ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER TO WELCOME MORE THAN 13,000 BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS AND PRODUCT BUYERS OVER THREE EVENTS THIS WEEK
EVENTS WILL GENERATE MORE THAN 5,500 ROOM NIGHTS AND MORE THAN $9 MILLION IN DELEGATE SPENDING FOR ATLANTIC CITY
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Monday, March 9, 2015) From mortgage bankers to promotional product buyers, the week of March 9 will be a busy one at the Atlantic City Convention Center. The facility will welcome more than 13,000 attendees over the course of three events in the next five days.
Included among this week’s events is the 2015 Annual Regional Conference, Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey, which will take place on March 9 through March 12 and will host more than 1,500 attendees.
In addition, two distinctive tradeshows that the convention center will host this week are the 2015 Imprinted Sportswear Show (ISS) and 2015 EXPO EAST (PPAI), which for the first time ever will be co-locating their two show floors together and will bring a collective audience of 12,000 qualified promotional product buyers to the show. The combined tradeshow will be held on March 12 through March 15.
The activity from this week’s events is expected to significantly boost revenue for Atlantic City’s local businesses. The estimated economic impact is expected to be more than $9 million and the number of hotel rooms that the convention center visitors will be occupying is approximately 5,838.
About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c) (6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.
About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com The only agency of its kind nationwide, the CRDA has used Atlantic City casino reinvestments as a catalyst for meaningful, positive improvement in the lives of New Jersey residents, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.
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