Jackson Convention Complex Receives 6th Consecutive ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award
GULF SHORES, Ala. (January 19, 2015) — It is with honor that the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Jackson Convention Complex with a 2014 Readers’ Choice Award. This is the sixth consecutive year that Jackson Convention Complex has received the award.
“ConventionSouth readers and fans have voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Jackson Convention Complex has once again been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Publisher J. Talty O’Connor. “The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Jackson Convention Complex indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”
Jackson Convention Complex is among 175 convention and visitor bureaus (CVBs), meeting facilities and hotels located across the South to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. Throughout the year, meeting professionals nominated the meeting sites they believe provide exemplary service for group events. The nominated sites were then compiled onto an online ballot where meeting professionals and fans were asked to vote for the best of the best.
“Receiving this designation for the 6th straight year is recognition of the outstanding service that the SMG team here in Jackson provide to our meeting planners and guests every day,” said Kelvin D. Moore, CMP, general manager for SMG at the Jackson Convention Complex. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team and all that they do.”
Celebrating over 30 years as a leading meeting planning resource, ConventionSouth magazine is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is distributed to more than 18,000 meeting professionals located across the country who book meetings held within the South, according to O’Connor. A complete list of award winners can be found online at http://www.conventionsouth.com/2014_readers_choice_awards.htm.
About The Jackson Convention Complex
Opened in 2009, the Jackson Convention Complex features 330,000 square feet of flexible exhibit, ballroom and meeting space and is located in the heart of downtown Jackson … Mississippi’s capital city and the heart of Southern hospitality. The Complex offers first-rate amenities, state of the art technologies, resort quality service and in-house catering. It is a LEED® Certified building, as established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Jackson Convention Complex is owned by the Capital City Convention Center Commission and is managed by SMG. For more information, visit www.jacksonconventioncomplex.com.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 14.4 million square feet of exhibition space and over 1.75 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place and Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through an in house catering company, SAVOR…, currently servicing more than 100 accounts worldwide. For additional company information, visit www.smgworld.com.