Press Room

Jul 10, 2018

Ellen Schwartz Named General Manager of the Los Angeles Convention Center

Current General Manager Brad Gessner Promoted to Senior Vice President of Los Angeles Convention Center

Gessner will continue in his Senior Vice President of Convention Centers role with AEG Facilities to help guide expansion of the division

Jun 20, 2018

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May 15, 2018

Los Angeles Convention Center Hires Vice President of Sales & Marketing

LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2018) -  The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities is proud to welcome Nancy Walker as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. 

May 8, 2018

AEG proposes $1.2-billion expansion of L.A. Convention Center and JW Marriott hotel

The last time the Los Angeles Convention Center was expanded in 1997, the Lakers were still playing in Inglewood and Richard Riordan had just won a second term as mayor.

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Apr 25, 2018

AEG Facilities at the Los Angeles Convention Center Honored with LA County Green Leadership Award

LOS ANGELES (April 25, 2018) -  AEG Facilities recently received the 10th annual Los Angeles County Green Leadership Award for its “Next Level Sustainability” campaign at the city-owned Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC).

Apr 5, 2018

Los Angeles Plugs in Largest Solar Array on Municipally Owned Convention Center

LOS ANGELES (April 5, 2018) -  The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, unveiled its 2.21 megawatt solar array on April 4, 2018 during a press conference with Mayor Eric Garcetti. Located on the roof of South Hall, this addition brings the facility’s total solar to 2.58 megawatts, making it the largest solar array on a municipally owned convention center in the United States.

Mar 22, 2018

Los Angeles Convention Center Goes Dark for Earth Hour

Joining the City of Los Angeles & AEG Facilities in a Global Call to Action in Support of the Environment

LOS ANGELES (March 22, 2018) On March 24, 2018, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) will join millions of individuals and organizations to raise awareness about climate change by turning off their lights for one hour in support of World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the LACC will turn off its non-essential lights, primarily focusing on West and South Hall towers, as a symbolic call to action to protect our planet. As part of a global Earth Hour campaign organized by the City of Los Angeles and AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program, the LACC joins City buildings in six districts and more than 20 AEG Facilities-affiliated venues in four continents across the globe.

Mar 6, 2018

Free Brain Health Fair Coming to Los Angeles for First Time

One-day-only Event for the Entire Family

LOS ANGELES – Are you interested in learning about brain health? People of all ages are sure to discover something new at the Brain Health Fair, presented by the American Academy of Neurology. This free, one-day-only event includes fun, hands-on activities, and connects the public with some of the best and brightest neurologists in the world to learn the latest advances in the treatment of neurologic disorders.

Feb 21, 2018

Innovative Rooftop Garden Debuts at Los Angeles Convention Center

Los Angeles (February 21, 2018) -  The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, revealed its new 9,500 square foot rooftop garden in January. The project began taking shape in April of 2017 and features various citrus trees, herbs, vegetables and seasonal flowers above the South Hall lobby. 

Jan 26, 2018

Climate Action Recognizes Los Angeles Convention Center for Sustainable Mobility Operations

United Nations Environment Program contracted partner exemplifies two AEG venues as solution to achieving Sustainable Development Goals in the Sports Industry.

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Jan 22, 2018

Governor Brown Honors the Los Angeles Convention Center with Environmental and Economic Leadership Award

Los Angeles (January 22, 2018) -  The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, recently received the prestigious Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA) for its waste reduction efforts.

Dec 14, 2017

The Los Angeles Convention Center and Levy Restaurants Team Up to Bring the Holidays Early to the Downtown Women’s Center

Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2017) The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, teamed up with the exclusive in-house catering provider, Levy Restaurants, for a day of service at the local Downtown Women’s Center (DWC). On December 11, about 30 LACC and Levy Restaurants employees participated in the Annual Service Day cooking a home-style meal and sorting donations.

Dec 6, 2017

The Los Angeles Convention Center Looks Back on Four Years with AEG Facilities

December 5, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA) -  December 8th marks AEG Facilities and the City of Los Angeles four-year anniversary of a successful partnership. The private and public entities have worked together to refresh the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), turning the facility into an economic driver for Downtown Los Angeles. The City’s original goals for AEG Facilities in taking over LACC management were to: generate an operational surplus each year, build a 10% budget reserve within 5 years, increase revenues, book more events- particularly citywide conventions. Since assuming management in December of 2013, AEG Facilities has exceeded all of the City’s goals and expectations with an operating surplus year after year, a healthy reserve of $7.1 million, reinvesting more than $40 million in building improvement and alteration projects, increasing citywide conventions, and the reimbursement of $7.7 million to the City of Los Angeles for the Department of Convention & Tourism Development (CTD) overhead since privatization, all while elevating LACC brand recognition, sustainability metrics, and community involvement projects.  

Sep 12, 2017

Convention Center Generates Record Breaking $781 Million in Economic Impact for The City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA (September 12, 2017) The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), professionally managed by AEG Facilities, reported generating a record-breaking economic impact of $781 million for the City of Los Angeles in fiscal 2016/2017 with $478 million attributed to convention attendees direct spending. An additional $26.4 million was generated in tax revenues to the City, with $18.2 million in hotel transient-occupancy tax contributions to the City’s general fund. This is an increase over $90 million in total economic impact over last fiscal year.

Jul 27, 2017


Los Angeles, CA (July 27, 2017) The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, closed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017 with the largest financial and operational surplus, highest occupancy rate and hosted the most Citywide conventions and special events in the LACC’s 46-year history. The LACC reported an operating surplus of over $10.2 million; a 5% jump from the year prior. The impressive FY 2016-2017 results are not only in financial performance but also increases in total attendance and Citywide convention bookings, building improvement projects, sustainability metrics, positive client survey results and community involvement and corporate responsibility projects.

Jun 28, 2017

How to get to Anime Expo with Metro

Along with other Fourth of July activities, Anime Expo will be taking place July 1 through 4 at the L.A. Convention Center. This means there will be heavy crowds converging in the downtown area that weekend.

To avoid traffic and a long search for pricey parking, Go Metro instead.

Originally posted on by Anna Chen.

Jun 13, 2017

LA Convention Center Hosts This Summer’s Hottest Events

Los Angeles, CA (June 13, 2017) – AEG Facilities’ Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is delighted to welcome back four popular events for summer 2017: BET Experience (BETX), Anime Expo (AX), Beautycon Festival LA, and KCON Los Angeles. All four shows have evolved throughout the years into large-scale entertainment experiences expanding in size, popularity, and contribution to Los Angeles’ economy.

Apr 20, 2017

Los Angeles Convention Center Honored by LADWP For Water Management Project

April 20, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA)- The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, placed 2nd in the Water Management Category at the Los Angeles Department Water and Power (LADWP) 2017 Sustainability Awards. The Sustainability Awards event was held on April 6 2017, at the La Kretz Innovation Campus in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District and recognized high-level commitment to environmental sustainability and honored LADWP large non-residential customers who completed major efficiency and conservation projects.