Event Will Generate More Than 2,700 Room Nights and More Than $9.8 Million in Delegate Spending for Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, November 9, 2016) The Atlantic City Convention Center will welcome one of the biggest conventions of its kind as it hosts more than 35,000 attendees for the 2016 New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention November 10-11.

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the NJEA Convention activity at the convention center over two days. The estimated delegate spending is expected to reach more than $9.8 million. In addition, more than 2,700 hotel room nights have been contracted by convention center visitors throughout the week. The NJEA Convention features the largest attendance of the year for all events at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The 2016 NJEA Convention is an annual event, which provides professional and career development opportunities for its members. As one of the world’s largest educational gatherings, it presents teachers and educational support professionals (ESPs) with more than 300 seminars, workshops and programs to further their training in the field.

Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC said, “The New Jersey Education Association has been one of biggest supporters and dedicated clients of Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Convention Center throughout the years. With 35,000 attendees, the local businesses thrive off of their event every year and we look forward to continuing our partnership with NJEA in the future.”

For more information and a complete program listing, please visit: www.njeaconvention.org.


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.meetac.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MeetAtlanticCity and Twitter at @Meet_AC.


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