Trade Shows

Fort Wayne has a proven track record of holding large trade events and trade shows, hosting dozens a year in our city. The Vera Bradley Outlet Sale, Fort Wayne Farmer Show and Fort Wayne Home and Garden Show operate each year in our community with tremendous success. Each group draws large attendance due to Fort Wayne's prime Midwest location, large and accessible Memorial Coliseum with over 5,000 parking spots, and array of entertainment options outside the trade show walls.

Great Location 
Located in the heart of the Midwest, Fort Wayne offers easy access to and from major Midwest cities, making it an attractive regional convention destination. In fact, we are located within 500 miles of half the U.S. population... Learn More

Immense Parking
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has a large parking lot. How large? 5,000 spots - enough to hold thousands of attendees... Learn More

Big Venues 
Measured at 1 million square feet, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum can host thousands attendees at any particular time. The venue boasts a 13,000 seat arena, four expo centers, 12 meeting rooms, and NEW conference center (Coming in 2016). Each area can be customized to meet your group's needs... Learn More

Entertainment Central 
There is so much to do in Fort Wayne! From live music and sporting events to historic attractions and shopping malls, meeting attendees will expect a memorable experience in our city... Learn More

Facilities Recommended for Trade Shows

Trade Show that Loves Fort Wayne

"Fort Wayne's facilities are first rate - and large enough to support tens of thousands of delegates."

- Mike Wright, Gold Wing Riders Association

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