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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.


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.


Photos: Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention 2017

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


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


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.