NSC Moves to Indianapolis for 2020 Congress & Expo
For the next Congress & Expo in 2020, the Council is eyeing Indianapolis for the second time in two years.
- By Sydny Shepard
- Sep 16, 2019
NSC 2019 is officially over, but that doesn't mean you can't already start planning for 2020. The National Safety Council has announced the locations of the Congress & Expo for 2020 and 2021. The show, which took place the earliest it ever has in 2019 from Sept. 9-11, will return to its regular schedule for the future dates.
For the next Congress & Expo in 2020, the Council is eyeing Indianapolis for the second time in two years. The trade show is to return to the Indianapolis Convention Center Oct. 2-8, 2020.
The convention center offers 566,600 square feet of contiguous exhibit space in 11 halls, plus three ballrooms and 71 meeting rooms. It is surrounded by 11 hotels within a block's walk (several are connected to the convention center by skywalks) and nine other hotels slightly farther away, according to the downtown map available at www.vistindy.com.
For those traveling to Indianapolis for the show, there are plenty of things to do and see around the city. A tour of the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway is a must for racing fans, and a walk along the White River canal is a great way to spend the afternoon.
The Council will continue to move the Congress & Expo across the country for NSC 2021, planting it in Orlando, Fla. during the days of Oct. 8-14, 2021.
The Orange County Convention Center offers nearly 7,000,000 square feet of total space, 2,000,000 of which is exhibit space, making it the second largest convention center in the United States after McCormick Place in Chicago. The OCCC includes 235 break out rooms, three full-service restaurants, three business centers and on-site parking for over 6,000 vehicles.
Orlando offers severals things to do for the influx of safety professionals including theme parks, waterparks, giant aquariums, airboat tours and plenty of golfing opportunities.
Sydny Shepard is the former editor of Occupational Health & Safety.