Your next meeting or event should be in Omaha - but don't just take our word for it. Take a look at what others are saying about Omaha and you'll be ready to book your event today! 

“Working with MECA and the CHI Health Center Omaha this year, with our strict COVID protocols, has been nothing short of outstanding. The staff knew what we needed for our customers and provided the staffing and necessary items per our health plan as approved by the Douglas County Health Department. We appreciate working with them through this difficult time. The experience was the same as it has been for 17 years, flawless.”

Tony Carrow, Director of Operations and Events
Nebraska Elite Volleyball

“From start to finish, everything was thought out very carefully and delivered at the highest level... We had a very successful program in Omaha and would love to bring more business back to the city.”

Pamela Troop, CMP

“Visit Omaha was incredible, from the planning stages of our conference to our time in Omaha hosting veterans affairs leaders from 43 states and territories. The number of compliments we heard on the City of Omaha’s friendliness, cleanliness, activity options, and so on were too many to count. Everyone loved Omaha and it really set a great tone for our entire conference.”

Holden Armstrong
Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs

“Omaha embraces this event and has for generations. We could not be more grateful for the many strong partnerships that make this event a huge success!”

Kathryn Morrissey
CWS Omaha Inc.

“I found Omaha to be a very pleasant surprise as a destination. A friendly, clean, affordable, and centrally located city with decent downtown compression is not a commonly found package. A perfect fit for amateur sporting events!”

Aimee Roberts 
Midwest Basketball Showcase

“I must admit that when I knew we would hold our annual conference in Omaha, I was not overly thrilled. Boy, was I wrong! Omaha is the best-kept secret. It is a delightful city to visit. You have so much to offer from the zoo to the Old Market, the restaurants, etc. I was disappointed to leave as I didn’t have enough time to explore everything in Omaha. You definitely have a great product!”

Marian McLemore
President of the Cooperative Communicators Association

“The city of Omaha was a great fit for the American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention. The footprint of the downtown area with the close proximity of the convention center, arena, hotels and restaurants/nightlife was very popular with our attendees. Also, the general affordability of the city with low hotel rates and reasonable airfares was a key factor in helping make the convention in Omaha one of the best attended in the history of the association. The support and services provided by the Omaha CVB were significant factors in making our event a great success.”

Jason Jones
American Volleyball Coaches Association

“Omaha was a nice surprise and a culinary treat! I ate my way through the city! Omaha residents make you feel welcome in their city and they seem genuinely happy to have you in their town. I have recommended Omaha to several customers after my initial visit and will continue to do so in the future.”

Lindsey White
Global Account Executive - ConferenceDirect

“My guests were astounded at how great a city Omaha is to have an event as well as a lot of fun. It’s a world-class conference city and the staff of the OCVB was fantastic. In all the events I’ve planned, I’ve never received the attention to detail and help that the OCVB provided.”

Lauri Stevens
LAwS Communications - Smile Conference

“The center is fabulous! The space is free-flowing and the flexibility and ability to change from one venue to another is very appealing. I love the close proximity of the airport to downtown and the friendliness of the cab drivers. The shopping, arts and food district is pretty amazing. I had no idea and now I do.”

Pamela Troop, CMP
ASAE, Director of Meeting Operations and Special Events 

“Omaha is a hidden treasure waiting to be explored. It has so much to offer and all within a condensed amount of space. It is friendly, it is safe, and it is easy to get around. The value you get for your dollar is incredible.”

Irene Lazaroski, Director of Meetings and Education
Catholic Cemetery - Annual Fall North American Convention & Exposition

“We truly felt like we were the center of attention during our entire conference in Omaha. It was our highest in total attendance in five years and everything went great. Our attendees came from 36 states and we were thrilled at how easy it was to get to Omaha-and how easy it was once we arrived! A former President of our association even said it was the best conference he had ever attended!”

Pamela Johnson, CMP, Meetings & Member Services Manager
National Association of State Technology Directors

“It’s hard to beat Omaha as a conference site. Costs are low compared to larger cities, and the facilities are outstanding. The sales and planning staff at [Omaha’s convention center] and the hotels are professional and friendly, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau bends over backwards to help make every event successful.”

Janis Weidenhammer 
HDR National Transportation Conference

“Our delegates loved being minutes from the airport, within walking distance of the Old Market restaurant and entertainment district and your first-class hotels. The cooperative attitude and capability of everyone involved not only the CVB but also [Omaha's convention center], the hotels and the City of Omaha, established a bench mark by which future sites will be measured.”

D.F. "Bucky" Remaley, Executive Director
Railway Systems Suppliers Inc.

“The Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau is so easy to work with and very professional; the assistance we received with our registration desk was wonderful, I have not experienced such a great program in any other city we’ve held our meeting in. The high-class facilities are equal to or better than many facilities that we have toured and are much more affordable.”

Shannon Gustafson
American Coalition for Ethanol

“The OCVB {Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau} has been fantastic, we could not have asked for more. You were with us the entire time of planning...you came with us to publicize in the years prior and did anything we asked of you. Our attendees love Omaha as a result!”

