Tulsa’s Convention Center Ranks Among 20 Highest-Scoring Convention Centers and Gains National Recognition

Tulsa, Okla. – Cox Business Center has been named to EXHIBITOR Magazine’s “2020 Centers of Excellence” list and recognized as one of the top 20 convention centers in North America for trade shows and corporate events. EXHIBITOR, which provides resources for trade show and event professionals across the nation, selected Cox Business Center for the award based on five primary categories: facility and functionality, location and accommodations, service and execution, upgrades and expansions, and awards and industry participation. Out of 100 entrants, the downtown Tulsa venue was one of 20 selected for the honor.

“We’re honored to be selected as one of the top convention centers in North America and consider this honor to be a testament to the passionate efforts and industry expertise of our staff to ensure the best guest experiences,” said Assistant General Manager Angie Teel, CMP. “We look forward to cultivating new partnerships, hosting more national trade shows and corporate events, and contributing to the growth and development of Tulsa.”

The win comes as Cox Business Center nears completion on its $55 million renovation ­— a move to upgrade the facility, further connect it to downtown, and offer spaces that will better accommodate state and national trade shows and corporate meetings. The ASM Global managed facility also recently celebrated two multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts with clients committing to host their national events at the venue for the next three years. The events will bring 12,000 attendees to the city and contribute $11,792,000 in economic impact.

As a winning convention center, Cox Business Center will receive recognition at Expo! Expo! and within the magazine’s November issue. For more information, visit and