Indiana might have lost as much as $60 million in hotel profits and other economic benefits when a dozen groups decided against hosting conventions in Indianapolis last year possibly because of the controversy surrounding the religious freedom law.
Indianapolis has hit pay dirt with a multiyear deal intended to keep the lucrative NFL Scouting Combine here through 2020, just as competition to host the high-profile event intensifies.
The Performance Racing Industry expo’s attendance over the weekend in Indianapolis surpassed 55,000, as exhibitors reported best-ever sales.
The annual gaming convention, considered the largest of its kind, attracted 61,423 individuals for 197,695 visits in August, marking its sixth straight year of growth.
In January, Kristin Eilenberg launched Lodestone Insights and has built up a team of 15 people feeding a searchable, sortable database of more than 4,100 conferences around the world.
The section of Georgia Street west of the fieldhouse was conceived as a way to create an eye-catching Super Bowl pedestrian zone in 2012. The challenge since has been to find a sustainable role for the venue.
Regulators have reached a settlement with Smart City Holdings LLC for blocking consumers' Wi-Fi signals at convention centers around the country, including in Indianapolis.
The conference is expected to draw presidential candidates and national media because it will come not long before the Democratic and Republican national conventions.
Indianapolis will host the National FFA Convention & Expo every year from 2016 to 2024 under an agreement to be announced Wednesday morning by state and local officials.
National FFA Organization officials have canceled their option to conduct their massive annual convention in Louisville from 2019 to 2021, and would like Indianapolis to host it for nine straight years.
A Christian denomination that pulled a convention from Indianapolis amid the furor over a new Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act is bringing the meeting back to the city after the law was amended.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) announced Wednesday that it would seek a new venue for its 2017 General Assembly.
Officials for the Indy-based, international service group are lowering attendance projections from 10,000 to 7,000, as registrations lag and members criticize the religious freedom law. Some are calling for the group to move its headquarters.