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

“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

“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

“The center is fabulous! The space is free-flowing and the flexibility and ability to change from one venue to another is very appealing. From start to finish, everything was thought out very carefully and delivered at the highest level. 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. We had a very successful program in Omaha and would love to bring more business back to the city.”

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Attendees from all across the state enjoyed all that downtown Omaha has to offer after a long day of learning.”

Nebraska Council of School Administrators, NASES Spring Meeting

“Omaha is a great place for meetings. Attendees have quite a few restaurants to choose from that are within walking distance of the hotels and Convention Center.”

Melissa Burnett
American Society of Animal Science, ASAS Midwest Meeting

“It is always a pleasure to bring a meeting to Omaha, NE. The people are friendly, helpful, and work with you to make your meeting efficient and successful. I started bringing meetings to Omaha 10 years ago as it’s a great central location to bring my members together from all over the US & Canada on a reasonable budget. I urge you to give them a look.”

Steve Tolman
LogiCom LLC, 3rd party planner for Fraternal Order of Eagles

“The Convention & Visitors Bureau went above and beyond our normal duties. The staff at Visit Omaha was extremely receptive as they helped with tours and getting the city ready for our event.”

Janet Dickelman, Convention Coordinator
American Council of the Blind

“Omaha is a great place to host a meeting! Full-service hotels, lovely attractions and friendly atmosphere. Great food too!”

Suzanne Walker
Military Officers Association of America

“Omaha was a fantastic destination for our group who have lived/traveled all over the world. They LOVED Omaha. The German American Society, Old Market, City Tours and SAC Museum were definite highlights for us.”

Harry Stine
Department of Defense Dependents Schools

“Our selection of Omaha and the CHI Health Center Omaha to host our annual conference and trade show was serendipitous. Omaha had not been on our radar as an option until I mistakenly booked a downtown hotel while attending an industry event being held on the outskirts of town, which gave me the unexpected opportunity to see the convention center and experience the beautiful and vibrant city center and Old Market areas during the evenings and nights on my early morning runs. I was blown away by the city, the food, and the cool vibe to the point that I called our event planner as I was leaving to say, "what about Omaha?" We arranged a site visit, toured the convention center and neighboring hotels and off-site venues, and booked Omaha a few weeks later. I could not be more excited about sharing the Omaha experience with our members next year.”

Charles Smitherman
Association of Progressive Rental Organizations CEO

“Omaha is a wonderful City with so much to offer. As a native Nebraskan, I was so proud to help host the 2024 MWACDA Regional Conference held in Omaha this past February. The facilities were top notch. The Hilton and Marriott hotels provided easy access to the CHI Event Center. The Holland Performing Arts Center is next to none in it's aesthetic and acoustical beauty. Area restaurants and businesses offered a wide variety of culinary and shopping experiences for our conference attendees. I would encourage other organizations who are looking for a conference site to give serious consideration to Omaha.”

Marjorie Simons-Bester