Virginia Beach Convention Center Honored for High-Tech Amenities

Convene Magazine Recognizes Meetings Industry Leaders with ‘Best of’ Honors

Friday, September 21, 2012

Convene®, the magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association, recently honored the best meetings industry venues, destinations and service providers in 10 categories, as determined by Convene’s readers and editors. The Virginia Beach Convention Center was honored in the Best High-Tech Facilities category.


“The technological amenities within the Virginia Beach Convention Center add value and offer opportunities for our destination and our clients,” said James B. Ricketts, director of the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau.


The Convention Center was recognized for its technological amenities, including a 360-foot video wall, perfect for presentations for large groups; state-of-the art audiovisual capabilities; and convenient, reliable wired and wireless high-speed Internet throughout the center.


The magazine’s “Best in Show” cover package invited readers to nominate their favorite initiatives in categories such as technology tools, food and beverage programs, social media initiatives and off-site venues. Convene editors then reviewed the nominations and picked the top five honorees for each category.