The IAVM has awarded the Center its first Venue Excellence Award
The Hawai‘i Convention Center has received the 2019 Venue Excellence Award from the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM). The award will be presented today at the 94th annual VenueConnect in Chicago to Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, managed by AEG Facilities. It is the Center’s first IAVM Venue Excellence Award.
The award recognizes five IAVM member public assembly venues for excellence in management. This includes amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, casinos, complexes, convention centers, exhibit halls, fair/festival grounds, performing arts centers, race tracks, stadiums and university venues.
“IAVM takes pride in its members and member venues that excel in providing their communities with a safe and enjoyable space for all types of events and educational opportunities,” the association said.
“This award honors the work of our entire team for providing world-renowned service and aloha to each of our guests,” Orton said. “During the past year, we were proud to welcome a variety of major conferences and international sports tournaments, and develop new and engaging community events, such as Sunset Mele and Night Market. We also rolled out numerous amenities to provide additional convenience, as well as launch our Hoʻomaluō environmental conservation program, which includes our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.”
The Center is celebrating a year of major scientific and medical meetings, including the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in February, the Society of Gynecologic Oncology’s 50th Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer in March, the American Roentgen Ray Society’s annual meeting in May, and the IUTOX International Congress of Toxicology and National Medical Association’s 2019 Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly in July. The Center will also host OceanObs’19 in September and the Health Span Hawaii Summit in November.
Earlier this year, the Center was honored with the 2019 Smart Stars Readers’ Choice Award for Best Convention Center from Smart Meetings magazine.
Representing public assembly venues from around the globe, IAVM's active members include managers and senior executives from auditorium, arenas, convention centers, exhibit halls, stadiums, performing arts centers, university complexes, and amphitheaters. Visit IAVM.org for more.
About the Hawai‘i Convention Center
“Where Business and Aloha Meet,” the 1.1 million-square-foot Hawai‘i Convention Center provides a spacious, modern and flexible meeting space in the heart of Honolulu – all with an award-winning team and renowned aloha spirit. Conveniently located between East and West, the Center is a global leader for a diverse array of meetings and events, just steps from 30,000 hotel rooms in iconic Waikiki. The Center is a state-owned facility opened in 1998, and is managed by AEG Facilities. For more, visit HawaiiConvention.com.
About AEG Facilities
AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 150 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including AEG Presents, one of the largest live music companies in the world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1Earth and AEG Encore to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based organization owns, operates or provides services to the world’s most elite venues, including STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Barclays Center (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), Oracle Arena and Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum (Oakland, CA), PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), Cadillac Arena (Beijing, China), The O2 (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany), SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK), RAC Arena (Perth, Australia), Qudos Bank Arena and ICC (Sydney, Australia), Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden), Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, Calif.), Hawai‘i Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Puerto Rico Convention Center (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman). For more, visit aegworldwide.com.
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