The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center of Broward County is a 600,000 square-foot facility located in the heart of downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Only five minutes to the airport, and walking distance to many hotels, this waterfront venue has become the country's premier conference facility. On top of being less than five miles from Ft. Lauderdale's famous Blue Wave beaches, the Convention Center has hosted over 5-million people and 5,400 meetings since its grand opening in 1991. With the latest in technology and a modern environmentally sound facility, it is known for providing exceptional customer service.
What makes the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center a must visit for families living in or visiting the South Florida area, is it's constant variety of available events. The convention center changes it's venues on almost a weekly basis. Many vendor shows have become the thing to do for families. Whether it's a boat or classic auto show, comic con, baseball cards, or tropical plants, there will be something every family member enjoys.
If you're into sports or competitions, there are also several volleyball tournaments, robotics competitions, and martial arts fights throughout the year. While visiting one of these outstanding events, you can also dine on some 5-star rated food from some of South Florida's top chefs. The Convention Center also has several ballrooms available if you are looking to plan a large family event or party. It is also proud to be the first convention center in Florida to earn the LEED Gold certification. Earning this for its exceptional leadership in water conservation, recycling, and newly revamped energy-efficient lighting. In addition to them leading the way in environmental area, the convention center has become known for giving back to the local community as well. So if you're looking for a wide variety of events to attend with your family, check out the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, there is always something going on there.