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EXHIBITOR Magazine Names Finalists for Best Convention Center
11/5/2019
Earlier this year, Exhibitor Media Group, which produces both EXHIBITOR magazine and Find It – Marketplace, the buyer’s guide to trade show products and services, announced the 20 venues that qualified for its first-ever Centers of Excellence list, which recognizes North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events. Small, medium, and large convention centers located anywhere in North America were invited to apply, and entrants were evaluated using an objective algorithm weighted to reflect how EXHIBITOR magazine readers value a variety of variables. In addition to being named among the 2020 Centers of Excellence, a number of facilities qualified for special awards in the following categories.

“Being named among our Centers of Excellence is a huge accomplishment,” said Travis Stanton, editor of EXHIBITOR magazine. “But to further acknowledge the best of the best, these special awards recognize the exhibitor-friendly venues that consistently exceed expectations and collectively raise the bar with regard to what a convention center is and should be.”

The finalists for each special award are listed below, and the winners will be announced this December in conjunction with Expo! Expo!, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events’ (IAEE) annual meeting and exhibition.

Best Convention Center (over 1 million square feet of exhibit space)
Anaheim Convention Center
Las Vegas Convention Center
Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Best Convention Center (500,000 – 1 million square feet of exhibit space)
George R. Brown Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center
Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Best Convention Center (100,000 – 500,000 square feet of exhibit space)
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Minneapolis Convention Center
Vancouver Convention Centre

Best Convention Center (under 100,000 square feet of exhibit space)
Greater Tacoma Convention Center
Overland Park Convention Center

Best Expansion or Renovation Project
Anaheim Convention Center
Greater Columbus Convention Center
San Diego Convention Center

Best Customer Service & On-Site Support
George R. Brown Convention Center
Minneapolis Convention Center
Raleigh Convention Center

For more information on the Centers of Excellence competition, visit www.ExhibitorOnline.com/Awards/CoE. And for more information on all of the 2020 Centers of Excellence recipients, visit www.ExhibitorOnline.com/FindIt/CoE.asp.


About Exhibitor Media Group
The leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, Exhibitor Media Group publishes the award-winning EXHIBITOR magazine, a monthly publication featuring best practices in trade show marketing. EXHIBITOR's learning events include: EXHIBITORLIVE, Best Practices in Trade Shows and Events; EXHIBITORFastTrak accelerated learning conferences; and EXHIBITOR eTrak, professional online learning. Exhibitor Media Group is also the founder and sponsor of CTSM (Certified Trade Show Marketer), the industry's only university-affiliated professional certification program. Learn more at www.ExhibitorOnline.com.

EXHIBITOR is a registered trademark, and EXHIBITORLIVE, EXHIBITORFastTrak, and EXHIBITOR eTrak, are trademarks of Exhibitor Publications, Inc. in the USA and other countries. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.


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