• Palm Beach County Convention Center Expands as Demand Increases

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     
  • Palm Beach County Convention Center Expands as Demand Increases

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     
  • Palm Beach County Convention Center Expands as Demand Increases

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     
  • Palm Beach County Convention Center Expands as Demand Increases

     
    POSTED April 18, 2019
     

As the demand to conduct business events in The Palm Beaches continues to rise, the Palm Beach County Convention Center (PBCCC) has announced plans to increase its physical footprint to accommodate even more groups. The Tourist Development Council of Palm Beach County and Discover The Palm Beaches began seeking proposals from consulting firms to discuss expansion plans on April 3.

Thus far, expansion details have not been determined, but an expansion assessment is underway, which will help decide to what extent the PBCCC will expand and address the need for another Convention Center District "headquarter" hotel. The Convention Center District is located within the West Palm Beach submarket surrounding the PBCCC and Rosemary Square (formerly known as CityPlace).

Events like GMID, political rallies and fitness festivals have been hosted at PBCCC, and with the future expansions, they hope to create a district that will lead to a highly competitive hotel-convention package with an enhanced urban appeal.

An additional headquarter hotel, along with an expanded convention center, would position Palm Beach County with the capacity and resources to compete with many other highly desirable destinations, says Ashley Svarney, senior director of public relations & social media for Discover The Palm Beaches. The new expansion would allow PBCCC to accommodate up to 1,500 event attendees, which would have a profound impact on the local economy by creating local jobs, providing additional tax revenue and lessening the impact of the destination's seasonality. 

"Our future vision encompasses a continuing product-development strategy that will significantly expand room inventory around the Convention Center and create a powerhouse, mixed-use convention district, which will be able to compete with much larger, second-tier destinations," Svarney says.

The widely recognized Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa, & Convention Center of Branson, Missouri, has captured the coveted “Best of MidAmerica Award” from Meetings Today magazine. Readers of the magazine determined recipients of the award, voting on a handful of the top MidAmerica meeting sites based off of quality of meeting space, guest rooms, services and amenities, food and beverage offerings, staff, availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall experience.

 

Oklahoma City officials recently unveiled the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center’s new brand featuring a colorful, high-energy logo.

“Everyone has seen the rise of the MAPS 3 Oklahoma City Convention Center on the east side of Scissortail Park, and its completion will be another MAPS game-changer for our City,” says Mayor David Holt. “Today’s logo unveiling is another milestone on that path.”

 

Hard Rock International has announced its partnership with Clean the World (CTW), a leading organization in WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene). This partnership provides business travelers the opportunity to participate in a team-building activity while giving back to the community by putting together hygiene kits for those in need.