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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.”
ASIA - The global association of mobile operators' association GSMA has rebranded its Asia event under the new 'Mobile World Congress' banner and announced initial details of its programme when it debuts in Shanghai next July.
AUSTRLASIA - The Australian business events sector, which is said to be worth AUS$13bn a year to the economy, was boosted this week when the Federal Government entered into a partnership to assist the industry during bidding and event delivery.
MIDDLE EAST - One year on from the UAE winning the right to host the World Expo in Dubai in 2020, the expo's higher committee has mapped out key deliverables to the General Assembly of the BIE, the governing body of the Expo.