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Jun26

Philly is celebrating the Fourth of July. Welcome to the party!

This year, America turns 242 — and she’s asking for a little more than just dinner and a movie. Luckily, Philadelphia knows how to throw a party. And you’re on the guest list.

Jun26

Celebrate America where it began

There will be 50 free events taking place as part of the Wawa Welcome America festival from June 28 through July 4 in Philadelphia. The events include a Community Festival on June 30 at Pennsylvania Convention Center.

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.

Feb12

Market East near Pennsylvania Convention Center is Booming

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.

Feb12

After Eagles Super Bowl win, Eagles tattoos are in demand

The 20th annual Philadelphia Tattoo Convention is the world’s largest traveling exhibition of live tattoo art and curiosities. Folks turned out hundreds deep, wrapping around the Pennsylvania Convention Center for an opportunity to get an Eagles tattoo.

Jan29

LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 returns to Philadelphia

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in May 2019, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., chairman, chief executive officer and president of LFI managing partner AmericasMart® Atlanta.

Jan25

Auto show rolls into Pennsylvania Convention Center

According to the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, 253,191 people attended the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show, the biggest turnout since 2004. Also, a new attendance record was also set on opening Sunday of the show, with 39,630 guests present that day. How do you follow that up?

Jan19

Area prospects at the 2018 MLS Superdraft

It's draft day for Major League Soccer and several players with Greater Cincinnati ties are hoping to get good news. Following the MLS player combine earlier this week in Orlando, America's top-tier soccer league will welcome in a draft class of new talent to the workforce during Friday's SuperDraft at  the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Jan8

I Love My Job: Philly Auto Show Director Kevin Mazzucola

The Philadelphia Auto Show is about three weeks away and the event’s executive director, Kevin Mazzucola, is in what he says is the hurricane of auto show production. That means its crunch time for the nine-person team that puts together one of Philadelphia’s biggest events of the year.

Dec18

Pa. Convention Center Art Collection is far from Conventional

The Pennsylvania Convention Center has just completed acquiring and permanently installing a 127-piece collection of contemporary art, at a cost of about $1.5 million. 

Dec8

Army-Navy 2017: Quick slants with Marine veteran Rob Riggle

Millions of fans know Rob Riggle, 47, from his work on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and from his contributions to the “Fox NFL Sunday” pregame show. Fewer are aware of Riggle’s 23 years in the Marines and Marine Corps Reserve, from which he retired as a lieutenant colonel in 2013. He visited the Center on Dec. 8.

Nov20

Convention Center will receive New Marquee in 2018

The Pennsylvania Convention Center will install new marquee signage along the facility’s Broad Street entrance to prominently brand the 2 million square-foot facility, which attracts more than 1 million annual convention and show attendees. 

Nov17

Urban Affairs Coalition's 48th Anniversary Celebration

The Urban Affairs Coalition Networking Breakfast event celebrated its 48th Anniversary at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and recognized the 2017 Urban Affairs Coalition Award honorees.

Nov6

Philly Bike Expo attracts record exhibitor and attendance count

The Philly Bike Expo attracted a record number of exhibitors and attendees, organizers said, and the show's first attempt at trade-only hours attracted about 150 registered industry members, including retailers and suppliers. The show sold 4,213 tickets and featured 177 booths, including many custom frame builders, along with cycling organizations. 

Oct23

U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions speaks at Pennsylvania Convention Center

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle what he described as an organization that “threatens the lives and well-being of each and every family and each and every neighborhood [it] infests.”

Oct10

Out & Equal Builds Workplace Diversity

A major conference underway in Philadelphia is designed to foster diversity in the workplace. About 4,000 people are taking part in the Out and Equal summit at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Oct4

10 Michelle Obama Quotes from the Pa. Conference for Women

Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes spoke on stage during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 

Oct2

New comic show expands into Convention Center

ReedPOP is launching a new annual convention in Philadelphia named Keystone Comic Con. Scheduled to debut September 14 - 16, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Keystone Comic Con is described as similiar to ReedPOP's New York Comic Con, C2E2, and Emerald City Comic Con, but with "a local twist" for Pennsylvania.

