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Roland E. Powell Convention Center


The Roland E.Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland is situated in a picturesque resort town on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. This convention center offers million-dollar views,yet planners will find that hosting an event here is extremely afford- able.


Whether it’s for a small group, large meeting, sporting event or trade show, the Roland E.Powell Convention Center is equipped to host any size or type of function. Designed with flexibility in mind, the venue consists of 214,000-square feet of meeting space. Having recently added 32,000-square feet of space, the center is better than ever.


With exhibit halls,meeting rooms, large lobbies,a perform- ing arts center,a Bayfront ballroom and an outdoor ter- race, there’s a setting for every occasion. A performing arts center has been added and includes a 1,200-seat


auditorium and stage that is perfect for concerts,general sessions,presentations and large seminars.


The facility boasts state-of-the-art technology and a profes- sional staff to assist throughout the planning process, including assistance in finding the right hotel packages and vendors for the event. Delectable dishes are created by the Centerpiece Catering Company, and decorator service are available as a convention services option, too. Planners will find that the Roland E.Powell Convention Center exceeds their expectations,but not their budgets.


Attendees will look forward to attending an event in Ocean City,where 10 miles of beach,a three-mile board- walk, more than 200 restaurants and 18 championship golf courses are“right around the corner.” When it’s time to unwind,attendees can take advantage of many free events scheduled throughout the year in Ocean City, as well.


Atlantic City Convention Center


The Atlantic City Convention Center is one of the crown jewels in the oceanside resort of Atlantic City, New Jersey. With nearly 500,000-square feet of exhib- it space that can be divided into five halls, this facili- ty connects to the 500-room Sheraton headquarter hotel via skywalk.


According to Karen Totaro,CFE (certified facility executive) and general manager, Global Spectrum


at the Atlantic City Convention Center, the venue receives excellent customer ratings and offers competitive pricing and incentive opportunities through Meet AC. A private,non-profit sales organization with the focus on building the convention,meeting and group market for Atlantic City, Meet AC,which began operating in 2014, is headed by Jim Woods, its chief executive officer. Meet AC is funded by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA), has a staff that generates citywide and single-property bookings,and works jointly with the CRDA, the Atlantic City Alliance and Global Spectrum (the management company for the Atlantic City Convention Center and historic Boardwalk Hall).


The $268 million convention center, also known as“Your Northeast Business Address,”greets visitors with a 90-foot high sky lit atrium lobby and holds five exhibit halls ranging in size from 29,000-square feet to 199,500-square feet.


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