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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The African-American History and Showcase is kind of like a shopping mall, with a whole bunch of small special-interest exhibitors anchored by a few, longtime reliable attractions.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center will turn its 475 LED lights on Broad Street blue on Monday, April 2 for World Autism Awareness Day. Taking a cue from Autism Speaks’ #LightItUpBlue campaign, the Convention Center is seeking increase understanding, acceptance, and awareness of autism.
Action News anchor Rick Williams joined Grammy-nominated musician Eric Roberson on Saturday night as emcees for the annual UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Philly remains a strong market overall for retail real estate, swimming against the national current — and the Market East area near the Pennsylvania Convention Center is providing a strong kick.