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The Convention Center can provide a wide array of services for your group, including electrical, telephone, Internet, compressed air, and water to a full inventory of in-house equipment. No matter what your needs are, we can meet them!

Audio Visual & Production

The Buffalo Convention Center owns limited audio-visual equipment. Please see our complete Equipment Inventory List for more information.

The Buffalo Convention Center does not have an exclusive audio-visual supplier. We are proud to partner with many local and national companies for various shows. Please see our vendor directory for contact information.

We welcome all reliable and qualified audio-visual suppliers.

Event Technology Services

The Buffalo Convention Center received a total re-cabling of all public spaces in the building and the addition of a high-density wireless network covering the building’s 110,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

The upgrades have increased high-speed internet bandwidth by a factor of ten, allowing exhibitors and guests instant and unimpeded access to any applications they require.

Highlights include:

  • 300 MB of bandwidth                    
  • More than 240 data ports throughout the building
  • 70 wireless access points
  • The ability to accommodate up to 7,000 devices
  • Charging station located by the front desk for cell phones and tablets
  • Installation of 11 digital signage boards throughout the facility
  • Complimentary Basic Wireless high-speed internet throughout the meeting space. If specific bandwidth or more robust access is needed, additional charges could apply.

 **Please see Planning Documents for pricing and additional information.**

Security procedures

Management and staff at the Buffalo Convention Center constantly review and revise security procedures in an effort to create an exceptional and memorable event environment where our guests and clients feel safe, secure and welcome.

In order to provide an environment where our guests can safely enjoy the event, the Buffalo Convention Center’s security professionals conduct security checks as deemed necessary by the management or as requested by each individual client. These checks can include the use of wands, Evolv Express concealed weapon detection, the search of jackets and bags, or other acceptable checks.

Final determination of the number of, type of, and duties of security professionals required for an event is made by the BCC Management.

About Evolv  

Evolv Express® is an AI-driven system using safe, ultra-low frequency, electromagnetic fields, and advanced sensors to detect concealed weapons. It is a reliable and convenient option to move large groups of guests quickly and safely into an event without having to wait in line or take off their bag. The use of Evolv Express results in smaller crowds at entry points, shorter lines, and fewer direct interactions with security personnel.  

Evolv Express’ AI scans for anomalies and, upon detection, a second, separate security check is performed by security personnel. One Evolv unit and three security professionals can scan 1,000 – 1,500 people per hour, which is five to seven times faster than traditional magnetometers.

This new technology has already been installed at Walt Disney World, Hersheypark, and Six Flags Amusement Parks with excellent results and has been in use at the BCC since late 2023. 

For additional information or questions regarding Evolv Express and our new safety and security screening services, please contact your Event Services Manager. 

catering & dining

The Buffalo Convention Center is proud to offer our exclusive in-house catering and concessions for all of your food and beverage needs. Our Executive Chef and experienced catering staff will work with you to create a menu to dazzle the most discerning pallet.

From a continental breakfast to a black tie gala, we can offer your guests unparalleled service and an outstanding dining experience. Catering is available in all of our function areas, so feel free to plan a board luncheon, conference breakfast, a banquet for 500, or concessions for thousands. You are limited only by your imagination.


Your wedding day is one of the most magical days of your life.  Let the Convention Center help create the perfect day for you. Our catering manager will take care of every detail imaginable to make your reception truly spectacular and one to remember. Our flexible space allows us to accommodate both the ceremony and reception for added convenience.

Click here to view our wedding package.