San Diego Trade Show Exhibit Industry
Many of you know that San Diego is a beautiful city. Along with this it as a great destination for trade shows. By living here for the majority of my life I have got the firsthand knowledge that the city could be a hot spot for all types of conventions and expos. Are you ready to know more about the San Diego trade show exhibit industry?
I will get into the details in a little bit but right now let me say a couple of words about San Diego Convention Center. It is beautifully located along the pristine downtown San Diego Bay Front and overlooks our prized East Village and Gaslamp Areas. Now that you have an understanding of the location and our year around lovely weather you can see what potential San Diego has for growth within the exhibit industry.
What San Diego is famous for is that we host the hugely popular event known as Comic Con. Did you notice I called it an ‘event’ and not a trade show? I did this for a reason. Comic Con is so much more than a trade show; the whole downtown city is transformed for this occasion. Many businesses showcase their products or advertise upcoming movies and television shows at the exhibition. Along with that they also take advantage of the city location and offer many offsite events as well.
Several hotels and restaurants transform to fit current trends within Comic Con. For example, we have witnessed how restaurant Maryjane by Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s changed into the Defiance Cafe. The visitors could try some of the best food and also they were among the first to play video games.
San Diego is situated on the sunny Pacific Coast of California. With miles of coastline, heaps of family-friendly attractions and the biggest cultural park in North America, there is a variety of things to do and see. San Diego is also one of the most accessible cities, making it ideal for conventions, meetings and trade show displays. The San Diego International Airport is only three miles away, but there are plenty of public transportation options. They include the San Diego Trolley which stops right outside the building.
Hotels and Restaurants
There is multitude of hotels near the San Diego convention center. The city provides plenty of options when it comes to where to stay and where to eat. Top hotel choices include the Hard Rock Hotel, the Marriot, and the Hilton. The Gaslamp Quarter is home to a vast selection of restaurants and bars; the city offers a variety of culinary food and microbrew beer options. Majority of San Diego’s main attractions are within 30 minutes driving radius of the downtown area. If you get the opportunity to extend your stay and take a break from the convention, your itinerary will be full of options.
Top San Diego Conventions
The San Diego Convention Center hosts conventions, expos, and meetings of all sizes. Catering to all interests, there are many private and public events that offer trade show and exhibiting opportunities. The three mentioned below are all open to the public. As we said before the biggest event is Comic Con, which takes on more than 100,000 attendees!
- Comic Con International is one of the biggest and most popular conventions. The venue is full of popular culture from television and films to comics. It is also a great event for a costume, with people of all ages dressing up as their favorite characters.
- The San Diego Travel & Adventure Show is your vacation around the world under one roof, with travel experts and celebrities, as well as culturally diverse foods, fun activities, and live performances.
- The Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Health & Fitness Expo has all your health and fitness needs covered, with the latest technologies, apparel, and information. This Expo occurs over a fitness-fun-filled weekend, fitting you out with last minute essentials before holding the ‘Rock’n’Roll’ marathon.
When compared to other convention centers, San Diego is certainly not the largest. Yet it still holds onto its position in the top five, in Cvent’s convention center rankings. With its location on the bayside and beautiful views of the sparkling coastline, it is not hard to see why it remains so popular. The Convention Center prides itself on its ‘abundant, flexible space and five-star service’, boasting quality staff and services with a ‘superb culinary team, cutting-edge technology, and innovative audio-visual specialists’.
Room for Expansion
With such strong popularity already, the city of San Diego and the city council have been having some ongoing conversations over the last couple years regarding the expansion of the convention center. Expanding the Convention Center would generate more jobs and tourism. This is not only great for San Diego trade show exhibit industry but also for attendees. With even more room for bigger events, the scale of trade shows increases and the attendee number will rise. Due to the increase in tourism generated by the Convention Center’s expansion the chances of building more hotels and restaurants in the vicinity also go up.
Exhibe is Your Partner in the San Diego Trade Show Exhibit Industry
As you see, San Diego has a great potential for growth. Maybe your next trade show will be in our beautiful city. If you have already experienced in attending one of our shows we will be glad to hear your thoughts about San Diego Convention Center and trade show exhibit industry. Regardless of whether you participate in numerous events within San Diego, or you exhibiting in the other cities, you need a reliable partner that is able to satisfy your need of high-quality products for exhibitions and superb service. Let Exhibe be you trade show display vendor. With our 30 years of experience in the San Diego Trade Show Exhibit industry we can assure you that the products we offer are only of the highest standards of quality. Whether it is portable displays, exhibit booth design services or hand-crafted custom booths, our products exceed your expectations.
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