ATLANTIC CITY CONVENTION CENTER TO WELCOME BACK NEW JERSEY APARTMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE AND EXPO FOR 2016, 2017 AND 2018

 

 

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (Thursday, May 14, 2015) The Atlantic City Convention Center will welcome more than 1,500 apartment professionals at the 26th Annual New Jersey Apartment Association (NJAA) Conference and Expo into the facility, which will take place for three days throughout the week.

 

Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to greatly benefit from the NJAA Conference and Expo activity at the Convention Center throughout the week. The estimated delegate spending is expected to reach more than $1 million. In addition, more than 1,400 hotel rooms have been contracted by NJAA conference attendees throughout the week.

 

NJAA will kick off at the Atlantic City Convention Center on Tuesday, May 19 and conclude on Thursday, May 21. The three day event provides attendees with excellent educational and networking opportunities. This year’s theme for NJAA’s Conference and Expo is, “Building a Strong Foundation Together.” This theme resonates with NJAA and their selection for Atlantic City as the host city for their annual conference over the next three years. NJAA has signed a multi-year contract with Meet AC to continue holding their conference in Atlantic City for 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

“Atlantic City has a lot to offer. Meet AC did a fantastic job of highlighting the many reasons Atlantic City would be the best host for our conference and expo this year and in years to come. Over 1,500 people from New Jersey and surrounding states are joining us in Atlantic City. We have a great relationship with the city and I look forward to further strengthening our ties,” said David Brogan, Executive Director, New Jersey Apartment Association.

 

“We are thrilled that NJAA has elected to remain with us here in Atlantic City over the next three years,” said Jim Wood, President and CEO of Meet AC. “Meet AC is committed to growing the convention business in Atlantic City, which will continue to have a vast impact on our local hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and casinos each year,” Wood said.

 

For more event information and how to attend, visit: http://www.njaa.com/.

 

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.

 

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

 

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com 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, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.

 

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa., (May 4, 2015) – mdevents announced today that the company has achieved the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Seal of Certification from WE Connect International.The Seal of Certification is a formal guarantee to corporations that they are purchasing goods and/or services from a women owned business that meet universal standards for WBEs.The four criteria considered by WE Connect International when evaluating organizations for the seal are: ownership; management and control; contribution of capital and expertise; and independence

 

In order to qualify for the certification, companies must demonstrate:

 

  • 51 percent ownership by one or more women
  • Day to dayand long-term control and management of the business by one or more women
  • Contribution of capital and/or expertise by women
  • Independent operation from other non-certified businesses

 

 

Woman-owned accreditation will bring significant value to clients who do business with mdevents.Specific tax benefits and quota fulfillment can often only be achieved by working with certified woman-owned businesses.

 

“This “Women-Owned” certification is yet another way in which we can deliver value to our clients. Whilst I have been the sole owner since I founded the company 13 years ago, this official designation will now allow our clients the additional benefit of tax credits for participating in diversity programs” said Miriam Dervan, founder & CEO.

 

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council is the operating body that grants the WBE Seal of Certification in the United States through WE Connect International.

 

The new accreditation is the second significant milestone announced by the company in the past month. On April 9, 2015, mdevents announced further expansion of the company’s global network, with the addition of offices in Singapore and Sacramento, California, bringing its’ reach to seven geographies worldwide.

 

In the month prior, the company rebranded the organization and launched an entirely new website, as part of its’ new tailored market strategy that houses life sciences, corporate events and destination management under the new global mdevents Group.

 

About mdevents

Founded in 2002 by Miriam Dervan, with a focus on corporate events, incentives and meetings, mdevents is an award winning meeting management company with seven wholly-owned offices in Europe, US, Russia, Asia and Latin America. Our mission is to strategically align with our clients to increase attendance, motivation and engagement at their professional meetings by utilizing our consultative approach. To learn more about mdevents, including a schedule of upcoming speaking engagements and industry events, visit: www.md-events.com

 

 

GLOBAL SPECTRUM TO HOST FREE FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE BOARDWALK PARTY FOR GENERAL PUBLIC AND TICKETHOLDERS ON FRIDAY, MAY 8 BEFORE CONCERT AT BOARDWALK HALL

 

After a successful season in 2014, Global Spectrum, operators of Historic Boardwalk Hall and the Atlantic City Convention Center, will bring back their boardwalk pre-parties once again this year. The first boardwalk pre-party will begin with the Florida Georgia Line show on Friday, May 8. The free tailgate party will be held on the famous Atlantic City Boardwalk at Kennedy Plaza before the start of the show at 4:30 p.m.

 

The Florida Georgia Line pre-party will be open to both ticketholders as well as the general public. It will feature food and drink purchases from Ducktown Tavern, live DJ entertainment, and other on-site activations.

 

“After the success of the 2014 pre-parties and the positive feedback we’ve received, we are thrilled to be able to kick off our boardwalk pre-parties again this year starting with the Florida Georgia Line show on Friday. It is a top priority for us to provide fans with an optimal experience and inviting them out to the boardwalk to enjoy some pre-show entertainment, food, and beverages is a great way to extend their event day and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Atlantic City has to offer”, said Fran Rodowicz, General Manager of Global Spectrum at Boardwalk Hall.

 

About Global Spectrum

Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.

 

About the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) www.njcrda.com and www.twitter.com/njcrda

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, investing nearly $2 billion in more than 400 projects statewide since 1984. Under the 2011 Tourism District Act, CRDA’s mission evolved from statewide projects to becoming the state’s key economic development agency for Atlantic City. CRDA responsibilities expanded to include land use regulation, clean and safe initiatives, tourism marketing, ownership and oversight of the Atlantic City Convention Center and Boardwalk Hall, and partnership with the Atlantic City Alliance to brand and market Atlantic City. The former ACCVA, now a division of CRDA, is the first destination marketing organization in New Jersey to achieve prestigious Destination Marketing Accreditation by the Destination Marketing Association International.

 

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