What You Need to Know to Plan a Corporate Event at the Los Angeles Convention Center

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is an LA institution. Having opened over 50 years ago, in 1971, it’s still one of California’s most popular corporate event venues. After undergoing three separate expansions, this huge venue now features over 860,000 square feet of multifunctional exhibition, special event, and meeting space. It’s a highly versatile venue, providing event planners with a huge range of options for holding events of all kinds.

This popular Los Angeles venue is a leading destination for conventions, exhibitions, and more, hosting long-running annual events such as E3 and the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Location and Contact Information

The Los Angeles Convention Center is located on South Figueroa Street in downtown LA.

Street Address: 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California 90015

Web Contact: https://www.lacclink.com/about/contact-us

Administrative Office: (213) 741-1151

Sales and Booking: (213) 765-4665

Event Services: (213) 765-4656

Business Services Center: (213) 765-4210

Building Security: (213) 765-4605

For comprehensive venue information, see the LACC Facility Guidelines.

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Booking at the Los Angeles Convention Center

The LA Convention Center recommends booking event space 12 to 18 months in advance to ensure you can get just the right space for your event needs.

To get started on booking an event at this venue, contact the LACC sales team here: https://www.lacclink.com/planners/book-an-event

Event Planning Timeline

Rooms and Spaces 

The Los Angeles Convention Center has 5 exhibit and special event halls, totaling over 760,000 square feet. There’s an additional 120,000 square feet of lobby space across the 5 exhibition and event spaces. Along with these indoor spaces, the LACC has over 140,000 square feet of outdoor event space, including Gilbert Lindsay Plaza, which provides over 88,000 square feet.

South Hall

  • Four individual halls totaling 346,000 square feet
  • Movable walls that can convert from 1 large space to 3 individual sections
  • Capacity for one thousand seven hundred and twenty (1,720) 10×10 booths
  • Convention seating for 22,800 people

West Hall

  • Total of 210,000 square feet
  • Capacity for one thousand fifty (1,050) 10×10 booths
  • Convention seating for 15,000 people

Kentia Hall

  • Total of 162,000 square feet
  • Capacity for eight hundred and forty-four (844) 10×10 booths, plus additional sixty-eight (68) 8×10 booths if required

Concourse Hall

  • Total of 26,300 square feet
  • Can be configured to provide up to 8 rooms, including a theater
  • Capacity for up to one hundred thirty-five (135) 10×10 booths
  • Sessions of up to 2,700 people
  • Banquet service for 1,400

Petree Hall

  • Total of 21,500 square feet
  • Can be divided into 2 rooms
  • Capacity for up to one hundred (100) 10×10 booths
  • Sessions of up to 2,000 people
  • Banquet service for 1,000

Meeting Spaces

  • Located on the top floors of the venue halls
  • Total of 64 column-free meeting rooms
  • Suitable for sessions, breakouts, and more
  • A 299-seat theater available in Concourse Hall
  • Banquet service available in Concourse and Petree Halls

Event Types

The most common events at this venue include:

  • Exhibitions
  • Consumer shows
  • Conventions
  • Trade shows and exhibitions
  • Corporate meetings and conferences

The Los Angeles Convention Center is best known for hosting huge annual events such as E3, as well as Grammy and Emmy events. This venue is even booked to host Olympic sporting events in 2028!

However, events don’t need to be huge and high-profile to fit in here. The LACC has a wide range of meeting spaces of all sizes, in addition to its large exhibition halls and special events spaces.

Exclusive and Preferred Vendors and Services

The Los Angeles Convention Center provides a wide range of services, including many exclusive and preferred vendors and service providers. Where services are exclusive, they can only be provided by the venue’s designated service provider. However, the venue has a number of service provider options in some service categories, allowing event planners multiple options to choose from.

Exclusive services and vendors at the Los Angeles Convention Center include:

  • Audio visual services (provided exclusively by Encore Global)
  • Banners and signs
  • Cleaning
  • Catering (provided exclusively by Taste Los Angeles, powered by Levy)
  • General services contractors
  • Electrical services and utilities
  • Event security
  • First aid and medical services (required for all events with daily attendance of 1,000 or more)
  • Rigging services
  • Internet services, Wi-fi, and networking (provided exclusively by Smart City)
  • Telecommunications (provided exclusively by Smart City)

Click here for a complete list of LACC authorized contractors.


Available amenities include:

  • Bag and luggage check
  • Business Center
  • Private lactation rooms

Nearby Accommodation

Hotels within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center include:

  • E-Central Downtown Los Angeles Hotel
  • Hotel Figueroa by Hyatt®
  • JW Marriott Los Angeles
  • Intercontinental® Los Angeles Downtown
  • Hotel Indigo® Los Angeles Downtown
  • The Wayfarer

LACC Accessibility

The Los Angeles Convention Center complies with ADA regulations that relate to permanent venue facilities. This includes wheelchair ramps and accessible parking, restrooms, and elevators. Service animals are welcome in all public areas of the venue.

Any temporary modifications that are needed, such as accessible seating or aids for people with visual or hearing impairments, are the responsibility of the event planner to provide.

