Awards

Awards

The San Diego Convention Center is an award-winning facility. Listed below are some of our amazing accomplishments throughout the years.

2016

  • Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego

2015

  • Innovative Initiative Award, Port of San Diego Green Business Network
  • San Diego Press Club: Best Website (Overall Use of Design); Best of Show (Best Overall Website)
  • PRSA Bernays Award of Excellence: Website Redesign
  • 45th Creativity International Media & Interactive Design Team Awards: Professional Website, Non-Profit & Annual Report, Professional
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

2014

2013

  • Recognized as one of the World’s Top Convention Centers, Trade Show Executive
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

2012

  • Distinctive Achievement Award, Association Conventions & Facilities Magazine
  • Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego
  • SDG&E Energy Showcase Excellence in Energy Savings Champion Award
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

2011

  • Professional Convention Management Association Environmental Leadership Award
  • Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
  • LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Performance Standards and Practices, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Best Convention Center, Southern California Meetings + Events

2010

  • Clean Air Circle Honoree, American Lung Association
  • Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board
  • Sustainable Business Practices Award, Downtown San Diego Partnership
  • Large Service Provider of the Year, California Restaurant Association San Diego Chapter
  • Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
  • Best Convention Center, Southern California Meetings + Events

2009

  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
  • Inner Circle Award, Association Meetings
  • Large Champion Honoree Award, for Excellence in Energy Savings, San Diego Gas and Electric Company
  • Best Convention Center, Southern California Meetings + Events
  • Technology Hero, Technology Training Foundation of America
  • Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board

2008

2007

2006

  • Best Convention Center, Planners' Best Bets, Meetings West
  • Multicultural Heritage Award, San Diego Business Journal
  • Director's Award (for recycling efforts), City of San Diego

2005

2004

2003

  • Director’s Award (for recycling efforts), City of San Diego
  • Best Staff, Trade Show Week
  • Recognized as one of Best Designed Convention Centers in the Country, Expo
  • Supplier of the Year (Convention Center)/Expo
  • Exhibitor Pick, Expo
  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
  • Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board

2002

  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
  • Honorable Mention, Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards, City of San Diego
  • Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board

2001

  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News

2000

  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
  • Top Three Convention Centers in the World, Meetings and Incentive Travel (Europe’s largest leading trade publication)

1999

  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
  • Top Three Convention Centers in the World, Meetings and Incentive Travel (Europe’s largest leading trade publication)

1998

1997

  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

1996

  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News magazine
  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

1995

  • Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

1994

  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News

1993

  • Planners Choice Award, Meeting News