Inaugural Award Honors North America’s Top Convention Centers for Trade Shows and Events
ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2019) – Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), the largest exhibition facility on the West Coast, was awarded EXHIBITOR Magazine’s 2020 Centers of Excellence, honoring North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events. The leader in trade show and event marketing education, EXHIBITOR Magazine recognized 20 facilities, including the ACC, as exhibitor-friendly venues, providing world-class service and state-of-art accommodations.
“This honor reflects the exhibitors and show organizers who have seen firsthand the world-class experience of the Anaheim Convention Center,” said Tom Morton, executive director, Convention, Sports & Entertainment. “With the ability to host everything from the largest shows to customized, flexible meetings, and with an integrated campus of hotels within a city that is a global destination, we welcome this honor and will continue delivering for all the great shows and meetings we host.”
Exhibitor Media Group, EXHIBITOR Magazine’s parent company, designed the 2020 Centers of Excellence award to provide a resource for event planners, show organizers and exhibit managers on the best small, medium and large conventions centers in North America. To qualify for the award, convention centers were invited to apply and evaluated by event professionals who recently hosted or exhibited at events within the facility. Facilities were evaluated across a number of categories, including: Facility & Functionality, Location & Accommodations, Service & Execution, Expansions & Upgrades and Awards & Industry Participation.
"While individual exhibit managers rarely have a say in where their trade shows are held, they are often the ones most impacted by that decision. This is their opportunity to give credit where credit is due and celebrate the exhibitor-friendly venues that do their part to make trade shows and events as smooth, successful, and painless as possible,” said Travis Stanton, editor, EXHIBITOR magazine.
As the largest exhibition facility on the West Coast and the 11th largest in the U.S., the ACC currently welcomes over 1.1 million unique attendees to Anaheim and Orange County. Encompassing 1.8 million square feet of leasable space, with more than one million square feet of exhibit space, the ACC completed its most recent expansion in 2017, adding 200,000 square feet of flexible space, allowing for a variety of event uses under one roof in one of the nation’s premier destinations.
For more information about the ACC, please visit: https://meetings.visitanaheim.org/anaheim-convention-center