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Atlantic City Convention Center To Host More Than 45,000 Teachers And Educational Support Professionals For One Of The World's Largest Educational Gatherings

EVENT WILL GENERATE MORE THAN 2,000 ROOM NIGHTS AND MORE THAN $16 MILLION IN DELEGATE SPENDING FOR ATLANTIC CITY

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Wednesday, November 4, 2015) The Atlantic City Convention Center will welcome one of the biggest conventions of its kind as it hosts more than 45,000 attendees for the 2015 New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention on November 5-6.

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the NJEA Convention activity at the convention center over two days. The estimated delegate spending is expected to reach more than $16 million. In addition, more than 2,000 hotel room nights have been contracted by convention center visitors throughout the week. The NJEA Convention features the largest attendance of the year for all events at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

“Our New Jersey teachers are back! The NJEA event continues to make a direct impact on the Atlantic City economy as the restaurants and shops are filled with teachers in between their sessions. We love having them in town and it is the largest actual convention we host on an annual basis, which is great for business,” said Karen Totaro, General Manager, Comcast Spectacor at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The 2015 NJEA Convention is an annual event, which provides professional and career development opportunities for its members. As one of the world’s largest educational gatherings, it presents teachers and educational support professionals (ESPs) with more than 300 seminars, workshops and programs to further their training in the field.

Jim Wood, President and CEO of Meet AC said, “The New Jersey Education Association has been one of biggest supporters and dedicated clients of Atlantic City and the Atlantic City Convention Center throughout the years. With 45,000 attendees, the local businesses thrive off of their event every year and we look forward to continuing our partnership with NJEA in the future.”

For more information on the New Jersey Education Association Convention,
please visit: http://njeaconvention.org/.

About Meet AC                                                                                                                          
Meet AC, Inc. was officially formed as a 501(c)(6) organization on June 23, 2014. Prior to its formation, the Meetings and Convention sales and marketing group was operating under the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). Meet AC, a tourism economic development agency, will focus on three primary objectives: sales, marketing and services. For complete Atlantic City tourism and convention information, visit www.meetinac.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MeetAtlanticCity and Twitter at @Meet_AC.

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 SpectraExperiences.com.

Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a Fortune 50 media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., In addition to Spectra, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center venue. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com and WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com for more information.

 

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Media Contacts:
For show related inquiries:                                                                                                          
Jessica Merrill                                                                                                                                          
609-449-7147                                                                                                         
jmerrill@meetinac.com

For building related inquires:
Erin Bilton
609-348-7072
Erin_Bilton@comcastspectacor.com



 


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