Drawing more than 11,000 attendees and 400 exhibitors, the 2015 Pool and Spa show opened at Atlantic City Convention Center on Jan. 26.
Local Atlantic City businesses are expected to directly benefit from the activity at the Convention Center this week. The estimated delegate spending is expected to reach more than $9 million. In addition, 7,885 hotel rooms have been contracted by Convention Center visitors throughout the week.
“The Pool and Spa show is one of the biggest events for our convention center and Atlantic City each year,” said Karen Totaro, general manager, Global Spectrum, Atlantic City Convention Center. “The fact that the show is now in its 34th year is a testament to both the quality programming and exhibit floor they put together each year, and the show’s longstanding successful relationship with Atlantic City. We look forward to hosting them for many years to come.”
The 2015 Pool and Spa show will provide attendees with access to the latest product and service innovations available. The multi-day agenda will offer technical training courses and business seminars, which will give attendees the tools they need to take their business to the next level. To learn more, visit thepoolspashow.com.
The busy week at the Convention Center comes on the heels of a sold-out concert by Fleetwood Mac at Historic Boardwalk Hall this past weekend. On Saturday, Jan. 24, more than 13,000 fans packed the arena for the band’s first performance in Atlantic City since 2009.
The concertgoers contributed significantly to local businesses during their visit to Atlantic City and a post-event survey to online ticket purchasers indicated:
- 75 percent of ticketholders dined in Atlantic City restaurants before or after the event
- 49 percent of ticketholders spent more than $200 during their time in A.C. outside of Boardwalk Hall on food, gambling, accommodations or retail
- 47 percent of ticketholders stayed at an Atlantic City hotel during their visit for the concert
- 68 percent of ticketholders traveled more than 50 miles for the concert