Americas


Los Angeles Convention Centre becomes the first in the US with permanent 5G WiFi Americas

The Los Angeles Convention Centre (LACC) has become the first convention centre in the United States to permanently install a 5G wireless network. The cutting-edge technology was deployed at the LACC in conjunction with the “GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas, in Partnership with CTIA” on September 12-14, 2018. Doane Liu, executive director of the City of Los Angeles Department of Convention and Tourism Development, said:...

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Reed Exhibitions appoints new US president Americas

Herve Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions (RX) Americas, has announced a change to the company’s leadership structure in the US. Debbie Evans, currently the President of RX South East Asia and Australia, is moving to the US to take on the role of President, RX US. Debbie currently runs an RX business spanning 5 countries and over 50 events. Prior to this, she held the...

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UFI Latin American Conference successfully launched in Mexico City Americas

UFI’s inaugural Latin American Conference took place on 18-19 September at the World Trade Centre, Mexico City.   The event was the perfect opportunity for participants to discuss common strategies for different realities in Latin America. 14 speakers from around the Americas shared their insights and experiences with the audience, while deep dive sessions and networking breaks provided valuable time for focused conversations and further...

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ICC La Paz opens for business in Mexico Americas

The International Convention Centre of La Paz (ICC La Paz) has recently opened in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The 9,520sqm venue offers a panoramic vista of the Sea of Cortez, showcased in scenic outdoor receptions. As the sun sets, the venue is equipped to turn into a concert venue or a gala space. There are customisable and innovative menu options of offer,...

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ADNEC CEO visits US to promote Abu Dhabi for events AmericasAsia

A delegation from the Abu Dhabu National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) is on a visit the United States to discuss partnerships with international event organisers. The trip is part of ADNEC’s plan to promote Abu Dhabi as a hub for business tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The delegation is led by Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri (pictured), CEO of ADNEC, and comprises...

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IBTM Americas in Mexico City hailed a ‘great success’ Americas

IBTM Americas, the newest event in IBTM’s global portfolio, recently concluded in Mexico City on 6 September. The event was hailed as a great success by exhibitors and hosted buyers, with over 12,500 pre-planned meetings during the two-day event. Over 400 exhibitors took stands at the show, representing a 50% increase on last year, with international exhibitors making up 54% of the total. As well...

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KLCC strengthens ties with North American market AmericasAsia

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) has announced a new partnership with New York-based Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl), a global destination marketing organisation for meetings and conventions. The partnership is designed to help drive the venue’s presence and business opportunities in the North American market. The Centre’s general manager, Alan Pryor explained: “We are excited to be working closely with MCIntl’s managing partners Michel...

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Construction set to start for Las Vegas Convention Center expansion Americas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has given the go-ahead to start construction on the expansion to Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors has approved the guaranteed maximum price agreement, granting permission for the development to break ground. Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO, said: “This is an incredibly important and exciting time, not just for the LVCVA but for the entire destination....

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IMEX America announces ‘Smart Monday’ Americas

IMEX America has announced it will be bringing Smart Monday, a day dedicated to professional development, to its upcoming show on 15 October in Las Vegas. From 8:30am onwards, the day will be full of education opportunities for everyone, no matter how many years of industry experience they have. It will feature 20 education sessions covering topics from leadership to stress in the workplace. There...

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Emerald acquires Total Tech Summit for US$28m Americas

US event producer Emerald Expositions Events has announced the acquisition of Total Tech Summit from EH Media, as well as a group of complementary tech events, for US$28m. Among the other shows acquired from EH are CEPro, dedicated to custom tech integration, and Campus Safety, which serves security professionals responsible for schools and academic campuses. There is also Commercial Integrator, a top information source for...

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