Thuy “Twee” Vuong Joins OVG360 as Assistant General Manager of The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC)
MIAMI BEACH, FL (August 26, 2022) – OVG360, a leading full-service venue management and hospitality company, is growing—and today, it’s excited to announce the addition of industry veteran Thuy “Twee” Vuong to its South Florida management team. Joining OVG360 as Assistant General Manager of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) and its associated campus, Vuong will initially oversee Event & Guest Services, Venue Operations, Sales, Public Safety and Transportation, while being intricately involved in contractor and client relationships coupled with a variety of strategic initiatives.
Throughout her career, Vuong has amassed more than 27 years of event management and operations experience at some of the largest arenas, entertainment venues, and convention centers in Florida—a top-tier international market for hospitality and events. As Director of Operations for Informa Markets, Vuong managed everything from event logistics and signage to transportation, sustainability, and security for Florida Boat Shows. She spent more than 20 years working for ASM at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, starting as Event Manager and eventually working her way up to Director of Sales, Event Services, and Marketing. Other major Florida venues she has worked at include The Bayfront Center: Times Arena and Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and the Orange County Convention Center and Addition Financial Arena (at the University of Central Florida) in Orlando. Before that, Vuong worked at the Georgia World Congress Center, where she was appointed Sector Coordinator for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
In her new role, Vuong will assist Freddie Peterson, General Manager of MBCC, in managing the day-to-day planning, maintaining, managing and event operations across the entire MBCC Campus—which includes the convention center, Pride Park, Collins Canal Park, and the new Venu and The Rum Room. Outside of her supervisory roles, Vuong will observe MBCC’s administrative organization, procedures, policies and programs, and make recommendations where necessary. Drawing on her decades of expertise, a large part of Vuong’s job will be to ensure every event is exceptional to create memorable experiences for all MBCC visitors.
Having completed a three year, $620-million-dollar reimagination in late 2018, today, the MBCC stands as one of the most advanced venues of its kind in North America, with 1.4 million square feet of flexible event space (including the largest ballroom in South Florida), approximately 10 acres of open green space, a 10,000 square food production kitchen, a curated art collection worth over $7.1 million and over 1,600 miles of technical cabling to support unparalleled IT communications.
“Our world-class convention center and campus is thrilled to have someone with Twee’s experience, caliber, knowledge and professionalism join the team,” said Peterson. “We all look forward to working very closely with her to continue bringing all that we do to the next level while driving economic impact and excellence in customer service.”
Vuong earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Central Florida and later studied Facility Management at the School of Public Assembly in West Virginia. Her success in the industry is a credit to her hard work, determination, and attention to detail. Managing many different departments, Vuong takes a team-oriented approach to her work and handles her daily responsibilities with enthusiasm and a calm, friendly demeanor.
“I’ve been in the event industry for almost 30 years,” says Vuong. “I enjoy meeting people, learning about different events, and seeing the evolution of those events as they come to life. I started my venue management career in arenas before transitioning to convention centers. I’m so excited to work with the team at OVG360 to see what we can accomplish together in Miami Beach.”
MBCC is located at 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For more information about MBCC, visit www.miamibeachconvention.com or follow @themiamibeachcc on Instagram and Miami Beach Convention Center on Facebook.