Meetings and Conventions Occurring at the Pennsylvania
Convention Center in 2007
|PHILADELPHIA - January 23, 2007 - The Philadelphia Convention &
Visitors Bureau (PCVB) today released the convention schedule for 2007;
245 meetings and conventions will generate more than 482,993 total room
nights for Philadelphia and $656 million in economic impact. This includes
both large and small meetings and conventions held at the Pennsylvania
Convention Center and in area hotels booked through the PCVB. Booked groups
will bring attendees from every type of industry, including life sciences,
education, finance, religion, and sports to the region.
“We will continue to book meetings for 2007 as well as for future years,”
said Jack Ferguson, PCVB executive vice president, convention division.
“Thanks to our dedicated short-term sales staff, we typically book an additional
100,000 room nights for the year, within the year.”
The PCVB’s campaign current campaign, launched in 2006, initially focused on selling Philadelphia to planners who book their conventions and tradeshows at least five years in advance. We have been really successful in booking long-term groups thanks to ongoing positive Convention Center expansion news, as well as the city’s success in hosting the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Annual Meeting last January. This includes $543 million in contracts on the books for the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center.
For 2007, the largest conventions Philadelphia will host include: the National Education Association, June 25-July 5 (47,725 total room nights); National Baptist Convention, September 3-7 (25,450 total room nights); American Industrial Hygiene Association, May 30-June 9 (21,910 total room nights); American Academy of Physicians Assistants, May 25-31 (22,690 total room nights); American Dietetic Association, September 29-October 1 (15,225 total hotel room nights); and Medical Group Management Association, October 24-November 1 (12,010 total room nights).
Here is a look at some of the larger PCVB-booked meetings and conventions
occurring at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2007:
* This list includes only the largest conventions, out of the 245 booked, for 2007.
Who we are: The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB), www.PhiladelphiaUSA.travel, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official Tourism Promotion Agency for the City of Philadelphia, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The PCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has departments dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.
Our mission: To generate economic impact and job growth by increasing the region's hotel occupancy and revenues, while concurrently affecting other diverse segments of the hospitality industry. To do whatever it takes to attract ethnically diverse regional, national and international convention and tourism customers through creative sales, marketing and communications efforts. To deliver exceptional service and experiences for all, ensuring repeat business across market segments. To increase the quality of life for all our citizens, stakeholders, and visitors by supporting the region's vibrant arts and entertainment, historic, cultural, retail, restaurant, and sports venues.
Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PCVB)
|Also See:||Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Continues to Energize the Hospitality Industry; Generates More Than $1 Billion in Future Convention & Tourism Bookings / July 2006|
|A Look at the Larger Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Booked Conventions Occurring at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2005 / January 2005|
|Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Reiterates Importance of Expansion of PA Convention Center at Annual Meeting / November 2005|