Barreling AheadOctober 29, 2020 | Kentucky International Convention Center
Since 1968, Louisville Tourism’s primary goal has been to enhance the area’s economy through tourism development – to promote and sell Louisville as a world-class destination. Tourism is the third largest industry in Louisville, which supports over 60,000 local tourism-related jobs in the Louisville MSA. Guests are coming from around the globe to attend a meeting, convention, special event, as a leisure guest or a combination. More than 16.4 million visitors are experiencing Louisville’s authenticity, bourbon and culinary scenes and our unique brand of Southerness.
Louisville Sports Commision
The Louisville Sports Commission was founded in 1999 as an economic development tool to attract, host and create sporting events and activities in the community that generate hotel room night visits. In recent years, they have added to the community’s quality of life by promoting active lifestyles, especially with youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods, and by helping attract and retain workforce. They are primarily a business-to-business, sales and service organization and have developed a reputation of event success guaranteed in the community and with their primary clients – national and international governing bodies and other sports event rights holders. In recent years, they have developed a business-to-consumer component as they expanded their portfolio of owned and operated events.
Kentucky International Convention Center
Located at the center of Louisville’s bustling downtown, the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) is showing off its $207 million renovation and expansion, making it a top tier convention center and a must-see business hub. With over 200,000 square feet of ultra-modern exhibit space, 52 beautifully-appointed meeting rooms, 175-seat theatre, 40,000 square foot ballroom, the Kentucky International Convention Center accommodates virtually any size event. For the visitor experience, KICC means close proximity to more than 6,000 hotel rooms and dozens of fine dining and casual restaurants as well as walking distance to a vast array of museums, distilleries, gift shops and other attractions, KICC is truly at the center of it all!
Levy is proud to be the exclusive provider for all food and beverage services at the Kentucky International Convention Center. As “a family of passionate restaurateurs” we seek to exceed your guest’s expectations by delighting them with delicious food, creatively presented by friendly, helpful staff in a fun-filled atmosphere. We also strive to make the event planning process simple, easy and worry free for you. Because we live the restaurant business every day, we are able to advise you on the most popular menu items and the most effective methods to ensure your guests fondly remember your event long after they have departed.
Prestige AV & Creative Services
Prestige AV & Creative Services offers a broad array of resources together with the ease and convenience of working with a single source of dedicated professionals. In addition to one of the largest inventories of the finest equipment in the business, we provide the latest event technologies, in-house graphic design, complete video & post-production, project management, and over three decades of experience.
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