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Hawaii Convention Center

Location: 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 96815
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    Hawaii Convention Center

  • Hawaii Convention Center

    Hawaii Convention Center

  • Hawaii Convention Center

    Hawaii Convention Center

  • Hawaii Convention Center

    Hawaii Convention Center

  • Hawaii Convention Center

    Hawaii Convention Center

  • Hawaii Convention Center

    Hawaii Convention Center

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Introduction
Address 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 96815
Operator SMG
Opened 1998
Location Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Construction cost $200 million
Introdution:
The Hawai‘i Convention Center (HCC) is located in Hawaii’s capital city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. It is home to the state’s largest meetings and exhibit space, centrally located near major business, cultural, lodging and shopping districts.
Completed in 1997 and opened in 1998, the $200 million Center has 1.1 million square feet of space. The Center is located 8 miles from the Honolulu International Airport, and is within walking distance to more than 28,000 rooms in Honolulu, of which 10,000 are committable for citywide conventions. The area, which includes Waikiki, also features an array of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Attendees have six island destination opportunities for pre- and post-meeting experiences.
The Center’s floors are divided for ease of use, including exhibition space, parking facilities, meeting rooms and ballroom space. Designed by Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo (WATG), the building’s design incorporates a glass front, historical Hawaiian quilt designs and nature-based motifs. More than 60 percent of the Center is landscaped, which includes a 70-foot waterfall and palm trees in the lobby. The Center also features a $2 million Hawaiian art collection, 2.5-acre rooftop tropical garden, glass-encased meeting rooms and outdoor function spaces. The Center is currently seeking LEED certification for its existing buildings.
SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development, markets and manages the Hawai‘i Convention Center under the direction and support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency. Recent attendance-building efforts have helped develop international participation for U.S.-based associations by capitalizing on Hawai‘i’s geographic position as the central meeting point between North America and Asia. Honolulu has been selected as a host facility for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leader’s Meeting in November 2011.
The Hawai‘i Convention Center is home to several major repeat events, including meetings of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), and PACIFICHEM, (International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies), among many others.
Recent awards and accolades:
12-year consecutive winner of the Prime Site Award (Facilities & Destinations Magazine; 1999 – 2010)
Inner Circle Award in the category of Top Convention Centers – Recognition for Excellence in Quality and Service in the Meetings and Hospitality Industry (Association Meetings magazine, 2010)
Best in Business Travel award in the category of Best Conference or Convention Center/City (Business Traveler magazine; 2009, 2010, 2011)
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) voted the Hawai‘i Convention Center as the most beautiful convention center in the world.
Features:
More than 200,000-square-foot exhibition hall with drive-on floor access and 350 pounds per square foot floor load capacity
35,000-square-foot registration lobby
138,869 square feet of total meeting space
35,000-square-foot ballroom
47 meeting rooms plus two theaters with tiered seating
2.5-acre landscaped rooftop garden
20,000-square-foot production kitchen
Location: 1801 Kalakaua Avenue in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, 96815
Currency: U.S. Dollar
Language: English
Time zone: Hawai`i Standard Time is -10 hours GMT
Highlights:
According to a 2010 study conducted by the National Business Travel Association Foundation and Concur, a provider of spend-management services, Honolulu was ranked fifth in a list of cities with the lowest tax burden for business travelers.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), one of the largest country analysis teams, ranked Honolulu the fourth best city for business travel in the world in 2009.
A 2010 Forbes Magazine study ranked Honolulu as the third safest city in the country, when evaluating crime and fatal auto accidents in the metro areas with populations of 250,000 or more.
Honolulu was ranked third in the Business Courier of Cincinnati’s 2010 Green Cities Index, which rated 43 U.S. metropolitan areas on variables such as commuting habits, fuel use, LEED-certified projects, green jobs and air and water quality.
The American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2010 report lists Honolulu as the third cleanest city in the nation for air quality.
Honolulu was named one of the nation’s “Best Walking Cities” by the American Podiatric Medical Association and Prevention magazine in 2008. Honolulu ranked seventh out of 500 cities.
Website: http://www.hawaiiconvention.com/
Program:
3.29-3.30 54th Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair
4.28 NACAC National College Fair
5.11-5.19 APA 2011 Annual Meeting
8.26-8.28 BIA Remodel It Right Expo
12.07-12.18 2011 Honolulu Marathon Expo

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