Meeting Planner Tools
When considering Cobo Center as the location for your next meeting there are many options available to you.
Cobo Center has ballrooms, meeting rooms, an adjacent arena (Joe Louis), municipal parks (Hart Plaza and Detroit Riverwalk) and divisible exhibit hall options. You might need one ballroom or arena for your keynote speakers and breakout meeting rooms. The Detroit Princess cruise ship, docked off the Riverwalk in front of Cobo Center, can be used for meetings, luncheons, dinners or entertainment modules of your event.
Feel free to view the floor plans and capacities in the Cobo brochure to get an idea of what we have to offer. You can also download our Event Planning Guide and other meeting planner tools.
If you haven’t booked your space yet
Call the Cobo Center Director of Sales, Tom Albrecht at 313-877-8214.
Once you have booked your event
Contact your event coordinator to make plans today! Call 313-877-8777 to coordinate your needs.
in-house marketing support and shared Revenue opportunities
Cobo Center can help you market your event in a variety of ways. Here are a few of the products that can help you promote and enrich your event. Consult your Sales or Event Manager for complete information.
Video Display Advertising
Advertising can be purchased for the Cobo Center video display screen. Presentations with videos, slides and messaging can be created for your event to run periodically on our video screen for the duration of your show. Our technicians will work with your team to include your promotional materials into the content management system of our display. Contact your sales or event manager for details.
Pricing: Run of show, non exclusive, up to 3 days: $1500 plus production costs
20% of video board advertising revenue for run of show
Clients must submit all media sized and formatted to the specifications of the video board one week prior to display.
Various internal and external sign placements are available to promote your event. Cobo Center can help you design and print your banners, building wrap and supergraphics in-house . Contact your sales or event manager for more details.
Cobo Center Sign Brochure
Website and Online Event Information
cobocenter.com lists basic information for all events on the Event Calendar. For a minimal fee, your event can also be listed on the homepage Events list, and have a link to a more detailed event listing that includes agendas, pictures, videos, speaker information, web links and much more. Our Marketing and Communications Department can help you design a detailed event listing that is right for your event.
The Cobo Center homepage has a Spotlight on Cobo section that shows everyone coming to the webpage a picture and statement about your event. Links to other webpages or your detailed event listing can also be included. Your Spotlight on Cobo listing runs during your event.
Also for a minimal fee, a homepage overlay for the Cobo Center website can be created, announcing your event to everyone visiting the website during your event (they will need to close the overlay to access the website.) This placement gives your event maximum exposure to all cobocenter.com visitors.
Local Media List
Cobo Center provides customers with a current and comprehensive list of local media outlets that can be contacted to promote events in Cobo Center. Download our media link list HERE
Social Media Marketing
Facebook, Twitter and You Tube are the social media outlets Cobo Center uses to promote public events, or any other event requested by the planner. Daily posts and links to event news, webpages, and videos can go a long way in reaching industry and local attendees. Additionally, the last two posts on both Facebook and Twitter appear on the cobocenter.com homepage. Our Marketing and Communications Department can help you design a social media strategy for your event that will expand the reach of your core messages, inform and direct your attendees, and reach targeted media outlets with event updates.
Webcast and Web Conferencing
With an on-site studio in Cobo Center, our preferred vendor, TVS Communications, can help you webcast or web conference your event, distributing your program to a larger audience and creating new revenue streams. Content options like pay-per-view, online registration, polling, "submit a question," real time surveys, downloadable documents, PowerPoint slide integration and more are avaiable to enhance your viewers' participatory experience. Webcast and web conference hosting is available on cobocenter.com
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