Not just this year, but many years running, Atlantic City has been host to a plethora of events—from the New Jersey Education Association Convention to the Challenge Atlantic City Triathlon. With such a wide variety of events, it’s not a shocker to think they have significantly boosted the economy.
The IAVM Foundation has named a local event professional a member to its 30 Under 30 Class of 2015.
The organization—a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the positive impact and vitality of the public assembly industry—honored Bill Enkhbayar, event manager, Global Spectrum at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, by placing him on the list, which centers on naming and fostering venue industry professionals in the field of venue management that are under 30 years old.
Global Spectrum, the facility managers of Historic Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, revealed increased progress for both venues during the organization’s first full year of management.
According to Fran Rodowicz, general manager, the company increased the amount of activity, created new affordable labor agreements, improve the technology infrastructure, raised customer service scores and more. Global Spectrum took over the facilities, owned by Casino Reinvestment Development Authority on Jan. 1, 2014.
Conventions and Boardwalk Hall shows proved once again to be a huge boon for Atlantic City after a strong fourth quarter in 2014.
Throughout the quarter, the Meet Atlantic Sales team brought 52 conventions and meetings to the Atlantic City Convention Center and the city’s hotel properties—a 33 percent increases from 2013’s fourth quarter. Conventions and meetings booked by hotel sales staff are not included in this count.