway meetings, or whenever attendees are gathered together—not when they're sitting in a limo, or rushing to beat traffic, or using their brainpower to figure out logistics, nervously glancing at their watches the whole time.
That's why having 7,100 hotel rooms in walking distance of the Indiana Convention Center makes such a difference.
In Indianapolis, they can relax and enjoy each other. Walk together through our safe, lively downtown to the after-meeting informal get-together.
Note: Walking also saves a ton of money: there's the transportation cost to get here, but that's often it.
Since 4,700 of those rooms are connected by climate-controlled walkways, that brings up new possibilities.
They can leave their coats and bags in their room the whole time—and dash back through those climate-controlled connected walkways between meetings to grab what they forgot, make a private call, or do a little work. They can wear their stylish shoes, in the winter. They can sleep a little later, and work a little smarter.
And if they bring their spouses, they actually have time to see their fellow attendees and their spouse more. And if they can't break away, whoever's been brought along isn't stranded—they can walk to all sorts of amenities, from spas and shopping to museums and our bustling Central Canal path.
And if you're trying to lure exhibitors we'd love to note: they love to come to Indianapolis. People hang around their exhibits longer, instead of dashing off. They sell more. They publicize more. They get more face time with the people they want to see—your attendees.