Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Region reaps business benefits of Katrina

New Orleans is a major convention destination -- I know my own onetime professional society (Society for Neuroscience) took its annual meeting there every few years, as it was one of the few places in North America that could handle gatherings in the 10-20k range. The destruction has left a host of conference planners scrambling to find alternative venues on short notice, and a significant number are considering having their events at the Philadelphia Convention Center, some because they're familiar with the site from previous use. I can only imagine the logistical headaches of such things; the sort of secondary fall-out from the hurricane that most of us would never be aware of.

(via PoliticsPhilly)


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