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.

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.

Apr11

SMG Celebrates 40 Years of Facilities Management

Four decades after signing the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, SMG is celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of the world’s leading private management companies with over 230 facilities including the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Mar10

Philadelphia Breaks Convention Bookings Record

2016 was a good year for convention business in the City of Brotherly Love. According to the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), it marked ithe highest convention booking year ever, with 713 events using 903,199 hotel room nights secured for future years

Mar6

2016 Was The Best Booking Year Yet

The city booked 713 events and more than 900,000 hotel room nights including two major conventions at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Feb16

Major customer returns to Pennsylvania Convention Center

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, joining with the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, booked its 2022 annual symposium and Congress at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Feb15

2017 Flower Show brings Dutch sustainability to Convention Center

Philadelphians will be transported to the Netherlands next month when the Philadelphia Flower Show sets up the North American debut of a massive Dutch sustainability project, and a brand-new species of tulip named for the City of Brotherly Love, March 11 to 19 at the Convention Center.

Feb13

Photos: Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention 2017

The Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention descended upon the Convention Center for three full days of ink and entertainment.

Jan26

Get revved up for the Philadelphia Auto Show

Whether you drive or not, the allure of the Philadelphia Auto Show is undeniable. The cars are always sleek and beautiful with design elements reminiscent of fine sculpture. Returning to the Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend, the Philadelphia Auto Show has long been one of the biggest auto shows in the country, drawing crowds of 250,000

Jan23

Tattoo artists will gather at Pa. Convention Center

Tattoo artists from around the world will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center the weekend of Feb. 10. For the 19th year, the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention will draw crowds hoping to get inked. 

Jan6

Modern Language Convention Brings Renowned Scholars

British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah, renowned playwright Anna Deavere Smith and award-winning Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison will be among those taking center stage this week when 7,000 participants gather in Philadelphia for the 132nd Modern Language Association Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Jan5

PHL hopes to expand International Visitors

The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) announced Thursday that it has appointed tourism agency Atlantic Link to represent Philadelphia in the Danish city of Copenhagen in hopes of expanding international tourism to and from the Nordic region. Growth in the market could bring more attendees to the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Jan3

Philadelphia hospitality industry to close 2016 strong

Anchored by strong activity in both the leisure and meetings and conventions sectors that reinforced Philadelphia’s image as a destination, Center City is set to close out the year with record hotel occupancy once again.

Dec15

The Philadelphia Mummers Parade Welcomes New Year with a Purpose

The Pennsylvania Convention Center will host the Mummers Fancy Brigade Finale on Jan. 1. Often described as a cross between Broadway and Mardi Gras, the indoor finale is a high-energy showcase of masterfully choreographed routines by more than 2,500 costumed performers. A special family show starts at 11:30 a.m., with a second show at 5 p.m. MummersFest, a four-day, family festival (December 28-31), gives fans a chance to make crafts, try on authentic Mummers costumes and watch the clubs rehearse.

Dec8

Pa. Convention Center is the Heart of Reinvigorated Exhibition Industry

The Pennsylvania Convention Center’s extended wing overlooks a statue of state founder William Penn. Penn established the diverse city in 1682 to uphold ideals of liberty and free trade championed by John Locke. These principles are at the forefront of the Center's agenda as its management navigates the demands of unions and free market enterprises.

Dec5

Mentorship plays key role for Pennsylvania Convention Center Staff

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women doesn’t just inspire attendees. It has also inspired the staff members of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC), which has hosted the Conference for 11 years. Here are reflections about mentoring and supportive networks from several PCC women employees:

Nov7

Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia CVB host Washington, D.C. Town Hall

On Wednesday, November 2, the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted a live town hall for meeting professionals in Washington, DC, titled “It’s Time to Cast Your Vote for Philadelphia.”

Oct21

Philly-area Auto Dealers give school children a warm start

Automobile dealers in Philadelphia had some warm thoughts on their minds as they distributed winter coats to students. Regional dealers donated a coat for every car sold in September. The collection of warm winter wear was handed out recently to several thousand children at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Oct10

Students Attend Young Women's Program at Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women's program helps shape future female leaders.

