With a range of meeting room sizes, The Cleveland Convention Center can accommodate everything from small corporate meetings to large annual association conferences.

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Facility Specifications

  • Main Exhibition Hall

    • 225,000 square feet of Class A exhibit space
    • 90-foot column spacing
    • 30-foot clear ceiling height
    • Ability to divide into three distinct halls
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  • Education & Conference Facilities

    • More than 90,000 square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible meeting rooms
    • 35 meeting rooms, ranging in size from small to large groups
    • Wireless connectivity
    • Multi-site video conferencing
    • High-definition display systems
    • Training labs
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  • Grand Ballroom

    • 32,000 square feet
    • Free of columns
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Lake Erie
    • Dining capacity for groups up to 1,700
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  • Junior Ballroom

    • 11,000 square feet
    • Free of columns
    • Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking an outdoor patio
    • Expansive Atrium space with four-story glass wall
    • Dining capacity for groups up to 300
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Facility Services

Our friendly, professional staff provides you with exemplary event planning services. At the Cleveland Convention Center, we address every aspect of your event planning experience through our personalized, detail-oriented services and user-friendly systems. Our in-house service providers share our unparalleled commitment to excellence in serving event planners and attendees. At the Cleveland Convention Center, every event is special and deserves personalized attention. Whether you are planning a small and simple gathering or one that requires numerous services and has unique needs, we assist you every step of the way to cover every detail.

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Event Planning Guide

When planning an event, we want to ensure there are no surprises. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Cleveland Convention Center facility booking guidelines. These guidelines will provide a comprehensive overview of policies and procedures to assist in your planning process. Please contact your sales or event manager with any questions.

Event Planning Guide

Explore Cleveland

As proud as we are of our new convention center, we hope you’ll find time to see what else Cleveland has to offer. From our nearby lakefront to our distinctive neighborhoods, we think you’ll discover that our city is friendly and inviting. Want a great meal? You’ll find something to satisfy any taste. Sports? Culture? They’re on our menu, too. It’s our great pleasure to welcome you and serve you. Enjoy!

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The loading-dock areas at the Cleveland Convention Center are designed for the sole purpose of facilitating vehicles associated with loading and unloading event-related equipment. For that and other safety-related reasons, general parking for attendees or exhibitor staff is strictly prohibited. We offer 17 convenient loading docks, with a full truck-turnaround and exhibition hall floor access. Please contact your event manager for specific dock assignments, load/unload time as well as access to the docks for your event.

Event Planning Guide

Food & Beverage

Our exclusive caterer, Levy, takes great pride in handling every detail, providing the utmost in quality, flavor, presentation and variety, while consistently exceeding expectations. Guests at the Cleveland Convention Center – from a cocktail reception in our spacious, glass-enclosed Atrium to a multi-course dinner in the expansive Grand Ballroom to an all-day corporate meeting – will benefit from a broad range of menu options and a knowledgeable, experienced staff dedicated to impressing our guests. Our unique menus and presentations add elegant touches to every event

Green Meetings

The comprehensive sustainability plan for the Global Center for Health Innovation and the Cleveland Convention Center includes building the new Convention Center below grade with a green roof. The new Convention Center replaced an existing below-grade structure enhances the mall with extensive additional plant life and soil materials that more efficiently filter storm water. The new Mall also features water-efficient landscaping using minimal water, including a plan for drought-tolerant plants to reduce water consumption.

Green Meetings


Security services at the Cleveland Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation are provided through an integrated program where both house and event activities are coordinated through our Security Operations Center.

Security Procedures

Upcoming Events

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    Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Forum

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  • Partnership for a Safer Cleveland

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    Ohio State Medical Association

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala

  • Benefit Luncheon Featuring Marcus Luttrell

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