When you hold a meeting, convention or trade show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, you are not just investing in a building or floor space, you are investing in an experience.
Philadelphia’s location in the center of the Northeast Corridor makes it easy and affordable for attendees to travel here. In fact, 40 percent of the U.S. population is just a day’s drive away. Amtrak’s 30th Street Station is the third-busiest train station in the country. Regional rail is linked to our center via Jefferson Station (formerly Market East station). And Philadelphia International Airport is just a short ride south.
Located in the heart of the City of Philadelphia — both geographically and culturally — the Convention Center offers 8,400+ hotel rooms within a 10-minute walk and boasts famed landmarks within short walks of our facility, including Independence Hall in America’s most historic square mile, Chinatown and its stunning Friendship Gate, and Rittenhouse Square. Outside of our western entrance is Museum Mile, which stretches along Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Attached to the facility is the culinary melting pot known as Reading Terminal Market, which offers a vast choice of mouthwatering regional and international food.
The center is an award-winning, architectural gem that has consistently hosted successful, attendance-record-breaking meetings and trade shows following the completion of a major expansion in 2011. The project increased the center’s capacity by nearly 60 percent, making it one of the largest facilities in the country. It also boasts the largest ballroom in the Northeast.
With well-appointed amenities that ensure a comfortable experience, high-tech capabilities and flexible meeting rooms, the center offers a strong focus on innovation and education for all attendees.