LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendees at Meetings Quest will have the opportunity to experience first-hand the transformation that's occurring in Atlantic City when Meetings Quest is held March 14–15 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. Long known as a seaside gaming resort, Atlantic City has increased its profile nationally in recent years as a versatile and affordable destination for meetings, conventions and trade shows. Hosted by Meet AC and presented by Association News, Meetings Quest is the nation's longest-running series of educational and networking events for association, corporate, government and religious meeting planners.
"When it came to selecting the next host destination for Meetings Quest, Atlantic City was an obvious choice," said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing, which publishes Association News and organizes Meetings Quest. Last year, Atlantic City set a new record with 260 meetings and conventions booked, representing 289,422 future room nights committed to groups. "Atlantic City also hosted our company's TEAMS Conference & Expo—the world's largest gathering of sports-event organizers—and achieved a 98% approval rating among our attendees," said Schneider. "We look forward to returning to Atlantic City, this time to introduce the destination to a wide variety of corporate and association meeting planners."
For meetings and events, Atlantic City offers more than 1.5 million square feet of meeting space across a number of venues and more than 16,000 hotel rooms. A meetings and conventions mainstay, the Atlantic City Convention Center provides 500,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space as well as 45 meeting rooms offering nearly 110,000 square feet of space. Another notable venue—and the newest addition to Atlantic City's meetings scene—is the $125 million Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center, which features 100,000 square feet of function space.
Atlantic City is also home to an abundance of attractions, restaurants, retail and recreational activities, many of which can be found on the city's historic, 5-mile Boardwalk.
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