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Atlantic City Boat Show signs contract extension

The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show signed a five-year contract with Meet AC.

The Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show signed a five-year contract with Meet AC to continue to hold the event at the Atlantic City Convention Center from 2019-2023.

The 2017 show will be held at the boat show docks at the convention center from March 1-5.

“We are thrilled to announce that the Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show has signed a five-year contract to continue their annual show in Atlantic City at the Atlantic City Convention Center for the years of 2019-2023,” Meet AC president and CEO Jim Wood said in a statement.

“The Atlantic City Boat Show brings in an estimated annual economic impact of $5 million to Atlantic City. The convention industry has a tremendous impact on Atlantic City’s economy, as evidenced by the vast impact the 35,000 attendees will have on our local hotels, restaurants, retail outlets and casinos each year.”

Organizers said the show gives boating enthusiasts and novices alike the opportunity to shop, compare and find competitive deals on everything from sport fishers and performance boats to sailboats and family cruisers, plus thousands of marine accessories and activities for all ages.

“Atlantic City offers one of the best locations to successfully promote recreational boating,” National Marine Manufacturers Association vice president of Northeast shows Jon Pritko said.

“Our invaluable relationship with Meet AC allows us to produce a world-class event attracting qualified consumers for our exhibiting partners to achieve financial success. This city, along with our positive partnership with Meet AC, is critical to the success of the boat show and our organization, which is why we are proud to announce our long-term lease agreement, which further demonstrates the importance of Atlantic City to the recreational boating industry.”

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