Founded in 1871, Blish Mize is the leading distributor for home centers, lumber yards, and hardware and paint store retailers. Since the convention center doors opening in 2002, they've held two trade shows each year. The economic impact for the City of Overland Park in 2016 was $2,832,493 with 3,924 room nights.
Burns & McDonnell
Automotive Service Association (ASA)
For four days, thousands of automotive professionals from 37 states, Canada and Australia gather for the VISION Hi-Tech Training & Expo hosted by ASA – Midwest. Add in an additional 120 vendors, and the economic impact reaches $7,212,413 with an estimated 11,955 room nights.
Visualizing the experience
Overland Park Convention Center customers can now experience the fully immersive, visual and sound environment of beautifully decorated event rooms, with VR goggles utilizing the latest Samsung Galaxy 7 phone and Beats headphones. The result? A stunning audio visual experience. This investment is one of the first immersive sales tools in the convention center industry.
Audio Visual had it's biggest year ever at the Overland Park Convention Center with $1,033,599 in revenue. The contributing factors? Our investment in newer and better technology, the level of service provided and the convenience to our clients all contributed to an increase in revenue for the convention center and overall success for our clients and their attendees.