17600 Dix Road
Melvindale, MI 48122
(313) 386-2050

Business Meetings

Cobo Convention Center

Cobo Center is among ‘Best in Class' of regionally and nationally competitive US convention centers in the following key categories:

Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority

On September of 2009, approval was given to an agreement between the State of Michigan, City of Detroit, and the metropolitan area counties (Wayne, Oakland and Macomb) to create a new authority under which broad policy direction and day to day operational procedures for Cobo Center would be governed.

The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority (DRCFA or Authority) is represented by a five member board whose members are appointed, one each, from the five governmental jurisdictions. The strategic focus for the DRCFA encompasses five areas related to Cobo Center:


Welcome to the new Cobo. Metro Detroit. Downtown. A city and a center rising. It is the people. The place. The relationships. It is a story of determination. And the experience of a great city reaching new heights.


Additional Downtown Parking


Taxicabs are readily available at the front of Cobo Center or you can call any of the companies listed here.

Cobo Center's transportation partner, Trinity Transportation, is pleased to provide one-way shuttle service to downtown Detroit for a discounted rate of $30. Please click the link below to make your reservation. Provide the name of the event you are attending to receive the discounted rate.

People Mover

A Detroit People Mover station is located inside COBO Center on the third floor near Congress St. Click below for more information.


In a world connected virtually, there is still value in real experiences. The face to face experience of meeting. Of learning and growing. Of building business. Of connecting. Your dollars make a difference here. It will help a great American city come back again.

Cobo Center: A New Center Rising

Michigan's World Class meeting and convention facility.

Owned by the Detroit Regional Convention and Facility Authority and operated by SMG, the 2.4 million square foot complex, located on the bank of the Detroit River, is the centerpiece of downtown Detroit's Civic Center.

Cobo Center offers convenience, comfort, service reliability and fine food. Overlooking the Detroit River and our international neighbor, Windsor Canada, our elegant banquet rooms and over 70 meeting rooms totaling 178,446 square feet equip Cobo Center to accommodate capacities from 30 to 10,000.

Cobo Center also boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America.

Cobo and Detroit People Mover

Cobo is physically linked to all downtown Detroit hotels and entertainment districts by the Detroit People Mover, Detroit's elevated railway system, and a station on the third floor of Cobo Center.

Customer Care and Service

Cobo Center's physical capabilities are only exceeded by our unrivaled level of care and customer service. The management, staff and suppliers of Cobo Center stand poised and ready to handle the unique demands of your special event, from the initial planning stages through the event's completion.

Proven Track Record

Cobo Center has a proven track record of handling international events like the International G-7 Job Summit, the annual North American International Auto Show, the annual Society of Automotive Engineers International Congress, and frequent national events, i.e. visits by the President, the Vice President and foreign heads of state. Cobo's Staff is well versed in the cultural and diplomatic sensitivities involved in an international event.

Management Team

The management team of Cobo Center works cooperatively with City of Detroit departments such as Transportation, Parking, Police, Airport, County, State and Federal agencies, Detroit's corporate community, and the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau to ensure the success of events at our facility.

Custom Transportation Planning

In addition, for large conventions requiring more than the committable number of downtown area hotel rooms; Cobo Center will work with your convention to develop a shuttle transportation plan.

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