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San Diego Convention Center turns 25

The San Diego Convention Center first opened its doors on Nov.24, 1989. To celebrate this milestone, the San Diego Convention Center Corporation is hosting a celebratory luncheon on Nov. 7 in Ballroom 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm.

The event will serve as a community fundraiser to benefit the Downtown San Diego Partnership’s “Make Change Count” program, which provides assistance to the homeless population in downtown San Diego.

Guest Speakers:
Kevin Faulconer | Mayor, City of San Diego
Todd Gloria | President, San Diego City Council
Rafael Castellanos | Commissioner, Port of San Diego
Nico Ferraro | Chair, San Diego Convention Center Corporation
Carol Wallace | President & CEO San Diego Convention Center Corporation

For 25 years, the San Diego Convention Center has been reducing the burden on local taxpayers by generating hotel room and sales tax revenues, which are used to fund necessary services like police, fire, street maintenance, parks and libraries.

The benefits generated by the San Diego Convention Center since opening include:
Regional Impact: $24.2 billion
Direct Attendee Spending: $10.2 billion
Tax Revenues: $450.2 million
Hotel Room Nights: 14.3 million
Attendance: 19.2 million
Events: 5,146


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