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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The building is doing better since a labor agreement designed to make it easier for convention planners took effect, experts say.
Convention Center is transformed in a church for the World Meeting of Families Conference.