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Meet Lexington, Kentucky

Corporate Events & Meetings

Why Lexington, Kentucky?

There are many reasons why Lexington is the perfect place for your next meeting, like its convenient and picturesque location, state-of-the-art convention center, unique event venues, and abundance of things to do between meetings—just to name a few.

Corporate Life In Lexington

With the big brands that call our great city home, to our diverse and talented workforce, to our work culture, there’s no place quite like Lexington.

Fortune 500 Companies

Headquartered in Lexington, a multitude of companies call Lexington and the surrounding region home – Alltech, Inc., Big Ass Fans, CLC Lodging, Fazoli's, Galls LLC, Lexmark International, Link-Belt...

National Names

Major brands and companies with a large presence in Lexington include Belcan, Dixie (Georgia-Pacific), IBM Global Services, J. M. Smucker (Jif), Lockeed-Martin, Schneider Electric (Square D), UPS,...

Large Private Employers

The largest private employers here in Central Kentucky area are Toyota Motor Manufacturing (located in Georgetown, within the Lexington combined statistical area), Amazon, and Conduent.

An International Presence

Lexington is home to companies from all over the globe, including Japan, Singapore, China, Germany, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Work Hard, Play Hard

A happy workforce is an effective workforce—and we have plenty of ways to enjoy ourselves after work. We were named the #3 city in the country with the best work-life balance by smartasset.com.

Our Educated Workforce

41.8% of our population has a bachelor’s degree or higher—that puts us at #14 nationally. And with 17,000 new graduates each year, our educated workforce is growing fast.

Unique Corporate Event Venues

From convention centers to one-of-a-kind business event spaces, Lexington has a venue that’s sure to make your meeting one to remember.

Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena

425 W. High Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

This newly renovated downtown complex features 100,000 square feet of contemporary exhibit space, 16...

Keeneland Racecourse

4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY, 40510
(859) 254-3412

With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is...

Apiary Catering & Events

218 Jefferson Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 254-2225

This spectacular downtown venue transports guests into a hidden world that blends Southern...

Featured Attractions

Finding the right space for your meeting is key, but so is choosing a place with unique and exciting things to do between or after meetings—and Lexington has the best of both worlds.

Visit Horse Country

321 Merino Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 963-1004

Visit Horse Country provides a central booking outlet for member horse farms and medical equine...

Equus Run Vineyards

1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway, KY, 40347
(859) 846-9463

Nestled on 38 acres in the Bluegrass, Equus Run Vineyards has a variety of options for your...

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate

120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY, 40502
(859) 266-8581

Ashland, the home of famous 19th-century statesman Henry Clay, is at the edge downtown Lexington on...

Toyota Motor Manufacturing

1001 Cherry Blossom Way, Georgetown, KY, 40324
(502) 570-6572

The plant began production in 1988 and is Toyota's largest production plant in North America. During...

Lexpert Spotlight

Lexington is home to some pretty smart folks. Get in touch to see how one of our local corporate lexperts can help make your meeting a big hit.

Amanda Black

Marketing & Event Coordinator, Alltech and Parliamentarian, Junior League of Lexington

Area of Focus - Events/Local Organizations and Nonprofits

Laura Boison

Market President, Truist Bank

Area of Focus - Commercial Banking

Scott Harvey

Speaking of Harvey

Area of Focus: Leadership Skills and Communication Training, Motivational Speaking, Responsible Use of Technology

Jeff Koonce

Market President, WesBanco

Shirrod Le’Det

The Leadership Locksmith, The Growth Coach of Greater Lexington

Area of Focus - Organizational Leadership Development & Strategic Mindset

Brian Luftman

Co-Founder / USA Managing Director Never Say Die Bourbon

Public speaker for large or small groups, Bourbon storytelling, brand-building, entrepreneurship, whiskey tastings

Dale Morgan


Area of Focus - Financial Literacy, Keynote and Motivational Speaking, Commercials, and Lifestyle Magazine Print

Lisa Smith

Global Head of Events & Tradeshows, Alltech, Inc.

Area of Focus - Events & Tradeshows

Destination Industries and Experts By Market Segment

We have something to offer groups and meetings of all types from religious to medical, equine, and more.