Greater Columbus Convention Center Event Planning Guide - Page 8

o 37 Vine Street
East Lot (868 spaces)
o 80 East Nationwide Boulevard
South Garage (526 spaces)
o 50 East Nationwide Boulevard
North Surface Lot (61 spaces)
o 50 East Goodale Street
Please note: Space counts reflect total inventory. Actual availability will vary.
Guests can pay in advance and view real-time parking space availability at
Clients can choose to pay or have an online reservation plan set up for attendee and/or staff parking.
All parking facilities operated by the GCCC are completely accessible and offer reserved areas for handicapped, veteran
and expectant /nursing mother guests.
Parking Areas (Reserved)
You have the ability to:
Set up an account with our Parking Department
Reserve spaces for your staff, exhibitors, speakers or attendees
Charges will be added to your master bill.
Groups reserving an entire parking lot or garage will be required to have a Columbus Police officer present during
the times the lot or garage is closed to the general public to assist with traffic control.
Your Event Manager will inform you of all charges associated with reserved spaces and police officers.
Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing
The GCCC Marketing Department can assist and make recommendations with public relations, advertising and marketing
of your event.
Press releases may be published on the GCCC website and sent to media.
Assistance in reaching media contacts and recommending advertising buys.
Advertising signage will be made available to show managers for long-term show promotion using interactive
kiosks, upscale digital signage, video walls or monitors throughout the facility.

Social media platforms are monitored for each event to increase your digital presence and answer attendee
questions or comments.
Involvement of elected officials for special welcoming and ribbon-cutting events to increase community
involvement and support.
Website calendar listing.
Public Safety
We will maintain public safety for our building perimeter using security guards, monitors and alarms. Once your Event
Manager receives the necessary information from you, arrangements are made through our Public Safety Department for
crucial services including traffic control, emergency preparedness, programming room locks, lost and found services, first
aid and loading dock passes (for clients utilizing our exhibit halls).
At the Greater Columbus Convention Center, we are the exclusive security service for staffing your event. The Public
Safety Department can accommodate almost any request you may have, including badge checking, ticket taking, crowd
management, overnight security and many other roles. The loading docks and unloading area are exclusively staffed by
our Public Safety Department as well.
The Public Safety Department office is located on the second floor at the end of the Hyatt Regency Columbus Union
meeting room hallway. Our Public Safety Department can electronically lock, unlock and alarm your rooms upon request.
Your Sales Manager has the full authority to discuss available space, rental policies and contractual requirements. If you
need to make changes to your contract after your contract has been executed, let your Sales Manager know and he/she
will procure an addendum based on space availability. Please remember that the contract is our legal commitment to each
other. Until it is signed by you and executed by us, the process has not been completed. Your Sales Manager may also be
able to put space on a temporary hold for you. You will find more information on temporary holds in Section 6.
Section 2: Rules and Policies


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