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Exhibition World Issue 76
Issue 76
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Bright lights, big cities
posted on: 4/4/2012 10:58:54
Philadelphia skyline

AMERICAS - US meeting planners and tradeshow organisers are meeting this week at the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) for Meeting Metropolis, 3-5 April.

Meeting Metropolis is hosted by the PCC’s own Authority in conjunction with the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and includes a series of educational sessions.

The event is targeted at US convention, meeting and tradeshow leaders who book in the Northeast.
The industry event is followed by the largest gathering of risk management practitioners, 11,000 of whom are expected at the PCC, 15-19 April.
During Meeting Metropolis, attendees will also have the ability to:

Visit Pennsylvania Marketplace Expo to get a first look at more than 100 suppliers showcasing leading innovations that are changing the meetings industry Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter is expected to greet delegates on 4 April.

The conference will use 33,162 hotel room nights and bring US$36m worth of economic impact.
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