The centerpiece of downtown Detroit's Civic Center, Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center offers 700,000 square feet of total space, with 600,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space; expansive atrium areas; eight ballrooms with river views; and much more.
Where We Are 30 minutes from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) • within a 90-minute airplane flight of 60 percent of the U.S. • served by Northwest, American Airlines, United Airlines, others
What We Are a three-story convention center • the first mega-center of its kind in the U.S. • located on the bank of the Detroit River • within walking distance to a variety of dining and entertainment options • minutes from the city's top convention hotels, including Marriott Renaissance Center, Marriott Courtyard, Hotel Pontch • adjacent to Joe Louis and Cobo Arenas • opened in 1960; $225 million expansion in 1989
Where to Meet 80 meeting rooms • largest room holds 2,000 people, banquet-style • 700,000 square feet of exhibit space • largest hall, 200,000 square feet • 25 loading docks • free in meeting rooms: podiums, built-in sound systems (large rooms)• coat check, business/hospitality center, full-service catering, cleaning services, electrical services available • holds 3,716 eight-by-ten booths • dinners from sit-down formal to elaborate theme parties
What's New ongoing refurbishment and decorating upgrades to the building's interior and exterior
Weather average temps from low of 36 degrees Fahrenheit in winter to 79 degrees in summer • high season September through May; low season June through August
Did You Know… Detroit's 2.9-mile People Mover elevated monorail loops around downtown and provides attendees with direct access to restaurants, theaters, hotels, shopping, nightclubs, and more than 15,000 parking spaces.
Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center
One Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226
Executive Director: E. Louis Pavledes
Director of Marketing: Elinor Evans