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Atlantic Builders Convention Kicks Off in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Tuesday, April 4, 2017) The 68th annual Atlantic Builders Convention  (ABC) begins today at the Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina and continues tomorrow at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, NJ.

ABC, hosted by the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA), is the largest building industry trade show in the Northeast, drawing approximately 6,500 participants including residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers and subcontractors, plus a variety of manufacturers, suppliers, and consulting professionals. The convention features hundreds of exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services to a large and diverse audience of industry leaders. A wide variety of educational seminars offer attendees up-to-date information about the latest market trends, government policies and technical developments in the industry.

This year's convention features several key events including the highly anticipated annual Economic Forecast on Wednesday, April 5, in Hall D, Atlantic City Convention Center. The Economic Forecast will feature industry leading speakers: Kevin C. Gillen, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow, Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation, Drexel University; Steve LaTerra, Managing Director, Meyers Research LLC; Joseph F. Riggs, Group President, K. Hovnanian Homes; Steven A. Santola, Esq., Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Woodmont Properties; Christopher Gaffney, Group President, Toll Brothers Inc.; and Christiana Foglio, CEO and Founder, Community Investment Strategies.

A new addition to ABC this year is the Green Neighborhood, where builders, contractors, practitioners, and vendors with expertise in green infrastructure will locate and share expertise on stormwater management for development projects in rapid-fire consulting sessions. This year the ABC will also be utilizing a new host hotel, the Golden Nugget Casino, Hotel & Marina.

The ABC will also offer educational opportunities for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits which will be available in the following disciplines: AIA - Architects, AICP - Professional Planners, CLE - Attorneys, and CPC – Engineers.

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the ABC convention over three days. The estimated economic impact is expected to reach more than $1.8 million. In addition, more than 1,200 hotel room nights have been contracted by convention center visitors throughout the week.

The Exhibit Floor will be open from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 5th and 6th, and will showcase the latest designs, products and services offered in the building industry.

Visit www.ABConvention.com or call 609-587-5577 for more information.

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About the Atlantic Builders Convention (ABC)

Now in its 68th year, ABC is the largest building industry trade show in the Northeast, drawing approximately 6,500 participants from the Northeast region, including residential and commercial builders, developers, remodelers and subcontractors, plus a variety of manufacturers, suppliers, and consulting professionals. The convention features hundreds of exhibits showcasing the latest products and services to a large and diverse audience of decision makers. Attendees gain up-to-date information about the latest market trends, government policies and technical developments at educational seminars.

About the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA)

NJBA is a housing industry trade association of builders, developers, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers, architects, consultants and other professionals dedicated to meeting the housing needs of all New Jersey residents and facilitating their realization of the American Dream of homeownership. NJBA serves as a resource for its members through continuing education and advocacy. NJBA and its members strive for a better, greener, more affordable housing market in New Jersey. Additional information is available at http://www.njba.org/.

About Meet AC
Meet AC, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) organization formed and funded as a public-private partnership by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to create economic development through conventions, sporting events, film production and group tourism.  Meet AC focuses on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services.

For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetac.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Spectra
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is the expert in hosting and entertainment, partnering with over 300 clients at 400 global properties to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s expertise is embodied within three divisions: Venue Management (formerly Global Spectrum), Food Services & Hospitality (formerly Ovations Food Services) and Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan). Learn more at www.SpectraExperiences.com.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) 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 since 1984.  Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, the Authority's mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state's key economic development agency for Atlantic City.  CRDA's expanded responsibilities now include land use regulation, tourism marketing and clean and safe initiatives. The CRDA also oversees Historic Boardwalk Hall (the leading entertainment venue of its size in the country) and the Atlantic City Convention Center.  In total, CRDA has invested nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide, of which $1.8 billion has been invested in Atlantic City, spurring business investments and expansions, and creating permanent jobs in the process. For more information about CRDA and our projects, visit www.njcrda.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/njcrda.

For destination photos and videos media may visit www.doatlanticcity.com/mediaonline where dozens of assets are available for download. For complete Atlantic City tourism information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jessica Merrill
609-449-7147
jmerrill@meetac.com


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