Grand Wayne Convention Center — a premier Midwest meeting and convention facility located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana — has announced the completion of its fully renovated wireless system with new, robust, high-performance, high density WiFi technology. The new system is the result of a collaboration between Grand Wayne and Samsung to provide free, seamless, reliable connection capability for more than 5,000 guests simultaneously. The new solution incorporates advanced WiFi capacity to provide thousands of users with free, uninterrupted, high-demand service, including live video streaming.

Creating the solution meant customizing the network to support high densities of users across multiple access points in Grand Wayne Center’s expansive open spaces. Additionally, the new installation respects the Center’s sleek, contemporary interiors, creating an undetectable but amazingly functional network. Custom named SSIDs, special VLAN configurations, guest-provided servers, WiFi printers, and VOIP phones are easily accommodated for an additional fee.

“The majority of our biggest conventions are repeat customers going back nearly 30 years,” states Rick Browning, technical director for Grand Wayne Convention Center. “We needed to address our technology limitation, so we created a customized solution to accommodate the greatest possible need.”



Grand Wayne Convention Center is located in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana, and boasts 225,000 square feet of meting, trade show and convention space, including a 50,000 square-foot, divisible exhibition hall, 18 meeting rooms, state of the art AV, on-site event management and sales, a 12,000 square foot kitchen with on-site chef and staff to serve up to 3,100 banquet guests. The center received the Hoosier Hospitality Award in 2011 and is recognized as one of the premier event facilities in the Midwest. Grand Wayne Convention Center celebrates its 30th year of event management in January 2015.

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Fun Facts
  • Wow your guests with the high-definition, theater-quality sound system, available throughout the entire venue.

  • The original convention center building was completed in 1985 and expanded in 2006 with a total overall construction cost of $26.7 million.

  • Wall-to-wall premium carpeting in every meeting room.

  • Minimize time in line with 6 main restrooms in convenient locations for a total of 122 restroom stalls.

  • With 80,000 square feet of rentable meeting space, your events can continue to grow.

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