Meeting Planners International has selected Atlantic City for its 2016 World Education Congress. Here’s why: Atlantic City is back in a big way. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Atlantic City has rebuilt and means business.Their 600,000 square-foot Atlantic City Convention Center is the largest convention center in New Jersey and is signing up big-name events to bring the lights back to Atlantic City.
We’re delighted to see Atlantic City back on the map as a premiere conference and convention destination. After all, Las Vegas shouldn’t get to have all the fun! Atlantic City has a colorful history that is not easily washed out by big waves and heavy rain, and the Meet AC Committee is dedicated to bringing business back to the Jersey Shore.
Go get your spray tan and get down to the Jersey Shore. Here are the:
Top six reasons to attend a conference in Atlantic City
1. It’s a Quick Trip for East Coasters:
Atlantic City Convention Center is within a few hours’ drive from many major cities on the East Coast, including New York City and Philadelphia. It is easily a weekend destination, or even a day trip, for many of the professionals that attend conferences and conventions there. You can also take the bus or the train if you prefer not to drive.
2. Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center:
This new conference center at Harrah’s Atlantic City is incredible. This 125,000-square-foot conference center is a state-of-the-art facility and is the most technologically advanced meeting facility on the eastern seaboard. It has 63 individual meeting rooms, and is located on the waterfront in the Marina District for spectacular views.
This conference center is connected to the Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, which means that attendees can stay at the resort and attend their conference without ever having to leave the property. It provides the ultimate convenience for conference attendees.
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3. The Atlantic City Convention Center:
The Atlantic City Convention Center set the bar high for the rest of the conference centers in the nation when it built 486,600 contiguous square feet of exhibit space, food service, free WiFi, and an onsite business center. It won the “Award of Excellence in Architectural Design” from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects and reflects the seaside location into the design.
The building is truly a work of art. Be sure to check out the Rock Bar and sculptures throughout, which are designed to capture the essence of the local sea life. The Atlantic City Convention Center is also committed to “going green” and operates the facility accordingly.
4. The Atlantic City Boardwalk and Beach:
Who hasn’t seen a movie with this iconic boardwalk set at the backdrop? Atlantic City has worked hard to restore this scene for tourists to enjoy. The boards are being replaced and stores are preparing to open for the busy season. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and people watching to see as you take a stroll.
Lifeguards actively patrol the beach and are ready and waiting should you venture out into the water. Atlantic City’s seaside location also provides ample opportunity for day cruises, sailing, fishing, and boat, canoe, or kayak rentals.
5. The Mouth-Watering Atlantic city Dining:
Atlantic City has an array of top restaurants owned by chefs such as Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri, and Gordon Ramsay. There are also plenty of homestyle mom and pop places to eat and a diverse selection of ethnic foods. Be sure to grab lunch at the famous sub sandwich shop, White House Sub Shop, if you are looking for a fabulous sub sandwich. They have a main location on Arctic Avenue and a casino location in Trump Taj Mahal and the sandwiches are amazing.
6. The Atlantic City Resort Fun:
Even if you never leave the resort that you are staying at while attending a conference in Atlantic City, chances are you will try your luck at gambling, golf on a championship-caliber course, lounge by a relaxing pool, and be pampered on by a dedicated staff. There is a lot to see and do in Atlantic City, but because it caters to meeting industry professionals, the locations where the conferences are held are convenient and efficient in addressing the needs of business travelers.
These are only a few of the many great reasons to hold or attend your next event in Atlantic City. There is a lot of upcoming action in the Atlantic City meeting planning and convention scene to partake in. With the top-notch facilities ready to hold great events, and a city that has worked hard to support the meeting and event planning industry, Atlantic City is definitely a #CNwin for meetings and events!
“Atlantic City is definitely a #CNwin for meetings and events!”