Americas


72% of organisers report rising revenue in new Lippman research Americas

A record 72% of event organizers reported a rise in sales revenue from exhibit space at their most recent event, according to a new survey from Lippman Connects. The 2018 Benchmarks & Trends in Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales was conducted in conjunction with Exhibit Sales Roundtable (ESR). It also found that only 15% of organisers saw a decline in exhibit sales revenue, and 13% reported...

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A statement from San Diego Convention Center CEO regarding failed expansion Americas

Clifford Rippetoe (pictured), CEO of the San Diego Convention Center, has issued a statement regarding the expansion to the site, after its planned funding fell through: “I am proud to be the President and CEO of the world-class San Diego Convention Center. “While all of us here are disappointed that the current funding initiative will not be on the ballot this November, we will continue...

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Talking Point: Brazil’s business exhibition marketplace AmericasExpert Opinion

Sarah-Claire Picton speaks to Juan Pablo De Vera, Reed Exhibitions’ senior vice-president of Latin America, about launching trade shows in Brazil, government support in M&E, new venues, perceived obstacles and more. What are the key reasons for global exhibition organisers to launch their events in Brazil at the moment? The Brazilian exhibition market is one of the most dynamic around the world today. It is recognised...

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Register now for the UFI Latin American Conference AmericasEurope

Registrations are open now for the UFI Latin American Conference, which is taking place from 18-19 September at the World Trade Centre in Mexico City. The conference is an industry gathering of professionals from across Latin America, the USA and Europe. Delegates will be able to hear AMEREF president Juan Gabriel Tamez discuss how the city dealt with the earthquake that shook Mexico last year....

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MPI and IMEX announce experiential collaboration for Vegas tradeshow Americas

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the IMEX Group have announced they are to collaborate to incorporate more experiential activities during the IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas 16-18 October. MPI is in its eighth year as education provider for the tradeshow, including powering the Smart Monday programme on 15 October on the eve of this year’s show proper. MPI Foundation will again present its largest...

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Chicago Build will build bridges in the city’s construction industry Americas

Event organiser Oliver Kinross has announced the launch of Chicago Build, a new large-scale building & construction show in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Build will take place in September 2019 at McCormick Place, the largest convention centre in the United States. Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and boasts one of the USA’s most diverse economies. A return to strong economic growth...

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Caesars Entertainment unveil $375m conference centre in Las Vegas Americas

Gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation unveiled its new conference centre, 16 July. The new development, named Caesars Forum, cost $375m and comprises 60,387sqm. The venue hosted a ground-breaking ceremony with the CEO and other high-ranking staff members at Caesars to celebrate the new development, which will be completed in 2020. The Forum arrives on the back of a strong year for the Vegas region. Figures...

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New date set for construction machinery trade fair Americas

M&T Expo 2018, the international trade fair for construction and mining equipment organised by Messe München, which was initially scheduled for 5-8 June, will now run from 26-29 November at the São Paolo Exhibition & Convention Centre in Brazil. The trade fair has had to be moved forward due to a major trucker’s strike, which blocked all the necessary logistics needed for the exhibition, and jeopardised the safe...

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IEG’s artisan gelato expo targets US market AmericasEurope

Italian Exhibition Group’s (IEG) international exhibition for artisan production of ice cream, pastry, confectionery and bakery, better known as Sigep, will take part in the upcoming Fancy Food Show 2018 at the Javits Center in New York from 30 June to 2 July. Sigep will take part via a series of “gelato & coffee experiences”, tasting sessions of artisan gelato, espresso coffee and cappuccino combined with croissants,...

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SITE’s new CITP certification exam to be offered at IMEX America AmericasWorld

The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP), a new, designation for mid to senior level incentive travel professionals offered by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is to be offered at IMEX America later this year. Since its launch at IMEX Frankfurt last month, the programme has seen 25 incentive professionals already earning their CITP designation. Registration is open for the Vegas public sitting of the CITP exam,...

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