Miami Beach, FL (October 13, 2020) - The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is proud to announce the first event at the venue since reopening: the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) Annual Meeting, taking place on October 21, 2020.
“We’re so excited to welcome our partners the GMCVB into the venue as our first event since our reopening,” said Freddie Peterson, General Manager for the MBCC. “It’s the perfect opportunity to demonstrate proof of concept for all of the health and safety venue measures we’ve deployed to get the destination (and the venue) ready to host large scale gatherings.”
The GMCVB will host its 2020 Annual Meeting and the Re-Opening of the Miami Beach Convention Center, taking place both virtually and in-person on October 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the reimagined MBCC’s Grand Ballroom. The GMCVB will be sharing outlooks for travel and tourism recovery, as well as GMCVB tourism recovery initiatives. Featured Speakers include Bruce Orosz - Chairman of the Board, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau and William D. Talbert, III, CDME - President & CEO, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. Miami Beach Convention Center Campus tours will be offered post-meeting for those attending in person.
The MBCC was awarded GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation providing comprehensive cleaning and disinfection protocols with third-party validation and participates in the City of Miami Beach’s MB Standard as well as following all CDC Health & Safety Guidelines. All participants attending will be subject to a temperature screening and facial coverings will be required throughout the entire event.
The (MBCC) is the centerpiece to Miami Beach’s meetings and conventions industry. Reimagined following a $620-million-dollar renovation, the expanded MBCC includes a new 60,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, 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, almost 2,100 miles of cabling to support all IT communications, $7.1 million dollars’ worth of art curated by the City of Miami Beach Art in Public Places program, 9-acres of public green space that can serve as incremental event space, and much, much more.