LEXINGTON, KY (August 1, 2023) – OVG360, the provider of Venue Management to Central Bank Center, has been recognized as a top destination for meetings and conventions by Facilities & Destinations magazine. This prestigious Prime Site Award is given annually to the top convention and exposition centers in the United States.


“Working with our wonderful partners at Visit Lex, we are proud to be a winner in 2023 of our brand-new state-of-the-art facility in downtown Lexington,” said General Manager, Brian Sipe. “Our community, our meeting planners, our promoters, our production partners and our staff have taken great pride and joy in exceeding expectations of our guests and clients over the last year and we’re just getting started.”


Facilities & Destinations is a quarterly trade publication for the meetings and events industry.  Voting for the Prime Site Awards is done primarily by association and corporate meeting planners and tradeshow professionals.  The award recognizes that clients have determined that these venues and organizations are standouts in the highly competitive meetings market.  Prime Site Awards have been bestowed annually since 1994. 


“We are very proud of our team at Central Bank Center for winning this prestigious award from Facilities and Destinations magazine,” stated Lexington Convention Center Board Chairperson, Dr. Karen Hill. “Every employee has contributed to the success of our organization and to the high value our community places on our facilities. The OVG leadership team has helped us achieve the busiest year in our history while treating our visitors and customers with the home town spirit, amenities and safety they look for while attending an event at Central Bank Center.”


The Central Bank Center was featured as a Prime Site Award recipient in the 2023 Facilities & Destinations SuperBook issue published in late July.