Day: January 9, 2018

Ground-breaking expansion in Vegas moves into Phase 2

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and local leaders have celebrated the historic ceremonial groundbreaking for the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD) Phase Two US$860m Expansion project, slated for completion in time to welcome CES in 2021.  “This is an incredibly exciting milestone for the entire destination, as this expansion will allow us to not only retain our s...

AC Hotels sails in to Belfast, appoints new GM

Global chain AC Hotels by Marriott is set to open its first property in Belfast, Northern Ireland in April 2018, it has been confirmed. The international company has also confirmed the appointment of Lisa Steele as general manager of the new £25m property, which is situated in the heart of Belfast Harbour’s landmark City Quays development, right on Belfast’s waterfront. The contemporary-luxe four-...

MCI UK recruits association sales director from BE Sydney

Global events and professional congress organiser, MCI UK has appointed a new association sales director. Marie-Claire Henry joins MCI UK from Business Events Sydney where she spent 10 years iprocuring bid opportunities. She brings with her a strong international sales skillset and extensive knowledge of associations, with a specialism in the medical and life-sciences sector. Barbara Calderwood, M...

MPI selects new vice-president of community

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Nicole Edmund to lead the association’s membership and chapter operations teams as vice-president of community, effective, 8 January, 2018. It is a newly created position. Edmund has more than 20 years of experience as an association management professional. She most recently served as the associate vice-president of membership and chapter rel...

How to strategically plan your event

Becky Walker, head of pitch strategy, from Fresh takes a look at the strategic planning for events and how events can be even more successful We recently carried out a survey with over 150 senior stakeholders within the events industry to establish how strategy is being used within the events industry. It certainly produced some interesting results that are helping us shape our way of thinking and...

Morocco MICE

A year-round climate, good infrastructure, luxury accommodation  and incentive options have established Morocco as a global mice destination, says Stephanie Ackland. Magical Marrakech The main MICE hub of Morocco is Marrakech, in-part due to its location and its experience in the sector. The city is a popular choice for companies, attracted by the accommodation and venue options, as well as the ci...

GDPR: reasons to be lawful

There are six lawful reasons to store and process data. I covered one – ‘legitimate interests’ – in my last blog [on sister site CN] so I thought the next obvious step would be to explain the other five. Read more: a matter of consent. I’ll start in order of least general relevance to the majority of the conference industry, so we can quickly get the less interesting ones out of the wa...