Why AC?


AC: One of the Top Convention Cities Around

Is it the abundance of flexible meeting spaces ranging from 500,000 to just a few dozen square feet? Is it the beach and Boardwalk? The exceptionally comfortable hotels? The unmatched food and drink choices? The endless entertainment options? The helpful event-planning resources and staff? We’ll go with “all of the above” when asked to explain why Atlantic City should be one of the top convention cities on your list.

But don’t take our word for it, plan your next meeting here and let Atlantic City speak for itself. Need help getting started? Contact us for event planning resources and information. 

The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) is accredited by the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) of the Destination Marketing Association International, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C., 20036, USA, Phone (202) 296-7888. The CRDA markets the Atlantic City region as one of the top places to go in New Jersey for visitors and conventions. The CRDA is a private, non-profit agency created in the 1920s through a merger between the Atlantic City Convention Center Authority and the Greater Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Bureau.

The CRDA operates and markets both the Atlantic City Convention Center and Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall, an award-winning events center on the world's longest boardwalk, as well as two Visitor Information Centers. The CRDA is your best source for finding fun things to do in New Jersey.

The CRDA also created and oversees the CRDA Foundation. The foundation is a charitable 501(c) (3) tax exempt program designated to attract a greater diversity of visitors to and investment in Atlantic City and to foster quality partnerships in and around the region in order to make the Atlantic City area one of the best places to go in New Jersey.

The CRDA is supported by a membership of nearly 400 businesses involved in supporting the local hospitality community. CRDA members represent a wide business sector, including hotels, attractions, restaurants, transportation companies and others. The CRDA’s goal is to attract visitors over the age of 21, including Atlantic City tours, conventions, meetings, business travel and leisure travel who will spend their time in Atlantic City enjoying first-class hotels, gaming, dining, shopping, spas, entertainment and other fun things to do in New Jersey throughout the year.