Pennsylvania Convention Center

Everything about the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC) is distinctive.

It combines historic preservation and architectural innovation with state-of-the-art technology, making it one of the most adaptable, high-tech convention centers in the nation. And, its convenient Center City location means meeting here couldn’t be easier.

Located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, this is one of the few convention centers designed to be uniquely woven into the city’s landscape. Within a short, safe and scenic walk, visitors have access to literally hundreds of restaurants, shops, cultural institutions, attractions, and other downtown amenities, not to mention 8,500 hotel rooms.

Inside, the Convention Center is strictly 21st Century. The meeting facilities and technology are state-of-the-art. And you’ll find the ambiance and amenities are hotel-like in both scope and quality.

The soaring Grand Hall and Ballroom occupy the historic Reading Terminal train shed. And the Reading Terminal Market on the ground level has been cleverly incorporated into the design, allowing modern-day visitors to shop there, just as they have been doing since 1892.


UPDATE from Pennsylvania Convention Center

On June 5, 2013, the Pennsylvania Convention Center Board selected SMG to operate and manage the Convention Center. Private management is one of four strategic initiatives designed to increase competitiveness of Convention Center and attract more shows and events to Philadelphia region. Read More>>

Convention Center Facts + Figures

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is more dynamic and flexible than ever before. With one million square feet of saleable space, the largest ballroom on the East Coast and comfortable, welcoming lounges, the Center is considered one of the nation’s premier meeting and convention facilities. See how the numbers add up for your next meeting.

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