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Jun15

LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Broke Philadelphia Registration Record

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set all-new records at the Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7-11 with the largest trade show floor and largest Philadelphia registration highlighting its 2017 performance.

Jun4

Ahmeenah Young, trailblazing Convention Center chief, dies

A trailblazer and advocate for change, Ahmeenah Young was a first of her kind who made sure she wouldn’t be the last.

Jun4

Ahmeenah Young, first woman CEO of Pa. Convention Center, dies

Friends, family and colleagues are remembering an influential and renowned trailblazer who has passed away. Ahmeenah Young, the first woman and first African American president of the Pennsylvania Convention Center died Friday.

Jun3

Ahmeenah Young, 69, former Pennsylvania Convention Center president and CEO

Ahmeenah Young, a former president and CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority who was well-known in the hospitality industry and, according to U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, “a true renaissance person and a champion for the city of Philadelphia,” died on Friday, June 2, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. She was 69.

May9

Pennsylvania Convention Center Touts A Banner Year

The Pennsylvania Convention Center hosted 221 conventions, meetings, and trade shows in 2016, attracting 1.1 million attendees, who stayed 365,000 nights in hotel rooms and spent $256 million, according to a report released by the Convention Center Tuesday.

May5

Runners pick up race bibs at Convention Center

Forty thousand runners registered for Sunday’s 38th annual Broad Street Run, and many of this year’s participants picked up their race bibs Friday, at a health and fitness expo in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Apr26

Live from Philly: Day Two of RIMS 2017

The second full day at RIMS 2017 was full of educational sessions, productive meetings and lots of fun on the exhibit hall floor at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Apr21

Actor Charlie Sheen will attend Wizard World Comic Con June 3-4

Hollywood headliner Charlie Sheen, whose dozens of topline film and TV credits include hits “Two and Half Men,” “Anger Management,” Wall Street and Platoon, will appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4.

Apr19

Museum of the American Revolution Opens in Philadelphia

Within walking distance of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Constitution Center, the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the First Bank of the U.S., the Museum of the American Revolution resides in the heart of historic Philadelphia. 

Apr14

Black History & Culture Showcase Held At PA Convention Center

It’s Easter weekend, which means it’s time for the Black History and Culture Showcase at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.