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SIGGRAPH 2018 worth over C$37m to Vancouver

Vancouver is to welcome back thousands of computer graphics and digital effects specialists for SIGGRAPH 2018, a conference expected to deliver C$37.1m in direct spending to the local economy. The event will be the largest convention held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The annual conference of the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on…


MPI Academy enlists the MPI Mexico Chapter as training partner

International industry association Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has engaged the MPI Mexico Chapter to serve as an authorised training partner for the MPI Academy, extending the association’s education capabilities in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries. The partnership is the first of its kind for MPI and will entail the delivery of both in-person and online educational offerings…


Las Vegas convention attendance rises

New figures from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) show that Las Vegas welcomed nearly 3.6m visitors in June 2018. More than 500,000 convention delegates passed through the destination for the month and major trade shows like Infocomm and American Water Works Association helped increase convention attendance 2.9% from June 2017. McCarran International Airport…


Incentive Canada 2018

Business Events Canada, a division of Destination Canada, rolled out the (maple leaf) red carpet to buyers and suppliers from 26-30 July to stage Incentive Canada 2018. The annual business event, which was attended by 40 guests from the US, UK and Europe and 29 partners from Canada, showcased the exciting variety of Canada’s incentive/meetings offering…

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