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Execs make room for tech at ECEF 2018 AmericasRegion

A new technology and networking experience (TechDemo) debuts at the 17th edition of the Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) in Washington, DC on 30 May 2018. Sam Lippman, producer of ECEF and president of Lippman Connects, said that ECEF’s growing technology profile is represented in the programme, where executives exchange top-level insights. TechDemo will offer hands-on demonstrations of 10 real-world solutions that organisers can implement...

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LVCVA unveils design for Las Vegas Convention Center expansion AmericasRegion

Architects presented design drawings for the expansion to the LVCC to the board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), 11 April. “This is one of the most important days in the history of the LVCVA,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, LVCVA chief executive officer. “Southern Nevada’s economy is driven by tourism and this expansion will propel our convention centre forward to enable...

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Convention Data Services and Feathr form new technical partnership AmericasRegion

Events industry service providers Convention Data Services (CDS) and Feathr – both headquartered in the US – recently formed a new technical partnership enabling joint customers to easily integrate both platforms. Creating digital marketing and analytics software, Feathr brings solutions for all three components of growth – acquisition, referrals and sponsorships – to one digital platform; while CDS, a leading exhibition registration company, has built multi-faceted...

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Clarion Events expands US presence with acquisition of PennWell Americas

Clarion Events has announced the acquisition of PennWell Corporation, a privately-held events and B2B media and marketing services company based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Clarion is owned by funds managed by Blackstone, one of the world’s leading investment firms. The acquisition brings together two of the industry’s most well-respected names to create one of the largest events companies in the world. It also marks the latest in...

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Maverick Aviation Group welcomes you to Las Vegas AmericasRegion

Maverick Aviation Group has completed a US$5m transformation of their hanger into a terminal with floor-to-ceiling windows. It overlooks the McCarran Airport flight line so that you can have an event while watching the action outside. Adjacent to the iconic “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, Maverick Aviation Group is located on the Las Vegas Strip. Every helicopter excursion ends with a flight over Downtown...

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Las Vegas launches the first permanent eSports venue AmericasGalleryRegion

Las Vegas steps up on the global gaming stage with the launch of the first permanent electronic sports venue, Esports Arena, opening on The Strip at Luxor Hotel and Casino. The 2,787sqm multilevel arena gives local and international visitors access to over 100 gaming stations housing PCs and consoles. “We opened Esports Arena Las Vegas to be the championship destination for our global network of properties and a daily hub...

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Vancouver Convention Centre honoured with industry community service award AmericasRegion

The Vancouver Convention Centre is the recipient of the Canadian Association for Exposition Management’s (CAEM) 2018 Give Back Award, which recognises a member organisation that has contributed to the enhancement of their community within the past year. “We hope this award shines light on the amazing local charities we work with and that our partnerships with them, along with our efforts in sustainability, will inspire...

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Las Vegas named number one trade show destination in US  AmericasRegion

For the 24 consecutive year, Las Vegas was named the States’ number one trade show destination according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN). According to the “2017 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States” list, Las Vegas hosted 47 of the largest shows held in the country last year. “Las Vegas has long been considered a top destination for business travel and 2017 proved to be...

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Las Vegas celebrates Global Meetings Industry Day 2018 AmericasRegionWorld

Las Vegas will celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day (GMID) on 12 April 2018. In honour of GMID, meetings and events professionals from around the world will come together to showcase the real impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on people, business and local economies. The meetings industry in Las Vegas supports approximately 85,000 jobs with an economic impact...

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Global Snapshot AfricaAmericasAsiaEuropeRegionWorld

Exhibition World explores global happenings and highlights, as published in EW’s 2018 | Issue 1. India – Indian financial technology organisation, Zone Startups, selected their home country’s wealthiest city – Mumbai – to host the 2018 edition of Fintegrate Zone. Focusing on the future of technology and financial services, both locally and internationally, Fintegrate Zone will take place at the International Convention Centre in Mumbai, India from 27...

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