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Convene Opens Its Largest Event Space at Willis Tower

Convene on Wednesday heralded the expansion of its physical meetings and event spaces with the opening of its largest one to date. Located inside Willis Tower, the 90,000-square-foot space will be able to hold up to 1,000 in-person attendees.  

In addition to unveiling the new Willis Tower space, Convene is also expanding its Virtual Meetings product with Convene Studio.  After launching Virtual during the height of the pandemic last year, the New York City-based event space provider is debuting an all-new suite of hybrid meetings products. 

“The launch of Convene Studio is a pivotal moment for Convene. said Ryan Simonetti, CEO and co-founder of Convene. “We’ve been building toward this milestone for the past 12 years.”

He added, “Hybrid events are the key to our industry’s return and with the introduction of Studio, we aim to simplify hybrid meetings and events to make planners’ lives easier.”


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