About Us

About Us

About Us

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation (SDCCC) is a non-profit public benefit corporation created by the City of San Diego to manage, market and operate the San Diego Convention Center. A seven-member board of directors comprised of business and community leaders establishes policy for the SDCCC.

Our Purpose

The San Diego Convention Center is the region’s premier gathering place, hosting conventions, trade shows and community events that economically benefit the City of San Diego and advances our convention and tourism industry.

Our Promise

To provide our clients and guests outstanding service, consistently exceeding expectations, so that they want to come back over and over again, to invest further in San Diego.


Our Core Values


Do what you say you will do, big and small.


If we are not serving our client, serve someone who is.


Work together for the greater good – over communicate.


We will work together toward our goals despite the presence of risk, uncertainty or fear.


Anyone can ask, “why?”

Current BudgetCurrent Budget

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation operates on a fiscal year beginning July 1 and ending on June 30.

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Each year the San Diego Convention Center Corporation has an independent auditor review and report on its financial statements. To view the independent auditor’s reports for the past several fiscal years click below.

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Annual Reports & Forecast

Our award-winning annual reports highlight the San Diego Convention Center's fiscal accomplishments and record-breaking achievements in an easy-to-understand format.

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Labor Partners

To ensure exceptional customer service and quality workmanship, the SDCCC maintains formal agreements with eight local labor unions.

  • Service Employees International Union, Local 1877
  • United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters, Local 230
  • International Union of Operation Engineers, Local 501
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Local 569, AFL-CIO
  • Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36, Local Union 333
  • California District Council of Carpenters, and its affiliate Cabinet-Makers, Millmen and Industrial Carpenters, Local 721, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America
  • Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers, Local Union 542
  • Unite Here!, Local 30 (Food & Beverage - Centerplate Only)

Facility Ownership & Funding

The convention center reduces the burden on local taxpayers by generating tax revenues that fund essential city services. Events in the facility create region-wide jobs and economic benefits. The convention center also serves as an important community gathering place.

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Our History

A major downtown redevelopment campaign in the late 1970s ultimately led to the siting of the convention center on 11 acres of Port of San Diego-owned land along San Diego Bay. City voters approved a proposal to build the waterfront convention center in November 1983. The Port agreed to fund the entire project at a cost of $164 million with no debt service. The City Council then created the San Diego Convention Center Corporation, which was incorporated in October 1984, to manage and operate the new facility upon completion. A nine-member board of directors was appointed to establish policy for the non-profit, public benefit corporation.

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Official Corporate Partners of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation: