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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
The Democratic National Convention this July is expected to attract more than 50,000 people to the Philadelphia region for the four-day event.
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.
The Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) has launched a "Green Team" to complement its existing core of sustainability programs.
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.
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.