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  • The McCormick Place entertainment district was approved by the Chicago Plan Commission. Planning continues with groundbreaking in 2015.
  • The $600 million district will include a 1,200-room hotel plus a sports arena and entertainment options for trade show attendees.
  • Cuyahoga County officials approve contracts for a Hilton hotel near the Cleveland Convention Center and Global Center for Health Innovation.
  • The $272 million hotel will have 600 rooms and will be built on county-owned property in downtown Cleveland.
  • The Tampa Convention Center launched an app for trade show attendees. It has details about the center and information on the Tampa Bay area.
  • Northstar Travel Media acquired Mountain Travel Symposium from Michael J. Pierson, Inc. The annual conference was launched 40 years ago.
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Oceanside, CA - Trade Show Executive Fastest 50 Awards & Summit in Chicago next month will salute the people who have guided the hottest shows to new heights. This top-tier group includes CEOs, show organizers, vice presidents, group show managers and others who have generated the highest increases of the year in exhibit space, exhibitors and attendance. This year, many organizers from the medical and healthcare sector are heavily represented. Take a look at who's coming to TSE's Fastest 50. All show organizers will be entered in a drawing for Google Glass®,  which will be presented on Awards night –  but you have to be present to win. Register today! ...
Oceanside, CA – There’s more than one way to draw a crowd, and a session added to the TSE Fastest 50 will explore the path to higher attendance. And the discussion won’t be about “modest” attendance growth. The topic is those double-digit registration spikes that delight exhibitors and land a show organizer on the Trade Show Executive (TSE) Fastest 50. Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes, president of Marketing Design Group in San Diego, will moderate “Achieving Record Gains in Attendance – How Did They Do It?,” an in-depth discussion with the organizers who have quickly and dramatically turned their shows into “must-attend” events in their industry sectors. ...
Las Vegas, NV – The Mandalay Bay Convention Center’s exhibit space will be significantly expanded as part of a $66 million renovation. MGM Resorts International said the project will add 350,000 square feet (sf) of exhibit space by the end of next year, including a 70,000-sf ballroom, as well as expanded parking and various upgrades to the existing building. If the project keeps to its timetable, within 16 months, Mandalay will offer 1,284,731 sf of exhibit space, pushing it well into the ranks of  TSE’s Millionaire’s Club of exhibition centers with more than 1 million sf of prime space. ...
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Dallas, TX - Exhibiting companies seek more than foot traffic in the exhibition hall — they want well-heeled foot traffic with purchasing power. How to draw those high-value visitors is the question. The Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR) looked for  answers by surveying potential attendees according to four groups:  executives, upper management, middle management and lower management/staff. The findings were released in ...
Washington, DC – Organizers of small and mid-sized trade shows have the opportunity to get a boost in their overseas marketing from Uncle Sam by applying for the federal government’s 2015 International Buyer Program (IBP) Select. The deadline for applications from shows with fewer than 1,200 exhibitors is May 19. Application forms must be submitted by ...
Alexandria, VA – Strategies to counter poaching in hotel room blocks will be addressed by the Convention Industry Council (CIC)’s APEX initiative. The goal of the Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) Room Block Poaching Workgroup will be countering the outside companies that actively lure trade show attendees to accommodations other than the show’s official hotel blocks. The APEX group will research the current state of the long-time ...
Nashville, TN – The Music City Center in Nashville was awarded LEED Gold certification for new construction by the U.S. Green Building Council.  The center's overall water-management system has reduced anticipated water consumption by 40% and includes rooftop rainwater collectors ...
New Orleans, LA – A bond measure for expansion of the  New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center was approved in the Louisiana legislature by the House Ways and Means Committee. The bond will provide $142 million for the massive Vision Plan project. It will add new executive conference space and an entryway on the south end of the convention center, and focus much of its resources on a renaissance of the surrounding area ...
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