Puerto Rico Convention Center captures the vibrant hospitality of the Caribbean with the warmth and generosity of the local people. It is the largest facility in the region with function spaces for all kinds of events between 10 and 15,000. 

In the heart of San Juan, the capital city of Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Convention Center is close to a rich array of cultural attractions, historic treasures and architectural masterpieces from Puerto Rico’s 500 year old Spanish heritage and situated within a modern urban environment.

Puerto Rico has a unique combination of traditional character and contemporary style; across dining, shopping, modern hotels and resorts, attractions and dazzling entertainment that’s all easily accessible from the convention center. What’s more, passports are not required from US citizens.

For more than five centuries the converging cultures of the Caribbean Indians, Spain, Africa, and North America have blended to create a unique Puerto Rican heritage. It is evident in the food, music, language, architecture, religion, lifestyles, culture, arts and crafts and especially so in the welcome that locals and our convention center team offer guests. It’s why people say so many great things about their experience. 

“The attention and welcome we received from the Puerto Rico Convention Center team made us feel right at home” — Mr. Rodrigo Masses Artze, President, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association (PRMA)

Building on PRCC’s charm within AEG Facilities

Last year, AEG Facilities was awarded management of the Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) by the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority in San Juan.

Omar Marrero, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority said it was Puerto Rico’s advantage to capitalise on AEG’s vast network of resources and talent to boost convention business at the PRCC and fuel Puerto Rico’s economy along with providing an even better experience for their guests.

To ensure a seamless transition, Jorge Perez was appointed as General Manager, after six years as PRCC’s Director of Finance. A native of Puerto Rico with years of business experience in San Juan and at the PRCC, Perez is well acquainted with the facility and aware of its needs..

“With AEG’s global expertise, it’s a new beginning. We have developed a fresh approach across our whole operation. It is exciting and rewarding to see the results in a relatively short space of time. Together we continue to offer and improve the best hospitality with the region’s best venue,” said Perez

Also, for those last-minute meetings, Meet Puerto Rico has launched a ‘Free to Enjoy Campaign’ for future business signed by 30 June 2017.

A Vibrant New Entertainment District in 2019

The future looks bright for San Juan. Mid 2019 will see the debut of a new entertainment project in Puerto Rico’s Convention Center district, a five-acre hospitality and entertainment district right alongside the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

This exciting new project, currently under construction, includes a new 6,000 person concert theatre that will also be managed by AEG facilities, modelled on AEG’s successful LA Live concept. The expanded capacity will provide excellent options for large scale conventions and events.

“Situated just steps from the picturesque waterfronts, this new venue for live entertainment is the perfect anchor for what we believe will be the region’s most vibrant and popular setting for events, conventions and performances of all types.” Bob Newman, President, AEG Facilities

The project will also include a premium Cineplex, 175-room Marriott-branded lifestyle hotel with 560 sqm (6,000 sqft) of meeting space, a 4,000 sqm (44,000 sqft) plaza featuring the latest in technology, that will serve as the ideal location for events such as art festivals, fashion shows, music performances and other special events.

A variety of food and beverage establishments, a 1,670 sqm (18,000 sqft) “day and night” disco, television and radio broadcast studios overlooking the Plaza, as well as, a unique urban attraction created by renowned “zip line” operators Toro Verde, a 500-seat club for intimate performances of all kinds and an interactive Kidz Zone for younger visitors and families complete the experience.

Upcoming Events Calendar

Future events at the Puerto Rico Convention Center include:

  • National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses – May 18-23, 2017 – 1,200 attendees
  • Puerto Rico Comic Con – May 26 to 28, 2017, with a record breaking attendance of over 50,000
  • Society of Wetland Scientists – June 4 to 8, 2017 – 400 attendees
  • Jehovah’s Witness Conference – August 11-13, 2017 – over 10,000 attendees

Learn what clients say about their own Puerto Rico experience.

“We were very impressed with the easy, direct and professional manner in which everything at the Puerto Rico Convention Center was managed which contributed in the total success of the event” — Ricky Rodriguez, Contract Representative – Special Convention Jehovah’s Witnesses

Talk to us about your next event

We would be delighted to give you the Puerto Rico Convention Center advantage.

To see how your event can benefit please contact us today

 

3rd May 2017