Prime Site Awards are decided by meetings and conventions industry leaders directly involved with site selection, including promoters, booking agents and event planners. Voting is based on convenience of location, facility attractiveness and maintenance, professionalism of staff, cuisine, and technological capabilities.
“For the past 14 years, this award has recognized the incredible work of our staff, as well as our innovative programs and services, outstanding facility, and our location of shared convenience between East and West,” said Joe Davis, SMG general manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. “We are pleased that Hawai‘i has received such global recognition recently for hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2011 Leaders’ Meeting, and are excited to continue that strength into the coming years.”
Facilities & Destinations magazine, a monthly publication for professional planners of meetings, entertainment and special events, described Hawai‘i as “An ideal place for an international meeting of political, cultural and business significance,” and noted the significance of hosting APEC’s 21 member economies, which drew an estimated 20,000 visitors to Honolulu in November 2011.
The magazine also highlighted the Center’s high-value global marketing strategies, which include custom-designed collateral and the development of microsites in multiple languages to assist organizations in building international attendance.
Edited by : Bill Hurley