The Pasadena Convention Center is a campus-style meetings & events complex in Pasadena, California offering 130,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The Pasadena Convention Center is managed by the Pasadena Center Operating Company.
Pasadena Center Operating Company
The Pasadena Center Operating Company is a nonprofit corporation 501(c)(4) formed by the City of Pasadena to manage the Pasadena Convention Center, the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Pasadena Ice Skating Center.
The PCOC was one of the first independent non-profit organizations in the US to combine its facility operations and destination marketing efforts.
The PCOC is governed by a 15 member board of directors. The board includes eight members at large, each of whom live in the city; four general managers of the major hotels in Pasadena; an economic interest representative; a city council member; a designee from the city manager’s office; a designee from the Tournament of Roses Association.
The PCOC is funded by earned revenue from its facilities, proceeds from a tourism business improvement district that is funded by a hotel/motel assessment, and a portion of the hotel/motel transient occupancy tax.
The mission of the Pasadena Center Operating Company (PCOC) is to promote Pasadena as a meeting and travel destination in an effort to maximize economic impact through the development of meetings, conventions, entertainment events and tourism by providing professionally managed facilities and first-class service.
The vision for the PCOC is for Pasadena to be the premier “West Coast destination” for conventions, tradeshows, conferences, and leisure travelers.