San Diego Convention Center Corporation

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The San Diego City Council voted to approve two new board members – Carol Kim and Elvin Lai – to serve on the San Diego Convention Center Corporation Board of Directors, effective Tuesday, December 5, 2017. In addition, the officers of the Board of Directors were selected at the December 6, 2017 Board Meeting. Gil Cabrera will be Chair of the Board...

The San Diego Convention Center is proud to have delivered on its promise this year to serve as the region's premier gathering place. The Corporation's Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report is out, showing conventions hosted at the center generated $1.1 billion in regional impact to San Diego. With 149 events taking place between July 1, 2016 and June 30,...

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation took home the gold at the Port of San Diego's Green Business Network Awards. Near the end of a milestone year for our sustainability efforts, we were given the Award for Overall Sustainable Achievement for Large Businesses. The Green Business Network is part of the San Diego regional energy-efficiency and...

Another milestone has been met in the ongoing renovation and enhancement of one San Diego's most iconic locations. The original blue colored steel masts that had held up the Sails Pavilion roof since 1989 have been removed and replaced with the "next generation" that will hold up the brand new roof. A total of 10 masts were carefully removed from...

The prestigious American College of Surgeons Clinical Conference is making its debut at the San Diego Convention Center. The event has over 13,000 attendees, 9,000 of them are surgeons and 15 percent are international visitors. The purpose of the conference is for surgeons to gain ongoing education, networking and learn the latest innovations in...

The equivalent of over 103,000 meals were donated to the San Diego Rescue Mission in the last twelve months. This added community benefit is a direct result of the events held at the San Diego Convention Center. On October 17, 2017, the San Diego Convention Center welcomed the staff of the San Diego Rescue Mission for a tour of the facility and to...

Each week, the San Diego Convention Center builds a small city. As our President and CEO Rip Rippetoe likes to say, "It's the most important week in the life of our customer. Meeting planners work all year to prepare for their conventions." With 66 citywide conventions being held in 2017, there are definitely a lot of "small cities" under...

The San Diego skyline is different – for now. The iconic San Diego Convention Center Sails Pavilion fabric roof is gone, but only temporarily. The final pieces of the original roof, put in place back in 1989, were completely removed in early September, leaving the Pavilion truly open-air. Instead of exhibitors filling up our 90,000 square foot...

They are the unsung heroes of the hundreds of successful events held at the San Diego Convention Center. Somedays, you see them. Most times, you don't. And that's just how they like it. On Thursday, September 14, close to 40 first responders from a variety of agencies including federal and local partners, were invited to the San Diego Convention...

Beautifying the waterfront was the early morning-mission of nearly 40 staff members of the San Diego Convention Center and in-house catering team Centerplate, at the 27th annual "Operation Clean Sweep" held on Saturday, August 26, 2017. This is the first year the convention center participated and served as a sponsor of the event. Operation Clean...