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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.

Mar30

African-American History Showcase continues to inspire, enlighten

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.

Mar29

PA Convention Center will #LightItUpBlue for Autism Awareness

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.

Mar25

Rick Williams emcees UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball

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.