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Gateway Convention Center is a multi-purpose convention center that offers many amenities, such as convenient location, accessibility, flexible event space, experienced staff, free parking and proximity to hotels as well as attractions. Our beautiful facility, exceptional services, and friendly staff help planners elevate their events to the next level.  From meetings, conventions, banquets, reunions, receptions to gaming events, expos, and athletic events, we can host any size and type of event.

Our staff is on the cutting edge of trends and has years of experience, so we know what will work best for your event in our building. We will advise what room set-ups will keep your attendees comfortable and what decor will make an impact.  Our expert production team has amazing lighting, stage design, and audiovisual equipment that will engage and entertain your group.  Our renovated conference wing offers high tech meeting spaces with built-in projectors, large screens, microphones, and video cameras for recording and editing.

Gateway Convention Center’s team provides excellent event experiences every day.  Let us help you plan your next event that will impress your guests, increase vendors, and attract sponsors.  

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