The Center of it all.

Indiana is known as the "Crossroads of America" for a good reason. One day's drive connects Fort Wayne and the Grand Wayne Convention Center with nearly a third of the U.S. population.

Within a few hours from several major Midwest hubs—Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cleveland, Louisville, St. Louis, and Des Moines to name a few—most highways and skyways point directly to Fort Wayne. Indiana's second largest city is chock full of hospitality, amenities, and creativity with a reputation as a destination for great gatherings and awesome guest experiences.

The Grand Wayne Convention Center is In the very heart of Fort Wayne, surrounded by and connected to 20 restaurants, 13 pubs, multiple entertainment venues. Life is easy and good here—and on average, meeting planners save 15% compared to other cities.

Easy directions to Grand Wayne Center are found on the Directions & Parking page. If you're arriving by air, please use the information for Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) at fwairport.com. Once here, complimentary hotel shuttles, buses, taxis, and Uber provide plenty of transit options. Downtown Fort Wayne is extremely walkable with many amenities and dining experiences within a few blocks.


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Fun Facts
  • 405 doors and three primary exterior entrances keep your congestion-free and moving smoothly.

  • Our $40 million expansion project means we're even better equipped to host your events!

  • Enrich your event with a venue featuring 27 pieces of art.

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

  • Power your event with 12,000 outlets throughout the convention center.

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