• Three Events Hitting AC This Week

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

It’s a busy week ahead as the Atlantic City Convention Center ramps up to welcome more than 13,000 attendees for three events throughout the week.

More than 1,500 mortgage bankers and others interested will be attending the 2015 Annual Regional Conference, Mortgage Bankers Association of New Jersey, which started yesterday and will go through March 12.

Two trade shows are also hitting the city this week: the 2015 Imprinted Sportswear Show—a show dedicated to the decorated apparel industry—and the 2015 EXPO EAST—the biggest promotional products show on the East Coast. For the first time in the shows’ history, they will be combining their two floors to create a collective event. An audience of 12,000 qualified promotional product buyers will be in attendance from March 12 through March 15.  

The three events combined are expected to generate significant revenue for Atlantic City’s local businesses. The economic impact is estimated to be more than $9 million, and the number of hotel rooms the convention center visitors will be occupying is approximately 5,838.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.