Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center

Fort Lauderdale, FL

The 600,000-square-foot, SMG-managed Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center is proud to be the convention center that meeting planners love!  Hosting more than 5 million guests and 5,500 meetings since opening its doors in 1991, this Convention Center consistently exceeds guest and meeting planner expectations for five-star food service, state-of the-art technology, and outstanding service in a modern, eco-friendly facility in a spectacular location just five minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.

Features:

Meeting Space

Our Center’s flexible space consists of four exhibit halls, two ballrooms and 31 meeting rooms that can be configured in a variety of ways to meet the needs of any group. The size and layout of the Conference Center make it possible to host one large event or multiple, smaller events at the same time. Our versatile facility is designed to offer the perfect space for conferences, trade shows, meetings and other events.

 

Location

The Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center is the country’s premiere waterfront conference facility. Architecturally designed to take advantage of its location, the Convention Center is nestled on 17 acres of land adjacent to Fort Lauderdale’s prized Intracoastal Waterway.  A 2,500-space parking garage is connected to the Center via two enclosed, air-conditioned skywalks. The building is a five-minute drive from the airport, within walking distance of many local hotels, and less than one mile from Fort Lauderdale’s famed Blue Wave beaches. With its year-round pleasant weather, Fort Lauderdale is the ideal location for your next meeting, convention, tradeshow or event.

 

LEED Gold Certification

The Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center is proud to be the first convention center in Florida to earn LEED certification and the third nationwide to achieve LEED Gold for an Existing Building. From water conservation to energy efficient lighting, recycling and more, the Convention Center is an energy-efficient, environmentally sound, carbon neutral model of sustainability.

Notable Events:
  • US ARMY Winter (AUSA)
  • Several Super Bowl related events, including the NFL Commissioner’s party, the NFL media center, and Taste of the NFL.
  • Hosted OAS (Organization of the American States) put on by the US State Department.
  • Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show
  • The Tropical Plant Industry Exposition
SMG Services:

SMG has provided full management services to the Broward County Convention Center for 24 years.

Significant Milestones and Achievements:
  • Broke even or better in budget planning in all but 3 of the 22 years since SMG has managed the venue.
  • Achieved LEED Gold for Existing Buildings Status in August 2012 and is currently in the process on renewing the status.
  • The first facility in Florida to achieve LEED Gold for Existing Buildings Status and the 4th in the nation to do so
  • Awarded “Top 25 Convention and Meeting Sites Award” by the South Florida Business Journal for the last several years.
  • Awarded the “Prime Site Award” by Facilities & Destinations magazine for the last 6 years, and Trade Show Executive Magazine has named us to the “World’s Top Convention Centers” annual award for the last 3 years.