About

The Pennsylvania Convention Center offers more than 1 million square-feet of saleable meeting spaces, the largest ballroom in the Northeast and welcoming lounges within a flexible and dynamic venue.

The Convention Center is among the nation’s premier meeting and convention facilities with advanced technology, a remarkable Pennsylvania-based art collection and unmatched views of Philadelphia’s famous City Hall.

Meeting professionals will find a flexible space that combines historic preservation with architectural innovation throughout a six-block structure. A floor-to-ceiling glass facade entrance on North Broad Street serves as the gateway to Philadelphia’s arts and cultural venues on Broad Street and the City’s renowned museums along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, via Lenfest Plaza. The Arch Street entrance leads to the famous Reading Terminal Market and Philadelphia’s Historic District.

Exhibitors will find friendly work rules on the show floor and welcoming trade unions ready to assist with signature events. 
Attendees will appreciate direct access to transportation options, including bus, subway, regional rail, and taxis. With more than 11,500 hotel rooms within walking distance and world-class restaurants, shops and cultural attractions across Center City, Philadelphia offers a memorable visit. The Convention Center’s convenient location in the heart of downtown Philadelphia also makes it easier to explore the city’s neighborhoods.

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is ready to be the partner that you need.


Mission Statement

The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority is charged by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the steward of the public good; assuring the successful operation of the world-class Pennsylvania Convention Center, and to drive economic prosperity for the greater Philadelphia region as a world-class convention center.

The Authority seeks to fulfill its mission by:

  • Fostering a service oriented culture in which delivering a positive customer experience is at the forefront and focus all decisions
  • Establishing best practices in the convention, event, and hospitality markets to expand business and enhance the customer experience
  • Investing in state-of-the art technological infrastructure to provide customers with access to the latest innovations and tools; and
  • Partnering with shareholders and strategic partners in the Commonwealth to maximize the business impact of the Pennsylvania Convention Center while maintaining a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.