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New art deco studio unveiled at the Miami Beach Convention Center

(MIAMI, FL) – September 14, 2020 – The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is proud to unveil its new Art Deco Studio, developed in partnership with Everlast Productions and Smart City Networks to support the production of hybrid events at the reimagined venue.

MBCC’s Director of Sales Micah Allen said, “The event world is changing; show organizers are using the latest technology to support hosting events safely while still maximizing their attendance and brand reach. Thanks to our partnership with Everlast Productions and Smart City Networks, the new Art Deco Studio at the MBCC makes hybrid event production a breeze.”

Everlast Productions’ General Manager Washington Arias added, “Everlast is excited to develop and launch a top-notch recording and streaming studio at the MBCC. The studio’s flexibility is perfect for hybrid events, but also for webcasts, broadcasts, podcasts, virtual words, digitally mastered HD-recorded activities and more! Clients are only limited by their imagination.”    

Hybrid events combine socially distanced in-person gatherings with HD video and live webstream technology to create a seamless experience for viewers and participants, maximizing the reach of any event while preserving venue health and safety measures. Meetings, presentations, panels and more are re-imagined when event organizers combine live (in-person), “as-live” (pre-recorded content), and purely virtual (computer-generated) elements to deliver engaging, unforgettable experiences to audiences around the world in real-time or on-demand.

The Art Deco Studio streamlines the event planning process while alleviating participant travel. Event segments are produced in real-time or as digitally mastered recordings. Streams are launched live or on-demand through popular platforms (Zoom, YouTube, etc.). Event organizers can maximize sponsorships by customizing a streaming page on the MBCC’s website, where banner ad, graphics and messaging opportunities are built into the framework to support event ROI. Deep-dive reporting capabilities track attendee engagement with robust analytics, facilitating reporting and assessments, and informing strategic brand development.

MBCC’s Art Deco Studio includes audio-visual and IT technical support built into the space. Cameras, mics, floor mounted lights, free Wi-Fi, CAT 6 cabling and more – built and ready in the room so move-in and move-out is quick and easy. View the full technical list of AV and IT services available in the Art Deco Studio, detailing Everlast Production’s audio, video and computer support and Smart City Networks’ bandwidth data packages. It’s all ready to go! Or add concert-quality lighting and audio, create virtual worlds with green screens and content design, or go for bigger bandwidth and stream showstopping productions.  

Smart City Networks provides reliable and dedicated bandwidth for a robust internet connection that supports popular virtual video streaming platforms. Redundancy in the MBCC’s IT infrastructure offers separate circuit entry points for 10 GB of data transfer into the venue; if one unexpectedly fails, the automatic turnover to the backup circuit assures there is no downtime to clients. Smart City Network’s 24/7 network monitoring and knowledgeable technical support also provides the confidence planners need to leverage the latest technologies for hybrid events. Finally, Smart City Networks provides free Wi-Fi in common areas and ballrooms, including in the Art Deco Studio so we all remain connected.   

Event plans for in-person components are developed in consultation with planners and service providers, taking into account additional activations such as F&B or displays, and in consultation with Health Ambassadors who provide guidance from local public health officials, CDC recommendations and industry best practices.

Complete the in-person experience with custom unconventional catering by Centerplate, served safely featuring locally sourced ingredients that highlight Miami’s vibrant flavors.

MBCC’s Art Deco Studio delivers experiences to safely gather in-person on Miami Beach, and stream events out into the world. 1.4 million square ft. of flexible indoor and outdoor space at the MBCC gives you the space you need to achieve social distancing for healthy events. Produce real-time or digitally mastered recordings and launch live or on-demand while streaming across multiple popular platforms like Zoom or YouTube. Support strategic brand development with robust reporting capabilities and custom content sponsorship activations on a hosted streaming page. With the MBCC’s new Art Deco Studio event organizers maximize event attendance, increase participation, and build bigger audiences, sharing streams with attendees and prospects anywhere in the world.

Everlast Productions is the preferred audio-visual provider for the Miami Beach Convention Center.


Some videos linked in this article were captured prior to the coronavirus pandemic and may not reflect the current venue measures in place, such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

MBCC Ready reopening plans detail the rigorous venue health and safety measures deployed to reduce the risk of transmission and return to live events. MBCC’s customizable event layouts support social distancing for a wide range of guest counts, while venue health and safety measures build confidence in the event experience as part of the MBCC’s return to live events. The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is proud achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation, the gold standard for  facilities and venues worldwide. Under the guidance of GBAC (a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association), MBCC has implemented the most stringent protocols and staff training for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. To facilitate the event planning experience while remaining in-line with venue measures and local public health recommendations, MBCC designated Health Ambassadors to support the pre-event planning process.  All MBCC full time staff is committed to the City of Miami Beach’s MB Standard, a COVID testing, prevention and contact tracing program. The MBCC’s commitment to fundamental practices recommended by the CDC are reinforced with new physical and digital, permanent and portable signage deployed throughout the venue’s front of house and back of house areas. Additional wall-mounted and portable hand sanitizer stations, as well as touch-free and environmentally friendly restroom features, are other physical measures that promote healthy practices.  New health and safety practices align with the MBCC’s LEED® Silver Certification achieved as part of the venue’s $620-million-dollar expansion project which includes many environmentally-friendly features.

MBCC is steps away from Miami Beach’s best shopping, arts, culture, and entertainment (and beautiful beaches!), for pre-and-post event activities that support the vibrant local community.

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.

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