The San Diego Convention Center is honored to be named to EXHIBITOR Magazine's Top 25 Centers of Excellence for 2024.
Honoring North America's best convention centers for trade shows and events, the Centers of Excellence awards recognize the best large and small trade show venues based on a variety of criteria within five different categories.
- Facility & Functionality
- Location & Accommodations
- Service & Execution
- Upgrades & Expansions
- Awards & Industry Participation
The evaluation includes a survey of event planners, show organizers, and exhibit managers who have recently hosted (or exhibited at) events within each facility.
Emily Olson, editor of EXHIBITOR magazine, explained the significance of this recognition: “Exhibit managers rarely have a say in where trade shows are held, but they are often the ones most impacted by that decision. The Centers of Excellence Awards allow them to recognize the exhibitor-friendly venues that make their experiences at trade shows and events smooth and successful. The facilities on this list have proven their ability to host trade shows and events of all sizes while providing world-class service and state-of-the-art accommodations.”
This award comes on the heels of a ranking from The Wall Street Journal that put SDCC at #4 of all major convention centers across the United States. We are thankful for our staff, partners, and all those across the San Diego community who contribute to our ability to provide excellence to all our clients.
“The facilities on this list have proven their ability to host trade shows and events of all sizes while providing world-class service and state-of-the-art accommodations.”