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  • MGM Resorts is adding 80,000 square feet of conference space at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas and rebranding the Monte Carlo as the Park MGM.
  • The project includes an outdoor terrace and the 10-room executive meeting center.
  • The entire Park MGM is being tailored for smaller groups of up to 5,000 guests.
  • A consumer gun show in Las Vegas has been cancelled. The Eastside Cannery Casino Gun Show was scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 7.
  • Las Vegas media said the schedule for another firearms show on Oct. 21-22 was still being decided. January’s SHOT Show remains on schedule.
  • Charlotte is moving forward with plans to renovate and add new meeting space to the city’s convention center. Work begins in 2019.
  • The $110 million project includes new pre-function space and 26,000 sf of meeting space. A new skyway will connect to the Westin hotel.
  • Diversified Communications announced the acquisition of Luxperience, an Australian hosted buyer event focused on luxury travel.
  • It is one of Diversified’s first forays into the hosted buyer segment. The move is expected to complement the company’s
  • British Tourism & Travel brand.
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Las Vegas — SMG announced it signed a management contract for the new Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center in China and launched North American sales efforts for the center, which is expected to debut in 2019. The deal also reinforces SMG’s plans to expand further into the international convention and exhibition marketplace. ...
Chicago — A series of devastating storms and hurricanes were followed this fall by the horrific massacre in Las Vegas at the Route 41 Harvest Festival October 1. Significant efforts have been made in the form of philanthropic donations to help individuals and cities recover from the storms and the shootings. Undaunted, people around the world rushed to donate, fundraise and personally help those touch by disaster. ...
Dallas — Freeman has introduced Fuzion™ by Freeman, a system that strives to provide a common language that will enable digital integration between various platforms more easily. In its final testing stages, Fuzion will allow organizers will be able to connect registration, mobile apps and other systems seamlessly, eliminating frustration and time spent trying to set up systems at trade shows. The system is expected to officially launch by summer 2018. ...
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Portland, Maine — Diversified Communications has announced the acquisition of Luxperience, an Australian hosted buyer event focused on luxury travel. It is one of Diversified’s first forays into the hosted buyer segment. The move also is expected to complement the company’s British Tourism & Travel brand. ...
In the wake of a horrific lone-gunman massacre in Las Vegas Sunday night, the trade show industry stood tall in its efforts to assist those affected by the tragedy and displayed unwavering resolve to continue with events scheduled for this month in Las Vegas. The Global Gaming Expo (G2E) will meet starting today at the Las Vegas Sands. G2E, which ranked No. 59 on the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Class of 2016, is expected to draw 26,000 industry professionals to the gaming capital of the U.S. ...
SWAT teams descended on Route 91 Harvest, an outdoor country music festival that took place near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, after a gunman opened fire on Sunday night. More than 50 were killed and over 400 injured, making this incident the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. ...
Half Moon Bay, Calif. — The Grand Awards presentations on Sept. 28 capped another memorable Gold 100 at the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay outside San Francisco. David Loechner, President and CEO of Emerald Expositions, made history when he received Trade Show Executive’s first Gold Standard in Excellence Award. His exceptional leadership in making Emerald the first publicly traded U.S.-based trade show organizer company won him the award. Reed Exhibitions was named the top show organizer, and The NAMM Show hit all the right notes to earn the Greatest Trade Show of 2016 Grand Award at the Trade Show Executive Gold 100 Awards & Summit. ...
European trade shows increasingly are taking part in a program that uses certified statistics from trade shows for an annual report of data used to identify trends in regional and global markets. The latest edition of the Euro Fair Statistics report, published annually by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, offers certified statistics from 2,590 exhibitions that used 27.4 million square meters (294.9 million square feet) of exhibit space in 2016 and provides other certified data about shows held in 25 countries in the European exhibitions market.  ...
Didn’t get to attend CEIR Predict this year? Lost your notes? That’s OK because we’ve got you covered. From living in a digital world to avoiding analytic failures, TSE covers the eight top takeaways from this year’s event. Don’t forget to read our recap story of the entire event in our October issue.  ...
The global exhibitions and events company Informa recently launched a product called Informa Engage. In addition to providing sophisticated data and content marketing expertise, it targets audiences of specialists and offers in-depth knowledge of vertical markets that helps companies better connect with their customers. Read more and watch the video…  ...
At the Gold 100, attendees will find a packed schedule of educational sessions, networking events and of course the highly anticipated award ceremony that salutes the leaders of the largest trade shows in the U.S. for their accomplishments. Among all the finalists for this year’s awards are CES, Cosmoprof, Dreamforce, E3, International Woodworking Fair, NAMM, National Hardware Show, Waste Expo, and OR Manager Conference are in contention for more than one award. In addition, the International Security Conference is a finalist for both its East Coast and West Coast shows, as is Natural Products Expo. For a full listing, check the Gold 100 website at www.tsegold100.com/award-finalists. ...
A major earthquake registering a preliminary 7.1 rocked Mexico City early Tuesday afternoon, causing widespread damage to structures and injuring or killing an as-yet-unknown number of people. Leopoldo Farías Barlow, Executive Director of the Mexico City-based trade show and events association AMEREF, emailed a brief update to TSE… ...
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