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Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center

A new convention center district is on the horizon

The highly anticipated $1 billion convention center expansion project is underway. The all-new Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will be bigger and better with 1.2 million square feet of space, including 350,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space and a new 65,000 square-foot waterfront ballroom. Advanced technology will be integrated throughout the property, which will feature original dining concepts, enhanced water-taxi access and a brand new, expansive, open-air waterfront plaza with multiple group event spaces. Plans also include an upscale headquarters hotel interconnected with the Convention Center.

Phase one with expanded exhibit space opens in October 2021 with full completion in 2024. 

The "LEED"er among convention centers

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center has been awarded Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Gold certification from The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), an arm of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The venue is the first convention center in Florida to be LEED certified on any level and one of only three in the nation to achieve LEED Gold certification for an Existing Building. Both the convention center expansion and new headquarters hotel​ are anticipated to be designated LEED Gold.​​​​

The future of live events

We invite you to read this special report, The Future of Live Events, produced as a collaboration between Greater Fort Lauderdale and PCMA. Delve into current challenges, solutions and opportunities facing the events industry in the wake of COVID-19. Follow the journey of industry experts to Greater Fort Lauderdale to see safety protocols adopted by area hotels, restaurants and businesses. 

On the waterfront

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center sits facing the Intracoastal Waterway, offering panoramic water views through a soaring glass wall. The center's exterior features a fountain plaza surrounding a 35-foot Kent Ullberg sailfish sculpture - dramatic by day and breathtaking by night. And all this is just a short drive from the airport, the beaches and downtown arts and entertainment district.

Completely state-of-the-art with cutting-edge technological services, the center features an executive teleconference suite and wireless Internet access and hot spots throughout. A five-star food and beverage department presents inspired cuisine, and top-notch staff works with planners to execute all the details of even the most complex program with ease.

Group accommodations for conventions

When it comes to housing your group within the Convention Center area, Greater Fort Lauderdale's ongoing hospitality renaissance and the recent addition of several prestigious properties means whatever your choice, you'll be pleased. Show me group accommodation options.

The six hotels in the Lauderdale Convention Collection offer beach or Intracoastal views and are close distance to the Convention Center.

Convenient access to South Florida's best airport

Group transportation is a breeze - a tropical breeze. The Convention Center is a mere three-mile drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), offering more than 240 flights per day and free WiFi throughout. Flights into FLL are more affordable from major carriers and value carriers. More airport details.

It's good to have connections

Our conference specialists provide the help you need with site selection, planning and promoting your program. They're the insiders with local knowledge who'll make sure you don't miss any of the excitement that makes Greater Fort Lauderdale the perfect place for your next conference, meeting or incentive. Meet the team.

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