SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S MEETING DESTINATION
Just 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, Ontario offers visitors a taste of quintessential Southern California without the big-city hassles. Ontario’s roots are firmly planted in agriculture and industry, but the city of 170,000 people is an up-and-coming leisure destination where visitors can relax and enjoy world-class shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment, as well as award-winning wineries, all while basking in California’s signature sunshine.The Ontario International Airport is only a 10-minute drive from the Ontario Convention Center. When you’ve wrapped up your day at our state-of-the-art Convention Center, take a stroll along the historic, tree-lined Euclid Avenue or stop by the city’s Museum of History and Art, a free museum that features both temporary and permanent displays, including “Road Ways,” a permanent exhibit about historic Route 66 and Euclid Avenue.You can also enjoy shopping at Ontario Mills, California’s largest indoor outlet mall with more than 200 stores, including factory outlet stores by Disney, Nike, Coach, J. Crew, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and many more. If shopping isn’t your thing, catch a movie at Ontario Mill’s 30-screen AMC Theater.
Ontario is located in the Cucamonga Valley, one of the Inland Empire’s oldest wine regions. More than 50 vineyards and wineries dotted the valley more half a century ago. Although most are gone, the greater Ontario area still boasts a small but distinguished wine industry. Three vineyards remain – the Galleano Winery, San Antonio Winery and Joseph Filippi Winery and Vineyards – and each is a family owned operation that offers tours and tasting rooms.
Operated by ASM Global, one of the world’s largest and most successful property management companies, the Ontario Convention Center offers superior service and flexibility for all meeting needs. We offer outstanding menu selections by our award winning culinary team, where every event is a one-of-a-kind experience. Whether your need is a sit-down banquet for a gala affair, elegant hors d’oeuvres, specialty buffets or even hot dogs and sodas, we work with you to create cherished memories that endure. Our signature and custom-made menus feature an eclectic range of international, regional and heart-healthy fare, which is prepared with the freshest ingredients, premium meats and seafood, and produce from local farms and growers. Decadent pastries and baked goods are prepared fresh daily by our executive chef. We also offer off-site catering, from small to large gatherings, featuring the same outstanding menu choices and services.
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues.
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Greater Ontario, California is where it’s happening. Not only have these cities become the ultimate destination for meeting planners who prioritize an incredible value, but Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga offer access to myriad amenities for lodging, dining and exploration capped with enviable sunshine 300 days out of the year. Located less than one hour in any direction, guests will enjoy the views of scenic mountains, deserts, vineyards, the great outdoors and metropolitan areas both historic and cosmopolitan. And the GBAC Star-accredited Ontario Convention Center is located only 2 miles from Ontario International Airport, which makes accessibility really convenient, and over 6,000 hotel rooms in its vicinity. Also located less than 3 miles down the road lies the famed Toyota Arena, the perfect spot to indulge your VIP’s with premium entertainment in a setting that offers 11,000 seats all with spectacular views, 36 luxury suites, private and intimate dining options and over 200 shows annually.
A Thoughtfully Planned and Competitive Setting, Both Inside and Out
The ultimate experience begins upon arrival to the Ontario Convention Center with the majestic and modern facade of the building. The ultra-contemporary design was thoughtfully planned to provide a welcoming setting with a fresh, open and progressive vibe. The open, multi-level space offers a refreshing layout encompassing over 225,000 square feet of space; perfect for volleyball, basketball, pickle ball, cheer competitions and more! The floor to ceiling windows draw in the gorgeous surrounding mountain vistas with Café Connect Patio and Lounge providing an outdoor space to enjoy a cup of illy coffee and the fresh air. But rest assured, beauty doesn’t override the VenueShield safety protocols implemented throughout the center. The convention center team is trained to provide the highest standard of cleanliness and safety for all guests and staff.
Tech Services Abound
The grounds are equipped with the latest in technology and boast more than 225,000 square feet of flexible exhibit, meeting and function space ideal for conventions, trade shows, exhibits, meetings or sporting competitions. The Ontario Convention Center provides a full range of technology services, including Wi-Fi, Internet, DS3 and video-conferencing capabilities to accommodate all types of programs and presentations.
Elevated Culinary Options
The food is as celebrated as the convention space. The award-winning culinary team creates delectable options according to specific requests and needs for groups of all sizes. From elaborate, sit-down banquets for a gala to more basic options for casual gatherings, the convention center team will work around the clock to ensure that the culinary team presents their craft at the highest level. Ontario Convention Center provides signature and custom-made menus featuring an eclectic range of international, regional and heart-healthy fare, all prepared with the freshest ingredients, premium meats and seafood, and produce from local farms and growers. Decadent pastries and baked goods are prepared fresh daily by our executive chef. Off-site catering is also offered for all size gatherings, featuring the same outstanding range of menu choices and services. Exceptional catering with unique nuances is what will take a large-scale event, meeting or gathering to an entirely different level.
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The people make the space, and Greater Ontario brings the rest.