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EXHIBITOR Magazine, the leader in trade show and corporate event marketing education, finished its evaluation of all North American convention and named the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) as a 2020 Center of Excellence.

The recognition as a Center of Excellence places the convention center in the top 20 in North America. This achievement was designated by Exhibitor Media Group, the producers of EXHIBITOR Magazine and Find It – Marketplace, by evaluating venues in five different categories. Each of the criteria was evaluated based on the values of the survey takers, including event planners, show organizers, and managers that hosted events within the venues.

"While individual exhibit managers rarely have a say in where their trade shows are held, they are often the ones most impacted by that decision. This is their opportunity to give credit where credit is due and celebrate the exhibitor-friendly venues that do their part to make trade shows and events as smooth, successful, and painless as possible,” said Travis Stanton, editor of EXHIBITOR magazine.

The KBHCCD changed management last April after the Dallas City Council unanimously voted for the venue to be managed by Spectra Venue Management. As an industry leader in venue management and hospitality, Spectra manages the day to day operations of the facility in collaboration with the City of Dallas and other business partners such as Centerplate and Smart City Networks.

“This is recognition for all of the hard work and perseverance of our staff and business partners, including the City of Dallas itself,” Anthony Lopez, General Manager of KBHCCD, said. “The KBHCCD is thrilled to accept this honor from EXHIBITOR Magazine. We plan to build off this achievement and continue to represent the KBHCCD and Dallas itself as one of the top event destinations in North America.”