Services available are
  • Audio-visual 
  • Translation 
  • Interpretation 
  • Meeting 
The Conference Facility of the Caribbean

Built to UN Specifications

Located on the picturesque Kingston Waterfront, the Jamaica Conference Centre was built in 1982 as the venue for the preparatory meetings of the International Seabed Authority, an arm of the United Nations. The Centre was built to United Nations specifications and its facilities and services rival the best.

The Centre comprises five Conference Rooms, three Caucus Rooms, Delegates Lounges, a Restaurant, a Private Dining and Reception Area.  

The Kenneth Rattray Conference Room (formerly Conference Room 1), is equipped with an electronic voting system. An observersí gallery and public and press galleries are located on the first floor. The speakerís rostrum is elevated and a portable circular stage can be installed for artistic performances.

Office facilities, with rooms for press interviews, are located on the ground floor immediately behind the Conference Room. A documentsí distribution booth is also located within the Conference Room.

Conference Room 2, is similar to Conference Room 1, with press gallery, offices for secretariat as well as documentsí distribution counter. Both Conference Rooms 1 and 2 open on to the 4400 sq. ft. Harbour Lounge with a magnificent view of Kingston Harbour.

Conference Room 3 is a fine reflection of the use of local material in a decorative and functional manner. The bamboo which comprises the ceiling add a warm artistic atmosphere while enhancing the acoustics of the room. Throughout the Centre architectural details made use of indigenous art and craft such as the bamboo ceiling in Conference Room 3.

Types of Events

The Jamaica Conference Centre is the ideal location for:

  • Local, regional and international Conferences
  • Meeting, seminars and workshops
  • Graduations
  • Weddings
  • Luncheons
  • Cocktails

Technical and Support Services

All five conference rooms are equipped for simultaneous interpretation of six languages. The layout of each room is appropriately designed in either a semi-circular fashion or in vertical blocks to suit delegations.

Regular Service - rental of the facility includes janitorial services, water service for head table, air-conditioning in conference and caucus rooms and normal lighting.

Reception Foyer - the Reception Foyer houses an information desk, documents distribution counter.

Conference Administration Office - the Conference Administration Office provides meeting services, reproduction of documents and other administrative services which may be required. General enquiries regarding meeting services may be directed to the Administration Office.

Medical Post - facilities to accommodate a First Aid response unit are located on the ground floor of the office building.

Telephone operators are on duty to assist participants with overseas calls.

Many of the offices in the Centre are equipped with direct dial telephones. Also, there are a number of public pay telephones for local and international calls.

Comprehensive Security is provided on a 24-hour basis by electronic systems and a private security firm. There are guards at the entrance to the Centre and a Security Post within the facility. Regular and specialized services of the cityís police can be arranged on request.

Extensive Parking Facilities are provided by 45-bay car park within the complex. Paid parking is available at the 5-storey parking garage, which is connected at the first floor level to the Conference Centre by a pedestrian bridge.

Dining Facilities - Our Seabreeze Restaurant overlooks the Entry Plaza and Reflecting Pool to the north, and the Internal Garden to the south and has a seating capacity of 250 persons. It is open for public dining from Mondays to Fridays serving breakfast and lunch and offers an extensive array of menu selection ranging from Yard Style to Gourmet.

Private dining can be arranged in the Delegatesí Dining Room which is air-conditioned and seats up to 160 persons.

The Jamaica Conference Centre has retained the services of a concessionaire which provides all catering services to the Centre.

Exhibition Area

Adjoining the upstairs cafeteria is a 2,400 sq. ft. Exhibition Hall with track lighting. Additional exhibition spaces are available throughout the Centre.

When planning for your next Jamaican function, conference or convention, remember the Jamaica Conference Centre Ö the ideal conference destination where great minds meet.