Hawai`i Convention Center Receives 14th Consecutive Prime Site Award

The Hawai`i Convention Center has received its 14th consecutive Prime Site Award from Facilities & Destinations magazine.

Prime Site Awards are decided by meetings and conventions industry leaders directly involved with site selection, including promoters, booking agents, and event planners.  Voting is based on convenience of location, facility attractiveness and maintenance, professionalism of staff, cuisine, and technological capabilities.

Facilities & Destinations magazine, a monthly publication for professional planners of meetings, entertainment, and special events, described Hawai`i as “An ideal place for an international meeting of political, cultural, and business significance,” and noted the significance of hosting APEC’s 21 member economies, which drew an estimated 20,000 visitors to Honolulu in November 2011.

The magazine also highlighted the Center’s high-value global marketing strategies, which include custom-designed collateral and the multi-language microsites to assist organizations in building international attendance.

Hawai`i Convention Center Receives 13th Consecutive Prime Site Award

The Hawai`i Convention Center has received its 13th consecutive Prime Site Award from Facilities & Destinations magazine and is one of 29 convention center facilities managed by SMG nationally to win the award this year.

Prime Site Awards are decided by meetings and conventions industry leaders directly involved with site selection, including promoters, booking agents, and event planners.  Voting is based on convenience of location, facility attractiveness and maintenance, professionalism of staff, cuisine, and technological capabilities.

Facilities & Destinations magazine, a monthly publication for professional planners of meetings, entertainment, and special events, described Hawai`i as a place that offers an ideal strategic location between east and west, and the Center’s team as “well versed in the nuances of conducting business on an international level.”  The magazine highlighted the Center’s various global marketing tools and effortless information sharing and application process for international attendees.

The Hawai`i Convention Center continues to strengthen its international outreach program, drawing thousands of participants from countries throughout the world at its largest meetings and tapping into growing interest from Korea, China, and other areas in the Pacific Rim.