• Atlantic City Books Another Major Event

     
    POSTED June 10, 2015
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy of DO AC

Atlantic City, N.J., has officially booked yet another major event to take place in the area.

Meetings Quest, the oldest series of education and networking events for association, corporate, government and religious meeting planners will be held in 2017.

“We are delighted to welcome Atlantic City as the newest multiyear partner of Meetings Quest and look forward to staging Meetings Quest in Atlantic City in 2017,” says Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing, which publishes Association News and organizes the event. “Meetings Quest provides unique educational and networking opportunities for meeting planners. We look forward to offering our attendees the chance to experience what makes Atlantic City an outstanding destination for meetings and conventions.”

The announcement was made June 9 at a press conference organized by Meet AC at Harrah’s Atlantic City.

“The announcement of Atlantic City hosting the Meetings Quest conference couldn’t come at a better time for the convention business in Atlantic City,” says Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC. “Hosting Meetings Quest will allow us to showcase Atlantic City and all of its meeting and convention options to the meeting planners who will be in attendance during this conference. It’s just one more example of how Meet AC is continuing its efforts in growing our meetings and convention market.”

 

The return of familiarization trips is one key sign that things are beginning to return to normal in our industry. In mid-June the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) hosted more than 40 meeting and convention planners for a three-day familiarity tour. Their stay included a visit to the Franklin Institute and world premiere exhibit Harry Potter: The Exhibition, evening reception on the Rocky Steps, and a watch party as Philadelphia was announced as a host city for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

 

If you’ve hosted meetings at the Javits Center or other venues in Manhattan, you know that there’s more than enough to do in the borough to easily keep attendees busy for days.

 

Pittsburgh may be known as The Steel City, but it has plenty of greenery, too, and opportunities for groups attending meetings here to get out in nature. The Pittsburgh CVB, which has the tagline “Only in Pittsburgh,” has proudly shared the news that the Great Allegany Passage was named a winner in the 2022 USA Today “10Best Readers’ Choice” travel award contest for “best recreational trail.”