LAS VEGAS – Smart City, the nation’s leading provider of telecommunications, technology and logistics solutions for the meeting and convention industry, congratulates the hospitality staff members at the Tampa Convention Center and the Los Angeles Convention center for earning Smart City’s 5-Star Achievement Award for 2015.
Story originally published here 5/16/16.
Increase in Citywide Conventions in 2016 to Generate Significant Revenue for Los Angeles Convention Center and City of Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 19, 2016) – The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), professionally managed by AEG Facilities, reported a successful first quarter of 2016, with numerous highly attended Citywide Conventions and an overall increase of over 30% in Citywide Conventions booked for Calendar Year (CY) 2016 compared to the prior year.
This weekend, downtown Los Angeles will be crawling with comic-book nerds, movie geeks and cosplayers of all stripes as WonderCon moves into the L.A. Convention Center for the first time. More than 60,000 pop-culture fans are expected to attend the three-day event, injecting tens of millions of dollars into the local economy on an otherwise slow Easter weekend and helping Los Angeles audition for Comic-Con — WonderCon’s big sister show and “the granddaddy of comic-book conventions.”
Check out the full article featuring an interview with Brad Gessner here.
Article written by Annlee Ellingson
Joining More Than 50 AEG Facilities-Affiliated Venues in a Global Call to Action in Support of the Environment
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 17, 2016) On March 19th, 2016, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) will join millions of people and organizations worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, a worldwide grassroots movement uniting people to protect the planet. From 8:30 to 9:30 PM, 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 AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading corporate sustainability program, the LACC joins more than 50 AEG Facilities-affiliated venues in 27 cities, eight countries and four continents across the globe in celebrating its commitment to the environment.
The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering has announced that US Rte 101 will be closed for 40 hours to enable safe demolition of a section of the Sixth Street Viaduct, located over the freeway. The 40-hour full freeway closure on US Rte 101 through downtown LA will take place starting Friday Feb. 5th at 10 p.m. to Sunday Feb. 7th at 2 p.m.
Visit the project website for details.
This year kicked off right with the LA Fit Expo, where nearly 60,000 expected attendees were on hand to share their love of fitness and health.
The conference and exhibition was held Jan. 23-24 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. With so much going on at the show, it was hard to know where to go first. And, with the two-day format, attendees packed the floor to get in as much as possible.
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Article written by Lisa Apolinksi for TSNN.
Los Angeles, CA (January 28, 2016) The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) was named a finalist for Water Efficiency Project of the Year during the LA Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) 2nd Annual Innovation Awards held yesterday in Los Angeles.
DTLA - The Downtown skyline is changing, though sometimes it’s not just what is opening that is important, but also what is planned. While it is tough to pick the most noteworthy projects in the pipeline, a few demand attention. The seven developments below are worth watching in the new year, as they will shape how people move about and how business gets done in Downtown. READ MORE.
Writer: Eddie Kim for Downtown News
Los Angeles, CA (November 13, 2015) The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) received the prestigious Sustainable Innovation Award in the Materials & Resources category at the United States Green Building Council (USGBC)-LA’s 11th Annual Green Gala last night. The Sustainable Innovation Awards recognize projects across seven categories that exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credit satisfaction and exemplify innovation, multi-tier collaboration, and positive community impact.
(CNN) The set for "Starship Troopers." A gathering place for Emmy award winners. Home to the world's greatest video games. And next: horse manure.
The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is a cavernous complex, hosting dozens of America's largest events each year.
Auto shows are tricky, but ultimately standard fare. Exhibitions? Sure. The E3 technology expo? No problem.
A week of world-class horses? That's a challenge.
Read the full story published by CNN here!
Story by Ollie Williams, for CNN
LOS ANGELES – Mayor Garcetti today announced that the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), professionally managed by AEG Facilities, has become the largest convention center in America to be recertified at the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold level. The venue first achieved Gold certification in 2010.
Westec 2015 proved to be the place to be for the manufacturing industry. More than 11,000 attendees (up nearly 5 percent from 2013) and 400-plus exhibitors from more than 500 manufacturing companies used the 103,600 square feet of show floor space to learn, connect and discover.
This year’s show was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and the location was no accident.
Read the full story published by TSNN here!
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events unveiled this year's recipients of its individual awards program, which recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the exhibitions and events industry, including the LACC's very own Ellen Schwartz, VP of Sales and Marketing.
Ellen received the Outsanding Achievement in Sales & Marketing Award!
Read full story published in TSNN here.
It's been more than 20 years since Washington, D.C.-based Buildings Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International met in Los Angeles, but that changed this June, when BOMA held its 107th annual convention and trade show for 3,200 global attendees in downtown. So what made BOMA take another look at L.A. after all those years?
Read more to find out!
Article written by Deanna Ting for Successful Meetings
Under AEG Facilities' Management, Los Angeles Convention Center Reports Operational Profit of Over $4.1 Million for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Los Angeles, CA (August 5, 2015) For the second consecutive year, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), professionally managed by AEG Facilities, exceeded revenue and operational expectations at the close of its latest fiscal year 2014-2015. In addition to LACC’s financial achievements, significant accomplishments span across all departments and have resulted in improved building efficiencies and increased overall environmental sustainability.
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Convention Center is normally a place for business trade shows or colorful events such as Anime Expo. This week, however, it becomes a Downtown sports hub.
Article written by Eddie Kim for Downtown News.
Turnstile attendance at 260,700, up 18% from last year
Anime Expo's official website reported on Monday that it had more than 90,500 unique attendees at this year's event, up 12% from 2014 and setting a new attendance record for the convention.
Read the full article on Anime News Network
Los Angeles, CA (July 14, 2015) - AEG Facilities’ Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), in collaboration with in-house, exclusive telecommunications provider, Smart City, is thrilled to announce that major upgrades to the existing Wi-Fi network have been implemented effective July 1, 2015. The upgrades benefit LACC clients and guests by offering increased Wi-Fi coverage, a stronger Wi-Fi signal, and expanded complimentary Wi-Fi availability.
Los Angeles, CA (June 23, 2015) – AEG Facilities’ Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is thrilled to announce that the venue will host Anime Expo (“AX”) for the next five years (through 2019), solidifying LA’s on-going partnership with the event organizer, The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (“SPJA”), while reinforcing the LACC’s position as a top destination for large-scale, multi-day events. The SPJA presented its first event in 1992; AX functions as a convention for promoting Japanese Pop Culture and the arts related to Japanese Animation and as a communication forum for fans and industry professionals. Since its inception, Anime Expo has grown to become the largest anime convention in North America.