Puerto Rico has various venues for different types of activities and events. However, if you are planning on creating a top of the line convention these is no doubt that the Puerto Rico Convention Center is the best way to go.
The Convention Center is located in historic district of Miramar in San Juan and was inaugurated on November 2005. The convention center is owned by the Puerto Rico Convention District Authority, and managed by SMG. Designed by TvDesign, it is the largest convention center in the Caribbean and the most technologically advanced in Latin America.
I had the opportunity to talk with Melissa Figueroa, Assistant Coordinator of the Convention Center and she was able to offer us more insight on their services and the facilities.
PR Dive In- The convention center is relatively new, has it gained the popularity you expected on the production of conventions and events.
M. Figueroa – Definitely! The convention center opened its door on 2005 and we have been able to create numerous conventions and events since it’s opening. We also have been the home to various graduation ceremonies and nightlife events for big local companies like Medalla. We also have our calendar full with Expos of different industries.
PR Dive In – The convention center is known as the largest convention center in the Caribbean, how many people can the center accommodate? Click Here to see the Convention Center’s Floor Plan.
M.Figueroa - The convention center is able to accommodate groups of up to 25,000 people with a total space of 580,000 square feet and 152,700 sq ft of total exhibit space subdivided into three halls, all on one level. The center has adjacent parking lots with a total capacity of 1,800 vehicles, although this may be increased in the future.
PR Dive In - The convention center is located in a very centric location, What surrounding facilities can people enjoy while having an event on the Convention Center?
M.Figueroa- We are located in the PRCC District that includes a Sheraton Hotel footsteps away from the center. Also we have Ficus Café, a “side walk café” that offers nightlife entertainment. As I mention before we are practically starting developing more recreational areas surrounding the center. The PRCC plans to include a 96-unit residential building, office buildings with 50,000 feet of commercial space, a retail and entertainment complex, a cinema, waterfront cafes, restaurants and walkways. Most of these are still under construction.
PR Dive In – For those interested more on your services and facilities, whom can they contact?
M. Figueroa - You can visit our official website Puerto Rico Convention Center or calling our offices to (787) 641-PRCC (7722) or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Big thanks to Ms. Figueroa and keep visiting because PR Dive will continue to keep posting more services and opportunities in this venue.