The perfect tradeshow venue is waiting.


Make your next tradeshow a day (or two) at the beach. You'll enjoy unlimited coordination with your event coordinator and your contracted exhibit services company to ensure the best possible booth layout. An operations representative is on-site at all times during your event and you'll have immediate contact with the team via two-way radio.


Easy exhibit hall access makes the Emerald Coast Convention Center a favorite tradeshow venue. The 21,000 sq. ft. Grand Ballroom features an open expanse, column-free design and 24 ft. ceilings, allowing for effortless installation and teardown. Complimentary use of the pre-function area offers your group the opportunity to set up 8'x8' booths and thus increase event revenue.


Attendees will enjoy both accommodations and restaurants within walking distance. For attendees staying farther away from the show, the Emerald Coast Convention Center can coordinate shuttle service.


Please see our additional tradeshow enhancements, and then contact our sales team at 850-609-3800 to schedule your next event!



"Thanks to everyone that helped. I really appreciated the free Internet and the techs willing to help solve problems at the show."

— Russ Turner, Urban Expositions


"The staff at the convention center were all very helpful and courteous, and they made the event run smoothly. In fact, this was the smoothest-running event I have promoted in 21 straight events. And my event coordinator was there for me 100% of the time as soon as I needed her. She was invaluable to the success of this event, and I hope she will be my event coordinator for all of my events. Thanks a bunch!"

— Wes Fell, Paradise Promotions of the Emerald Coast DBA the Emerald Coast Home Show


Services the Emerald Coast Convention Center can provide to make tradeshow management easier:

  • Forklift with driver
  • 24' ceilings for all booth rigging requests
  • Additional meeting rooms ranging from 425 sq. ft. to 1,575 sq. ft. that can be used for booth space
  • In-house AV (audio, video, sound and lighting) to enhance booth displays   
  • Free parking; 512 spaces with access to three additional public parking lots nearby   
  • Parking lot available for exhibitor space allowing for 83,600 sq. ft. of outdoor exhibit space   
  • Reduced pricing available for setup and teardown days   
  • Four-space loading dock   
  • 13' x 14' loading dock roll-up doors for load in/setup/teardown   
  • 6,000 sq. ft. kitchen for rental during food shows   
  • Credit card lines available for on-site vendor sales   
  • 100-amp, three-phase and separate 200-amp, three-phase services available to meet all electrical needs
  • Trash compactor and 30 yd. dumpster
  • Cool room storage available for food shows
  • Ice machine
  • Portable sinks
  • On-site caterer available for vendor food and beverage giveaways, concessions and tradeshow receptions   
  • Access to electric and water in the parking lot
  • On-site box office with five windows to easily handle admissions for any size crowd
  • 55" LCD monitors for booth video displays
  • Intelligent lighting to enhance any tradeshow theme
  • Dimmable lighting to create ambiance when moving from the daily tradeshow to an evening reception in the exhibit hall
  • Variety of staging and riser options, allowing for stages within booths
  • Coordination with additional security, dock masters, dock hands and janitorial staff
  • Multiple handcarts and flatbed carts to assist with load in and out
  • Recycling dumpster for single-stream recycling
  • Porter service can be arranged to clean booth space, before, during and after the event
  • Business center on-site
  • Display vehicles on the exhibit floor with easy access via a drive-up ramp
  • Muzak™ available to create ambiance in the exhibit hall
  • Local exhibitor services companies are available to decrease the cost to exhibitors for drayage, shipping and more   
  • Alcohol/bar services provided through ARAMARK to enhance exhibitor booth offerings or provide networking reception opportunities within the exhibit hall   
  • Ability to provide separate audio systems so various booths/locations within the exhibit hall can have simultaneous presentations   
  • Coordination with security/EMS/fire to ensure the safety of all attendees


The following amenities are free of charge with all meeting room rentals:

  • Complimentary Wireless Internet access
  • Complete pre-event coordination, including assistance with submitting RFPs for area accommodations
  • Room setup diagrams using Meeting MatrixImageCertified Room Layouts
  • Box office usage
  • Dressing rooms
  • Parking
  • Unlimited client coordination meetings
  • Two dressed tables
  • Tables and chairs for room setup (does not include vendor or display tables)
  • An 8' x 16' riser
  • A podium with stationary gooseneck microphone
  • On-site event coordinator and support staff
  • Marquee advertising services
  • LCD panel advertising services
  • Web site advertising services
  • In-house directional signage


The Emerald Coast Convention Center does not impose a service charge on top of AV, personnel or equipment rental fees, saving you up to 25%.