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22nd Snow and Ice Symposium
The Best Show in Snow
SIMA Symposium-The Best Show in Snow

On Location: Grand Rapids

DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Easy to get to, get around in, and afford, Grand Rapids is a perfect destination for the 22nd Annual SIMA Symposium! The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is 13 miles from downtown and serves six major airlines, offering 120+ daily nonstop flights.

Like water? Travel across Lake Michigan from Wisconsin via a high-speed ferry for a time-saving shortcut.

Grand Rapids by Car

Chicago, IL - 175 miles
Milwaukee, WI - 264 miles
Indianapolis, IN - 290 miles
Cleveland, OH - 300 miles
Toronto, ON - 360 miles (580 km)

Complimentary Airport Shuttle

A shuttle, sponsored by Greenius, is available for attendees during select times before and after the show to help you save on travel costs! You will need to provide your travel information and select a pick up and departure time for each traveler. Arrivals will drop off at the hotels listed below. Friday departures will only leave from the Amway Grand (Lyon St. exit).

Tuesday, June 25 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Wednesday, June 26 | 10:30am - 2:30pm
Friday, June 28 | 1:00 - 5:00pm

Book your ride

Grand Rapids will be packed this June as we bring all the equipment, education and networking opportunities to the picturesque riverfront setting of the DeVos Place. This key location is part of a vibrant downtown entertainment district featuring dining establishments, breweries, nightclubs, museums and Arena, all within walking distance.

The trade show will be held in Exhibit Hall BC. For easy access, enter from the Amway Grand Plaza skyway, Lyon Street, or the Monroe Avenue main entrance.

 
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Parking Options

Parking is abundant in downtown Grand Rapids. We recommend the following, which are closest to the host hotel and convention space:

DeVos Place Ramp
238 Michigan St NW
Open 24 hours | $15 Daily

Government Center Ramp
300 Monroe Ave NW
Open 24 hours | $12.00 Daily

View this map to view all parking options in downtown Grand Rapids

Free DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) bus service available!
Shuttle hours of operations and routes

Hotels

REMEMBER! You'll receive discount hotel booking codes when you register for Symposium.

ALERT: Please beware of phishing scams. Rely on this published information, or reach out to SIMA representatives for questions.

Amway Grand Plaza—Host Hotel

187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The historic Amway Grand Plaza is in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. It melds history, modernity, restaurants and river views into an experience like no other. Stay at the host hotel for easy access to the best networking opportunities at the show. Popular attractions, dining, and entertainment are minutes away, making the host hotel the perfect base to explore Grand Rapids.

Room Rates: $174 USD single/double/triple

Cutoff date: June 4, 2019

Reservations: To reduce rooms held without a show registration, we will send booking details in your registration confirmation email.

Hotel Policies: A deposit of one night's stay is required to hold each reservation. Should you cancel, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to date of arrival and cancellation number is obtained. If you book early and decide not to attend, please cancel before June 4 so other attendees can book within the block.

Check-in: 4 p.m. | Check-out: 11 a.m.

Parking: Self-parking ($29 per night) and valet parking ($34 per night) with in-and-out privileges are available. Nearby parking lots are also available.

* Hotel construction update: Due to 2019 hotel renovations, the fitness center and pool will be closed M-F from 8-6pm. Amway guests are invited to use the facilities at the neighboring JW Marriott by showing an Amway room key at the front desk.

 
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Additional hotel options

Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown

11 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Location: 0.3 miles away from the DeVos Place

Room Rates: $174 USD single/double

Cutoff date: June 4, 2019

Reservations: To reduce rooms held without a show registration, we will send booking details in your registration confirmation email.

Check-in: 4 p.m. | Check-out: 11 a.m.

Parking: Valet and self-parking options available on a first come, first served basis

 
Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown
JW Marriot Grand Rapids

235 Louis St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Location: 0.2 miles away from the DeVos Place

Room Rates: $239 USD single/double

Cutoff date: June 4, 2019

Reservations: To reduce rooms held without a show registration, we will send booking details in your registration confirmation email.

Check-in: 4 p.m. | Check-out: 12 p.m

Parking: Self-parking ($29 per night) and valet parking ($34 per night) with in-and-out privileges are available.

 
JW Marriot Grand Rapids
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

310 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Location: 0.4 miles away from the DeVos Place

Room Rates: $172 USD single/double/triple/quad

Cutoff date: June 4, 2019

Reservations: To reduce rooms held without a show registration, we will send booking details in your registration confirmation email.

Check-in: 3 p.m. | Check-out: 12 p.m.

Parking: Surface lot available

 
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

2019 Symposium Sponsors

Thank you to all of our 2019 Symposium Sponsors!