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The Baltimore Convention Center is the premier location in the mid-Atlantic region for organizations to host conventions, meetings, banquets, trade shows, and other events. With 300,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, approximately 85,000 square feet of meeting space (50 meeting rooms) and a multifunctional 36,672-square-foot ballroom, the Center has the capacity and flexibility for hosting a variety of professional events. Along with business partners, Centerplate (catering), Projection Presentation (audio-visual), M.C. Dean, Inc. (telecommunications) and Edlen Exhibition (temporary utility services), the Center brings together all of the essential elements needed for producing successful events.

Since opening its doors in August of 1979 the Center has been the catalyst for economic growth and tourism in the region. Construction of the Baltimore Convention Center preceded Harborplace and the National Aquarium making it the crowned jewel in the redevelopment of Baltimore's Inner Harbor. The addition of the facility bolstered tourism and its success spurred growth for other projects from retail to restaurants, and attractions. These elements have added to the appeal of Baltimore as a popular destination.

The expansion of the Baltimore Convention Center opened in 1996. The facility currently hosts over 140 events per year and welcomes over 500,000 attendees. On average, over the last five years, the business generated through the Center contributes to approximately $60,000,000 in tax revenues for the city and state combined while generating 6,000 jobs. According to the annual Crossroads report.

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