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The Tampa Convention Center is one step away from defending its title of Best Convention Center in the Southeast U.S., after advancing to the finalist round in the 2024 Stella Awards. The center was among a limited number of nominees that received…
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The Tampa Convention Center is one step away from defending its title of Best Convention Center in the Southeast U.S., after advancing to the finalist round in the 2024 Stella Awards. The center was among a limited number of…
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Don't be alarmed if you hear explosions, simulated gunfire, and low-flying helicopters on Wednesday, May 8, near the Tampa Convention Center, as U.S. Special Operations Command hosts a thrilling capabilities demonstration from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M.The…
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SOF Week, a national convention dedicated to Special Operations Forces (SOF), is returning to the Tampa Convention Center, including the highly anticipated military capabilities demonstration, which is open to the public. The convention will take…
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Varsity Spirit is returning to the Tampa Convention Center for the second year in a row, bringing more than 26,000 attendees. This group will host three cheerleading competitions, The Youth Summit, The Recreation Summit, and The Celebration. These…
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Tampa Convention Center is proud to announce that it has been nominated for Best Convention Center (Regional – Southeast U.S.) in the prestigious Stella Awards for the second year in a row. The center won the gold medal, the top…
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The Southeast Produce Council and its exhibitors donated 60,233 pounds of fresh produce after the Southern Exposure Retail & Food Service Conference & Expo, held at the Tampa Convention Center in March 2024. Southern Exposure is a trade…
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Tampa’s largest home show is returning to the Tampa Convention Center Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. The Tampa Home Show is free and open to the public. Homeowners in Tampa Bay can get inspiration for their next home improvement project…
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The Tampa Convention Center is anticipating increased traffic Wednesday, March 13, 2024 through Sunday, March 17, 2024 due to two events. The Florida State Thespian Festival is happening March 13-16 at the Tampa Convention Center and is expected to…
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On Monday, March 4, Phase 1 of the Harbour Island Force Main Replacement Project at Franklin and Water Streets will be completed and Phase 2 will begin. Phase 2 will require the closure of Franklin Street, north of Water Street, near the Tampa…
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Tampa, Fla. – An event that is an extravaganza of all things weird, World Oddities Expo, is coming to Tampa for the first time on Saturday, March 2. The traveling oddities festival will bring vendors, a tattoo parlor, entertainment, and more to the…
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The Tampa Convention Center is anticipating increased traffic Saturday, February 17 through Monday, February 19 from the Gasparilla Volleyball Kickoff. This event is expected to bring an estimated 10,000 athletes and spectators to Downtown Tampa. It…
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The City of Tampa Black History Committee, Inc. (COTBHC) is inviting the community to recognize and honor the contributions of African Americans to Tampa’s past, present, and future at the 36th Annual City of Tampa Black History Celebration. On…
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TAMPA, FLA. (February 5, 2024) - The Tampa Convention Center is anticipating heavy traffic on the morning of Wednesday, February 7, 2024, due to two events. There will be increased traffic related to Build Expo and the Hillsborough Regional Science…
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Award-Winning Tampa Convention Center Prepares for Record-Breaking 2024 Following an award-winning year and the successful completion of a historic renovation project, the Tampa…
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TAMPA CONVENTION CENTER NOMINATED FOR TWO URBAN EXCELLENCE AWARDS The Tampa Convention Center is honored to be nominated for two Urban Excellence Awards from the Tampa Downtown…
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Tampa Convention Center has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. This status ensures that Tampa Convention Center has implemented the most stringent…
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The Tampa Convention Center was named as a 2024 winner among Exhibitor Magazine’s Centers of Excellence. This prestigious list honors North America’s best convention centers for trade shows and corporate events.
