Comicon, the signature pop culture convention for comic book enthusiasts, kicked off a busy summer season that is expected to draw large crowds to back-to-back events at the Phoenix Convention Center.
“Our great relationship with Phoenix Convention Center staff and service partners has made our event run smoothly,” said Matt Solberg, convention director for Phoenix Comicon. “As our event continues to grow, the convention center continues to accommodate our needs and that’s why we are returning for a second year.”
This year, summer events will draw approximately 247,000 attendees to the downtown area, resulting in more than 106,000 hotel room nights booked. These events will have an estimated direct spending impact of $187 million for the Arizona economy.
“All of these groups, their attendees and participants will boost summer business for the hospitality industry and businesses throughout downtown,” said Phoenix Convention Center Director John Chan.
|May 26-29||Phoenix Comicon 2011||20000|
|June 4-5||Arizona Home and Building Expo||20000|
|June 12||Arizona Bridal Show||5000|
|June 12-16||Southern Baptist Convention||12000|
|June 23-27||Volleyball Festival||26000|
|July 8-12||MLB All-Star FanFest||100000|
|July 16-20||Elks Grand Lodge Convention||10000|
|July 26-29||International Assoc of Venue Managers||2000|
|Aug. 2-5||Assemblies of God||30000|
|Aug. 11-13||Gold Canyon International||2000|
The Phoenix Convention Center is one of the 25 largest convention venues in the United States. It offers nearly 900,000 square feet of rentable meeting and exhibition space.
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