Spectra Venue Management (formally Global Spectrum) is poised to make a great start to the new fiscal year at the Owensboro Convention Center with over 20 conventions already scheduled.
“The expectation for this building is to book conventions,” said Dean Dennis, General Manager/VP of Spectra. “Our purpose is to bring visitors to town.”
In its second full year in operation, the Owensboro Convention Center has doubled the number of conventions booked over the original feasibility projections. Five are returning conventions and over 15 new ones have been scheduled so far. For a complete list of the 2015-2016 conventions, please click here. From July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016, these conventions are forecasted to generate over 6,700 hotel room nights and more than *$4.3 million in economic impact for the City of Owensboro.
*based on regional tourism spending estimates from the KY Department of Tourism
“Our goal is to promote the Convention Center as the ideal destination for our region,” stated Laura Alexander, Director of Sales & Marketing. “Many associations have a heavy membership in the western part of the state, and Owensboro is very centrally located for their members,” she added.
Many of the conventions currently scheduled were brought to Owensboro with the help of the local community. The Owensboro Convention Center encourages assistance for scheduling conventions and other events through the Bring Your Meeting Home program. Individuals can help positively impact the local economy through recommendations. Once the event is booked, the referring individual will be designated as an Owensboro Convention Center Ambassador and will be rewarded with a Visa gift card for up to $200 per lead. To date, the Bring Your Meeting Home campaign has generated over 5,300 hotel rooms and has paid out over $1,200 in gift cards.
Lean more about Bring Your Meeting Home and booking an event at the Owensboro Convention Center at www.OwensboroCenter.com or at 270.687.8800.