Global Spectrum, operators of the Overland Park Convention Center, today confirmed the company is operating the upscale convention center at a profit for the 10th consecutive year. With 339 events held, the OPCC generated $9.5 million dollars in gross revenue in 100,000 square feet of function space. This achievement outshined the previous year’s record by more than $1 million dollars. Overland Park Convention Center closed the year with a profit of over $609,000, generating the highest operating revenue since the center opened in 2002.
“I am most proud of our staff. Their ability to deliver exceptional service in a never-ending, fast paced environment amazes me. It is our valued employees that drive record results, ensure repeat business, and make work fun,” stated Global Spectrum's Brett C. Mitchell, General Manager of the Overland Park Convention Center. In addition to revenues, customer satisfaction scores ranked the highest in the venue's history, and set a new record for the fifth consecutive year. “Exceptional service is what makes Overland Park Above and Beyond,” said Mitchell. This year Ingram’s Magazine rewarded the Overland Park Convention Center with Gold honors in the Best Meeting and Conference Center Facility category, making the OPCC an award recipient for over a decade.
Overland Park Convention Center opened in November of 2002 on a 26-acre site in the heart of Overland Park, the largest suburban city in the Kansas City metropolitan area and the second largest city in Kansas. Adorned with over sixty original works of art and equipped with state-of-the-art communications systems, the 254,000 square foot complex features a 60,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall that connects to the 25,000 sq. ft. Edwin C. Eilert Ballroom and 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting room space. Natural light radiates throughout the unusually spacious (44,000 sq. ft.) pre-function and registration areas.
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 120 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 23-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers SkateZone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

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