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Detroit, Michigan Trade Show Displays & Trade Show Information

Detroit, the Motor City or Motown is a great place for your next meeting. While the economy has taken its toll on the city and the automobile industry there's still a resilience of the people and many great entertainment venues. Located on the Detroit River, the city connects the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Monster Displays can help make your next event in Detroit a success by supplying your trade show and exhibit needs. From a custom exhibit set up to a table top display Monster Displays can help make your event a grand success. If you plan to meet in The Motor City, give Monster Displays a call at (888) 483-3344 to get started on the plans for your next successful event. The information about the City of Detroit on this page was provided by Monster Displays.

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Convention Centers

Cobo Center

The Cobo Center is located in downtown Detroit and was named for Albert E. Cobo who was mayor from 1950 to 1957. The space initially opened in 1960 and was expanded in 1989. An additional expansion began in 2009 under the Direction of the center's owner, the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority.

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The present configuration has 723,000 square feet of exhibit space, 623,000 of which is contiguous. Over 70 meeting rooms totaling 178,446 square feet can be divided into more than 70 meeting rooms to accommodate groups from 30 to 10,000.

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Cobo Center
1 Washington Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48226

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Suburban Collection Showplace

The Suburban Collection Showplace is a private, 320,000 square foot facility in Novi, Michigan. The venue is located approximately 25 miles northwest of Detroit.



Suburban Collection Showplace has 214,000 feet of exhibit space which is divisible into three rooms. The center has a 25,000 square foot lobby and a 20,000 square foot Diamond Ballroom that can accommodate a banquet for up to 1,300 people. An additional expansion is under development.

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Phone: 248.348.5600


Suburban Collection Showplace
46100 Grand River
Novi, MI 48374

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The weather in Detroit is influenced by the Great Lakes which means winters are cold and have moderate snowfall, averaging more than 40 inches per season. Summer months can be warm and humid with frequent thunderstorms.

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Upcoming Trade Shows and Conferences in Detroit, Michigan

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Transportation & Reach

Detroit's international airports, ports, major highways, rail connections and proximity to Canada, Detroit is a major transportation hub. Detroit is connected to Interstate 75 and Interstate 96 as well as Interstate 94.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is a hub for Delta Air Lines and a secondary hub for Spirit Airlines.

Bishop International Airport is the second busiest commercial airport in the region and is located in Flint. On the northeast side is Coleman A. Young International Airport.

Train Transportation to Detroit

Amtrak's Wolverine connects Detroit to Chicago where passengers can transfer to points beyond.

Local Transportation in Detroit

Buses: The Detroit Department of Transportation provides bus service from downtown to the city's edge. The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) provides bus service to the suburbs. Riders can cross to Windsor, Canada via on the Tunnel Bus provided by Transit Windsor.

Rail: The People Mover is an electric rail system that provides service in a 2.9 mile loop in Downtown.

Taxis: Taxis are available at the airports, major hotels and other destinations.

Hotel Accommodations in Detroit

There are more than 40,000 hotel rooms in the metro Detroit area.

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Entertainment and Sightseeing

Major Attractions: Detroit is one of a dozen cities to have teams in all four major professional sports with the Detroit Tigers, the Detroit Lions, the Detroit Pistons and the Detroit Red Wings. Visit the history of the area at The Henry Ford which is the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in the U.S. Other attractions include the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Charles H. Write Museum of African American History and the Detroit Zoo.


Major Entertainment: Entertainment options include the Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Hilbert Circle Theater and the Madame Walker Theatre Center. The Indy Fringe offers 11 days of theater in August. Indianapolis also has some of the best live music venues around, regardless of your musical taste.

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Shopping in Detroit: The Renaissance Center offers the best of large-scale shopping opportunities within the Detroit city limits, but there is no shortage of shopping in the surrounding suburbs. The Somerset Collection has some of the best shopping in Detroit with more than 180 stores including such upscale merchants as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. For a downtown atmosphere in the suburbs visit the Village of Rochester Hills with shops and sidewalks to make you feel like you're on Main Street in any American small town. Great Lakes Crossing has great shopping but also adds entertainment and great dining venues.

Excursions from Detroit: After visiting Motown check out Frankenmuth which is known as Michigan's Little Bavaria. If you're there in season don't miss Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland. Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky, Ohio offers 17 world class roller coasters and a huge water park. Saugatuck is Michigan's Art Coast with amazing beaches, dockside shops and a boardwalk. Ann Arbor is just 45 minutes from Detroit and offers the Waterloo Farm Museum and the Ann Arbor Arts Festival. For another great experience on Lake Huron, check out Pinery Provincial Park.

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