Make Kansas City Your Next Big Win
If you haven’t heard, the Heart of America has been enjoying a remarkable winning streak—and one that isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. From a premier position in the pro sports world to the arrival of major national and international events, Kansas City is making headlines.
Now’s the time to take advantage of our undeniable energy and make it your own. See the many benefits to planning your next event in the middle of all the momentum.
Easy to reach in the heart of it all
Kansas City is the country’s most centrally-located major metropolitan area. Practically, this means flights from each coast are less than three hours long, and many other hubs across the U.S. are even closer.
The benefits of a flight to KC continue: Opening in early 2023, a new single terminal at Kansas City International Airport promises to transform the city’s air travel experience and make it easier than ever to arrive in the City of Fountains.
Your guests who opt to drive can also plan their travel with ease. Roughly 55 million U.S. residents live within a day’s driving distance of Kansas City, promising everyone convenience—and making the choice to attend much more straightforward.
Stellar experiences at affordable prices
Expect to find affordable hotel room rates in Kansas City. In fact, KC’s hotel, food and entertainment prices all rank consistently below national averages. KC’s many savings opportunities add up to a big reduction in your bottom line. As a bonus, your guests will also enjoy the lower costs they find at every step.
Getting around is no problem. Kansas City’s public transportation options, including the KC Streetcar and the city bus system, have shifted to entirely fare-free operations. Free Wi-Fi throughout the Downtown area will also help you and your attendees stay connected wherever you go.
Connected to create a seamless attendee experience
The Kansas City Convention & Entertainment Facilities features every kind of space you might need for your meeting. Offering more than 388,000 square feet of column-free exhibit space on one floor, a 10,700-seat arena, a 2,400-seat theater with historic Art Deco flair, a beautiful outdoor plaza and more, the facility’s space are all linked to each other (and Downtown hotels) by a series of skywalks and underground walkways.
Connected to the 800-room Loews Kansas City Hotel via skybridge, the Convention Center’s Grand Ballroom offers floor-to-ceiling views of the breathtaking Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. More of Downtown Kansas City’s best venues, as well as plenty of entertainment options, are just a few blocks away at the Kansas City Power & Light District and the 18,500-seat T-Mobile Center.
When the day is done, opportunities to explore are virtually endless. The KC Streetcar makes adventure easy—it’s free to ride and doesn’t require tickets, so you can step on and off at any stop with no additional processes or payments.
Once you’re onboard, you’ll be able to venture to some of the Downtown area’s most popular neighborhoods and destinations, from the River Market and the Kansas City Power & Light District to the Crossroads Arts District, Crown Center, Union Station and the National WWI Museum and Memorial. (Coming in 2025: An expanded KC Streetcar line that will take riders to even more entertainment hubs.)
The City of Fountains surprises at every turn
Kansas City may be easy to reach, but by the time you’ve immersed yourself in our longstanding traditions and modern innovations, you’ll find it hard to leave. This cultural crossroads brings creatives from every walk of life together in the heart of the country for all to enjoy, with more than a few unexpected (and unforgettable) encounters along the way.
Inventive chefs deliver unexpected delicacies ranging from barbecue-inspired ice cream to plant-based breakfast burgers. The deep historical roots of institutions like the National WWI Museum and Memorial and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum offer opportunities to explore significant moments in history between meetings and events. And a roster of performances from local and national acts offer sellout stadium shows, low-lit jazz clubs swinging late into the night, and everything in between.
It’s not uncommon for attendees to begin ranking KC among their favorite cities by the time they depart. In fact, it’s more than likely that your guests will find themselves taking home a few locally-made pieces of their own as a reminder of the thriving creative culture they found hidden in the Heartland.
An affordable, easy-to-reach event with the added benefit of introducing attendees to one of America’s most surprising destinations—what could be better?
Get in touch with our team and make a meeting in Kansas City your next success story.