Roughed out, edited and crafted into shape since 1854, the Atlantic City hospitality and tourism story is a compelling page-turner about meeting challenges, turning corners and moving forward. Rooted in tradition, trust and confidence, the fabled seaside city’s drive and determination has bound generations of vacationers and convention clients to the destination.

Long-running loyalists include the Northeast Pool & Spa Association’s always robust Pool & Spa Show, which helped kick off 2022 in January with 7,800 attendees and $10 million in economic impact. In June, the 36th edition of the industry-leading Police Security Expo, a client since inception in 1987, attracted 6,000-plus attendees to the Atlantic City Convention Center.

Written in experiences and memories, Atlantic City bookings leave lasting impressions. At IMEX America in Vegas this October, many planner prospects told Larry Sieg, president and CEO of Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission (see Q&A), that they had heard Atlantic City “was the place to meet.” Read more from Meetings Today.