Business View Magazine | September 2022

167 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 9 S et in a tropical paradise, just minutes from world famous white sandy beaches, the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is unlike any other. The state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly facility is one of the more unique convention centers in the country, drawing exhibitors and eventgoers from across the globe to a world where luxury meets art, culinary delights, culture, and entertainment. “There is no other center in the country like this,” says Danny Medina, Regional Vice President and General Manager for Sodexo Live!, the MBCC’s hospitality provider. Located right in the heart of the Miami Beach city center, the venue, which is managed by OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, draws in more than 600,000 visitors a year for a plethora of meetings, tradeshows, special events, conferences, and exhibitions. The MBCC and its campus is steps away from luxury resorts, large and boutique hotels, beautiful beaches, a golf course, shopping at Lincoln Road Mall, and minutes from the Miami Beach and Art Deco Cultural District. Visitors can easily take in the theater, a botanical garden, see a concert, or hit the golf links after a day at the Convention Center. It’s also conveniently located just 12 minutes from the Miami airport and six miles from the Cruise Ship Port of Miami. The Miami Beach Convention Center was originally built in 1958 and has since undergone three renovations to expand and modernize the facility. Most recently, $620 million was poured into the complex in 2015 for a ground-breaking expansion that has set them apart. The MBCC officially reopened following the renovations in 2018 to feature 1.4 million square-feet of space including a 60,000 square- foot grand ballroom – the largest in South Florida – four junior ballrooms, 500,000 square Miami Beach Co A destination of delights