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Aug4

How Philadelphia Conventions Impacted History

A lot of people don’t know that Philadelphia has thus far hosted a total of 12 political conventions. Last year’s presidential election also gave Philadelphia the chance to host the Democratic National Convention, so the city certainly has a long history of hosting conventions.

Jul25

Digital Pharma East to be held Oct. 3-6 at the Convention Center

ExL Events is proud to bring the 11th Digital Pharma East conference to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Oct. 3–6, 2017.

Jul11

Michelle Obama will speak in Philly in October

Michelle Obama is coming to Philadelphia. The former first lady will be in town Oct. 3 for the 14th Pennsylvania Conference for Women. About 10,000 people are expected to attend one of the region’s largest gatherings for women held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Jul10

Philadelphia experiences hotel boom, 20% increase by 2018

By 2018, the total hotel inventory in Philadelphia is expected to grow by 20%. The last 12 months have been busy for Philadelphia’s hotel scene, with the city welcoming a host of exciting new hotels, including an anchor to the Pennsylvania Convention Center..

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.