An award committee created criteria that would fairly and objectively score the nominated venues
(Vocus) June 10, 2010
The first Venue Excellence Awards will be presented in Houston, Texas, July 26, 2010, during the International Association of Assembly Managers’ (IAAM) VenueConnect - formerly known as the Annual Conference & Trade Show. These prestigious awards recognize venues that demonstrate excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues. The winners were assessed on four criteria: service to the community, team building/professional development, safety and security, and operational excellence. These criteria complement the IAAM Value Statements of integrity, service, safety, education, advocacy and people first.
“An award committee created criteria that would fairly and objectively score the nominated venues,” said Kevin Duvall, Award Review Committee Chair. “A venue that excels not only within its internal development and operations but also in the local community is one worthy of receiving the Venue Excellence Award. The competition was top of the line.”
The award winners are:
Arenas – Comcast Arena at Everett, Everett, Washington
Convention Centers – Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
Performing Arts Centers – Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, Virginia
Stadiums – PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Venue Education – Stephen C. O’Connell Center – University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
“As we created this award category we wanted to recognize outstanding venues. These venues have demonstrated exceptional leadership, innovation, perseverance and unwavering commitment of the highest standards to our industry. They are without a doubt most deserving of this recognition. And I heartily thank them all for participating.” said IAAM Chairman of the Board, Shura Lindgren-Garnett, CFE. She and Past President Robyn Williams, CFE, created the awards.
IAAM will annually recognize venues which demonstrate excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues. The Board of Directors looks forward to seeing future venues take the stage to receive this prestigious distinction.
The International Association of Assembly Managers is the world's largest professional association dedicated to issues relevant to the management of public assembly venues. Members of the association manage public assembly venues such as amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, stadiums and university complexes; or provide products, services or attractions to support the industry. IAAM has more than 3,500 members worldwide. More information is available at http://www.iaam.org.
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