The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) managed Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) is the Caribbean’s leading Meetings and Conference Centre for 2010.
This award was presented at the 17th staging of the World Travel Awards held at Sandals Whitehouse, Westmoreland on October 22, 2010, the culmination of votes from 180,000 travel professionals worldwide.
This is not the first occasion for which the Centre has been so awarded, having been nominated every year, with the exception of two, since 2001 for this prestigious award. In fact, the JCC copped the award in 2001, 2002 and 2007.
The Jamaica Conference Centre complex is located on the scenic Kingston Waterfront. It was constructed by the UDC in the record time of 12 months in time to host the International Seabed Authority beginning in 1983, in the process, winning the Governor General’s Award.
The Complex houses the Centre, Secretariat Building and a 450 bay multi-storey parking garage. The Centre has five conference rooms. Room 3 can accommodate 168 persons and 4 and 5, 192 each. Conference Room 2, 450 persons, and, the largest, The Kenneth Rattray Conference Room (Conference Room 1), in excess of 1000 persons. The latter also has an observers’ gallery as well as, public and press galleries. Each conference room is also equipped with simultaneous translation facilities for six languages.
This is complemented by three Caucus rooms which can facilitate break out sessions or smaller event of just under 100. Currently, the Caucus Rooms are hosting some of the island’s civil courts.
The Conference Centre is ideal for special events, from weddings to graduations to office parties, hosted in the Delegates Dining Room and Harbour Lounge, Restaurant or the Garden Area. The centre also has an exhibition gallery.
This facility is also unique in its use of indigenous material from the St. Thomas limestone represented in the cut stone work through out, to the wicker baskets in the sealing of the wall hangings made from sisal. A truly Jamaican product.
The Jamaica Conference Centre …ideal destination, where great minds meet!