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MCCA PLANS TO PURCHASE PLOT OF LAND TO EXPAND BOSTON CONVENTION CENTER posted on: 3/8/2012 10:09:00
AMERICAS - The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) has drawn up plans to seize a privately-owned lot on D Street behind the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, in a move towards expanding the South Boston exhibition hall, according to The Boston Herald newspaper.
The MCCA plans to build two mid-priced hotels and multi-level parking garages on the US$33m, 5.6 acres of land if it can acquire it from Boston-based real estate investment firm, Intercontinental Real Estate Corp.
The MCCA bid would halt a housing project for a 585-unit residential complex that had started to move forward.
The convention centre authority's board discussed a "land acquisition" yesterday (1 August) in a closed-door session, and issued a statement saying "it was no secret" that it had been looking for land acquisition to support its planned expansion and hotel developments.
EUROPE - Amsterdam RAI posted a 2013 net profit of US$4.56m (2012: $2.9m). The venue management says the increased profits resulted from an exceptional conference year and growth in the RAI's international activities.
WORLD - Michel Neijmann, Managing Partner of K2 Conference & Event Management Co, based in Istanbul, Turkey, is the new President of IAPCO, the international association of professional conference organisers.