Jul 27, 2016

AEG Facilities Awarded Management for Puerto Rico Convention Center




July 27, 2016 (San Juan, Puerto Rico) –AEG Facilities, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and venue operator in the world, is pleased to announce that it was awarded management for the Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) effective August 1, 2016. To further facilitate a seamless transition, AEG Facilities has appointed Jorge Perez as General Manager of the PRCC.

“AEG Facilities is the industry’s professional venue management leader and we look forward to what promises to be a very productive and collaborative partnership. I am confident that AEG’s vast network of resources and talent will be an incredible asset to the PRCC and will help boost convention business at the PRCC and fuel Puerto Rico’s economy,” commented Victor Suarez, Director of the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority (PRCCDA).

“We are honored to have been selected by the Puerto Rico Convention Center District Authority to manage the PRCC, the first class venue and its awesome location in the heart of one of the world’s top urban resort destinations make for a truly unique opportunity,” said Bob Newman, President of AEG Facilities. “AEG Facilities has more than 20 years of experience in the management of convention centers as well as arenas, stadiums, and other facilities and is thrilled to add the amazing PRCC to its elite list of convention centers worldwide.”

Prior to accepting the position, Perez served as the Director of Finance at the PRCC for the last six years. Perez also possesses extensive hospitality experience having spent 10 years as Director of Administration for the Latin America Café/Restaurant, and has government background having worked for 8 years as the Management and Budget Director for the Office of Government Ethics of Puerto Rico, an entity that received one of the only perfect audits in its history during his tenure there.

“Jorge Perez’s invaluable experience in both the hospitality and government sectors and deeply seeded knowledge of the PRCC make him an ideal candidate to manage the day-day operations at the PRCC. His exemplary leadership skills, ability to motivate others, and business acumen will undoubtedly help set the PRCC on a trajectory toward success and will help establish Puerto Rico as the preeminent destination for meetings, conventions, and special events in the Caribbean, Latin American and International markets,” said Brad Gessner, Sr. Vice President of Convention Centers for AEG Facilities.

In his new role, Perez will oversee all overall management of the PRCC, including sales and marketing, operations, finance, food and beverage, and customer service, while implementing the strategic positioning and marketing plans for the facility in conjunction with the PRCCDA and Meet Puerto Rico.

“I am thrilled and privileged to have the opportunity to join a highly-esteemed organization such as AEG Facilities. I look forward to collaborating with existing staff members, new AEG staff hires, AEG Facilities management, and hospitality stakeholders as well as with the PRCCDA and Meet Puerto Rico in marketing PRCC and Puerto Rico as an unparalleled business meetings destination,” commented Jorge Perez, General Manager of the PRCC.

About the Puerto Rico Convention Center

Located in the heart of beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico, the Puerto Rico Convention Center (PRCC) is the ideal meeting place for entrepreneurs, businesses, and public organizations from the Americas and all over the world. With hundreds of flights daily, the Center is easily accessible from major cities worldwide. Professionally managed by AEG Facilities, the PRCC offers 600,000 sq. ft. (55,742 sq. m.) of flexible meeting and exhibit hall space and unparalleled service and accommodations coupled with ambient temperatures year-round and gorgeous Ocean views. Puerto Rico has the facilities, technology, accommodations, and transportation to deliver a comfortable and successful experience. For more information, please visit www.prconvention.com.

About AEG Facilities

AEG, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Anschutz Company, is the leading sports and live entertainment company in the world. AEG Facilities, a stand-alone division of AEG, and its affiliates owns, operates or consults with more than 120 of the industry’s preeminent venues worldwide, across five continents, providing complete venue management, as well as specialized programs in operations, guest services, ticketing, booking, sales and marketing. AEG Facilities also provides resources and access to other AEG-affiliated entities, including AEG Live, one of the largest live music companies in the world, AEG Global Partnerships and AEG Real Estate, as well as such industry leading programs as AEG 1Earth and AEG Encore to support the success of its venues across the globe. The Los Angeles-based AEG Facilities convention center network operates the world’s most elite convention centers including the Los Angeles Convention Center (Los Angeles, CA), Puerto Rico Convention Center (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Brisbane Entertainment Centre (Brisbane, Australia), Cairns Convention Centre (Cairns, Australia), Darwin Convention Centre (Darwin, Australia), Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), Rabobank Convention Center (Bakersfield, California), Sydney Exhibition Centre (Sydney, Australia), Hawaii Convention Center (Honolulu, HI), Oman Convention and Exhibition Center (Muscat, Oman), and venues including STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater (Los Angeles, CA), StubHub Center (Carson, CA), Sprint Center (Kansas City, MO.), Valley View Casino Center (San Diego, CA), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville, KY.), AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, Fla.), Prudential Center (Newark, N.J.), Barclays Arena (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Target Center (Minneapolis, MN), BBVA Compass Stadium (Houston, TX), Oracle Arena and Oakland Alameda Coliseum (Oakland, CA), CONSOL Energy Center (Pittsburgh, PA), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Shanghai, China), LeSports Center (Beijing, China), The O2 Arena (London, England), Mercedes-Benz Arena (Berlin, Germany), Barclaycard Arena (Hamburg, Germany),SSE Hydro (Glasgow, UK), Qudos Bank Arena (Sydney, Australia), and Ericsson Globe Arena (Stockholm, Sweden). For more information, please visit aegworldwide.com.

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