Americas


New President & CEO appointed at Metro Toronto Convention Centre Americas

The Board of Directors of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Corporation (MTCC) has announced the appointment of General Manager Lorenz Hassenstein to the position of President & CEO. The move is part of succession planning as incumbent Barry Smith steps down on 1 February, 2019. Hassenstein joined as GM a year ago, and has more than 23 years of experience in general management, trade/consumer event management and...

Read More


Freeman acquires US agency mdg Americas

Freeman has acquired mdg, a full-service event marketing and public relations agency based in the US. The acquisition enhances the Freeman spectrum of services from pre-event marketing and on-site user experience to post-show communications based on data-informed insights. “The events business is undergoing a significant transformation (according to the Freeman Data Benchmark Study) — one that requires a sophisticated degree of integration around the convergence...

Read More


Increasing tariffs a contributory factor as wheels come off Emerald’s Interbike show Americas

Interbike owner, Emerald Expositions, has announced the trade show will not take place in September 2019 in Reno as previously scheduled. The annual event has been running for 36 years and the organiser has held open the opportunity for a scaled down event in 2020, but has laid off the show and sales directors. “The past four years have been difficult for the US bicycle...

Read More


PCMA sets economic progress and social prosperity as goals for first Leadership Summit Americas

Civic and corporate leaders from four continents will gather January 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a two-day forum on how business events can create diversified and sustainable opportunities for economic and social prosperity. The 6 and 7 January programme was created by Chicago-based PCMA to bring together a core international group of association CEOs, corporate leaders and municipal leaders. Participants include representatives from McDonald’s Corp.; Caesars Entertainment;...

Read More


The necessity of festivalisation – Reed show Agenda goes B2C Americas

Reed Exhibitions has announced that it will be postponing its Agenda Winter Long Beach trade event, which was scheduled for January 3-4, 2019. Agenda is a B2B business event in the action sports and streetwear industries. Reed says it will be evolving the show to focus more heavily on its B2C festival in June 2019, merging the business side of the event with music, art,...

Read More


Los Angeles Convention Center hires Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance Americas

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, has announced the appointment of Shaun Davis, CVP (pictured left) as the new Vice President of Operations and Ben Zarhoud, CPA (right) as the new Vice President of Finance. Shaun joins the LACC from Salt Lake City, Utah with over 20 years of operations management experience. He...

Read More


Caesars Entertainment extends partnership with Nobu Hotels Americas

Robert De Niro, chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora were present for the fifth anniversary celebration of the Nobu Hotel, Caesars Palace. Frissora announced a decade-long extension of the partnership between Nobu Hotels and Caesars, while Horwell – the group that owns Nobu – announced plans for 20 additional hotels by 2020. Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace bills itself as the ‘world’s first...

Read More


Event tech company DBpixelhouse exhibits in North America AmericasEurope

Interactive event tech company DBpixelhouse are exhibiting at EventTech USA in Las Vegas this week. EventTech is a marketing conference dedicated to how social media and technology can enhance event experience, and DBpixelhouse hopes to tap into the American market by exhibiting there. DB are also one of Europe’s largest AV suppliers, serving major global events such as MWC19, ICE London and the Farnborough International...

Read More


Johnno’s E-World, Part 2- Tapping into the Vegas ‘Wow’ factor AmericasExpert Opinion

EW’s flying phenomenon Johnno G happens to be in Vegas and nearly stays in Vegas…   Circling in the skies above Las Vegas, on a plane ready to land for my first IMEX America show experience, I thought… “This looks OK, but it’s just a city in the desert. What’s all the fuss about?” How wrong I was. Upon leaving the plane you are confronted...

Read More


IMEX America in Las Vegas was the largest ever IMEX Americas

IMEX America came to a close yesterday, 18 October, in Las Vegas’ Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The event set a series of new records, and was the largest ever IMEX. Over 13,000 participants took part in the event, making over 70,000 appointments. The event expanded into an additional hall, creating space for over 3,500 exhibitors representing 150 countries. Carina Bauer (pictured left), CEO of...

Read More



Page 1 of 2112345...1020...Last »
banner