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CONVENTION CENTER SPECS


Total exhibit space: 143,000 square feet of column-free space


Ballroom: 22,000 square feet


Exhibit hall 1: 43,000 square feet


Exhibit halls 2 and 3: 50,000 square feet each


South Hall exhibit space: 80,000 square feet


San Jose Convention Center&NearbyHotels


Brand-NewSpace and Plenty ofSun Equals Happy Meetings


WHENITCOMESTOINNOVATIONANDCREATIVITY,SAN Jose—the casual, fun, and culture-rich hub of California’s SiliconValley—is the place to meet. The experienced, atten- tive staff ofTeam San Jose can handle the needs of almost any size meeting or convention, so planners can give full concen- tration to their attendees, with enough energy left over to rock the town when business is done. There are many reasons to


meet and play in Northern California’s largest city, with unconventionally great cus- tomer service at the top of the list.Team San Jose, a new breed ofCVBchanging the face of the event-services industry, puts the customer first—and that’s why 97 percent of meeting planners say they would return to San Jose for a future meeting. Recently certified by DMAI, Team San Jose coordinates everything from event services to marketing support. From beginning to end, San Jose offers a streamlined solution for the smallest of corporate groups to citywide conventions. In April 2011, the City of San Jose andTeam San Jose announced plans to expand and renovate the San Jose Con- vention Center. The $120-million project will add 125,000 square feet of flexible meeting and ballroom space, increasing


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the center’s total space to 550,000 square feet. The project will support the diverse needs of meeting planners while incorporating more outdoor space, to take advantage of the destination’s ideal year-round weather. SanJose offers a walkable, clean, and safe downtownjust 10


minutes fromtheMineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), one of the country’s greenest andmost convenient airports. SJCnowoffers state-of-the- art,TSAsecurity-checkpoint screening and the most advanced baggage-screening systemin the United States. Roomylounges with com- fortable seating, freeWi-Fi, newrestaurants, shops, and public art installations have alsorevamped the look and feel of the facility. After a meeting or event


has ended, attendees will love the broad spectrum of leisure activities available in


San Jose. TheTech Museum invites guests to learn about sci- ence and technology in fun, interactive ways, and theHP Pavilion is a must-visit for San Jose SharksNHLgames.Visi- tors can also opt for a concert at the San Jose Civic or shop


 ÜBER-UPGRADE: Set to debut in fall 2013, an expansion and renovation of the San Jose Convention Center will add 125,000 square feet of new space. The center will remain fully operational throughout the project.


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