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AEG Facilities to manage new $2bn Las Vegas Stadium

The NFL’s Oakland Raiders have selected AEG Facilities, a division of sports, venue and live entertainment company AEG, to operate their in-construction 65,000-seat stadium.

New CEO appointed at Perth Convention Bureau

Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) has announced the appointment of new CEO Gareth Martin. Martin has worked with the PCB and its membership for 12 years, most recently as Acting CEO following the departure of former CEO Paul Beeson in February. His appointment follows an international recruitment search. PCB Chairman Kevin Skipworth said the Board welcomed the appointment and were excited about workin...

Baroness Karren Brady CBE to deliver keynote at Cvent CONNECT Europe

Business leader and star of The Apprentice, Baroness Karren Brady, CBE, will take the main stage as keynote speaker at this year’s Cvent CONNECT Europe. The event technology conference, hosted by Cvent, will take place 14-16 October, in London. Brady will offer insights on how to foster entrepreneurial spirit and deliver impactful, world-class events. Known for her resilience and focus, she will d...

Red Bull launches new events space MK-7 at UK headquarters

Red Bull Racing has unveiled a new meeting and events space, MK-7, located alongside its Milton Keynes headquarters.

‘The Future of CSR’ at Confex North

CMW’s Stuart Wood will be hosting a panel discussion titled 'The Future of CSR' at Confex North, Wednesday 3 July at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse.

MCI Group acquires USA-based Sentergroup

MCI Group has announced the acquisition of Sentergroup, Inc., an association management company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. This acquisition continues MCI’s growth in the USA, increasing its presence in the association market. MCI is continuing the expansion to strengthen its presence globally while turning international standards of excellence into local successes. The acquisition allows ...

Eldorado Resorts to acquire Caesars Entertainment for $17.3bn

Eldorado Resorts, an American hotel and casino company, has agreed to acquire Caesars Entertainment in a cash-and-stock transaction with a total value of $17.3 billion.

US marketing company Feathr acquires agency Springful

Digital marketing company Feathr has announced the acquisition of digital ad agency Springful.

New CEO to lead Ras Al Khaimah Tourism to next phase in UAE

Hospitality veteran Raki Phillips is to lead the next phase of Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism development, as CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA).

Vienna welcomes 10,000 participants to Human Reproduction and Embryology congress

More than 10,000 participants from 100 countries have been attending the 35th Annual Congress of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) at Messe Wien. The congress of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, 23-26 June, offered 79 scientific sessions and 800 scientific poster presentations. There was also an accompanying exhibition presenting 180 compan...

Kevin Jackson to speak at IBTM China on theme: ‘Work less, win more’

IBTM China has announced thought-leader and marketer, Kevin Jackson (pictured), as the first in its line-up of speakers for its 2019 event, which will take place in Beijing 28-29 August 2019. Director of Ideas and Innovation at The Experience is the Marketing, Jackson will present a session on Day One of IBTM China’s Knowledge Programme titled:‘Growing your business: work less, win more’. Jackson’...

AIPC, ICCA and UFI launch of Global Alliance in new collaboration effort

Three global meetings industry associations have agreed to launch a Global Alliance designed to facilitate closer co-operation. AIPC (The International Association of Convention Centres), ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association), and UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) agreed to launch the initiative, which they hope will generate more comprehensive and bett...