About Us

Who we are

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA)

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority owns and operates the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, and The Lawn On D.

Boston Convention Marketing Center (BCMC)

The Boston Convention Marketing Center (BCMC) is a joint effort of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau to market and sell the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, and The Lawn On D. The BCMC is your single point of contact for event requirement submissions, hotel room blocks, facility contracts, and site visits.

Signature Boston

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Signature Boston is the name for Boston’s convention and meetings experience, and includes the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), Boston Convention Marketing Center (BCMC), and our partners in Boston’s hospitality community.

Signature Boston represents all of the unique benefits and advantages of bringing your event to Boston. Those benefits include state-of-the-art, award-winning facilities, comprehensive convention center and city services, first-class hotels, a compact city that is easy to get to and easy to get around, a wide variety of dining options, many choices for entertainment, unique history and culture, and the country’s largest and most qualified attendee base within a two-hour radius. No city in North America gives you more unique destination advantages than Boston.

Executive Team


  • David M. Gibbons, Executive Director
  • Diane DiAntonio, General Manager
  • Christopher Donato, General Counsel
  • Mike Esmond, Chief Financial Officer

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  • Milt Herbert, Executive Director
  • Caryn Izhar, Vice President, Marketing & Creative Services
  • Robert Redman, Senior Director of Sales, Citywide Convention Sales & Hotel Relations
  • Judy Sheng, Director, Event & Media Sales
  • David Taylor, Director, Hotel Relations & Services

MCCA Board of Directors

Board Chair: John McDonnell, Managing Director International, Fifth Generation, Inc.
Vice Chair: Cindy Brown, General Manager and CEO, Boston Duck Tours
Treasurer: Michael Heffernan, Secretary of the Executive Office for Administration and Finance under Governor Charlie Baker
Secretary: Michelle Consalvo, Director, US External Communications, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited

Board Members

  • Barbara T. Capuano, CPA, Raphael and Raphael LLP
  • Andrew Crane, President and Owner, A. Crane Construction Co.
  • Karen Diane Johnson, Managing Director, The Debt Exchange
  • Amy Latimer, President, TD Garden
  • Gregg Lisciotti, President, Lisciotti Development Corporation
  • Paul J. Sacco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Lodging Association
  • Justin Sterritt, Chief Financial Officer & Collector-Treasurer, City of Boston
  • Frederic E. Wittmann, Senior Managing Director, HFF
  • Jack Hart, Esq., Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

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Just two miles from Logan International Airport, the BCEC’s 2.1 million square feet of flexible space — the largest convention space in the Northeast — the BCEC represents the next frontier of meeting planning — and the city itself. This stunning building provides sweeping views of Boston’s expanding waterfront.

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John B. Hynes
Veterans Memorial
Convention Center

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Large enough for conferences, trade shows and conventions, the Hynes can also be configured to suit more intimate gatherings, such as meetings, training sessions, and receptions. And, with so many amenities nearby, your attendees won’t need to travel far to experience both the benefits of your event and the attractions of Boston.

Visit the Hynes


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The MassMutual Center is conveniently located in downtown Springfield, a venue that combines the best of big-city accessibility and services with small-town hospitality and affordability. Springfield is easily reached from two major highways and Bradley International Airport, which is just 20 minutes away.

Visit the MassMutual Center