Pomona, CA – March 14, 2012 – Fairplex officially opened the doors to its new high-tech Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center today. Just as the flutter of a butterfly’s wings can cause waves around the world, the opening of the new Center will make a global impact by hosting world-class national and international programming elements in one of the most versatile and customer-friendly Southern California event locations.
The new Center is I.A.C.C. certified and is Silver LEED engineered to enable the Center to make maximum impact in the community but minimal impact on the environment. While March 14th marks the official opening of the new Center, several organizations have already experienced the versatile Conference Center floor plan and amenities.
“Our team hosted more than 300 key retail partners at the new Conference Center for a product launch and they were astounded by the ‘high-end’ service and facilities at the new Fairplex Center,” said Mark Di Girolamo, Venue/National Account Management, Anheuser-Busch Inbev.
This ambitious project was funded by $28 million raised in conjunction with the Economic Development Administration, Small Business Administration, County of Los Angeles and city of Pomona, and resulted in more than $155.6 million in economic impact during construction.
“A conference center of this magnitude is unheard of in this area,” said Rep. Grace F. Napolitano. “This jewel of a Center will attract businesses and educational organizations to meet and empower the entrepreneurs of tomorrow to succeed.”
Versatility played an important role in the design of the new 85,000-square-foot Center. This can be seen in the spacious seminar rooms and breakout rooms with interactive digital white boards, video-conferencing and high-speed Wi-Fi, all serviced by an expert team of meeting and event specialists. Adding a delicious dynamic to the Center are the various catering options ranging from fresh farm-to-table produce grown at the on-campus FairView Farms, to the decadent ballroom with dining capacity for 1,000.
""We applaud Fairplex for its new Conference Center, a worthy and important project, which is certain to help invigorate our local economy with more than 500 new jobs and $58 million in new economic activity,"" said Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.
Numerous events have already been scheduled with leading organizations such as the Special Equipment Market Association (SEMA), Southern California Edison and Kaiser Permanente. For more information about the Sheraton Fairplex Conference Center, please visit SheratonFairplex.com/ConferenceCenter.