Pasadena Convention Center

Conference Planner Information – Pasadena Center Operating Company

The Pasadena Center Operating Company (PCOC) 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. Representatives of the PCOC serve as destination liaisons for conference planners interested in booking meetings and events in Pasadena.

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.

Vision Statement

The vision for the PCOC is for Pasadena to be the premier “West Coast destination” for conventions, tradeshows, conferences, and leisure travelers.

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Annual Report

Conference Planners! Did you know that in 2016, the Pasadena Convention Center hosted over 300 events with an total attendee count of 378K?

Did you know that in 2016 the stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium featured notable individuals from Kim Kardashian to Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

Get the breakdown on these stats and more when you check out the PCOC annual reports:

Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Fiscal Year 2013-2014