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Duke Energy Convention Center

Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati's new Duke Energy Center is a study in color that looks wonderful and helps attendees navigate the structure. The Hyatt, Westin and Millennium are attached by skywalks to the Center.

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Cincinnati USA's convention center recently underwent a $135 million renovation to become the Midwest's best-in-class center.  Cincinnati can accommodate 75 percent of the existing convention, conference and meetings market in the United States.

Meeting Space

Every element of this facility was designed with the meeting manager in mind, featuring:
  • Gross Square Feet: 750,000, including setup and support space
  • Exhibition Space: 200,000 contiguous square feet
  • Grand Ballroom:40,000 Square feet, one of the largest in the Midwest
  • Additional Ballroom: 17,400 square feet to comfortable host smaller groups
  • Meeting space: 30 deluxe breakout rooms with flexibility to accommodate 24 to 4,100.
  • Loading Dock: 17 berths and three semi-truck portals that lead directly to exhibition space
  • Full-service banquet kitchen: 5,000 served in single seating
  • Levels: 3, multi-level concourse provides easy access to exhibit space, meeting rooms and ballroom levels.


GBAC Star Accredited

DECC is a GBAC Star Accredited meeting facility, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Duke Energy Convention Center has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease. To achieve this accreditation, DECC demonstrated compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.

Safety is Priority

DECC has safely hosted dozens of successful events admidst the pandemic. View a few examples of safety measures the GMCE Dance Nationals implemented during their 2020 Fall Festival.

Welcoming Destination

Duke Energy Convention Center takes its place in Cincinnati’s skyline by welcoming meeting delegates and visitors with its iconic series of glistening metal panels set at angles along the western facade that gleam alongside Interstate 75, proclaiming C-I-N-C-I-N-N-A-T-I in 50-foot-tall letters.

Compact Footprint

Located in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati USA, the Duke Energy Convention Center is less than 3 blocks from 3,200 hotel rooms and 5,000 parking spots, most connected by Skywalk. Attendees and exhibitors alike will be energized by dozens of new restaurants, nightlife options and destination shopping just steps away from the Center.

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is a mere 15 minutes away. CVG offers more than 170 daily flights to more than 70 non-stop destinations including several daily international flights.

Social Responsibility

Through the company-wide Step UP program, Global Spectrum, management company at the Duke Energy Convention Center, has committed to being a leader for employing and promoting environmentally responsible, equitable and sustainable practices. Please visit the DECC Step Up FAQ for more details on recycling, energy efficiency, waste management, landscaping and more.

High-tech Specifications

The Duke Energy Convention Center, managed by Global Spectrum, works in partnership with Smart City Networks to provide planners with the latest technology and outstanding customer service for meetings and conventions.

  • On-site technical and audiovisual support staff available
  • State-of-the-art fiber optic networking throughout.
  • Customized electronic signage
  • Broadband teleconferencing
  • Wireless hot spots at dozens of locations
  • High-speed WANS
  • Stable network IP address assignment and delivery
  • Network-wide monitoring for maximized reliability
  • VLAN, VPN, ISDN, rental equipment
Duke Energy Convention Center
525 Elm St.
Cincinnati OH 45202