SITE launches online learning portal

Global association for incentives professionals, SITE, has produced a new online learning portal for members, who will also enjoy complimentary access to education courses until 30 June. The SITE Foundation provided a large grant for development of new education and certification including the new SITE Knowledge Centre portal. Available to both SITE Members and non-members,…


Las Vegas reveals travel impact event

In 2016, Las Vegas welcomed a record-breaking 42.9 million visitors, and the travel and tourism industry supported more than 407,000 jobs in Southern Nevada and generated $16.9bn in local wages and salaries. To celebrate the industry and the people who work in it, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is hosting a celebration…


Informa’s Yachting Promotions appoints VP

Yachting Promotions Inc. (YPI), recently acquired by Informa’s Global Exhibitions Division, has appointed Mary Bender to the position of vice president of Consumer Marketing. Bender brings 17 years of trade and consumer event experience, with the last nine years focused exclusively on marketing luxury consumer shows in multiple U.S. markets. In addition, Bender is chair…


Quito starts work on new convention centre

Construction has begun on a new convention centre in Quito, with work due to be completed on the first phase in late 2018. The capital of Ecuador’s Metropolitan Convention Centre, it is hoped, will catapult the city into becoming a leading MICE destination both on a regional and an international level. The convention centre will feature 2,601sqm…


US start-up event to LAUNCH in Sydney

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith (pictured) has welcomed New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s announcement that Sydney will host the first LAUNCH Festival outside San Francisco as part of New South Wales’s broader innovation and start-up growth agenda. “Hosting LAUNCH Festival in 2018 and 2019 will boost entrepreneurship and innovation by profiling…

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