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March 2018 brings South by Southwest, 2018 GAMA Trade Show, Spring Home & Garden Show and more to the Palmer Events Center

March 1, 2018

2018 SXSW logo (For Press Release)

Spring is nearly here, and for the PEC (Palmer Events Center), it’s full speed ahead! Nine different events will keep the facility humming throughout the month.

Arguably the premier multimedia festival in the world, Austin-based South by Southwest (SXSW) showcases the best and brightest of computer technology, gaming, film, and music at locations throughout the city of Austin. The Palmer Events Center will host the 2018 SXSW Wellness Expo and Job Fair on March 10 and March 11. More information can be found at www.sxsw.com.

On March 6, the Greater Austin Merchants Cooperative Association (GAMA) will present the 2018 GAMA Trade Show at the Palmer Events Center. For more details, please go to www.gamaus.com. In addition, the City of Austin will host the 2018 City of Austin Career Expo on March 28 (www.austintexas.gov/careerexpo).

From March 23 through March 25, the Austin Spring Home and Garden Show will come to the Palmer Events Center. For more information, go to www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com. Also, the Palmer Events Center Parking Garage will be utilized for Rodeo Austin’s 2018 Cowboy Breakfast on March 2 (www.rodeoaustin.com); the Helping Hand Home for Children, Inc. will present the 2018 Helping Hand Gala on March 3 (www.helpinghandhome.org); PTO Today will present the 2018 Spring Parent Group Expo on March 6 (www.ptotoday.com/events); and Pokemon Adventures will host the 2018 Austin Pokecon Expo on March 31 (www.austinpokeconexpo.com).

Over ninety percent of the scheduled events represent repeat business – reinforcing the Palmer Event Center’s reputation as a dynamic meetings facility.

Looking ahead to April, the PEC shows no slowing down as twelve total events are booked at the Palmer Events Center.

Nearly 3 million people have attended 1,000+ events at the 131,000-square foot Palmer Events Center since it opened in 2002. Events at both the Convention Center and the Palmer Events Center and their websites can be accessed at www.austinconventioncenter.com.

For more information, contact:
Terri McBride, Public Information and Marketing Manager, Palmer Events Center
(512) 404-4020 or terri.mcbride@austintexas.gov