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ABOUT COLUMBUS

Columbus, an open and inclusive city, is fueled by innovative ideas and relentless optimism. Conference attendees have even told us their experience was enhanced by the city’s contagious air of positivity. It’s the kind of place where ideas happen and stuff gets done. As a modern and metropolitan city, there's plenty to do and see – and the convention center and hotels are right in the middle of it all. Depending on which door you exit, you'll walk into Downtown Columbus, the Arena District, or the Short North Arts District - where you'll find renowned restaurants, three professional sports venues, gorgeous riverfront parks, art galleries, theaters, boutique shopping, and hundreds of unique small businesses. Learn more about the city.

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THE VENUE

Greater Columbus Convention Center

  • Named one of the Best Convention Centers in the U.S. by Wall Street Journal, 2023

  • Offering 4,700 on-site parking spaces

  • Connected to five hotels via enclosed sky bridges

  • Only a 10-minute drive from the Port Columbus Airport

  • Situated in the middle of Columbus’ vibrant entertainment districts, The Short North Arts District, The Arena District, and Downtown


The center is designed to inspire energy and innovation, with open, airy spaces, bright colors, and walls of windows. It’s easy to navigate and its hallways are adorned with the largest known contemporary collection of Central Ohio art. We’ve selected this center to assure Great Lakes Lender Conference attendees have the best experience possible.

THE HOTEL

Hilton Columbus Downtown

The Hilton is across the street from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and within walking distance to over 150 dining and entertainment venues. Nationwide Arena and North Market are within a half mile. Discover their art collection, comprised of original pieces by Central Ohio artists, an indoor pool, and a fitness center featuring a Peloton® Bike.

Please note: When you register for the conference, you will be directed to reserve your hotel room for the special rate, within our conference room block. If you attempt to book directly on the hotel website, you may experience difficulties.

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DIRECTIONS AND PARKING

The Greater Columbus Convention Center address is:        

400 – 500 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215

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