Pa. Convention Center to vote on management change

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Convention Center board members are scheduled to vote this week on whether to hire a private firm to run the day-to-day operations.

The vote comes in the wake of a report of a steep decline in major convention bookings beginning next year, through at least 2016.

Convention Center board chairman Gregory Fox tells KYW Newsradio (http://cbsloc.al/14nk4eI) outsourcing management may be a way to reverse that.

Two of the three bidders for the contract, SMG of Conshohocken and Comcast-owned Global Spectrum, are considered the front runners.

On Wednesday the board may choose from among the three, or may decide to retain the current local staff.

Since it opened twenty years ago, the Pennsylvania Convention Center has been run by a politically appointed board that oversees paid staff.

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Information from: KYW-AM, http://www.kyw1060.com

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