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Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas Makes EXHIBITOR Magazine's 2020 Centers of Excellence
EXHIBITOR magazine, the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, finished its evaluation of all North American convention centers and named the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) as a 2020 Center of Excellence.
The recognition as a Center of Excellence places the convention center in the top 20 in North America. Exhibitor Media Group, the producers of EXHIBITOR Magazine and Find It – Marketplace, designated this achievement by evaluating venues in five categories, including venue functionality, service execution, upgrades and expansions, and awards. The evaluation process scored facilities based on high-value variables selected by EXHIBITOR Magazine readers, and included feedback from event planners, show organizers, and managers who recently hosted events within the venues.
“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 of EXHIBITOR Magazine.
The KBHCCD changed management last April after the Dallas City Council unanimously approved Spectra to be its first-ever private venue management provider. As an industry leader in venue management and hospitality, Spectra manages the day-to-day operations of the facility in collaboration with the City of Dallas and other business partners, such as Centerplate and Smart City Networks.
“This is recognition for all of the hard work and perseverance of our staff and business partners, including the City of Dallas itself,” Anthony Lopez, General Manager of KBHCCD, said. “The KBHCCD is thrilled to accept this honor from EXHIBITOR Magazine. We plan to build off this achievement and continue to represent the KBHCCD and Dallas as one of the top event destinations in North America.”
For more information about the KBHCCD go to www.dallasconventioncenter.com.
About Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
Located in the heart of downtown Dallas, the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) is one of the largest convention centers in the nation, with more than 1 million square feet of exhibit space, three ballrooms, 88 meeting rooms, a 1,750-seat theatre, and a 9,816-seat arena. The award-winning facility is connected to a 1,001-room hotel via a skybridge and is adjacent to two Vertiport landing pads. KBHCCD welcomes over a million visitors annually, providing world-class service, versatile technology, and delectable cuisine.
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at www.SpectraExperiences.com.
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