International Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention Headed To Broward County-owned BB&T; Center For Four Weekends During Summer Of 2014
Sunrise Sports & Entertainment announced today that the International Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention will visit the Broward County-owned BB&T Center for four weekends during the Summer of 2014.
The Convention dates are as follows: June 6-8, June 27-29, July 18-20 and August 1-3.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses International Convention is one of the most significant of its kind and will bring major economic impact to Broward County including an estimated 12,000 room nights, more than $5M in sales tax, and approximately $96M in overall economic impact.
"This destination is proud of the relationship and partnership with the BB&T Center in capturing this very exciting business,” said Nicki Grossman, President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to many years of welcoming the Jehovah's Witnesses convention here in Broward County."
“We are thrilled to have worked with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Broward County hoteliers to secure the International Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention for this Summer,” said SSE President & CEO Michael R. Yormark. “This convention will bring major economic impact benefits to Broward County and our surrounding community with approximately 18,000 people expected inside the BB&T Center during each event day.”
“We are excited to hold our Conventions at the world-renowned BB&T Center,” said Stephen Plude, Contract Representative for Jehovah's Witnesses Conventions. “The building is a great fit for our Conventions and we have appreciated the assistance of Michael Yormark and his staff, Nicki Grossman and her staff and the support from the local hoteliers and businesses.”
Each year, Jehovah’s Witnesses meet together in large groups at three-day district conventions. For more information please visit JW.org.
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