Awarded by the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), the Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), in Minnesota, and INTRUST Bank Arena, in Wichita, Kansas, were recently announced as a recipients of the 2018 Venue Excellence Award. Only five IAVM venues received this prestigious award which recognizes venues of any type that demonstrate excellence in the management and operation of public assembly venues.
A diverse category with venues including convention centers, stadiums, arenas, race tracks, casinos, performing arts centers, and more. The MCC and INTRUST Bank Arena are considered to be one of the five best-managed venues within the IAVM membership.
Venues were judged by a panel of IAVM members on Operational Excellence, Safety and Security, Service to the Community, and Team Building/Professional Development. Winners competed against venues from around the world.
“We are very proud and honored to be recognized as a top venue in the world based on IAVM’s Venue Excellence Award criteria,” said INTRUST Bank Arena’s SMG Assistant General Manager, Chris Kibler. “Our team constantly strives to be industry leaders and are always looking for ways to enhance our guest experience. This award is truly a testament to the hard work and dedication that all of our employees have put into executing the SMG mission in Wichita.”
Jeff Johnson, MCC Executive Director shared “This validates the dedication and effort our entire team puts into providing a world-class hospitality venue for our clients and the community."
"Our employees are among the best in the world and, because of them, we are achieving our mission of serving this community by creating employment opportunities for workers, as well as generating tax revenue for the city.”
This marks the second time the MCC has been recognized as a Venue Excellence award recipient; it was also honored in 2014 in a stand-alone category for convention centers.