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Tampa Convention Center is proud to announce that it has won the top honor for Best Convention Center in the Southeast U.S. in the prestigious 2023 Northstar Stella Awards. The Tampa Convention Center received the gold medal in the awards category…
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The Tampa Convention Center is thrilled to announce its nomination for the prestigious ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award. This recognition celebrates the best Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs), Convention Centers, Meeting Facilities, and…
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Anyone who is looking to own a home in Tampa is invited to attend a free event at the Tampa Convention Center. The event, titled “Let’s Make Home the Goal,” will be at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 9am to 3pm.…
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Sneaker Con Tampa, happening at the Tampa Convention Center in Downtown Tampa, is now rescheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2023 due to the impacts of Hurricane Idalia. The event was originally scheduled for September 2.  Organizers say all…
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The Tampa Convention Center is proud to welcome the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine (AEAONMS) for its 2023 Annual Imperial Convention. Approximately 12,000 attendees and their family members will be in the city of Tampa for the…
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Tampa Home Show Will Bring Latest Home Improvement Trends to Tampa Convention Center Homeowners in Tampa Bay can find inspiration for their next home improvement project and even meet a star from HGTV during the Tampa Home Show, happening August 5-…
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Drivers should expect an increase in traffic near the Tampa Convention Center at S. Franklin and S. Tampa streets on Thursday, July 27, 2023 for Tampa Bay Comic Convention exhibitor move-in, during the hours of 2pm and 10pm and peaking at 5pm-6pm.…
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Approximately 10,000 students and chaperones attended the Nazarene Youth Conference, hosted by the Church of Nazarene at the Tampa Convention Center in July 2023. This marked the 100th anniversary of the conference. As part of the conference events…
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From hobbits to Harry Potter and Star Wars, the 2023 Tampa Bay Comic Convention has a full lineup of activities to delight all types of fantasy and comic book fans. The Tampa Bay Comic Convention is returning to the Tampa Convention Center in…
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The Tampa Convention Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening for its new Waterfront Meeting Rooms, marking the completion of the center’s largest renovation project since it was built in 1990. The Capital Improvement project featured…
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TAMPA, Fla. (June 30, 2023) --  A section of the Tampa Riverwalk in front of the Tampa Convention Center will officially reopen at 6am on Saturday, July 1, after being closed due to construction on the center. This milestone marks the substantial…
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The Tampa Convention Center garage, located on East Brorein Street in downtown Tampa, will be closed July 5-8, 2023 due to a private event. Alternative parking garages include Pam Iorio Parking Garage, located at 301 Channelside Drive (.2 miles…
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The Tampa Convention Center has received significant interest in its Capital Improvements Project as it nears completion. Recently, local Tampa Bay media outlets have highlighted the progress being made on the construction for the Tampa Convention…
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Tampa Convention Center is proud to announce that it has been selected as a finalist in the Stella Awards based on the number of public votes it received. The Tampa Convention Center is under consideration for the Best Convention Center in the…
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The city of Tampa was ranked as one of the Top Meeting Destinations in North America for 2023. Tampa was featured as the 24th top meeting destination by industry-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, Cvent. “This is a well-…
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The UPS Store Business Center is one of the convenient amenities offered at the Tampa Convention Center. It is located inside the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa, on the third floor, next to West Hall. This is your office away from home,…
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SOF Week, a national convention dedicated to Special Operations Forces (SOF), is underway at the Tampa Convention Center in downtown Tampa. The event started May 8 and runs through May 11, 2023. This convention is expected to bring more than 16,000…
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The Tampa Convention Center is expecting increased traffic volume in downtown Tampa during the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Week happening May 8-11.

There will also be limited parking availability in the area during this time,…
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Construction at Tampa Convention Center in Downtown Tampa is moving forward quickly, as the center nears completion of its largest renovation project in history. The $38 million Capital Improvements Project features a new addition to the Tampa…
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Sustainability is a priority to Tampa Convention Center and event planners. On Earth Day and every day, we implement several measures to conserve energy and reduce waste at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. During the Capital…
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The Tampa Convention Center is anticipating a busy weekend April 15 & 16, during the Tampa United Volleyball Slam and Next Level Nationals Cheer & Dance Competitions.  Drivers, please expect extra traffic volume in Downtown Tampa near the…
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The Tampa Convention Center is nominated for Best Convention Center in the Southeast in the 2023 Stella Awards. The awards recognize outstanding quality and service in the meetings industry, and honor facilities that consistently deliver exemplary…
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Tampa Convention Center was proud to facilitate the donation of 841 pounds of supplies to benefit teachers and students in Hillsborough County Public Schools. Two Tampa Convention Center clients generously donated the items following their events at…
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Groundbreaking new research was unveiled at the Tampa Convention Center during The Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer. Two studies found that combining immunotherapy with chemotherapy could lead patients with…
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A conference at the Tampa Convention Center benefitted the Tampa area community by collecting donations to feed hungry students. BICSI held a donation drive during its 2023 Winter Conference at the Tampa Convention Center. The money was donated to…
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Homeowners in Tampa Bay can find everything they need for their next home improvement project at the free Tampa Bay Home Show, happening April 1 and 2 at the Tampa Convention Center in Downtown Tampa. The Tampa Bay Home Show, presented by Tampa Bay…
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There will be a multi-agency Hazardous Materials Exercise at the Tampa Convention Center on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. If you see first responder activity, please do not be alarmed, as this is a part of the planned training.  
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By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center coordinated a significant food donation to benefit families in need in the Tampa community. The venue, along with its exclusive food and beverage…
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By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center features a variety of event spaces for your convention or conference. Whether you’re looking for a venue rental for a reception, gala, happy hour, or…
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By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center Tampa Convention Center has launched a new, street food-inspired concessions menu called Street Eats. It was created by Aramark, the exclusive food and beverage provider at…
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By Kirstin Albert, Communications Coordinator - Tampa Convention Center An estimated $50,000 worth of trees and plants were donated to Hillsborough County Public Schools following the conclusion of the Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) at…
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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…