The mercury drops and ideal sunny weather greets the newest wave of delegates to downtown Phoenix. Visit Phoenix continues to boost its sales efforts and keeps the convention business strong with two major groups, AHCA and NPMA, hosted at Phoenix Convention Center (PCC) this month. Both groups are expected to bring a combined total of more than 7,000 delegates.

The American Health Care Association (AHCA), the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, will host their AHCA/NCAL 64th Annual Convention & Expo October 6-9 with 4,000 delegates expected to attend. Attendees will fill seven contracted downtown hotels sponsoring the convention including: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Hotel Palomar Phoenix, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Renaissance Downtown Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, Springhill Suites Phoenix Downtown, and Westin Phoenix Downtown.  The AHCA/NCAL event is an opportunity for professionals in the medical care industry to network and continue professional growth by leading top experts, and for companies to exhibit their services and products.

PestWorld 2013, hosted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), occurs October 22-25. The convention brings together Pest experts and scholarship winners to celebrate advancements and accomplishments in the pest management industry.