ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER TO WELCOME MORE THAN 24,000 BEER ENTHUSIASTS THIS WEEKEND AT THE ATLANTIC CITY BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
EVENT WILL GENERATE MORE THAN 730 ROOM NIGHTS AND MORE THAN $2.6 MILLION IN DELEGATE SPENDING FOR ATLANTIC CITY
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Thursday, March 19, 2015) The Atlantic City Convention Center will be bustling with more than 24,000 beer enthusiasts at the facility for the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, which will take place over the weekend.
Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival activity at the Convention Center over the weekend. The estimated delegate spending is expected to reach more than $2 million. In addition, more than 730 hotel rooms have been contracted by Convention Center visitors throughout the week.
Three sessions will take place at the Atlantic City Convention Center starting with the first session on Friday, March 20 and two sessions on Saturday, March 21. The festival is the perfect time for brewers to show-off the craft beers they have created and a great opportunity for attendees to interact and learn about new beers.
“The Celebration of the Suds” is celebrating a decade of beer, which will be the most unique beer event in the country. Attendees will see over 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries, the biggest music acts to date, interactive touch points such as life size beer pong, state-of-the-art March Madness viewing area and culinary offerings from the favorite Atlantic City food and beverage joints.
For tickets and more event information, visit http://www.acbeerfest.com.
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. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetinac.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MeetAtlanticCity and Twitter at @Meet_AC.
Global Spectrum (www.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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