Sep20

7 Sessions you don't want to miss at the Pa. Women's Conference

On Oct. 6, the highly anticipated Pennsylvania Conference for Women will gather some of the country’s biggest names to talk women’s empowerment at rhe Pennsylvania Convention Center.

 

Aug24

13th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women

The Pennsylvania Convention center will host the 13th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Oct.6. Nearly 9,000 will attend this day of networking, inspiration, development and growth, featuring over 150 speakers. 

Aug23

$10 million conference for Women in Engineering coming to PCC

The world's largest conference of female engineers will land in Philadelphia in October, and bring an estimated economic impact of at least $10.1 million with it. The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau expects 5,000 attendees at the Society of Women Engineers, or SWE, annual conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Oct. 26.

Aug17

Philadelphia hospitality industry’s $500 million summer

Philadelphia's hospitality industry had a gangbusters summer this year. A $500 million summer, that is, due in part to the Democratic National Convention and a hefty convention calendar. The DNC, eight citywide conventions and major sporting events have contributed to the Philadelphia's hospitality industry's blockbuster summer..

Aug10

Pennsylvania Convention Center contributes to rise in hospitality jobs

The city’s hospitality industry had about 72,800 jobs in June, an increase of nearly 5 percent over last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The preliminary figures represent the most jobs held in hospitality in a single month in more than a decade.

Jul23

Road to the White House leads through Philadelphia

Philadelphia is expected to make history as it welcomes thousands of visitors for one of the nation’s most significant political conventions. An estimated 50,000 attendees are expected to turn out for the Democratic National Convention, which will be held Monday through Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Jul6

Q&A: Pennsylvania Convention Center’s John J. McNichol

Thanks to Pope Francis, the Philadelphia region has received its fair share of international attention in the past year. It will continue this month when the Democratic National Convention comes to town. Looming large in all of this is Drexel Hillnative John J. McNichol.

Jun8

When, where is the 2016 Democratic National Convention?

The Democratic National Convention this July is expected to attract more than 50,000 people to the Philadelphia region for the four-day event.

Jun7

Wizard World Comic Con draws thousands of 'big nerds'

Wizard World Comic Con drew tens of thousands of fans, many of them in costume as a wide range of comic-book and anime characters. After waiting in lines, attendees arrived excited for photo-ops with celebrities, rows of comic-themed merchandise, costume contests, and more.

Jun2

"Green Team" launched at Pennsylvania Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) has launched a "Green Team" to complement its existing core of sustainability programs.

Jun1

Wizard World Comic Con returns to Pennsylvania Convention Center

Pop culture fans will be able to meet their heroes at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia that gets underway Thursday afternoon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Jason David Frank, who played Tommy, the Green Ranger, from the Power Rangers television show, is among dozens of celebrities in town. He will be at Comic  Con all four days, posing for pictures with fans and signing autographs.

May18

Convention Center to dedicate theater to Michael Nutter

Pennsylvania Convention Center officials will name the facility's multipurpose theater after the former mayor of Philadelphia, whose second term ended in January. The center repurposed Room 114, a former lecture hall at the southeast corner of 13th and Race Streets, to make way for the Michael A. Nutter Theatre.

Apr28

Commentary: Use Phila.'s strengths to promote further growth

Since the Pennsylvania Convention Center opened, downtown hotel rooms have doubled in number, while hospitality, leisure, and entertainment employment growth outpaced the region and nation.

Apr14

Hotels win big during record-breaking Easter Weekend

After two big events in Philadelphia last weekend, the NCAA Men's Basketball East Regional and the ASICS Northeast Qualifier Volleyball tournament, Center City hotels experienced record-breaking occupancy over Easter Weekend, topping out at 95 percent.

Mar28

Philadelphia: A Great Place to Spend the Weekend

While pics near the Rocky statue after you run up the Art Museum's steps or of a cheesesteak in South Philly will generate the most interest on your social media feeds, if you want to quietly take in Philly’s cobblestone charm, stroll around the historic district.

Mar18

Thousands of teenage girls bring their aces to Pa. Convention Center

Teenage girls from all over the country are in Philadelphia for a qualifying volleyball tournament. The sound of more than 470 teams playing volleyball on 68 court inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center was deafening. The girls compete March 18-20 and again March 25-27.

