Fort Wayne Insider Blog

Category - Meetings and Conventions

Indiana’s famed “Hoosier Hospitality” sounds like a legend sown among the farmlands and grown along the freeways that make up this state known as the Crossroads of America. But for visitors to Downtown Fort Wayne and its Grand Wayne Convention Center, the real-life hospitality here is a primary reason for the nearly 80 percent re-booking rate!

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If you are in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a convention or event at the Grand Wayne Convention Center you are also conveniently placed right in the center of Fort Wayne’s hub for entertainment and activity. With a walkable downtown and countless restaurants, arts, and attractions to explore, you can get a full Fort Wayne experience without ever getting into a car!

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Posted on March 26, 2019 at 10:00:00 am by Grand Wayne Convention Center

The Upside of Downtown Connectivity

There’s a lot of buzz about connectivity, and it’s alive and well in downtown Fort Wayne! That’s good news for event planners and their guests as they actively seek destinations with easy experience add-ons to help boost attendance and interest. As one of the Midwest’s most desirable event

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Recognized as one the Midwest’s premier event venues, downtown Fort Wayne’s Grand Wayne Convention Center continues its commitment to raising the standards — and the expectations — for event planners seeking a destination with a difference. 

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Posted on January 11, 2019 at 8:00:00 am by Rachel S.

What's New in Fort Wayne, Indiana for Meetings

Groundbreakings on major development projects, openings of new restaurants and coffee shops, and an ever-growing entertainment and tourism scene have made Fort Wayne, Indiana more vibrant than ever before. 

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Posted on September 19, 2018 at 8:00:00 am

The Turnstone Experience in Fort Wayne, Indiana

No one expects to have a child with special needs. I certainly didn’t. But when it happens, it quickly becomes clear that this world can seem like an unfriendly place for people with disabilities. Parents fight battles every day to make services available and accessibility a priority, so when those things are wrapped up with a bow and handed to you, well…it’s magic. 

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Adaptive sports are big business in Fort Wayne, and the upcoming 2018 Junior Nationals are evidence of Fort Wayne’s growing connection to the industry. Whether you’re a competitor, year-round spectator, or brand-new fan, one thing’s becoming clear: adaptive sports are taking the Fort Wayne, Indiana sports market by storm.

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