Broward County Convention Center

Broward County Convention Center

The first phase of the highly anticipated Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center expansion – the newly updated 800,000 sq. ft. center with an expanded 350,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall – opened October 27, 2021. The new exhibit space hosted the indoor portion of the 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Work on the remainder of the $1.3 billion expansion continues, including an eastside expansion with waterfront ballrooms, meetings rooms and kitchen facilities, a six-acre outdoor waterfront plaza, and the 801-room, 29-story Omni Fort Lauderdale headquarters hotel interconnected with the convention center. Full completion in late 2025 will expand the facility’s size to 1.2 million sq. ft., adding an additional 525,000 sq. ft. over the previous center’s size.