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The San Diego Convention Center Corporation's core business is facilitating business, educational, social, cultural, and entertainment activities through several types of events, including convention and trade shows, consumer shows, conferences, community functions, meetings, seminars and performing arts.

The San Diego Convention Center Corporation is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation founded in 1984 by the City of San Diego. It is qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and operates under an independent Board of Directors appointed by the San Diego City Council.

The Corporation looks to the local business community to supply goods and services to ensure the Corporation's purchasing needs are met. On an ongoing, as-needed basis, the San Diego Convention Center contracts for the following goods and services not all inclusive and in random order:

  • Services - HVAC, security, window cleaning, elevator and escalator maintenance, waste disposal, temporary employment, warehousing, records storage and disposal, printing, pest control, graphic design, payroll processing, IS support, uniform cleaning, banking, ATM, web site management hosting, medical, auditing.
  • Consulting - legal services, engineering, energy, architectural, feasibility studies, human resource, training, insurance, management.
  • Construction/Facility Rework/Improvements
  • Goods/Supplies - office, janitorial, filters, landscaping plants, plumbing, electrical, chemicals, paint, tools, propane, paper, first aid, light bulbs, computer supplies and components.
  • Other Goods/Services - uniforms, safety equipment, travel, auto parts, gardening equipment, janitorial equipment, environmental products, indoor and outdoor furniture, carpeting, PCs, servers, building materials, photocopiers, printers.

Official Corporate Partners of the San Diego Convention Center Corporation: