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Exhibition World Supplement: Dubai
Supplement: Dubai
Exhibition World January 2015
January 2015
PCVB BOOKS 225 MEETINGS WORTH $813M FOR 2012
posted on: 10/1/2012 10:46:36
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AMERICAS - Philadelphia Convention and visitors bureau (PCVB) has booked 225 meetings and conventions for 2012, which was boosted by the newly-expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center it says.
 
The official tourism promotion agency for the city said the event wins would have an economic impact of more than US$813m for the city and would mean 565,866 room nights.
 
“An expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center is helping Philadelphia reach a broader audience nationally and internationally,” said Jack Ferguson, President and CEO of PCVB.
 
“Working with our partners at the convention centre and throughout the hospitality community, more visitors are expected to fill our hotels, restaurants and attractions in 2012.”
 
Other notable conventions and tradeshow wins for the city include; Risk and Insurance Management Society, (15-18
April, 29,575 total room nights); UBM Canon Communications, LLC, (22-24 May, 8,450 total room nights) and the American Chemical Society, 17-21 August, (26,120 total room nights).
 
The expanded convention centre is 62 per cent bigger, features one million square feet of saleable space, 79 meeting rooms and the largest ballroom on the East Coast.
 
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