People walk through the convention floor at the ASD Market Week convention Aug. 25, 2021, in Las Vegas. In pre-COVID times, business events like conferences and trade shows routinely attracted more than 1 billion participants and $1 trillion in direct spending each year. The pandemic brought those gatherings to a sudden halt, and now in-person meetings are on the rebound from Las Vegas to Beijing. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Sep 9, 2021

Conventions mount cautious return after ‘brutal’ pandemic losses

The pandemic brought conferences to a sudden halt, emptying convention centers and shuttering hotels. Over a year later, in-person meetings are on the rebound.

Aug 3, 2015

Baltimore lands 2016 Urban League conference

The National Urban League, the nation’s oldest and largest community-based civil rights organization, formally announced today it has chosen Baltimore as the host city for its four-day 2016 annual conference. “We are especially excited to bring the 2016 conference to Baltimore – a city with a long and rich civil rights history and much to […]

Jul 29, 2014

AAJ swears in new officers in Baltimore

An AAJ spokeswoman said the American Association for Justice chose Baltimore this year in part because of the city’s growing reputation as a tourist destination.

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Jul 28, 2014

Comic-book convention organizers clash over name

Organizers of two of the biggest comic-book conventions in the country are clashing over their names.

essa Hill-Aston, president of the Baltimore Branch of the NAACP. (NAACP Baltimore photo)
Jul 23, 2014

Baltimore to host 2016 NAACP convention

The National NAACP Convention will be coming to Baltimore in 2016, the president of the city's branch announced from the current meeting in Las Vegas.

Mar 1, 2013

Boat show floats into Baltimore

The Progressive Insurance Baltimore Boat Show is docked at the Convention Center through the weekend. The show features more than 250 boats as well as an appearance by Capt. Dave Marciano from National Geographic TV's "Wicked Tuna."

Aug 12, 2012

The man who wrote the book on conventions

Like a lot of lawyers, Stan M. Haynes loves to read American history. Unlike most lawyers, Haynes loves it so much he’s written a book about it.

Jun 17, 2011

The Daily Record News Quiz: June 13 – 17

Have you been keeping up with The Daily Record’s news this week? Take our 10-question weekly news quiz in this fun, interactive feature. Leave a comment below and tell us how many questions you got right!

Jun 15, 2011

Upcoming conventions give Baltimore tourism a chance to shine

Two large conventions and more than 6,000 visitors will descend on Baltimore starting Friday, and officials say the week will be the city’s best chance ever to boost its tourism reputation. The U.S. Conference of Mayors begins Friday, and will draw mayors from all over the country. Then, an international meeting of convention planners starts […]

Oct 25, 2010

Baltimore hotels project rise in revenue this fall

Baltimore-area hotel revenues are projected to be on the rise in October and November, thanks in part to increased attendance at conventions. Visit Baltimore, the official convention sales and marketing arm of the city, projected Monday that groups will spend $47.3 million this and next month, an 18 percent increase over October and November 2009. […]

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