Branding & Advertising
The Henry B. González Convention Center has over 750,000 event attendees throughout the year. Let us connect that audience to your event or business event through some of our advertising locations within our venue.
- Advertising screens
- Digital displays
- Escalator runners
- Static signs
If your event is taking place at the Convention Center and you would like to utilize some of our premier branding locations for your event, please communicate your interest with your Event Manager.
If you are an organization seeking advertising opportunities to market your business to over 750,000 attendees who visit the Convention Center each year, please contact the Administration Office.
Convention & Sports Facilities
Encore Event Technologies
Encore Event Services Web Site
Encore is the onsite preferred vendor for audiovisual services with the Henry B González Convention Center and can offer a wide range of event technology support for any size meeting or exhibit floor.
Encore is also the exclusive rigging service provider for the Henry B González Convention Center.
The UPS Store
The UPS Store Web Site
Sometimes the smallest details are the most challenging to coordinate, not at the Henry B. González Convention Center. With THE UPS STORE on site, you, your exhibitors and attendees can ship, mail, fax, photocopy or create a last-minute presentation. All the small details are taken care of, so you can focus on the big picture.
Catering and Concessions
The RK Culinary Group
The RK Culinary Group, San Antonio’s premiere full service Caterer has been the exclusive provider at the San Antonio Convention Center for over 40 years.
For your electrical needs at the Convention Center and Lila Cockrell Theater, you may choose from one of the two following exclusive electrical service providers:
Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services
Edlen Electrical Exhibition Services Web Site
Freeman Electrical Services
Freeman Electrical Services Web Site
The City of San Antonio’s Off-Duty Police Employment Unit is the exclusive provider of all event-related security services. In addition to other requirements, uniformed police officers must be hired at the expense of the licensee to monitor the move-in and move-out of areas, control shuttle bus access to designated drop-off areas, and provide any overnight security coverage as needed. In addition, Convention Center policy requires that an off-duty police officer be present during events at which alcoholic beverages are served.
City of San Antonio Off-Duty Employment Unit
WiFi/Telecommunications & Technology
SmartCity Web Site
SmartCity offers the exhibitor a complete package of telephone, internet and data networking services all from a convenient, single source.
Smart City Networks is our exclusive telecommunications provider and the nation’s largest provider of facilities-based convention center telecommunications services. All of the following services are provided from a convenient single source at the Henry B. González Convention Center.
- WiFi Wireless network: Available in all public spaces (Lobby, most Pre-Function spaces and cafe locations). WiFi is available for purchase in contracted space through Smart City.
- Complete Telephone Services
- ISDN, T-1 and other Data Circuits
- High Speed Internet Access
- Temporary LAN/WAN/VPN construction
- Point to Point Networking
- Internet/E-Mail Stations/”Cyber Cafes”
In addition to full service telephone services, Smart City Networks offers high-speed Internet access using Ethernet protocols to all exhibit spaces and meeting rooms. Our network service professionals offer turnkey data networking services that enable you to create Local Area Networks (LANs), Wide Area Networks (WANs) and Private Networks using the latest technology. Also available is an entry-level wireless service ideal for web surfing and checking email. Smart City’s 802.11g wireless network can be accessed throughout the Henry B. González Convention Center by using a WiFi compatible network card. The wireless network provides Internet access of up to 256k of bandwidth, servicing exhibitors as well as attendees. Custom configurations are available.
The unique event technology offers on-line services that will set your events apart from any other. You can create Internet broadcasts of your events that can be seen worldwide, send video e-mails to promote your event, or you can set up customized Internet access and e-mail centers for your attendees. Be creative with your Internet needs. Smart City Networks is dedicated to fulfilling your every technical need.
Encore Event Technologies
Encore Event Technologies Web Site
Exhibit halls and ballrooms have specific approved hanging points for exhibitors and decorators. The rigging of items weighing less than 250 lbs. can be performed by Encore, your general services contractor (decorator), or another qualified provider. The rigging of items in the Convention Center that weigh over 250 lbs. must be reviewed and approved by Encore – the exclusive provider of rigging services – and Encore must supply and hang everything from the chain hoist/motor up to the ceiling. Rigging below the chain hoist/motor and in the Lila Cockrell Theatre is non-exclusive. Licensee shall comply with the facilities’ and Encore’s rigging guidelines and rigging plots/diagrams delineating rigging points and loads.
At the Henry B. González Convention Center we have over 70 meeting locations in over 1.5 million sq ft of space. We want to ensure that you are able to find your way to your next event or session with our strategically placed way-finding kiosk. Each kiosk will give you information about our facility, a floor map, the name of your event and how to get there. In addition, it will give you information about San Antonio attractions, airline information, and weather updates.
Way-Finding Kiosk Locations
If you still need help finding your meeting space, each room is now equipped with a screen next to the door which
tells you what is taking place in that specific room.