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Sep15

Tribune Honors Ryan Boyer Among Most Influential Philadelphians

Ryan Boyer, a member of the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, was among the most influential Philadelphians honored by The Philadelphia Tribune on Sept. 14.

Aug24

2017 NFL Draft Exceeded Economic Impact Projections

The NFL draft was a tourism boon for Philadelphia, exceeding expectations and delivering nearly $95 million in economic impact to the city.

Aug21

Sneak Peek: Aloft hotel opens adjacent to Pa. Convention Center

After more than a year of renovations, the historic Liberty Title building returned to North Broad Street as a 179-room Aloft Hotel connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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.