Opened in 1957, the Miami Beach Convention Center has been the heart of Miami Beach for over fifty years. It served as the site where Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali) defeated Sonny Liston for his first Heavyweight Championship of the World in 1964. In 1968, the Miami Beach Convention Center hosted the Republican National Convention and more than 20,000 delegates; while in 1972, more than 45,000 delegates visited the facility during both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

The Miami Beach Convention Center has played host to a number of leading convention industry events, including the annual meetings of both the Professional Convention Management Association and the International Association for Exposition Management, as well as the Travel Industry Association’s Pow Wow. Major association users have included the Society for Neuroscience, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and others. The MBCC has also welcomed numerous important corporate users, including SAP, Sprint, Prudential Realty, and the inaugural Microsoft Global Briefing, a major sales and technology meeting of Microsoft employees worldwide.

Major annual trade shows here include the Jewelers International Showcase (three times annually) and the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference/Expo. The MBCC annual calendar also boasts some of the nation’s premiere public events, including America’s largest consumer show, the Miami International Boat Show, the South Florida International Auto Show, currently the third largest in the United States, and North America’s most important contemporary art fair, Art Basel Miami Beach.

The Miami Beach Convention Center is located in the heart of South Beach. Known throughout the world for its exciting nightlife and myriad of fine dining and hotel accommodations, Miami Beach will present a visitor experience like no other destination. Whether it’s enjoying the party atmosphere of Ocean Drive, the amazing nightclubs of Washington Avenue, or trying to decide among Lincoln Road’s vast selection of fine restaurants, you’ll never be wanting for excitement in our tropical paradise.

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Alyn M. 16/07/2017
Visited during MLB All Star week for Fan Fest. My first time there and I was impressed. Security and the line in we're efficient and it was easy to navigate inside. Fan Fest itself was a lot of fun too. Parking is a little tough around there if it's crowded but there are garages within walking distance. Good place.
Paul Shin 15/06/2017
Went here to attend eMerge Americas. The place was under construction and most of the roads around it were blocked. Maybe everything will be better once the construction is completed. As for now, stay the hell away from it. It's a nightmare to navigate around it.
C. Wallace Hume 21/08/2017
I just went to the international Vape show on August 19th, 2017. I think the part of the convention center I was in had been remodeled, but it seemed very much the same to the old Convention Center which I think was fine to begin with
Joe Lenders 18/08/2017
the single worst venue in the USA. I will never ever go back to tyhat disaster area. no parking, no handicap parking. valet parking is $20. rude employees playing on their phones ignoring you when you ask questions. just a horrible experience. I don't care what is happening there DON'T GO!
Kyla Thompson 19/08/2017
Loved to converse with all the businesses. Was very beautiful inside.

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