ASM Global

(PHILADELPHIA – April 10, 2023) — ASM Global—the world’s
leading producer of entertainment experiences, venue management and
event strategy—has appointed industry veteran Tony Hodgins as general
manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC).

Hodgins was a 30-year executive of award-winning Freeman, the global
leader in events shaping exhibitions, exhibits, and events that drive
audiences to action. At Freeman, Hodgins worked in the industry’s
largest network of experts in the field and led its Northeast region
team to win the Freeman Customer Service Award for the first time in
its history. Their success was realized by creating dynamic experiences
that drove measurable results.

Pennsylvania Convention Center is part of the ASM Global portfolio, the
largest and most diverse network of premier convention and trade show
venues for millions of exhibitors and attendees across an extensive
worldwide footprint that spans five continents.

In making the announcement, ASM Global’s Dan Hoffend, executive vice
president of convention centers, said, “The center continues to grow
as a hub for many of the world’s significant conventions and events;
and with Tony’s longtime experience with one of the area’s iconic
and most popular destinations, we anticipate PCC’s growth will be even
more robust in coming years.”

“On behalf of the board of directors at the Pennsylvania Convention
Center Authority, we are thrilled to welcome Tony Hodgins as the general
manager of our facility,” said David A. Nasatir, Esq., chair of the
board, Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. “Pennsylvania
Convention Center takes seriously its role as an economic driver for
Philadelphia’s hospitality and tourism industry, and Mr. Hodgins’
broad and longstanding experience in this sector will help to maintain
the center’s position as one of the nation’s premier meeting and
convention facilities.”

“Philadelphia’s meetings and events industry is thriving, and
Pennsylvania Convention Center has seen a steady return of many of our
major conferences and events,” said Malik Staten, vice chair of the
board of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. “We are
fortunate to have Mr. Hodgins, hospitality industry and labor
operations veteran, join our team; and we look forward to the continued
progression of the center under his leadership.”

Hodgins said, “I look forward to working closely with our clients,
regional partners and the Authority to support the hospitality community
and provide customized solutions that are the hallmark of ASM Global.
I’m excited to work with our convention center leadership team to
leverage ASM Global’s industry-leading innovations to deliver
exceptional experiences for organizers, attendees, and exhibitors.”

As general manager of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hodgins will
be responsible for the successful operations of the center, including
programs such as the recently launched Hospitality Industry Advancement
Trust Fund, an industry-leading partnership between the center’s
management and its trade show labor partners.

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 ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment
experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and
management—delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge
technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The
company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio
of more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums,
performing arts venues, and convention and exhibition centers, including
McCormick Place Chicago; Moscone Center San Francisco; ICC Sydney
Australia; Olympia London; Shenzhen World China; and P&J Live in
Aberdeen, U.K. Follow us on Facebook [1], Instagram [2], LinkedIn [3]
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 Pennsylvania Convention Center is located in Center City Philadelphia
at the heart of the city’s many cultural offerings and world-class
dining and entertainment scene. Managed by ASM Global, the center is the
14th largest facility in the nation and features one of the largest
exhibit spaces and ballrooms in the Northeastern U.S. The meetings,
conventions, trade shows, and other events hosted by the center attract
attendees from across the country and around the world to Philadelphia,
making the facility the largest economic driver of the region’s
hospitality industry. For more information, visit [5].

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