Although Fort Lauderdale, Florida is primarily a vacation destination with a glimmering reputation for its blue wave beaches, world-class hotels, exciting cruise port, endless shopping and dining options and enviable lifestyle, it has also become a hot destination for convention goers – and why not? It offers the best of both worlds. The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center — Photo courtesy of Sunny.org
This spectacular 600,000-square-foot facility opened in 1991 and has hosted more than five million convention-goers in more than 5,500 meetings. Designed with state-of-the-art technology, the center offers four exhibit halls, two ballrooms and 31 meeting rooms. This space is uniquely flexible and can be easily configured to suite the requirements of any group, large or small – and many at the same time.
Being the country's premiere waterfront conference facility, the Broward County Convention Center is a gleaming edifice that proudly sits along the playful Intracoastal Waterway on 17 acres, and just five miles from The Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport International Airport, and perfectly situation right next to Port Everglades, and a quick cab ride to the city's best hotels, best restaurants and entertaining attractions.
This eco-friendly structure was carefully designed to be an energy-efficient, environmentally sound, carbon neutral model of sustainability, and represents the standards the entire city strives for. It is the first convention center in the state of Florida to earn LEED certification and the third nationwide to achieve LEED Gold for an Existing Building by the U.S. Green Building Council.
What a compliment this convention center is to the ever-popular Fort Lauderdale area, as it perfectly blends business with pleasure and is responsible for introducing many fortunate convention-goers to this exciting ocean-side city.