Knoxville Convention Center awarded

The Knoxville Convention Center has received a 2016 Prime Site Award from a national publication for meeting and event planners. 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.”

The Knoxville Convention Center is one of 33 SMG-managed facilities to earn the award this year. The awards were presented by Facilities & Destinations magazine.

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The Knoxville Convention Center 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. Photo submitted.