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Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas Named Among Best Convention Centers in North America

EXHIBITORMagazine, a leading industry publication honoring the best in event venues, named Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas a Center of Excellence for a third year.

Dallas, TX – On October 7, EXHIBITOR announced the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) as one of North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events.  In2019, Exhibitor Group, which produces both EXHIBITOR magazine and Find It on EXHIBITORXchange, the buyer’s guide to trade show products and services, announced an initiative to identify and recognize North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and events. Small, medium, and large convention centers throughout North America were considered and evaluated using an objective algorithm and a myriad of criteria.

“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 in chief of EXHIBITOR magazine, noting that everything from health and safety protocols to the cost and quality of Wi-Fi access can have a significant impact on exhibiting companies’ experiences at events. “Simply by virtue of being included in this list, these facilities have proven their ability to host trade shows and events of all shapes and sizes while providing world-class service and state-of-the-art accommodations.”

“In the year following the pandemic, our industry has seen a lot of change. This award truly speaks to our team’s commitment to fostering excellence and showcasing their ability to pivot no matter what circumstances come their way,” said Anthony Lopez, General Manager of the KBHCCD. “We continue to work hard to have a positive impact in our industry through service enhancements, sustainability initiatives, and forward-thinking safety, security and sanitation procedures.”

The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas is managed by OVG360. For more information about the KBHCCD, please visit dallasconventioncenter.com or phone
(214) 939-2700. To learn more about EXHIBITOR Magazine and the Centers of Excellence awards, visit exhibitoronline.com/awards/coe.

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