Awards & Recognitions

The Miami Beach Convention Center has been recognized as one of the best convention centers.

"This was a total team effort, and we could not be prouder and more humbled to have received the meeting industry’s highest honors,” said Freddie Peterson, General Manager of the MBCC. “Our first-class venue in a world-class destination is a product of the unwavering dedication and commitment of our MBCC teams, contract partners, and the teams at the City of Miami Beach and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. As always, it’s all about delivering exceptional events, driving excellence in customer service and venue management while creating memorable experiences.”

Award-Winning and Reimagined

Re-imagined following a $640-million-dollar renovation, the expanded MBCC includes a new 60,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, four junior ballrooms, almost 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space, an expanded Grand Lobby, pre-function areas that are bathed in natural light, up to 84 breakout rooms, approximately 800 roof deck parking spaces, almost 2,100 miles of cabling to support all IT communications, $10.2 million dollars’ worth of art curated by the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program and a six-acre (Pride Park) and three-acre (Collins Canal Park) public green spaces that can serve as incremental event space. The MBCC Campus includes two new event spaces: Venu, a space for elegant private events and upscale meetings, and the Rum Room, a 1920s restaurant with an enticing tapas-style menu and local South Florida rums. The MBCC is proud to have earned Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation, the gold standard for facilities and venues worldwide, and LEED® Silver Certification as part of the venue’s $640-million-dollar expansion project, which includes many environmentally friendly features. 

2024 Awards

2023 Awards

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2022 Awards


2021 Awards

  • Silver Stella 2021 – Northstar Meetings Group
  • Prime Site Award Winner  2021 –  Facilities & Destinations 
  • The American Architecture Award 2021 for “Miami Beach Convention Center Expansion and Renovation” to Fentress Architects – Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design /The European Centre Architecture And Urban Studies
  • 2021 Design Excellence Special Recognition Award "Built" to Fentress Architects – AIA Western Mountain Region
  • 2021 Design  + Honors Awards "Award of Merit" to Fentress Architects for “Miami Beach Convention Center Renovation and Expansion" – AIA Colorado