Americas


New exhibition space Pop Vegas launches in Las Vegas Americas

A brand new dedicated exhibition space, Pop Vegas, will open this winter at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas. It will  encompass indoor exhibition space, designed to house a rotating line-up of changing exhibitions themed around exciting pop-culture topics and trends. Pop-up museums that provide guests with immersive experiences and dynamic visual elements intended to be photographed—and shared on social media—have become immensely popular in...

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Five big January event sales in San Diego CC Americas

Major trade shows and conventions coming to San Diego Convention Center, USA, in January are expected to generate over US$42m in direct delegate spend, according to local research. The venue is starting the new year on the front foot with several large trade events booked in for the first two months of 2019. The January B2B programme starts with Minefaire on 5-6 January. It is a...

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DBpixelhouse expands into North America Americas

Digital and tech supplier DBpixelhouse has expanded its operations into the USA. The company will be working with several North American agencies and brands during early 2019, helping them to engage with delegates through the creative integration of digital content. The move follows DBpixelhouse’s successful presence at EventTech in Las Vegas last November. The company also announced the appointment of Jen Renfer as North American...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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;...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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