S.A. Sports & Media Expo kicked off its second day on Thursday with an event that drew more than 80,000 people, the largest crowd in the conference’s history, and the largest-ever audience at its San Francisco venue.
The event included more than 20 panels and an expo that featured more than 250 exhibitors and speakers.
It’s the latest example of how the S.f. event business is thriving amid the state’s ongoing economic slump and the federal government’s push to revitalize the region.
It is also an example of the breadth of events and exhibitors that are expected to take place during the next few weeks as Congress works to pass a $1.3 billion, three-year stimulus package.
The Expo is one of several venues in California that will host events this year that will benefit the region and local economies.
The San Francisco Convention Center is hosting the annual S.af.sports meet and the Golden Gate Convention Center in Marin is hosting a sports meet.
San Francisco’s Mission Bay Convention Center, located on the shores of San Francisco Bay, is hosting an expos on Tuesday and Thursday, while the Hayward Convention Center and the Castro will host a sports meeting and other events later this month.
In the past year, more than 200 S.SF.games have been held in stadiums across the region, with several games at the Coliseum in Oakland, the Castro and Mission Bay.
The S.sf. games are part of the annual conference, which is sponsored by the California Gaming Commission, which helps establish and maintain sports venues and promotes sports in California.
The convention is hosted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the San Jose Convention &: Entertainment District, the two biggest sports venues in the state.
It was the second S.S.M.S.-sponsored sports meet in recent months, as organizers worked to increase attendance.
In June, about 3,500 people attended a sports event in Oakland.