Hot Off the TSE News Ticker for February

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The Riviera Hotel will be razed to make way for expanding the Las Vegas Convention Center & the Las Vegas Global Business District.  The Las Vegas CVA board voted Feb 20 to buy the 26-acre Riviera site for $182 million. The landmark casino & hotel will be closed in May…

 

Attendance at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville jumped by 16,000 and totaled 310,589, the second-largest crowd in show history.  The Feb. 11-14 show also drew more than 850 exhibitors and filled the sprawling Kentucky Exposition Center…

 

The new 34-story JW Marriott Austin opened for business in February, two blocks from the Austin Convention Center.  It is the largest JW Marriott in the U.S. with 1,012 guest rooms, 42 meeting rooms, 112,000 sf of event space and a Starbucks — of course…

 

World of Concrete saw a 15% increase in attendance and added 100,000 nsf of exhibit space in its first year under the ownership of Informa. The exhibit floor topped 675,000 nsf, making it the largest WOC in six years. The management team from Hanley Wood still runs the show…

 

International Production & Processing Expo broke records in nsf, exhibitors & attendance at the GWCC last week.  IPPE featured 1,288 exhibitors from the meat, poultry and feed industries in 490,000 nsf of exhibit space and drew 30,000 attendees….

 

Is a new HQ hotel in the cards for Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center? A request for qualifications was issued today…