A new convention center district is on the horizon
The highly anticipated $750 million 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. This project will feature advanced technology integrated throughout the property, original dining concepts, enhanced water-taxi access and a brand new, iconic waterfront plaza with multiple group event spaces. The project also includes an upscale 800-room headquarters hotel operated by Omni Hotels and Resorts, which will be interconnected with the Convention Center.
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. It's 600,000 square feet of exhibit, conference and meeting space on three levels of expansive architecture and distinctive décor remind attendees of the destination's water culture. 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 hotspots throughout. A five-star food and beverage department presents inspired cuisine, and top-notch staff executes work with planners to execute all the details of even the most complex program with ease. Show me the floor plans.
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. Read about it here. Featured in Sun-Sentinel, 9/24/13
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.
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.