NYC & COMPANY WELCOMES THE FIRST-EVER STREAM CON NYC TO NEW YORK CITY

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NYC & COMPANY WELCOMES THE FIRST-EVER
STREAM CON NYC TO NEW YORK CITY

Three-Day Digital Content and Online Video Convention Brings Digital Influencers and Their Fans to NYC October 30–November 1

New York City (October 29, 2015) — NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, welcomes the first-ever Stream Con NYC, a three-day digital content convention, to the City. Beginning tomorrow through Sunday, November 1 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Stream Con NYC will bring brand and advertising executives, online influencers, digital content creators, and fans together under one roof to explore the ever-changing arena of the streaming world.

“We are thrilled that Stream Con NYC will celebrate its inaugural convention in New York City, introducing the newest digital trends in the city that continually raises the bar,” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company president and CEO. “New York City is the media capital of the world, and events like Stream Con NYC not only bring influencers and their engaged fan bases to New York City, but reinforce that NYC is where you go to make news.”

Stream Con NYC will include industry panels and events, Q&A sessions, concerts, an interactive exhibit hall and meet & greets with top influencers from YouTube, Instagram, and Vine. Among those participating in Stream Con NYC events are notable streaming personalities such as Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, Joey Graceffa, GloZell, DeStorm Power, iJustine, Joe Sugg, and Connor Franta, as well as industry speakers Michael Kassan (MediaLink), Al Roker (Al Roker Entertainment), Beau Avril (Google), Lisa Sherman (Ad Council), Ezra Cooperstein (Fullscreen), and Kerry Trainor (Vimeo).

“Stream Con NYC is a reflection of the rapidly evolving consumer behavior,” said Greg Topalian, President of LeftField Media and Stream Con NYC founder. “Industries are all grappling with how best to connect with a new audience and being in New York City allows Stream Con NYC to be the place where these worlds converge and where the engagement begins.”

In 2014, 6 million people visited New York City to attend a meeting or convention, spending approximately $5 billion in the five boroughs. NYC & Company continues to encourage meeting planners to choose New York City for their next program. At IMEX America this month NYC & Company launched a refreshed meetings and conventions marketing campaign, Make it NYC, which includes the new tagline “Meet Where You Want to Be.” To learn more about hosting events in the most iconic city in the world, visit nycgo.com/makeitnyc.

Stream Con NYC is open to the public. For more information go to streamconnyc.com. To apply for press credentials, visit tubefilter.wufoo.com/forms/stream-con-nyc-a-press.

About NYC & Company:
NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com.

About Stream Con NYC:
Stream Con NYC is a three-day festival designed to engage and connect thousands of fans, creators, brands, platforms and celebrities who are at the forefront of this new era of entertainment. The unique hybrid conference and event formula will serve the needs of the advertising, licensing, brands and publishing industries while also celebrating fans and their love for the digital content space and its creators. The digital content convention will take place at the iconic Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC from October 30 to November 1, 2015. Stream Con NYC was co-founded by LeftField Media LLC and Tubefilter Inc. For more information, visit streamconnyc.com.

About Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York:
Known as the “Marketplace for the World,” the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center of New York was designed by I.M. Pei & Partners and opened in 1986. The iconic facility has since become New York City’s primary venue for large conventions, trade shows and special events and serves as home to many of the world’s top 250 trade shows, hosting millions of visitors a year. These large-scale events generate up to $1.8 billion in annual economic activity for New York City and New York State, supporting more than 17,000 jobs in and around the facility. Located on 11th Avenue between 34th and 40th Sts., the Javits Center has 840,000 square feet of total exhibition space, 102 meeting rooms and four banquet halls, as well as a range of telecommunications services, including WiFi access. For more information, visit javitscenter.com.

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Contact: NYC & Company / Chris Heywood 212-484-1270
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