Mar2

Marvel Stars Unite in Philadelphia! Convention Center hosts June 2-5

Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston among Wizard World Guests, June 4-5

This is the only 2016 appearance for Hiddleston as Marvel Universe standouts Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo also are scheduled to appear at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Feb25

Why The Democratic National Convention Is Coming To Philadelphia

The Democratic National Committee is coming to the City of Brotherly Love for its nominating convention (July 25-28), which is already shaping up to be more interesting than many pundits thought it would be. Special events will be at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Feb5

Conventions booked in 2015 to generate $1.1 billion for Phila.

Booking efforts by Philadelphia convention leaders last year set the city and the region up for an estimated $1 billion in economic impact in future years. About 75 percent of the business is related to events at the Pa. Convention Center.

 

Feb4

Auto Show Attracts Big Crowds To Convention Center

More than 700 cars, trucks, SUVs and other vehicles are on exhibit at the 115th Philadelphia Auto Show in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The vehicles are expected to bring more than 250,000 people to the Center.

Jan25

Pennsylvania Convention Center to save $550,000 on power

The Pennsylvania Convention Center will save up to $550,000 through 2018 under a new electricity supplier agreement with Constellation Inc. to power the 2-million-square foot facility and to use 25 percent renewable energy.
 

Jan6

Phila. CVB appoints new CEO to lead convention efforts

Julie Coker Graham has been appointed president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), the chief marketing agency of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, following the retirement of hospitality veteran Jack Ferguson.

Dec3

Media gets first look at DNC venues; Pa. Convention Center

Planners of the 2016 Democratic National Convention toured venues in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, which includes the historic train shed of the former Reading Railroad terminal, will host various caucus meetings, speeches and other events during the convention week, which begins July 25.

Dec1

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Nov25

BIO International returns to Pa. Convention Center for 2019

Philadelphia's convention business has landed a big return customer. The Biotechnology Industry Association has rebooked the Pennsylvania Convention Center for its 2019 convention, just six months after having its 2015 convention in town. The convention will bring a big economic impact to the city, 27,000 thousand hotel room nights and it will generate $47 million.

Oct20

Convention Center hosts "secret" Paul McCartney show

Sir Paul played a two-hour set at the Convention Center last night, as part of a customer appreciation dinner held by a trucking company.

Oct9

Convention Center earns good report after papal visit

The building is doing better since a labor agreement designed to make it easier for convention planners took effect, experts say.

Sep22

Part Of Pa. Convention Center Transformed Into Church For WMOF Mass

Convention Center is transformed in a church for the World Meeting of Families Conference.

Aug7

Forbes' speed networking to debut during PCC event

Forbes teams up with Tinder for ‘speed networking’ app, debuting in Philly for Under 30 Summit

Jul8

Pa. Convention Center selects new Wi-Fi provider

Pa. Convention Center selects new Wi-Fi provider; why attendees should care

Jul7

PCC hosted ISTE, the nation's largest ed-tech conference

How ISTE evolved into the largest ed-tech conference

Jun9
May1

Worth the Trip: Wizard World - Comic Con!

Allen Inverson, Burt Reynolds, Lou Ferrigno and Penn Badgley and more!

Apr28
Mar23

More efficient 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show

Changes in the union workforce at the Convention Center have dramatically lowered the cost of putting on an event there, an internal analysis shows.

Mar2

It's A New Day at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Leave the Philadelphia Flower Show alone.

Jan13

"Conde Nast Traveler" ranks Phila. No. 2 for Shopping

With the almost simultaneous addition of higher-end retail stores like The Gallery’s Century 21 and Nordstrom Rack on Chestnut Street, and the affordable international chain Uniqlo, it’s not hard to recognize Philly as a shopper's paradise.
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Jan6

$350 million in new bookings herald success

Working together, the Board of Directors, SMG and the trade unions at the Pennsylvania Convention Center achieved a remarkable turnaround in just seven months that resulted in the booking of new shows that will generate more than $350 million in economic impact for the Philadelphia region.d