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AEG OGDEN RUNNING BACK TO LA CONVENTION CENTRE posted on: 18/10/2010 10:05:19
USA – International convention centre management group AEG Ogden’s CEO and President, Tim Leiweke, said the group is “exploring” a management deal with the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The group currently manages the LA Live and Staples Center and hopes the proposal would bring a National Football League (NFL) team to the downtown area of the city.
AEG Ogden would invest US$1bn to redevelop one of the centre’s halls into an exhibition space, which could double as an enclosed NFL stadium. This would increase the amount of exhibition and meeting space from 80,546 to 130,000sqm.
Leiweke said he believed the increase would boost the city’s convention and exhibition business and infrastructure development. “Game, set, match. Everything else will come,” he told The Canadian Press. “Retail will come, transportation will come and people will move back down here.”
AMERICAS - UK international conference and event producer Media 1 Productions has expanded its operations with the opening of a US office in Tucson, Arizona. The Stateside office will be managed by Executive Vice-President Dave Cole.
EUROPE - After a successful realignment of Congrex Switzerland in the past 12 months, following the collapse of the parent Congrex Group, the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers has welcomed back Congrex Switzerland as a member.