Duke Energy Convention Center

Cincinnati, OH - Convention Center

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The Duke Energy Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, within blocks of top-rated restaurants, bars, pro-sports venues and attractions. The Center boasts innovative design features that welcome creative event plans and versatile spaces to accommodate both large and small groups. The 40,000 square foot grand ballroom is the largest and most spectacular in the Midwest. In addition, the Center offers 200,000 square feet of exhibit space and 30 deluxe meeting rooms. DECC offers free Wi-Fi in public spaces, an in-house AV company, telecommunications provider and show-stopping catering cuisine.

Venue Snapshot

Spectra Divisions

Food Services & Hospitality
Venue Management


525 Elm St
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Services Provided

  • Complete Venue Management Services
  • Spectra Food Services & Hospitality

Venue Facts

  • GBAC Star Accredited Facility
  • 750,000 total square feet
  • 200,000 square feet of Exhibit Space
  • 40,000 square foot Grand ballroom
  • 17,000 square foot Junior Ballroom
  • 30 Deluxe Meeting Rooms
  • 5,000 nearby parking spaces
  • 3,500 adjacent hotel rooms
  • Proximity to both I-71 and I-75 and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport gives you and your traveling attendees an unparalleled ease of access to our centralized city
  • Full studio support for Hybrid Event production
  • Wi-Fi infrastructure allowing for 25,000 devices to be connected to the network simultaneously

Notable Events & Accomplishments

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"We talk about thinking beyond our own organizations and our own interests to the bigger picture of what's best for our City, our County and our Region. That's been my experience with Spectra and its team-positive interactions that work to build us up and bring us together."-Julie Calvert, President and CEO, Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau

"An outstanding team, each one demonstrated what are keys to success: responsive, flexible, professional and completely reliable. Truly remarkable!" -Siemens

"Your Event Manager’s are the best! Above and beyond, seriously – thank you!" -Procter & Gamble

"Thank you for making our job so easy and catching every curve ball we threw. We truly could not have put all of the aspects of this event together without your support and dedication to our every need." -US Foods

Notable Venue Information

  • 2021 Center of Excellence; named Top 30 Convention Center in North America by EXHIBITOR Magazine

  • Winner of Facilities & Destinations Prime Site Award Ten Consecutive Years

  • Local Food Purchasing Hero (Business) Award Recipient at the 2018 Midwest Regional Sustainability Summit

  • Our internal Green Team works to educate staff, clients and attendees on sustainability initiatives at the DECC. In 2020, we achieved a 32% waste diversion rate.

Notable Events Include

  • The American Legion’s 98th National Convention

  • NAACP’s 107th Annual Convention & Diversity Career Fair

  • Matson Money

  • GE Asian Pacific American Forum National Meeting

  • Ohio Craft Brewers Conference & Expo

  • Women’s Junior Olympic National Championships

  • T-Mobile All-Star FanFest

  • Ohio Music Association

  • Travel, Sport & Boat Show

  • Home & Garden Show

  • LEGO Kids Fest

  • Allstar Cheerleading