The Milwaukee Convention Center, now called the Midwest Airlines Center is a state of the art facility for those organizing large events in the Midwest. The Midwest Airlines Center opened in 1998 and offers visitors more than 180,000 square feet of exhibit space, 37,000 square feet of ballroom space, and an additional 39,000 square feet of meeting space. The ballroom can hold more than 3,000 people. There are also 28 meeting and breakout areas that offer satellite links, data transmission, and video teleconference features. This is truly a top of the line location for conferences, conventions, and expos.
The center is located centrally to Milwaukee's downtown. They offer a skywalk to both the Hilton and Hyatt hotels, so visitors never have to leave the comfort of the indoors during the bitter cold of a Milwaukee winter. The center is a block from the Milwaukee Public Museum and two blocks from the Riverwalk. Nearby is also the Theater District, shopping, nightlife, dining, and attractions. During festival season, visitors to the city can also attend ethnic celebrations and concerts near the lake.
In addition to great surroundings, the Midwest Airlines Center offers upgraded features like state of the art ventilation, air condition, heating, lighting, and security. The mission of the center is to offer convention goers a flexible environment that meets every one of their needs. They also allow use of the Milwaukee Theatre, a venue that is great for entertainment or assembly, directly across the street from the center.
Designers of the center saw to it that asthetics were as important as practicality. There is pre-event space for people to gather that is comfortable and attractive. There is a loading dock area that allows for quick and efficient load ins. Convention organizers with bulky materials can transport their materials easily into the center without having to worry about parking or unloading. Connected to the center is a sparking lot with near 200 spaces. In some cases, this space can be used for outdoor exhibits.
Due to the presence of the center, Milwaukee has become a popular destination for convention goers. There is a plethora of activities convention goers can enjoy before and after their event. Within a short drive are numerous restaurants, museums, sporting events, and shopping. The Milwaukee Brewers baseball team plays just minutes from the Midwest Airlines Center at Miller Park. Visitors to the city might also enjoy a tour of the Miller Brewery, one of the national companies that made Milwaukee famous. Those who enjoy biking culture will love a look at the Harley-Davidson Museum. A tour will provide an inside look at another of the American icons that made the city famous.
If you are organizing an event in the Midwest area, consider holding it at the Midwest Airlines Center. If you will be attending an event at this venue, you can look forward to high quality surroundings that supply all of the comfort you need at a convention or expo. Best of all, it has a great location surrounded by fun and entertainment.