The LACC has three Access Paratransit drop-off points:

  • Pico Drive
  • Gilbert Lindsay Drive
  • Pico Boulevard

Transportation and Parking

Located in the heart of vibrant downtown LA, the Los Angeles Convention Center has easy access to multiple transit options, as well as plenty of on-site parking.

  • Convenient location at the intersection of freeways 10 and 110
  • 5,600 parking spaces in 3 on-site parking garages
  • Metro Link and Metro Rail stops located nearby

Public Safety

The LACC operates a 24/7 building security service for the protection of venue buildings and property. However, event planners are responsible for contracting all other event security requirements.

  • Any events with an expected daily attendance of 1,000 or more people are required to contact event security services. Service providers must be chosen from the venue’s authorized contractor list.
  • Events with an expected daily attendance of 5,000 or more must contract services from the LA Police Department.
  • Depending on the event, additional security measures such as LADOT traffic officer staffing, or additional LAPD staffing, may be required.

Event Security 101

Make the Most of the Southern California Event Scene with an Event at the Los Angeles Convention Center 

The LACC established itself as a major player in the ‘70s, and it’s still going strong. Planning a corporate event in the heart of LA? We can ensure every detail fits the scene perfectly. Contact the experts at ProGlobalEvents today.

Jack Connolly

Executive Creative Director

As an experiential creative director, Jack prefers to draw outside the lines. He tells stories with original content and impactful design to ignite meaningful conversation.


Jack brings 20 years of event industry knowledge to ProGlobalEvents. He specializes in building live & virtual platforms for audiences to connect, engage and immerse themselves in the power of a shared experience. His skills range from ideation and concept development to defining an attendee journey through storytelling and design.

Jack understands the creative process is not linear, but a collaborative process between agency and client. He manages teams of designers and technology developers to pioneer impactful brand experiences. His diverse skillset and leadership ensure for award-winning results and memorable impressions.


In 2019, BizBash named Jack one of the top event designers in North America. SXSW awarded his work the “People’s Choice in Innovation” in 2021.

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Chief Marketing Officer

Jerome Nadel is Internationally experienced design-led marketing executive (CMO and GM) with a track record of improved market position, revenue growth, and M&A. He is an advance degreed psychologist and user experience product/service design expert, board member and advisor.


Prior to joining ProGlobalEvents |ProExhibits |XtendLive, he has had a variety of chief marketing officer and chief user experience officer roles at companies including Rambus, BrainChip, Human Factors International, SLP InfoWare, Gemplus, and Sagem. He started his career in the IBM Human Factors Labs.


He is also an avid cyclist with National and multiple California State Champion titles.

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Chief Financial Officer

Ivan brings 25+ years in senior level management experience from a variety of technology industries.  His background includes accounting management, analytics and audit management for technology companies.  He has worked with companies such as THX, Ltd, Recruitology , Double Click, Creative Labs and more.  Ivan has also served on the board of Lincoln Families, a non-profit that supports East Bay children with the objective of disrupting the cycle of trauma and poverty.

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Vice President of Sales

Matt is a marketing professional and has been managing marketing strategies, campaigns and environments for a diverse client base for over 15 years. From a service perspective, Matt and his team of Account Executives focus on fostering relationships to uphold a greater than 99% customer satisfaction rating year-over-year. Additionally, with extensive experience on the client-side of the industry, he understands that alignment between expectation and budget is paramount to a successful project. As a result, ProGlobalEvents' clients can expect a competitive advantage paired with top quality products and services. Matt is an avid fly-fisherman, enjoys most outdoor activities and is a true college football fanatic.

Tom Foley

VP of Operations

Heading the fabrication side of ProGlobalEvents is exhibit and event industry veteran, Tom Foley. For over 35 years he has been responsible for building amazing exhibits and environments for clients. Tom started out in the production area and has broad experience in project and operations management. He currently oversees production, warehouse, graphics and project management departments. Tom studied machine tool technology and welding before entering the industry. As a true "builder" he also enjoys restoring and modifying classic American cars.

Dick Wheeler


Dick serves as President of ProGlobalEvents and President of ProExhibits and is a board member of CEMA (Corporate Event Marketing Association). At ProExhibits he has been nationally recognized as an innovator and driving force in the fast-growing trade show exhibit and event industry. Under his leadership in 1997, the firm received INC magazine’s INC 500 award as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. His informative articles on developments and innovations in the trade show exhibit and event industry have appeared in national trade publications. Dick has a B.S. degree from Wittemore School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire and has completed the Entrepreneurial Executive Leadership Program sponsored by MIT, YEO and INC. He is actively involved in Vistage, an interactive group of over 20,000 CEO’s and presidents worldwide and is a member of CEMA and EDPA.

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Chief Executive Officer

In addition to being CEO of ProGlobalEvents, Jody is also the CEO of ProExhibits. With Jody at the helm, the company has been recognized repeatedly as one of the Top 50 Women Owned Businesses in Silicon Valley. She has set the outstanding client service standards for which the firm’s account management team is noted. Jody is a recipient of the YWCA’s Tribute to Women Award, the Junior League Community Volunteer Award and is listed in Who’s Who of Women in Business. Following her graduation from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Jody held various sales positions in several technology companies.