Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

The Boston 2026 World Expo will take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC).

BCEC Highlights

The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) has certified that the BCEC is the most customer-friendly and technologically advanced convention facility in the world. It’s also the largest convention center in the Northeast. The BCEC is located on Boston’s Seaport just minutes from thousands of hotel rooms, and the best of Boston’s restaurants, city sights and landmarks.

The BCEC is closer to more major transportation systems than any other convention center in the country and is the closest major exhibit facility to a major metropolitan airport. It is directly accessible from two major interstate highways, making it fast and easy to drive to and from. Private ring roads encircle the building and give you a choice of dedicated drop-off points. Valet parking is available. The BCEC also offers direct access to the subway system with the Silver Line.

The BCEC has 516,000 square feet of exhibit space, 82 meeting rooms including a spectacular grand ballroom, and over 300,000 square feet of function and registration space. All meeting rooms feature high-tech lighting control and the most advanced IT and AV capabilities for state-of-the-art presentations. The ballroom pre-function space has a 270-degree view of the Seaport District.

The BCEC features the latest technology with free wireless Internet access and complete cell phone coverage throughout the facility. Plasma screen displays are installed throughout the facility, and the impressive brand new 160 feet by 14 feet Video Wall is here to welcome you.

Navigation is easy at the pedestrian-friendly BCEC. You have access to anywhere in the building in 5 minutes or less. The BCEC features wide walkways, pedestrian skybridges spanning the exhibit halls, and an escalator and elevator system that provides you with direct access to every area of the facility. There are 10 unique entrances to the exhibit halls to give you options. The facility is ADA compliant.

The BCEC is committed to providing the best customer service of any convention city in the country. Every attendee is treated like a special guest. Our staff of Guest Services Associates, easily distinguished by their red blazers, is stationed throughout the facility to greet you and assist you in way-finding for your event. This service is complimentary. They have extensive knowledge of the city and the facilities and are here to answer your questions.

ATM machines are conveniently located in the North Lobby, Southeast Lobby C, and Food Court. The business center is operated by FedEx Kinko’s and provides a complete range of document solutions that includes: copying and digital printing, document production, supplies, computer services, electronic file submission, signage, custom printing services, document distribution, notary public services, pack-and-ship options, FedEx Express and Ground Service, fax service and desktop/word processing.

Great food service is a hallmark of the BCEC. The Wicked Good Market Food Court overlooking the exhibit halls offers multiple restaurant choices and a wide range of cuisines as well as a full bar service. The facility also provides five conveniently located concession stands including Au Bon Pain and Outtakes for quick “to-go” food items and temporary dining units available throughout the facility. In addition, the BCEC’s Seaport neighborhood boasts the latest and greatest in Boston’s dining scene.

The award-winning BCEC is the most customer-friendly and technologically advanced convention facility in the world!

Courtesy of Signature Boston

BCEC Video Tour

BCEC Show Floor Plan

Exhibit Level Floor Plan

More detailed maps showing the arrangement of dealers, agencies, organizations, and activities will appear here closer to the event. Boston 2026 will occupy Exhibit Halls A and B (center and right thirds in red).

BCEC Meeting Rooms

Floor Plan of Second Level with Meeting Rooms

Gatherings during the event will take advantage of forty-two meeting rooms of various sizes on the venue’s second level (shown in orange).

BCEC Parking

The Boston Convention & Exhibition Center offers 1,340 self-parking and 600 valet-parking spaces on site. Twelve-plus additional parking lots are located in the Seaport District. Check back later for more details on parking accommodations.