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Updated: 01/30/2023 - 04:56 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Ahead of the Gasparilla Pirate Fest in Downtown Tampa, everyone is invited to a Pre-Invasion Party at Tampa Convention Center. The Tampa Rough Riders organization is hosting…
Updated: 01/30/2023 - 04:55 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center The Gasparilla Pirate Invasion is one of the most iconic events in Tampa, Florida, and Tampa Convention Center is at the heart of all the action. The Gasparilla flotilla of…
Updated: 01/30/2023 - 04:55 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Brynn Showalter, Certified Meeting Planner and Convention Services Manager at Tampa Convention Center, has been appointed to a leadership role for a national event industry…
Updated: 01/25/2023 - 11:18 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Executive Chef Richard Kalman is leading the Aramark culinary team at Tampa Convention Center. Aramark is the exclusive provider of all food, beverage, and catering services…
Updated: 01/23/2023 - 11:19 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Love First Christian Center will bring its 11th annual Love on Purpose Marriage Conference to Tampa Convention Center on February 17-18, 2023. The immersive, two-day event will…
Updated: 01/19/2023 - 02:31 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Construction at Tampa Convention Center in Downtown Tampa is making significant progress. You can see a video tour of the progress and more updates here: https://www.tampa.gov…
Updated: 01/18/2023 - 02:16 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center is helping teachers and students in need in Hillsborough County Public Schools, by linking them with unused supplies from events. This illustrates the…
Updated: 01/11/2023 - 09:52 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center will be in the national spotlight when ESPN brings its popular sports talk show, First Take, to the center for a live broadcast on January 16. First…
Updated: 01/06/2023 - 09:01 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center The Tampa Convention Center team strives to provide excellent service for its clients. In 2022, we were proud to achieve a 91% rating in client satisfaction surveys. These…
Updated: 12/30/2022 - 03:27 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center is preparing for its busiest year in history in 2023 and reflecting on the biggest event trends for the new year. XLIVE, an events and entertainment…
Updated: 12/29/2022 - 11:37 am
Stepping out of the Tampa Convention Center’s Channel entrance, visitors can find themselves on the beautiful Tampa Riverwalk. 2.6 miles long, this waterfront walking/biking path is one of Tampa’s signature developments, as it connects some of the…
Updated: 12/29/2022 - 09:54 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center The new Executive Director of Tampa Convention Center, David Ingram, was featured by the TV news station Fox 13 in Tampa, Florida.  Fox 13 Anchor and Reporter…
Updated: 12/21/2022 - 03:45 pm
As one of the premier conference facilities in the Southeast, our venue attracts countless people each year—-which also means countless drivers who need to park their vehicles. Fortunately, with a little planning, you’ll find that parking at our…
Updated: 12/21/2022 - 11:22 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center employees got into the season of giving and participated in the City of Tampa Holiday Food Basket Program. Employees at Tampa Convention Center…
Updated: 12/19/2022 - 11:07 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center Sales and Marketing Manager, Juan Lopez, received a prestigious award for being one of the most dedicated and involved members of the Convention and…
Updated: 12/16/2022 - 10:50 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center The City of Tampa honored Janna Stephens, Senior Convention Services Manager, for serving 30 years at Tampa Convention Center. During the city’s 2022 Employee Service Awards…
Updated: 12/14/2022 - 11:52 am
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center and Visit Tampa Bay invited the hospitality industry in Tampa to a security training focused on keeping venues and large events safe. The goal was to…
Updated: 12/14/2022 - 11:48 am
Security is everyone’s responsibility. With large events such as Gasparilla happening in Tampa, event safety and crowd control are of utmost priority. That is why the Tampa Convention Center has partnered with Visit Tampa Bay to host this training…
Updated: 12/13/2022 - 09:47 am
  Last weekend the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) hosted their professional development conference—the longest running convention in Tampa. Flutes, saxophones, drums, keyboards, violins, and all types of instruments made their way to…
Updated: 12/13/2022 - 09:45 am
TCC recently completed a $1 million renovation of its Ballrooms, which included new carpeting.  As part of our sustainability measures, 28,000 lbs of the former Ballroom carpet was recycled.  TCC is in the process of renovating our meeting rooms,…
Updated: 12/05/2022 - 02:48 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center The Tampa Convention Center is set for a record-breaking year in 2023. The convention center in Downtown Tampa is preparing for its busiest convention schedule in history.…
Updated: 11/22/2022 - 04:14 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center The Cross-Bay Ferry began its sixth season of operations across Tampa Bay on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022. The ferry departs from the dock outside Tampa Convention Center in…
Updated: 11/22/2022 - 04:13 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center has released new, updated renderings of its renovated facade. The upgrades are a part of the $38 million Capital Improvement Campaign, which is well…
Updated: 11/22/2022 - 04:13 pm
By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center The Bay Rocket, a new, adrenaline-filled jet boat thrill ride, launched at the marina outside the Tampa Convention Center, offering a new attraction for locals and tourists…
Updated: 11/16/2022 - 11:06 am
David Ingram has been selected as the new executive director of the Tampa Convention Center. David Ingram, one of America’s most experienced and innovative convention center experts, has been selected as the new executive director…
Updated: 08/15/2022 - 01:04 pm
  Welcome, all superheroes and villains, witches and wizards, creatures and characters! This weekend, fictional worlds will collide as over 20,000 fans come together to celebrate their favorite movies, books, comics, and shows. If you’re…
Updated: 08/15/2022 - 12:59 pm
The Tampa Boat Show is sailing through the convention center this weekend, bringing with it impressive boats and yachts of all sizes. Over 400 boats and yachts have dropped anchor at the convention center this weekend for Tampa Bay’s only on-water…
Updated: 06/21/2022 - 09:41 am
By R.V. Baugus, IAVM His public assembly venue background spans working in stadiums, arenas, and convention centers, but it is the latter for which Robert Rose, CVE, will be recognized at VenueConnect in Phoenix when he receives the Convention…
Updated: 05/19/2022 - 09:46 am
Get ready to pack your bags! A brand new luxury hotel recently broke ground next door to our facility—offering a premium lodging option for convention goers when they visit Tampa. Strategic Property Partners announced earlier this year that they…
Updated: 05/19/2022 - 09:29 am
Mayor Jane Castor today hailed the “extraordinarily strong” state of the city in a speech that celebrated Tampa’s resiliency and summoned residents to work together to tackle challenges and enhance the quality of life of future generations.
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Updated: 05/17/2022 - 07:07 pm
U.S. Special Operations Command will host a capabilities demonstration on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.  A rehearsal took place earlier this afternoon. 

