Accolades & Testimonials
Customers had this to say about the San Jose Convention Center and surrounding area:
"San Jose is the epicenter of Silicon Valley, a place where nothing is impossible. Here, people see fictional technology in movies or TV and then they figure out how to make it work in reality. Technology has given us all amazing control over our world; we all have superpowers now! Silicon Valley Comic Con will showcase the intersection of fact and fiction, technology and pop culture, and the power of imagination. It just fits for us to hold the convention here in San Jose, the city where I grew up and love.”
- Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder and Silicon Valley Comic Con Founder
"I just wanted to say thank you for EVERYTHING during our event last week. Your entire team were wonderful to work with from start to finish. Your “yes we can” attitude was evident in every detail. We absolutely loved working with you and I know that you really went out of your way to accommodate all of our needs. Thank you for making us feel so at home and welcome during our time together.”
- Sarah Shaheen, CMP, Senior Program Manager, ORACLE
"We loved San Jose and the Convention Center! The annual conference went off really, really well. Whenever we can host all our attendees in one place it makes a big difference and the newly renovated and expanded Convention Center opens up a world of new opportunities. Our 1,700 attendees raved about the food; it definitely wasn’t your standard banquet chicken!”
- Deirdre Clemmons, Vice President, Meetings, Education and Partnerships, Airports Council International North America
"We are pleased to bring the annual Game Developers and Embedded Systems conferences back to San Jose. The San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau and the City of San Jose have always been supportive of these conferences and are committed to providing the best services and facilities that meet the needs of our attendees."
- Lori Silva, Executive Director of Event Operations & Services, CMP Media
"When I plan for a convention, I look at three distinct elements. Collectively, the financial package, the facilities, and the services provided by the Convention and Visitors Bureau and hotel staff are what contribute to a successful function. Overall, I was very impressed with San Jose's offerings."
- Jorge Vallejos, Director of Convention Planning, Mennonite Church USA
"San Jose is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 cities for Hispanics to live and work. We chose San Jose because it's a perfect destination to visit, have fun, and enjoy wonderful weather. While visiting San Jose, our delegates were able to participate in a wide range of activities such as a gala at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, a golf outing at Los Lagos Golf Course and an evening of laughter at the new Improv."
- Carlos Singh, Assistant United States Attorney and President-elect of the Hispanic National Bar Association
"We are very pleased with the San Jose Convention facilities and team. Their entire staff was very easy to work with; their attention to detail from the convention floor through banquet services was first rate. I highly recommend San Jose as a meeting location."
- Paul T. Stalknecht, President & CEO at Air Conditioning Contractors of America
"You moved mountains for me, adapted wonderfully to OUR way of doing things. The Convention Services was always pleasant, personable, available, and willing to make things happen. I so deeply and personally appreciate all you did to make my life easier as I had to delve into this most difficult aspect of my life with CABE. I don't know what I would have done without you, your support staff, and the very accommodating team of registration personnel and management at the various hotels. It was an overall/overwhelming success. You offered sound and reasonable advice and I felt as if you felt you had as much as stake as CABE did during the conference. Thanks for looking out for our best interest."
- Jenna Van Son, Executive Assistant at CABE
"We work with CVB's all over the United States on a regular basis. The San Jose CVB is, without doubt, one of the most responsive and professional of the CVB's. Information is always accurate and complete; assistance is always prompt and courteous; and all members of the CVB with which we work are professional and knowledgeable. One of the other outstanding aspects of working with San Jose is the relationship between the CVB, hoteliers and other businesses. It is apparent that there is a high level of coordination and respect among all of the various entities in San Jose. This results in a comprehensive package that benefits any group meeting in San Jose, and greatly assists those of us that work on behalf of these groups."
- Judi Lara, Senior Account Executive at Site Services
"San José State University has historically been at the forefront of social justice issues, and there is no better place for that work to be undertaken, and no better time for us to begin than right now."
- San Jose State University Alumni, Dr. Harry Edwards
"What I love about Silicon Valley is the creative and entrepreneurial spirit. It is very exciting to be in the front row seat of all the innovation. I feel very connected to these companies through the passion of our visitors to the winery, many of whom work for these trend-setting companies. It is very rewarding to provide our winery guests with a sensory experience, which further brightens and enlightens their day. The potential of the valley seems limitless with all of the talented people across many industries. I am very fortunate to be part of the Silicon Valley team.”
- Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking at Testarossa Winery
"Lick Observatory was the first truly high tech institution in Silicon Valley and set the stage for future innovation and research. Our unique facilities and capabilities are enabling the discoveries of tomorrow. Silicon Valley has such a rich variety of history, culture, and technology that enhances what we do here at Lick Observatory and makes it an exciting and dynamic place to be."
- Dr. Elinor Gates, Astronomer