Anime Expo Signs Long-Term Agreement With L.A.C.C.
We’re bringing more Anime Expo news as we get closer to the event only a week away. The Los Angeles Convention Center is playing host for Anime Expo this year and it has been announced that for the next five years it will continue to do so. This is solidifying the relationship between Los Angeles and the event organizer, The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation. The 2015 edition of Anime Expo attendance is projected to reach 100,000 unique / 280,000 turnstile attendees, exceeding previous attendance records (2014: 80,000 unique / 220,000 turnstile attendees; 2013: 61,000 unique / 180,000 turnstile attendees).
Marc Perez, Chief Executive Officer of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation commented:
“2015 marks Anime Expo’s 24th year and we are excited for another successful event in Los Angeles; the show has consistently grown in all aspects over the years and we’ve found a very welcoming and supportive home in Los Angeles,”
Anime Expo is a critical annual event for Los Angeles; through direct and indirect spending on travel, lodging, meals, and entertainment convention attendees stimulate the City’s economy and support local businesses and jobs.
Others have also commented on the 5 year partnership of L.A.C.C. and Anime Expo:
Eric Garcetti Mayor of Los Angeles:
“Los Angeles is excited to welcome Anime Expo back to the L.A. Convention Center for the next five years. L.A. is the creative capital of the world and a perfect home for North America’s largest anime and manga convention. We value our partnership with The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation and the Anime Expo, which generates $55 million for our local economy every year.”
Ernest Wooden Jr., President and CEO of the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board:
“Los Angeles is booming right now, especially the Downtown L.A. area. In recent years, heavy investment in the area has led to an upswing of businesses and developments as well as to the consistent addition of hotels surrounding the Convention Center,”
Brad Gessner, AEG Facilities Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Los Angeles Convention Center.
“We’re very pleased that Anime Expo has selected the L.A.C.C. for its upcoming events, including next year’s milestone 25thanniversary, which is a great achievement for our Center and for the City alike,”