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Media Alert: Moscone expansion plans to be unveiled

Media Alert: Moscone expansion plans to be unveiled

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What:

A media briefing to present the revised plans and renderings for the expansion and improvement of Moscone Center.

When:

Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where:

Moscone West, Room 3014, 800 Howard St., San Francisco

Who:

Joe D’Alessandro, President & CEO, San Francisco Travel Association
Mohammed Nuru, Director of San Francisco Public Works
Craig Hartman, Partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Why:

The Moscone Center Expansion and Improvement Project, which will keep San Francisco’s No. 1 industry competitive, create thousands of new jobs and enhance the neighborhood with a 21st century urban design that adds more greening, open space and pedestrian-friendly elements, is on schedule and on budget.

“Moscone Center generates more than 20 percent of San Francisco’s $9.38 billion visitor tourism economy, accounting for $1.98 billion in visitor spending every year. As the city and the convention landscape continue to grow, Moscone Center must expand to meet the needs of future conventions,” according to Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association. “Without this expansion, $2 billion in economic activity will be lost.”

Tours:

Walking tours of the expansion sites will be available after the briefing.

Luncheon:

San Francisco Travel’s 104th Annual Luncheon will be held on the top level of Moscone West, beginning at noon. Media wishing to cover the luncheon should contact Laurie Armstrong at [email protected], 415-227-2615 (office) or 415-290-6830 (mobile).

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