The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by ASM Global, has introduced the LACC Hall of Fame, during the LACC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
Ellen Schwartz, general manager of LACC, said: “We are thrilled to have the 50th Anniversary celebration be a platform to launch the LACC Hall of Fame. Here, we can celebrate three significant events that have contributed to the success of this centre.”
Jim Foster and Judy Gray, Ski Dazzle founders, commented: “We were totally surprised when Ellen Schwartz called Ski Dazzle to the podium to be honoured as the first inductee into the Los Angeles Convention Center’s new Hall of Fame.”
Lisa Kaz, LA Auto Show (LAAS) owner, added: “There is a long history between our event and the facility, so this acknowledgement is especially nostalgic for me. To be among this initial group of inductees to the LACC Hall of Fame, as we plan our 2021 edition and the return to live events, is a great honour.”
Ray Chiang, CEO of SPJA, the organiser of Anime Expo, said: “We are honoured to be a part of LACC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration as an inaugural inductee into their new Hall of Fame. We look forward to returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center for an in-person event next year, 1-4 July 2022, as well as continuing our annual celebration of Japanese pop culture for years to come.”
To commemorate their induction, Mayor Eric Garcetti presented each of the organisers with a framed proclamation from the City of Los Angeles.