South Bend-Evansville Convention Partnership
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Let’s turn your next meeting into a retreat. Sort of.

There’s nothing out-of-the-way about South Bend and Evansville. Instead they’re easily accessed destinations with everything needed to host a major conference — hotel rooms, convention space, attractions and more. That they’re located outside the center of the state is beneficial: Excite your attendees by showing them another part of Indiana and keep them engaged during sessions with fewer distractions.

The difference is worth the distance. Now let us fill in the details.

A Pair of Comparable Destinations

South Bend and Evansville are both simple drives from Indianapolis along major highways or interstates. Getting to South Bend means heading north on U.S. 31, a route that’s been improved by recent bypass projects. Head south via IN-37 and I-69 and you’re in Evansville. Set aside three hours of drive time to reach either city. That’s all it takes to see both of us. Here are some additional details:

South Bend Amenities

  • Over 4,500 hotel rooms.
  • More than 400,000 square feet of meeting space with many venue options.
  • Indiana’s fourth largest city behind Indianapolis, Ft. Wayne and Evansville.

Evansville Amenities 

  • Over 3,900 hotel rooms citywide.
  • Old National Events Plaza alone boasts more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space.
  • Indiana’s third largest city behind Indianapolis and Ft. Wayne.

Convention Center Details

Along with being similar-sized cities, the convention centers complement each other nicely.

Century Center (South Bend)

  • Century Center is located in downtown South Bend along the St. Joseph River, close to many attractions.
  • Over 600 hotel rooms within walking distance.
  • Features 75,000 square feet of meeting space and three convention halls.
  • Offers in-house event coordination, catering and audio-visual team.

Old National Events Plaza (Evansville)

  • Old National Events Plaza is located in downtown Evansville near the Ohio River and many attractions.
  • Over 600 hotel rooms within walking distance.
  • Boasts 95,000 square feet of space, including the 38,000 square foot Exhibit Hall.
  • In-house event coordination, catering and audio-visual team available.

Now what about the incentive? Signing on to bring your meeting to both cities within a three-year window entitles you to varying sponsorship levels depending on the event’s size. There’s a complete breakdown below:

Contact Us 

If you’re ready to send over that RFP, it’s time to reach out to a member our sales team:

Patrick Derksen
Sales manager
[email protected]
574-400-4006