Kentucky International Convention Center

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LouisvilleKy’s Convention Center Welcomes the World Back Inside

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —The Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC) is officially open, following a two-year, $207 million renovation and expansion project helmed by EOP/HOK Architects and Hunt Construction and over 60 sub-contractors.  State and local government officials, along with KICC facility officials and staff welcomed meeting clients, local stakeholders, interested citizens, and media to an open house Monday that showcased how the new facility will host small to large-scale events. The program included comments from: David S. Beck, President and CEO of Kentucky Venues Don Parkinson, Secretary of Kentucky’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet William M. Landrum III, Secretary of Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet Greg Fischer, Mayor…


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Equestricon to Host 2018 Rood and Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw in LouisvilleKY

  LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – Breeders’ Cup 2018 will feature the live drawing of the post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races during Equestricon on Monday, October 29 at the renovated Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC).   Dan Tordjman, Co-Founder of Equestricon, explained the event as “a conference, a fan fest and an equestrian industry trade show all in one.” The 2018 Rood and Riddle Breeders’ Cup post- position draw is open to all Equestricon attendees.   Breeders’ Cup connections and special guests will enjoy enhanced hospitality during the post-position draw in the newly-designed VIP Breeders’ Cup Lounge immediately in front of the expanded…


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Last Beam set for LouisvilleKy’s Kentucky International Convention Center

  Information and photos from Mayor Greg Fischer’s Facebook page   Louisville, KY., – With the accompaniment of Butler Traditional High School Marching Band’s drumline and drum majors,  the last beam was set Thursday, officially topping off the Kentucky International Convention Center’s expansion. The $200 million renovation project is expected to be complete by August 2018. The expansion will provide 25% more convention business with 200,000 sq. feet of Great ready for a convention boom in Louisville. It’s the official topping off of the KY International Convention Center. The completion of the $200 million renovation project is set for next…


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LouisvilleKY construction means minor changes for KDF Marathon and mini

Race Expo Temporarily Moves to Kentucky Exposition Center March 30, 2017. Louisville, KY.   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is re-routing a small portion of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/miniMarathon presented by Walmart and Humana due to the renovation of the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). The races are set for Saturday, April 29. The courses for both the miniMarathon and Marathon will be diverted one block to Second Street. This will affect the half marathon between mile 12 and 13; and the full marathon at mile 25. Marathon runners will also notice small changes between mile 13 and 14,…


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LouisvilleKY tourism gets a new logo

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 21, 2016) – The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCVB) held its annual Destination Marketing Forum today to preview the sales and marketing strategies that will drive economic development through tourism in the new fiscal year.  Members of the hospitality industry heard from three firms that have been working on the research and implementation of the new tourism marketing efforts. Destination Analysts discussed the results of a year-long Visitor Profile Study, Bandy Carroll Hellige unveiled a new brand platform, logo and creative for marketing the city’s tourism initiatives. Tempest Interactive gave a preview of a new website that…