From day one, everyone at the Convention Center treated us so well. They knew what they were doing, even at times when we didn’t. We were able to collaborate with them, and they were extremely responsive.

Ohio Women’s Leadership Summit

Hybrid Events-Confusing Possibilities Made Simple

The Duke Energy Convention Center (DECC), in collaboration with Prestige Audio Visual and Creative Services, and our downtown Cincinnati partners, hosted a successful hybrid meeting to both live and virtual attendees, showing meeting planners a solution for their future meetings. 

The event had the traditional meeting elements, combined with virtual capabilities and live interaction for all attendees, remote or onsite.  The event started with a concise, webinar-style program followed by mixed-format live breakouts.  Attendees were able to interact with industry professionals and peers live or virtually.  Focused breakout topics followed the main stage and answered key questions about events moving forward. 

Breakout sessions are available below for on-demand access.  Let us know how we can help you plan your next successful meeting in Cincinnati! 


Event Planning: Logistics and Solutions

Join Director of Event Services, Lia Smith and her team as they help take the confusion and concern out of floorplan design and event production.

Connecting Through Culinary Collections

Learn what’s new with Spectra Food Services and Hospitality at the DECC.  FS&H General Manager, Terry Zajo and Executive Chef, Purvill Chaney break down new menus, café renovations, and much more.

Event Packages: Can I afford a Hybrid Event?

There are infinite possibilities for live event functionality.  The same applies to Virtual and Hybrid events.  Paul Ramstetter and the Prestige Team will present some helpful price points for multiple event types.

Safety First: Cleanliness Protocols

The DECC is committed to providing a safe, clean environment, and the DECC standards established in 2006 continue to exceed current expectations. Join our Operations Team, led by Jackie Tauber and PathoSans representatives to hear what we’ve always been doing, the adjustments made due to COVID-19, and what we’re planning for the future.

Clean Stay and Event Ready: Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Q&A

Join the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza staff, led by Bob Louis, in this engaging Q&A Session.

Contract Negotiations During and Post-COVID: Q&A

Director of Sales, Justin Markle and his team are ready to answer all questions related to contracting space and booking your event at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Caring for Our Community: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati Q&A

Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you’ll find the ideal spaces to relax, work, and play. Relax and enjoy. Lauren Miquez and the Hyatt Team care about your needs in this Q&A Session.

AV Health & Safety Tips: New Technology & S.O.P.

Questions about AV equipment cleaning and sanitization standards or wondering about new technology related to social distancing at live events? Kathleen Kronauer has you covered.

Collaboration: Partners that Care

This pre-recorded panel discussion combines Cincinnati’s hometown Events partners as they address the topics that are concerning many meeting planners today.  Join Paul Ramstetter as he moderates a lively discussion between Lauren Miguez, Andy Conklin, Bob Lewis, and Justin Markle.  Interact with Live Chat and responses. 

A little Fun: Party for Planners

We’re holistically caring for the whole Meeting Planner. In these uncertain times, if you need a unique pick-me-up, join Kathryn Gardette as she has a little fun.