Knoxville Convention Center earns Prime Site Award for 10th consecutive year

Knoxville Convention Center earns Prime Site Award for 10th consecutive year

📅August 9th, 2016, 16:16

The Knoxville Convention Center has received a Prime Site Award from Facilities & Destinations, a leading national publication for meeting and event planners. The Convention Center has earned the honor for 10 consecutive years.

The Knoxville Convention also is one of 18 facilities selected from the Southeast region and is the only facility being recognized in Tennessee. Prime Site award winners are the highest-rated facilities in the country as voted by the publication’s readers, who are promoters, planners and bookers of facilities and venues.

“We are particularly honored by this award because recipients are selected by the clients and industry partners that we work with every day,” said Mary Bogert, general manager for the Knoxville Convention Center. “Being voted a top facility by our clients and partners for the past decade demonstrates our staff’s commitment to excellent client and guest service.”

Consumers of Facilities & Destinations magazine also include association executives and trade show managers. The publication has polled its readers to identify the country’s top venues since 1994. The scores are based on marketability, accessibility, quality and customer service.

The Knoxville Convention Center is one of 33 SMG-managed facilities to earn the award this year.

Visit Knoxville received the Top Destination Award from the magazine, which is given to convention and visitors bureaus or similar entities that market a city or region for meetings and conventions.

About the Knoxville Convention Center

 The Knoxville Convention Center, managed by SMG, is located in downtown Knoxville adjacent to the Sunsphere. It boasts a 120,000-square-foot exhibit hall, 27,000 square-foot divisible ballroom and up to 25 meeting rooms. In 2013, the Knoxville Convention Center became the first LEED-certified convention center in the state of Tennessee for its green programs. For more information, visit

About SMG

 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 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 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 & 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 its concessions, catering and special events division, SAVOR, currently servicing 130 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit

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