Awards

The San Diego Convention Center is an award-winning facility. Listed below are some of our amazing accomplishments.

2013
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

2012
Distinctive Achievement Award, Association Conventions & Facilities Magazine
Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego
SDG&E Energy Showcase Excellence in Energy Savings Champion Award
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

2011
Professional Convention Management Association Environmental Leadership Award
Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board
Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
LEED Silver Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance Performance Standards and Practices, U.S. Green Building Council
Best Convention Center, Southern California Meetings + Events

2010
Clean Air Circle Honoree, American Lung Association
Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board
Sustainable Business Practices Award, Downtown San Diego Partnership
Large Service Provider of the Year, California Restaurant Association San Diego Chapter
Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
Best Convention Center, Southern California Meetings + Events

2009
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
Inner Circle Award, Association Meetings
Large Champion Honoree Award, for Excellence in Energy Savings, San Diego Gas and Electric Company
Best Convention Center, Southern California Meetings + Events
Technology Hero, Technology Training Foundation of America
Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board

2008
Recycler of the Year, City of San Diego
Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board
Inner Circle Award, Association Meetings

2007
Director's Award for Recycling Efforts, City of San Diego
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

2006

Best Convention Center, Planners' Best Bets, Meetings West
Multicultural Heritage Award, San Diego Business Journal
Director's Award (for recycling efforts), City of San Diego

2005
Marble Award for Workplace Excellence, San Diego Society for Human Resources
SANDEE Award Central Plant Efficiency Project in non profit category, San Diego Excellence in Energy

2004
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
Golden Watchdog Award, San Diego Taxpayers Association
Best Convention Center in North America, Watkins Research Group

2003
Director’s Award (for recycling efforts), City of San Diego
Best Staff, Trade Show Week
Recognized as one of Best Designed Convention Centers in the Country, Expo
Supplier of the Year (Convention Center)/Expo
Exhibitor Pick, Expo
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board

2002
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
Honorable Mention, Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards, City of San Diego
Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board

2001
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News

2000
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
Top Three Convention Centers in the World, Meetings and Incentive Travel (Europe’s largest leading trade publication)

1999
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations
Top Three Convention Centers in the World, Meetings and Incentive Travel (Europe’s largest leading trade publication)

1998
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News
Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP), California Integrated Waste Management Board

1997
Planner’s Choice Award, Meeting News
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

1996
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News magazine
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

1995
Prime Site Award, Facilities & Destinations

1994
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News

1993
Planners Choice Award, Meeting News