The Miami Beach Convention Center: Open for Business Today, Reimagined for Tomorrow

Meeting planners around the world are no strangers to the phenomenal sun, surf, and fine dining that Miami Beach has to offer. An international and first-class destination, Miami Beach hosts world-recognized festivals such as Art Basel Miami Beach. What some might not know is that the convention center is reinventing itself right before our very eyes.

The $620 Million Face-Lift

Through municipal bonds, the Miami Beach Convention Center is in the midst of a magnificent $620 million transformation, being reimagined as a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified facility accommodating and attracting new international and national events and conventions. 

The center is open for business throughout the process. Renovations will be completed in 2018, and bookings for the future are already filling up. Last year alone, more than 857,000 delegates met in Greater Miami and the Beaches. Miami Beach is not only on a path to keep up with the demands of a competitive national and international convention community, it is building new outdoor public spaces that will improve walkability for everyone, connecting the center and the city’s adjacent historic cultural district and resorts.

Room for Anyone and Everyone

If you can imagine it, the center can handle it. More than 188,000 square feet will be dedicated to 84 breakout rooms that feature flexible arrangements for attendees. Known for its iconic, grand-scale public spaces and leadership in sustainable design, the nationally acclaimed team at Fentress Architects is overseeing this renovation and will deliver meeting rooms with the latest in audiovisual technology, soundproofing, and attendee comfort.

This 1.4-million-square-foot, LEED-certified convention center is a dream come true for industries such as medical tourism, insurance, tech, sports marketing, and pharmaceuticals. Its nearly 500,000 square feet of forward-thinking, renovated, and versatile exhibit space, including four massive halls, is set against a stunning backdrop of beaches, fine dining, art, shopping, luxury rooms, and, of course, sunshine. Not to mention a state-of-the-art, 60,000-square-foot grand ballroom, a 20,000-square-foot junior ballroom with a glass ceiling, and the reimagined indoor/outdoor public spaces.

A Project that Inspires Creative Collaboration

  • 5.8-acre public park with open lawn spaces, shaded areas, a veterans memorial, and a pavilion.
  • Pedestrian-friendly with art, created by globally recognized artists, in public places.
  • 800 covered rooftop public parking spaces available to all.

Unveiling in 2018 but taking reservations today. For more information, contact our director of sales and marketing, Ileana Garcia, at Ileana_garcia@miamibeachconvention.com or 786-276-2607.


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