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.
Los Angeles Convention Center Welcomes Jeff Leidy As Director of Operations for Taste of L.A. by Levy Restaurants
Los Angeles, CA (June 10, 2015) – AEG Facilities’ Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is pleased to announce that the venue has hired culinary extraordinaire, Jeff Leidy, to head the Center’s food & beverage (F&B) department as Director of Operations for Taste of L.A. by Levy Restaurants starting June 15, 2015.
City of Los Angeles Announces 3 Los Angeles Convention Center Design Options Now Available for Public Viewing
LOS ANGELES -- As an integral next step in the “Expansion and Futurization Project” for the Los Angeles Convention Center, the City of Los Angeles, led by the L.A. Department of Convention and Tourism Development and the Bureau of Engineering, spearheaded a design competition to select an architect for the proposed renovation and expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Three final teams were selected and their work is now on public display beginning Wednesday, May 20th through June 4th, 2015.
Running a large facility with thousands of visitors coming through can be a challenge in the middle of one of the most severe droughts on record in the state of California, but that’s the daily reality for the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Story by Rachel Wimberly, TSNN
The Los Angeles Convention Center, currently the focus of major expansion and renovation plans, has already implemented water saving measures and technologies. Furthermore it searches for ways to reuse water whenever possible. Just last month the LACC partnered with Green LA in such an effort.
Story courtesy of EventWorks Inc.
Los Angeles, CA (April 6, 2015) – AEG Facilities’ Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is pleased to announce that the venue will host WonderCon March 25-27, 2016, solidifying L.A.’s position as a prime site for meetings and conventions. Since the inception of WonderCon in Oakland, CA in 1987, the event has consistently grown in all aspects including content and attendance, with 60,000 attendees in 2014. Previously held in the Bay Area and then Anaheim, WonderCon is the sister show to Comic-Con International, sharing all main aspects of that show.
Joining More Than 40 AEG Facilities-Affiliated Venues in a Global Call to Action in Support of the Environment
Los Angeles, CA (March 26, 2015) On March 28th, 2015, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) will join millions of people and organizations worldwide in “going dark” for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour, an international event in support of the environment.
LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2015 –AEG has announced that it is no longer in discussions with the NFL or any NFL teams regarding its proposed stadium project in downtown Los Angeles. Further AEG has confirmed that it will not seek to further extend the April 17th deadline in its agreement with the City of Los Angeles for this project.
It’s been a year since the privatization of the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) took hold with the goal of improving operation efficiencies and enhancing the facility’s aesthetics and service, all while saving the City of Los Angeles millions of dollars. So how has the LACC fared under the new privatization structure? Quite well, say the experts.
Expansion of JW Marriott Will Create State's Second Largest Hotel to Anchor Nation's Most Unique Meeting and Conference Destination
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 5, 2015) – Just five years since the grand opening of the JW Marriott L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, plans were announced today by AEG to develop a 755-room expansion of the hotel creating the west coast’s premier meeting and conference destination.