In The News
Jul16

SMG names new general manager for PA Convention Center

SMG, the world’s leader in public facilities management, has selected a new top executive to lead the helm of its operations at the 2 million-square-foot Pennsylvania Convention Center. Kelvin D. Moore, CMP, will serve as General Manager beginning July 16.

Jun26

Philly is celebrating the Fourth of July. Welcome to the party!

This year, America turns 242 — and she’s asking for a little more than just dinner and a movie. Luckily, Philadelphia knows how to throw a party. And you’re on the guest list.

Jun26

Celebrate America where it began

There will be 50 free events taking place as part of the Wawa Welcome America festival from June 28 through July 4 in Philadelphia. The events include a Community Festival on June 30 at Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Jun18

Convention Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Community Fest

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is celebrating its 25th Anniversary by opening its doors to the public for a free community festival and self-guided art tours on Saturday, June 30th as part of Wawa Welcome America.

May11

Pa. Convention Center generated billions of dollars over 25 years

Convention centers are built to inject dollars into the local economy and to attract conventions and meetings to the cities where they are located. From July 1993-March 2018, the Convention Center held 7,177 events, attracted 27.2 million attendees and generated an economic impact of $13.3 billion.

May11

‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Justice League,’ Head Programming at Wizard World

Henry Winkler, ‘Women of Pop Culture,’ Stephen Amell, Jewel Staite Fan Sessions, Anime Voice Actors, Creator Panels, Costume Contests, Cosplay Sessions All Weekend Long at Pennsylvania Convention Center, Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20.

May1

Center City hotels experience record-breaking first quarter

Center City hotels closed out the first quarter of 2018 with record breaking results.The Eagles Super Bowl win, the return of popular events like the Philadelphia Auto Show and Philadelphia Flower Show and a full convention calendar contributed to an occupancy of 73.1 percent and $135 million in revenue for local hotels during the first quarter.

Apr26

Philadelphia checks in with record Q1 for hotels

A full convention calendar coupled with popular events have resulted in Philadelphia reporting a booming hotel performance for Q1 that supported 73,000 hospitality jobs, says Pennsylvania Convention Center President & CEO John J. McNichol.

Apr25

PACK EXPO East Hits its Stride with Best Show to Date

The third edition was the most comprehensive PACK EXPO East yet, welcoming more than 6,000 attendees with buying power to a busy Pennsylvania Convention Center filled with successful new features and satisfied exhibitors.

Apr18

Amal Clooney to head PA Conference for Women

International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will be a keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Convention Center in Center City.