AVI-SPL Wins Tampa Convention Center’s AV Contract

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avi-spl-0512TAMPA, Fla., – May 22, 2013 – AVI-SPL, the world’s leading video communications partner, has been awarded the audio visual and conferencing support services contract for the Tampa Convention Center.

During this multi-year deal, AVI-SPL’s Hotel and Event Production Services Division will be the Convention Center’s in-house provider for audio visual and production services. With an experienced on-site team, AVI-SPL will provide video conferencing, digital signage, 3D mapping, rigging, full content creation and video production.

AVI-SPL has been providing on-site services for hotel and convention center properties since 1991. Today, AVI-SPL manages 88 properties across the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico, providing a wide-range of technology services.

Located along the Riverwalk in the heart of Tampa, the Convention Center features 600,000 square feet of flexible meeting space which includes a 36,000–square-foot ballroom and a 200,000–square-foot exhibit hall. The Tampa Convention Center serves many high-profile functions, such as the media operations center during the Republican National Convention in 2012 and the 43rd Super Bowl in 2009.

“The Convention Center is committed to enhancing their concierge level of service for the various events that we welcome to Tampa,” said John Watts, senior vice president of Hotel and Event Production. “With AVI-SPL’s wide breadth of services from content creation, full event production and rigging services, we’re experts at making large events seem effortless. We’re very excited to work with the City of Tampa to showcase our city’s vibrant Riverwalk.”

”The Tampa Convention Center is extremely pleased to have entered into this partnership with AVI-SPL to further our efforts of becoming the best convention center in the U.S.,” said Rick Hamilton, Tampa Convention Center and tourism director.

To learn more about AVI-SPL’s Hotel and Event Production services, visit www.avispl.com


As the world’s leading video communications partner, AVI-SPL designs, builds and supports the systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly-trained and experienced staff throughout 34 offices and over 100 facilities across North America and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information.

About Tampa Convention Center

Centrally located on the sparkling waterfront of Tampa’s Hillsborough River, the Tampa Convention Center is dedicated to providing meeting planners, attendees and exhibitors a five-star resort experience. With its breathtaking views, extraordinary culinary team, professional concierge desk and easy access to area restaurants and attractions, the four-level, 600,000-square-foot convention center enjoys many of the attributes travelers look for in Florida’s finest five-star resorts. For additional information, visit www.tampaconventioncenter.com.