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Louisville’s unique brand of Southern hospitality, one-of-a kind attractions, Urban Bourbon Experience, rich culinary scene, convenience, and affordability make it a world-class destination for any meeting or event.

Our team of destination experts know Louisville inside and out, and are here to help you plan an event your delegates will never forget.

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Louisville has not one, but TWO convention centers: one adjacent to the airport and one in the center of downtown

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Why Meet in Louisville?

Expansion opening 2018

2 Convention Centers

Kentucky Exposition Center, adjacent to the airport, offers abundant indoor and outdoor space while the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center welcomes visitors to Louisville’s downtown core with state-of-the-art convention space.

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20,890 Hotel Rooms

In Louisville, you’ll discover a wide range of hotel options to cater to your guests, with more than 6,300 rooms in the downtown area alone.

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10 Distilleries

Explore the Urban Bourbon Experience with your delegates for an unforgettable group experience.

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2,500 Restaurants

Discover Louisville’s vibrant culinary scene, with 130 restaurants clustered in our walkable downtown core.

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7 Miles from the Airport

Louisville’s comfortable and friendly airport experience will have you getting from baggage claim to downtown Louisville in a matter of minutes.

60% People Within a Day’s Drive

Do your delegates prefer driving to your event? Louisville is easy to get to, and hard to leave.


No matter how you say it, your attendees will love it here.

Your meeting & convention attendees will love coming to the city that was just named one of “America’s Friendliest Cities”, “America’s Most Underrated Cities”, “America’s Favorite Cities for Food” and “America’s Favorite Cities Overall” by Travel + Leisure.

Louisville is also home to iconic attractions that visitors can’t experience anywhere else. Here you can bet on the ponies at Churchill Downs (home of the Kentucky Derby), get inspired at the Muhammad Ali Center, see the craftsmanship firsthand at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, go back in time on the Belle of Louisville, tour Bourbon distilleries and more.

Our cocktail and culinary scene is gaining national recognition too, and is a destination highlight among visitors. With over 100 restaurants within walking distance of the Kentucky International Convention Center, there is something to delight every taste. Learn more about our unique style of new-Southern cuisine here.

After meeting hours your attendees will feel right at home when they explore Louisville’s eclectic and charming neighborhoods where locals look forward to welcoming you and your group. Learn more here.

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Get in touch with our Convention Sales and Convention Services team members. They can help you to plan your most successful event yet!

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