Anita Hall
National Association of 4-H Agents

“If your aim was to put Omaha on the map, you could not have been more successful. I can’t tell you how many people stopped me near the end of the conference to say, Wow, I never knew Omaha was such a great city!”

Esther Mackintosh, President 
Federation of State Humanities Councils

“This is one of the greatest environments we have ever had at the Olympic Trials. Omaha embraced us. You could feel it. Athletes felt important, we felt important. We haven’t seen the likes of this at the Olympic Trials before.”

Jack Bauerle, 2008 Olympic Women's Swimming Coach
U.S. Olympic Swim Trails

“We were impressed by the many things Omaha offers, it’s cleanliness, culture, and friendliness. If our board was not aware of how wonderful your city was, they certainly know now! The folks at the Hilton and [Omaha’s convention center] were exemplary in their services and efforts. I heard many board members, if not all, ask why we've not held a conference in your city. My reply is, Give us time and we will.”

Christian G. Shalby, Executive Director
International Institute of Municipal Clerks

“All Omaha volunteers were superb. Conferees stated that they did not know Omaha was so cosmopolitan until attending this conference.”

Barbara Velazquez, Chair NAFSA
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

“Omaha offers a very accessible location for participants who may travel from Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas and Missouri to our annual event. The meeting space we use is outstanding, as are amenities offered in the surrounding area.”

Cindy Lilleoien
Great Plains Federal Tax Institute

“85% of our guest had never been to Omaha. They were blown away with the beauty, lifestyle, and people.”

Paul Goebel,
The Honorable Order of the Golden Toque

“This city rolled out the red carpet for GEAPS which is something we don’t get a lot. Finally, we got the big fish treatment.”

Julie Wagner, Office Administrator/Meetings
Grain Elevators and Processors Society (GEAPS)

“Every year during our annual convention {in Omaha} we host 1,200 business owners from around the world. From the meeting rooms to the food, to the social events we deliver, [convention center] partners with our staff to provide an experience for our guests that is second to none. [The convention center’s] spirit of teamwork makes it all so easy and our guests always leave impressed.”

Paul R. Hogan, Founder & Chairman
Home Instead Senior Care

“It is so convenient for our guests to have the Hilton connected to the convention center and the overflow hotels are all within walking distance. Another bonus for our guests is the easy walk from the hotels to your beautiful Old Market. Everyone loves the atmosphere of the Old Market. With the great variety of restaurants and shopping, our guests are eager to attend our shows and enjoy your fine city!”

Kelly Dingwell
Affiliated Foods

“I call Omaha the hidden jewel of the Midwest. I had no idea what an exciting city this would be!”

Sarah Donnelly, Meeting Planner
National Catholic Forensic League

“Omaha exceeded my expectations in providing an outstanding venue, from the convention center, hotels and certainly hospitality.”

Craig Enenbach
National Veterans Wheelchair Games

“Omaha is a dynamic city with perfect venues for a successful conference atmosphere. We appreciated the willingness of everyone to work with us.”

Georgia Janssen
National Association of Transportation Providers

“Even workers at Subway knew more about seeds, matchups, favorites, etc. It was really cool. Location is very important and I think Omaha was a great choice.”

Anonymous Wrestling Coach
2010 NCAA Wrestling Tournament

“All the staff at the Omaha Convention & Visitors Bureau were a Joy to work with. They were responsive to all our needs and worked very closely with us to assure we had a GREAT experience in Omaha – and we DID.”

Cindy Joy-Rodgers
National Newspaper Association

“It takes a Team to Reach the Summit! Thank you all for your exceptional teamwork in making the summit event so successful! Your department staff were quick to respond, were on task when scheduled changes took place. Having a staff conference coordinator onsite with me at all times was fantastic and made my job so much easier. And, what a beautiful facility... my attendees loved the feeling of being in a very open area where they could see outside whenever they changed breakouts. Thanks So Much!”

Lori Riggs, CMP
Safety & Health Summit, National Safety Council

“Omaha knows how to roll out the red carpet. From the pre-event planning meetings to all the intricate event details and execution – truly first-class and crucial to an all-around success. The proof is there from not only from a great event but also from the glowing reviews we have received from the 4,000+ athletes. Ever since the event was announced, the entire city provided their embrace regarding the event, made athletes feel welcome, and left them with a lasting impression putting Omaha on their map when it may not have otherwise been there. Looking forward to building on the success of 2016 as we look to 2017!”

Brian D'Amico
USA Triathlon

“Omaha is centrally located in the country, spring weather is good and there are great restaurants. Most important would be the quality of the facilities, ease of accessing the convention center from the hotels and the cooperation of the convention center and hotel managers.”

Michael Drudy
Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc.​

“Everyone at Visit Omaha, the CHI Health Center, and all of our hotels were extremely helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to work with. Our decorator who travels from city to city all year mentioned that Omaha’s convention center staff is top notch in all these aspects as well. We look forward to our next show in Omaha, whenever we make our way back. Thanks to all!”

Ali Saladin
Structural Building Components Association​

“Omaha can surprise you, as many may not think it is a destination for a conference. Easy access from the airport, great restaurants with good food, and affordable.”

Amas Aduviri
HEP CAMP Association

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