The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), managed by AEG Facilities, was awarded the 2016 Venue Excellence Award by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) during the 91st VenueConnect conference held in Minneapolis on 23-26 July.
The Venue Excellence Award recognises five IAVM venues of any type within the membership which demonstrate excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues.
In order to win the award, the LACC had to excel in the following areas: Operational excellence, teambuilding and professional development, safety and security, and service to the community.
Highlights from the LACC’s submission include reaching milestones in environmental sustainability and enhancing operational efficiencies, safety and security, and customer service while achieving financial goals. In 2015, the LACC became the largest convention center in the U.S. to achieve LEED: EB+OM Gold recertification.
“We are incredibly proud to have won the 2016 Venue Excellence Award and this would not be possible without the unwavering dedication and hard-work of all of our talented employees. Ultimately, our primary goal is to provide an exceptional facility and unparalleled services to our clients and attendees and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts by our industry’s leading organisation,” said Brad Gessner, general manager of the LACC and senior vice president at AEG Facilities.