Phoenix Convention Center Archives

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →

Arizona Could Hit Full Economic Recovery in 3 Years


We’re finally on the path to full economic recovery, and Arizona may get there in about three years. That’s the main message from experts who spoke today at the 49th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. About 1,000 people attended the event at… Read More →

Legends district partners with Southwestern Eye Center

by in Business News | Sports

The Legends Entertainment District, a first-of-its-kind joint venture between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns, announced a new partnership with Southwestern Eye Center that features the District’s first static super graphic with a 3-D embellishment. The announcement was made by Legends Entertainment District General Manager Judd Norris. “The Legends Entertainment District continues to break the… Read More →

2013 Economic Forecasts for U.S. & Arizona


Arizona’s economy improved somewhat this year, but what can we expect in 2013? Top experts on the U.S. and Arizona economies will deliver their forecasts for the state, nation, stock market and housing market at the Valley’s largest and most trusted economic-forecasting event on Dec. 5. The 49th Annual Economic Forecast Luncheon is co-sponsored by… Read More →

Convention group plans home makeovers for Phoenix families

by in Business News | Economy | Events

Nearly a quarter million convention delegates pass through the Phoenix Convention Center each year, and all of them spend money at local businesses — to the collective tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. But some conventions that visit Phoenix leave behind more than just dollar bills and credit-card receipts. Some of them choose to… Read More →

Randy Johnson Earns Spot In Legends Entertainment District

by in Business News | Sports

Sunday’s D-backs-Giants game as the newest “Legend” in the Legends Entertainment District in downtown Phoenix as part of the D-backs’ Alumni Day festivities. The D-backs and Legends Entertainment District unveiled a 42-foot tall super-graphic of Johnson on the FOX Sports Arizona pregame show prior to the D-backs broadcast. The graphic now hangs on the Phoenix… Read More →

Volleyball Festival Draws Thousands To Phoenix

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Known as one of the Top 10 major events in Phoenix and one of the largest volleyball tournaments in the world, the 29th Annual Volleyball Festival Championships commence Tuesday, June 26 at the welcoming ceremony at Chase Field, followed by a week of competition and festivities at the Phoenix Convention Center. In addition to the… Read More →

Conventional Wisdom – Catering To Phoenix Visitors

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Debbie Cotton has gone from helping people travel around Phoenix to trying to convince people to travel to Phoenix. Cotton, the former director of the Phoenix Public Transit Department, is about six months into her role as director for the Phoenix Convention Center. “The biggest difference for me is that each day is very different,”… Read More →

Phoenix Convention Center Cracks National Top 10 List

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It is perhaps fitting that a convention center inspired by one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World has been selected by a national business magazine as one of the seven best convention centers in the United States. The Phoenix Convention Center comes in at No. 7 on a list of the “Top Ten… Read More →

Steve Moore To Serve On The U.S Travel Association

Steve Moore

Phoenix’s very own Steve Moore, the CEO and president of the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, has been asked to serve on the U.S. Travel Association’s 2012 Executive Committee. Moore has also been appointed and asked to serve on the board of the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), where he will represent the… Read More →

Arizona Centennial Events: Where Will You Be?

Arizona Centennial
by in Events | Lists

Arizona is celebrating its 100th birthday February 14, 2012 — so where will you be? Check out what’s happening around the state for the Arizona Centennial. Arizona Centennial Events: Central Arizona Arizona Centennial Best Fest, Phoenix Arizona Centennial Best Fest will take place in downtown Phoenix and include an “Arizona World’s Fair” exhibit, kids zone,… Read More →

Phoenix Hosts National League Of Cities Gathering

National League of Cities Gathering
by in Events | Politics

Phoenix impresses peers as host of National League of Cities Gathering Inviting municipal leaders from across the nation to spend nearly a week in your city requires great measures of confidence and hospitality. It is bold exercise in peer review, not unlike inviting Martha Stewart and Miss Manners to attend a dinner party you’re hosting,… Read More →

GoGreen Conference ’11 Emphasizes Sustainability Education, Patience

GoGreen Conference '11
by in Education | Events | Green

Whether it’s educating attendees of green and sustainability in the workplace or the speakers’ efforts to educate public and private entities of sustainability in their community, “education” was the buzzword and couldn’t have been stressed enough at the GoGreen Conference ’11 this past Tuesday, November 15. Well, that and a lot of patience. “It’s not… Read More →

Arizona's Biggest, Best And Most Memorable Public And Commercial Buildings

Best Public, Commercial Buildings - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
by in Architecture

Steel, Glass and Marvelous: A look at the biggest, best and most recognizable public and commercial buildings in Arizona OK, so we don’t have the skylines of L.A., New York or Chicago. But for a state barely celebrating its first centennial, Arizona — Metro Phoenix in particular — is home to some fairly impressive commercial… Read More →