Americas


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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Tarsus Group expands its operations in Mexico with buyout of E.J.Krause Tarsus Americas

UK-based Tarsus Group has bought the remaining 50% share of its joint venture in Mexico with E.J. Krause for $18m. The global organiser has also announced deals in Southeast Asia and the United Arab Emirates. “Mexico is a large and fast-growing market, and this agreement to acquire the remaining 50% interest in EJK Tarsus Mexico, thereby assuming full control of the Mexican business, represents an...

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FFANY and Informa get in step on footwear shows Americas

The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY), the non-profit organisation that leads FFANY Market Weeks in New York and its NY Shoe Expo Tradeshows, and Informa plc, organiser of FN PLATFORM, MAGIC, Coterie and PROJECT, have announced they will coordinate their trade show calendars for this sector in future. FFANY’s New York Shoe Expo in Manhattan on 5-7 February takes place on the same days as the Informa’s...

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Blackstone confirms acquisition of NEC Group AmericasEurope

Private equity company Blackstone has announced the acquisition of the UK’s NEC Group – encompassing the NEC, Resorts World Arena, ICC Birmingham, The Ticket Factory and more –from the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group (known as LDC) in a deal worth a reported £800m. LDC originally backed a management buyout of the Group from Birmingham City Council in 2015 for £307m. Since then,...

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IMEX America launches new event app Americas

IMEX America has launched a new event app, ahead of the shows running from 16-18 October at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Las Vegas. The app will allow delegates to view appointments with exhibitors, find a booth on the show floor, and stay up to date with the talks taking place on the show floor. The app is powered by eventreference.com, and is...

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Caesars Entertainment to eliminate 200 million single-use plastic straws Americas

Caesars Entertainment has announced a new phased approach to removing all single-use plastic straws from its US locations. The company estimates that they will help eliminate approximately 200 million single-use plastic straws, which would have been used once and discarded every year. The plan began in July 2018, when Caesars moved to an ‘upon request only’ policy for straws. The next phase saw Caesars strategic...

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Pennsylvania Convention Centre installs new digital displays Americas

The Pennsylvania Convention Centre in South Dakota, USA, is enhancing its guest experience with Daktronics LED video displays. The new displays will supplement more than 200 annual events hosted by the facility. They are currently sharing messages with visitors and passersby. John J. McNichol, president & CEO of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, said: “As the world becomes more digitalized, our new digital displays will offer...

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