Miami Beach Convention Center Named One of the Top Convention Centers in North America by Exhibitor Magazine

(MIAMI BEACH, FL) October 13, 2022 – After an event-filled 2022, the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is excited to announce the latest of its many accomplishments: being named one of EXHIBITOR Magazine’s “2023 Centers of Excellence.” Announced just last week, this list of the 30 highest-rated convention centers hosting events and trade shows in North America was the result of an extensive evaluation process; one that included judgment in five areas (facility and functionality, location and accommodations, service and execution, expansions and upgrades and, finally, awards and industry participation), a review of spaces and innovations by
a panel of corporate exhibit managers and surveys from show organizers and exhibit managers who have hosted events or exhibited at the nominated venues. The winners will be featured in the October/November 2023 issue of EXHIBITOR magazine and added to an exclusive portal of top convention centers on the EXHIBITORXchange website immediately.

“Congrats to all on this prestigious list. This was a total team effort, and we could not be prouder and more humbled to have received this award,” 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 while creating memorable experiences.” 

Re-imagined following a $620-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, $7.1 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 $620-million-dollar expansion project, which includes many environmentally friendly features. 

Managed by OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, the MBCC regularly hosts some of the world’s most talked-about events—like Art Basel Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show, the largest boat and yacht event in the world. 

“Simply by virtue of being included in this list, these facilities have proven their ability to host trade shows and events of all shapes and sizes while providing world-class service and state-of-the-art accommodations,” said Travis Stanton, editor-in-chief of EXHIBITOR magazine.

In conjunction with The International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE), EXHIBITOR magazine will also announce finalists for five special awards at Expo! Expo! 2022 this December, including “Best Customer Service & Onsite Support” and “Best Convention Center” in four size-based categories. More information can be found at EXHIBITOR online, visit

The Miami Beach Convention Center is located at 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information, visit or follow Miami Beach Convention Center on Facebook and @miamibeachcc on Instagram. Images and interviews available upon request.