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MCCA Convention Center Awards

2013 AIPC Delegates Choice Innovation Award

This award, given by the International Association of Congress Centers (AIPC), was designed to recognize innovations and creative thinking in all areas of convention center management, marketing and operations. The MCCA won the 2013 Delegates Choice Innovation Award for its Event Management System, Showbiz and its mobile interface, MoCCA.


2013 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation in Business Solution

MCCA was awarded by the International Association of Exhibitions & Events for the implementation of the Worker Indentification System (WIS) badging technology.


2013 PCMA Convene Best in Show Awards

MCCA was recognized 3 times for "Best in Show" in the Professional Convention Management Association annual Meetings Industry Showcase:

  • Best Destination Video
  • Best High Tech facility (BCEC)
  • Best Venue Initiative (complimentary Wi-Fi network)


2013 EXPO Magazine Digital Excellence Award

The MCCA Digital Media Team was awarded for best CVB/Location Based Digital Marketing Campaign for event-related revenue and content creation services on digtal signage at the BCEC and Hynes.

2013 Challenge for Sustainability

The Challenge for Sustainability award recognizes Boston businesses that have reduced their electricity consumption by seven percent in just three years.

Best Green Practices Award 

2013 Best Green Practices

This green award given by the Boston Business Journal honors Boston companies for accomplishments in four categories: design, innovation, invention, and workplace strides. The MCCA received the award for innovation.


2013 Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders

This awards program recognizes top information technology leaders who have displayed exceptional technology leadership in their organizations, fostered ideas and creative work environments.


2012 Top 10 Destinations in the U.S. for Trade Show by TSNN

Boston is ranked by as one of the Top 10 destinations in the U.S. for trade shows. The Trade Show News Network (TSNN) is the world's leading online resource for the trade show, exhibition and event industry since 1996.

2011 Order of the Golden Toque

In October 2011, Chef Chris Pulling of Levy Restaurants--the exclusive food and beverage provider for the BCEC-- was inducted into the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque. The Honorable Order is the highest acclaimed recognition a Chef can receive in America.

2011 GOLD Certified by AIPC

The International Association of Congress Centers (AIPC) based in Brussels has GOLD certified both the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center and the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center following a thorough performance audit. Our two convention centers are now among only 20 such facilities in the world to receive this designation.

2010 Top US Destination for International Association Meetings

Boston ranked as the top US destination for International Association Meetings by ICCA (2010). Boston also ranked 8 in Latin & North America for top International Association Meetings.

2010 Convention Services Manager of the Year

Successful Meetings magazine readers named Kristen Hurley, Senior Events Service Manager with the MCCA, Convention Services Manager of the Year.



2007 "Convention Center of the Year"

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center was awarded the 2007 "Convention Center of the Year" by Event Solutions magazine. The Spotlight Award is presented to the convention center that provides superior facilities and customer service in the hosting of meeting and events.

2005 and 2006 Planners' Choice Award

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center was awarded the 2005 and 2006 Planners' Choice Award by the subscribers of MeetingNews for "Excellence in Convention Center Services and Facilities." The John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center is also a previous Planner's Choice award winner.



2010 Inner Circle Award

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center was chosen as the recipient of the 2010 Inner Circle Award. This tribute is paid by Association Meetings magazine readers who voted for the top convention centers.



GBCVB Convention Services Awards

 Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award

2011 Pinnacle Award

The GBCVB won the 2011 Pinnacle Award coveted by convention and visitors bureaus because it represents recognition directly from clients for outstanding service to the association and meetings industry. The Pinnacle Award winners are selected by meeting planners and Successful Meetings magazine. The GBCVB has won this award nineteen times.


2011 Award of Excellence

The GBCVB was chosen two years in a row (2010 & 2011) as the recipient of the Award of Excellence by Corporate & Incentive Magazine to recognize CVBs that have best served the corporate meetings and incentive travel markets.



2009 Gold Service Award

The GBCVB is the recipient of the Gold Service Award based on a survey conducted by Meetings & Conventions magazine. Over 700 domestic and international convention & visitors bureaus competed for the award but only forty were selected as award recipients. The Gold Service Award signifies commitment to superior service for convention planners and delegates.


 2009 MeetingNews Planners' Choice Award

The GBCVB was chosen to receive the 2009 Meeting News Planners' Choice Award by surveying over 40,000 meeting, convention, and incentive travel planners who are part of the MeetingNews community, based on service quality.


2009 Inner Circle Award

The GBCVB was chosen as the recipient of the 2009 Inner Circle Award, which recognizes top rated convention and visitors bureaus, by the readers of Association Meetings magazine.



2009 Distinctive Achievement Award

The GBCVB was chosen for the Distinctive Achievement Award by a ballot vote in Association Convention Facilities magazine by state, regional, and national association meeting planners 



2009 Top Destination Award

The GBCVB was chosen as the 2009 Top Destination from Facilities & Destinations (F&D), as voted on by their 51,000+ readers of association and corporate meeting planners and executives.


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