HCC awards 2022

Honolulu, Oct. 7, 2022 – The Hawai‘i Convention Center recently earned three prestigious national awards for its excellence as a meetings destination:

  • EXHIBITOR Magazine has named the Center to its fourth-annual Centers of Excellence list, which honors North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and corporate events. The magazine received nearly 100 applications throughout the competition, but only the 30 highest-scoring venues qualified based on their scores in five categories: Facility & Functionality, Location & Accommodations, Service & Execution, Upgrades & Expansions, and Awards & Industry Participation. 
  • Association Conventions & Facilities has honored the Center with a 2022 Distinctive Achievement Award, which recognizes hotels, resorts, conference centers, convention centers and convention and visitors bureaus that have demonstrated their overall commitment to excellence. The more than 20,500 subscribers of Association Conventions & Facilities are offered the opportunity to vote. Eligible ballots are limited to those submitted by meeting planner subscribers. Criteria include: Superior service and support; top-notch assistance with promotion, accommodations and site inspections; a high level of assistance to identify and liaison with suppliers, vendors, facilities, venues and local government; outstanding communication; and a first-fate website.
  • Facilities & Destinations has named the Center a Safe Site Designee. Voted on by readers, these destinations and venues go the extra mile to ensure that visiting groups are as protected as possible from COVID-19. Criteria includes: GBAC STARä or related certifications; staff sanitation practices; disinfection technology; COVID-19 safety signage; COVID testing procedures; and accommodations for social distancing. The Center is among 30 convention centers to be honored with this new industry recognition.

Additional information about the Hawai‘i Convention Center’s awards and accolades is available here.

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 ASM Global. For more, visit HawaiiConvention.com.


About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. For more, visit www.asmglobal.com.

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Teddi Anderson
President, TLC PR
(808) 535-9099