The simulation is part of the…
Updated: 05/17/2022 - 01:47 pm
U.S. Special Operations Command will host a capabilities demonstration on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the Tampa Convention Center.  The simulation is part of the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference and includes…
Updated: 05/13/2022 - 03:26 pm
U.S. Special Operations Command will host a capabilities demonstration on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.  A rehearsal will take place on Tuesday May 17, 2022. The simulation is part of the Special…
Updated: 04/18/2022 - 11:02 am
Location, location, location! The American Planning Association recently announced that the Tampa Riverwalk won their Greatest Places in America: People’s Choice Award. This award recognizes an outstanding location in America, known for its…
Updated: 04/14/2022 - 10:27 am
On Tuesday, April 12th, Tampa Convention Center’s Taurus Gadsden was recognized before City Council as the ATU 1464 City of Tampa Employee of the Month.  Having originally joined the TCC family as a one of our housekeeping contractors, Taurus was…
Updated: 03/21/2022 - 02:44 pm
After dedicating 40 years to the City of Tampa, Una Garvey, director of the Tampa Convention Center, has announced her retirement. Una’s last day will be May 27, 2022.
 
Una has been a pillar in our city government, leading Tampa’s…
Updated: 03/21/2022 - 01:03 pm
Construction is moving swiftly at the Tampa Convention Center as crews work on the $38 million Capital Improvement Plan. A crane has been placed atop a barge, due to the Convention Center’s unique waterfront location, and Skanska crews are working…
Updated: 03/17/2022 - 09:07 am
A breathtaking mural will soon transform Big Ray’s Fish Camp. Designed by artist Meaghan Farrell Scalise, the mural’s theme is “SAIL AWAY – Night or Day,” and will feature a tropical oasis of colorful leaf patterns, swimming fish, shining sun rays,…
Updated: 02/18/2022 - 11:15 am
TCC is excited to host one of the largest volleyball tournaments in the country. The Tampa United Volleyball-Gasparilla Volleyball Classic 2022 starts Saturday, February 18, 2022, at 7:00 a.m. and ends Monday, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. With…
Updated: 01/19/2022 - 10:20 am
Just a week into the new year, the Tampa Convention Center is excited to announce it will co-host the 2022 U.S. Gymnastics Championships and National Congress and Trade Show. 

The annual national event will take place August 18-21, 2022…
Updated: 01/10/2022 - 12:04 pm
Rich Zabroski is the Tampa Convention Center’s new Chief Maintenance Engineer. He will be overlooking our Maintenance and Engineering departments, ensuring our heating and cooling systems, and general building systems are working well for our guests…
Updated: 12/21/2021 - 10:26 am
One of Tampa's most iconic sights has been temporarily removed from the city's skyline. 

The Tampa Convention Center sign, which has overlooked the Hillsborough River since 2012, has been removed and stored, as construction crews advance…
Updated: 11/08/2021 - 04:16 pm
The City of Tampa and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) today jointly announced a partnership to deploy a major rooftop solar array at the Tampa Convention Center (TCC). The renewable energy investment in Tampa’s downtown urban core is expected to be…
Updated: 11/08/2021 - 03:45 pm
Tampa Convention Center partners offer customized virtual and hybrid event options.  Learn more here about our planners guide to hybrid meetings along with hybrid enhancement offerings. TCC also offers video…
Updated: 11/08/2021 - 11:41 am
The Tampa Convention Center is proud to welcome the newest member of its team, Angelo DiRosa. As the new Allied Universal Security Manager, DiRosa will be leading one of TCC’s most important contractor operations. Prior to joining Allied Universal…
Updated: 10/26/2021 - 09:53 am
 As the Tampa Convention Center makes headway in its Capital Improvement Plan, a portion of the Tampa Riverwalk will be rerouted (starting on October 13, 2021) for the construction of 18 new waterfront meeting rooms.   The complexity of the …
Updated: 10/22/2021 - 10:01 am
Aramark Food & Beverage, the Tampa Convention Center’s exclusive provider, who has partnered with Roger Perry, founder of DATZ, has opened a satellite location at the Center adjacent to the Riverwalk to provide a grab and go deli. It will…
Updated: 08/02/2021 - 12:25 pm
Tampa Convention Center is pleased to announce the promotion of James Malcolm to the position of Events Coordinator II.  James previously served as an Events Coordinator I for the past 2 years.  James is a graduate of Florida International…
Updated: 07/01/2021 - 03:47 pm
Tampa Convention Center, along with its partner Aramark, is pleased to announce the opening of its newly renovated Sail Bar on July 1st.  The $1 million renovation project features new décor, flooring, & now allows for unobstructed views of the…
Updated: 06/22/2021 - 10:18 am
Tampa Convention Center has released renderings of its 18 new waterfront meeting rooms. As part of its $38 million Capital Improvement Campaign, the 18 new waterfront meeting rooms will feature floor to ceiling windows with spectacular views of the…