Silicon Valley's Santa Clara Convention Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Santa Clara Convention Center celebrates its 25th Anniversary next month.  Since opening on July 1,1986, the award-winning facility has been recognized as one of the premier meeting facilities in the nation. Over the past five years, the Convention Center has averaged over 400 events per year with over 300,000 conference and meeting attendees annually.  

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Steve Van Dorn, President & CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau, whose organization manages the Center, says, "On this anniversary it's important to remember that the Convention Center's success is credited to the hard work and excellent customer service of our staff and in-house partners, our loyal customers, and continued strong support from the City of Santa Clara."

Last year the Santa Clara Convention Center was named "Best 2010 Event Venue" by the Silicon Valley Concierge Association. The building also received recognition by winning a 2010 Inner Circle Award as one of the top 14 Convention Centers in the U.S. by readers of Association Meetings magazine. In addition, for its recycling efforts, the Center has won the Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) award for seven consecutive years.

Santa Clara's convention and meeting facility has hosted President George W. Bush twice, Prince Andrew, Queen Rania of Jordan, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Senator John Glenn, and many others.  For more information, visit www.santaclara.org.

CONTACT: David Andre
408.380.1235
david.andre@santaclara.org

SOURCE Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau



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