Marketplace for the World

More than at any time since its opening in 1986, the Javits Center is fulfilling its mission as the Marketplace of the World. Operated by the New York Convention Center Operation Corporation (NYCCOC), a public benefit corporation, the Javits Center helps drive the economies of New York State and New York City , generating an impressive $1.5 billion in economic activity and supporting 14,000 jobs. Nowhere in the country will you find a facility with the extensive resources, services and staff of elite professionals dedicated to making every trade show, convention, and special event a success. With 840,000 square feet of flexible exhibition space occupying six blocks along the scenic Hudson River, the facility can accomodate any size event, at any time. It's no wonder that 35,000 companies choose it as their preferred venue every year, making Javits the busiest convention center in the country. And when you consider that the new Javits Center sits at the nexus of Manhattan's resurgent West Side neighborhood, it's easy to see why whatever's happening, happens here.

Jacob K Javits

The Javits Center’s namesake, Jacob Koeppel Javits, served New York for more than 30 years as New York State Attorney General, a U.S. Congressman and U.S. Senator. The son of a janitor, Senator Javits was born on May 18, 1904, and raised in a tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In 1920, he graduated from George Washington High School as president of his class, attended night school at Columbia University, and continued to New York University Law School where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. Throughout his years of public service, he demonstrated a deep commitment to social issues, by helping create the National Endowment for the Arts and by sponsoring the 1973 War Powers Act. The Javits Center is proud to continue Senator Javits’ legacy of public service by hosting events that support New York’s economy, creating jobs and business opportunities for New Yorkers. For more information about Senator Javits, please visit the Senator Jacob K. Javits Collection at Stony Brook University.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (NYCCOC) is to serve the citizens of the State and City of New York by generating new business and employment opportunities, serving as a catalyst for the continued redevelopment of the local community and operating in the public interest, consistent with the social, economic and environmental priorities of existing state policy. NYCCOC meets these objectives through maximizing the booking of trade shows, conventions, public shows, and special events that stimulate spending within the regional economy, create jobs at the Javits Center and in the surrounding community and generate a reliable source of revenue for the State and City of New York. NYCCOC strives to achieve these results by operating in accordance with the highest professional standards, generating sufficient operating revenue to be financially self-supporting, maintaining the convention center facility in accordance with our core values and ensuring our operations are consistent with contemporary sustainability objectives and a community friendly approach.

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Getting Here

Within New York City, public transportation is always a quick and affordable way to go- and the opening of the new 7 Subway line extension across the street makes the trip even more convenient.
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