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  • Northstar Travel Media acquired Mountain Travel Symposium from Michael J. Pierson, Inc. The annual conference was launched 40 years ago.
  • Ground has been broken for the 1,000-room Marriott Marquis Houston hotel attached to the George H. Brown Convention Center.
  • The HQ hotel, featuring 166,000 sf of exhibit/meeting/banquet space, an infinity pool and lazy river, will open in Summer 2016.
  • SMG won the management contract for the Branson Convention Center in Missouri. The center has 50,000 sf of prime exhibit space.
  • Marc Mulherin was named GM. He had been assistant GM and F&B director for SAVOR at McCormick Place.
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Washington, DC – The Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) has unveiled Destination Arena, a collaborative data-sharing project that will give its member organizations a better idea of how they are doing as they sell their cities to trade shows and meetings. The data can be used to calculate metrics such as website traffic, booking pace, membership levels, interactive, mobile, social media and how many leads ...
Atlanta, GA - More changes are afoot for InterBev, which was acquired by NȕrnbergMesse North America (NMNA) from the American Beverage Association (ABA) in 2011. NMNA last week announced it was splitting the show into two sectors: InterBev Beverage and InterBev Process. “The move came primarily from exhibitor and attendee demand,” said Andrea Paulinelli, Director of Trade Shows for NMNA in Atlanta ...
Dallas, TX – Trade show organizers are invited to Washington this Summer to meet and greet members of Congress at IAEE’s Exhibitions Day. The International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has been a leader in publicizing the value of trade shows, conventions and meetings to the U.S. economy, and is launching Exhibitions Day on June 16-17 as a means of taking that message straight to the capital in Washington, DC ...
Las Vegas, NV – Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced a $7 million donation to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) hotel management school. Sands also said on April 3 it was contributing another $1 million to Clean the World, a non-profit program that collects discarded soap and other hygiene products from hotels and distributes them to needy populations in the U.S. and 70 nations worldwide ...
Tacoma, WA – The age of trade shows for the marijuana industry appears to be dawning, but it won’t arrive in a cloud of smoke. The August 14-17 launch of CannaCon, billed as an exhibition for budding entrepreneurs in the increasingly liberalized world of commercial cannabis, was noted in the mainstream media with the ironic note that smoking would not be allowed inside Washington’s Tacoma Dome during the show ...
Louisville, KY – Karen Williams was named the permanent president and CEO of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Williams had retired as executive vice president in 2012 after 23 years with the bureau, but came back in January as the interim president and CEO when Jim Wood stepped down. ...
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