USA â€“ The Ontario City Council has reluctantly re-signed a two year deal to retain Philadelphia-based SMG management company as operator of the Ontario Convention Center (OCC).
New Zealand – The organiser of the 14th edition of the Meetings, conferences and incentives trade exhibition, Meetings 2010, says it has sold out of exhibitor space.
CANADA – The Canadian Tourism Commissionâ€™s Meetings, Conventions and Incentive Travel (MC&IT) Advisory Board has appointed Destination Halifax president and CEO, Patricia Lyall as its chair.
SINGAPORE – The Marina Bay Sands Resort and Expo has been awarded the licence to operate a casino, just one day before it opens its doors to the public.
JAMAICA – New fears have been raised by Jamaican hoteliers that the US$45m Montego Bay Convention Centre project wonâ€™t be ready in time to host the Caribbean Marketplace event in December 2011.
WORLD – Global association and event management agency MCIâ€™s SÃ©bastien Tondeur has been elected to chair Meeting Professionals Internationalâ€™s (MPI) international board of directors.
THAILAND – The TUNA 2010 conference and exhibition has become another casualty of the ongoing political unrest in the Thai capital, Bangkok.
AUSTRIA – Vienna has recorded a nine per cent rise in bed nights in 2009, compared to the previous year.
USA â€“ A Kansas City municipal subcommittee has proposed a location for a new convention hotel, which would stand west of the cityâ€™s historic Power and Light Building.
USA â€“ Show organisers at Chicagoâ€™s McCormick Place may be able to contract out their own electrical services and catering to contractors outside the venue, if recommendations made by the centreâ€™s interim board are approved.