Pennsylvania Convention Center Expansion – Completely Magnificent

Holding a meeting, convention or tradeshow at the Pennsylvania Convention Center means investing in an experience, not just a space. With the recent expansion of our center, the space now has even more to offer.

An architectural gem set in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, the convention center boasts more than 1 million square-feet of saleable space and the ability to host larger tradeshows or two major conventions simultaneously. Other notable features include:

  • 528,000 square-feet of contiguous exhibit space.
  • Two ballrooms, including the new 55,408 square-foot Terrace Ballroom, the largest in the Northeast Corridor.
  • A 23,400 square-foot pre-function space.
  • 79 flexible meeting rooms.

High-tech capabilities and an award-winning staff make doing business here easy and affordable. Before your meeting, the sales and services teams at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau provide attendance building and event promotion tools, multimedia resources, welcome programs and city logistics expertise. Once your attendees are here, they can rely on technical support, Wi-Fi connectivity, digital signage and smart rooms inside the convention center to make any meeting or tradeshow interactive and user-friendly.

Getting to Philadelphia is easy, and our convenient location regularly helps organizations break attendance records. Philadelphia is within a day’s drive of 40 percent of the U.S. population, and getting here by air or rail is affordable and convenient.  Philadelphia International Airport is a 10-minute taxi ride from Center City and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is one of the nation’s busiest hubs.

After they arrive, attendees will find that Philadelphia truly is The Complete Package. Getting to the convention center from most hotels and exploring the city is as easy as putting on a comfortable pair of shoes.  The Center is seamlessly woven into Philadelphia’s downtown – one of the most walkable in the nation. This saves a bundle on transportation costs.  Attendees are just steps from world-class dining, museums (including the world-renowned Barnes Foundation which opens in May 2012), tax-free shopping and lush parks. And, connected to the Convention Center is Reading Terminal Market, the perfect place for a quick lunch break and true Philadelphia flavor.

Our diverse, multicultural heritage, historic landmarks, vibrant dining scene and unique neighborhoods make Philadelphia a premier meeting location. Visit soon and create your own Philadelphia Story!

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