The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls rounds out 2011 with the 17th annual Joshua Revolution Conference, with ceremonies beginning last night, Dec. 27, and running through this Friday, Dec. 30. Traditionally held the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, the Christian conference welcomes more than 2,000 youth and adult attendees from Western New York and Southern Ontario. This year marks the fifth year that the convention has been held in the facility.
Throughout 2011, the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls hosted 225 separate events, with an estimated 80,000 people brought to downtown Niagara Falls. With the addition of the Niagara Holiday Market, conference attendees will enjoy more activity during their downtime as various food vending and shopping is offered on the neighboring Old Falls Street, as well as an ice skating rink and other activities.
"We are happy to offer a more well-rounded experience for conference attendees this year," said Ryan Coate, general manger of the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, and president of the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association. "We are looking forward to a busy 2012 as our facility hosts more guests to the area, bringing more people and more commerce downtown during the winter season and throughout the year."
The next events planned at The Conference & Event Center are the annual Flips Gymnastics tournament, Jan. 6-7, 2012, and the Cheer Tech cheerleading competition, which will mark its first time in Niagara Falls, on Jan. 14.
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20 million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world's largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider; New Era Tickets, a full-service ticketing and marketing product for public assembly facilities; Paciolan, a leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.