New Louisville convention center on track to open in August

July 13, 2018 by  

Although not complete yet, the Kentucky International Convention Center’s expansion and renovations are already proving its worth to Louisville.

Even at this early stage, groups are lining up to take advantage of the larger, improved Louisville convention center. For instance, doctors attending an American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology in November 2022 for five days will be spending the equivalent of 5,209 nights in local hotels.

This one convention alone is expected to provide an economic impact of $5m, and that is just the beginning. The renovated, larger Kentucky International Convention Center already has 121 events either settled or with contracts in progress through 2024.

An as example of the far-reaching effects an improved Convention center could bring, banner printing services could see a boost in sales as event planners often have multiple uses for their items.

In addition to making it possible to bring in larger conventions, the Convention Center’s expansion and renovation, which commenced during the summer of 2016, also encouraged investment in additional hotel rooms to accommodate Louisville’s additional visitors.

Around a year ago, there were not enough hotel rooms in the city to handle the Allergy Asthma and Immunology convention. In 2010, only 3,800 rooms were available; by the end of 2018, the number of downtown hotel rooms will have grown to 6,000.

The $207m project will increase by the amount of business the facility can handle by 25%, providing a boast to numerous Louisville companies.