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Atlantic City Convention Center and Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall Open for Business

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - (Wednesday, May 26, 2021) Meet AC, Atlantic City’s Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, and Spectra, the venue management company for the Atlantic City Convention Center and Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, are thrilled to announce as of Friday, June 4, both facilities will operate at 100%. 

“Atlantic City is thrilled all indoor gathering limits, specific to meetings, conventions and events has been lifted. This will allow us to continue to move our destination forward, while growing the meetings and conventions market, ” stated Meet AC’s President and CEO, Larry Sieg. “Our clients are ready to get back to business and we look forward to their return to Atlantic City.”

“Receiving the all clear to fully reopen our destination and state is tremendous news, especially on the heels of a holiday weekend and our unofficial kick-off to summer. We look forward to seeing Atlantic City become vibrant with visitors again, ” added CRDA Executive Director, Matt Doherty. 

Import Expo, which will take place on Sunday, June 13 will be the first event to return to the Atlantic City Convention Center since March 2020. This event will have approximately 800 cars on display and an estimated 2,000 attendees with an economic impact of $140,000. 

“We are excited to welcome back live events responsibly, and to demonstrate how we have been preparing our facilities’ over the course of the last year, ” said Spectra’s Jim McDonald, General Manager of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall. “We look forward to greeting guests and visitors alike, and are confident that their experience here will be better than ever.”

For additional information on current guidelines and how to plan your next meeting or convention in Atlantic City, please visit www.meetac.com.


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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 is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com.

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority 
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 Facebook at Facebook.com/njcrda, and 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.Also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DoAtlanticCity and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/VisitAC, #DOAC, and Do AC Instagram at Instagram.com/doac.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jessica Kasunich
609-515-0210
jkasunich@meetac.com

Erin Satterfield
Erin.Satterfield@spectraxp.com

Karen Martin
kmartin@njcrda.com


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