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Las Vegas Convention Center pours first concrete for West Hall expansion

Construction workers have begun pouring 600,000sq.ft of concrete flooring into the main exhibition hall in the new West Hall expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The process will take between four and five months to complete and is a major step forward in the expansion construction, which is now 77% complete. The Las Vegas Convention Center’s US$980m West Hall expansion will add 13...

Caesars donates food and supplies during Covid-19

Caesars Entertainment has donated more than 250,000lbs of food and thousands of personal protection supplies across the United States to combat Covid-19.

IBTM Americas bumps 2020 show to August date 

Reed Exhibitions Mexico has announced that IBTM Americas 2020, which had been scheduled for 27–28 May 2020, will now take place on 26-27th August 2020 at Centro Citibanamex.

Joint message from global industry leaders in support of our global community

The following statement has been released by the US-based Events Industry Council: The reality of COVID-19 reminds us that we are a global community representing a rich and diverse fabric of talented and dedicated professionals. We are also reminded of our common humanity in our vulnerabilities. As individuals, now is the time to focus on what matters most: the collective wellbeing and safety of o...

‘Community is critical’ and we must prepare for path of recovery, says MMBC

There may be few magic wands around in the globally challenging situation around Covid-19 and its effects, but the industry is showing, at least, that it is important to feel each other’s pain and reiterate that we are not alone.

Fear spreads faster than a virus?

The European Travel Commission (ETC), the European Tourism Association (ETOA), United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) have called for bilateral conversations between European and US authorities to review and cancel the travel suspension from Europe to the United States of America.

ASAE asks for federal intervention

The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has addressed the following letter to the US White House and its Director of the National Economic Council:

Aventri releases easy check-in app Aventri Aloha

Event management software company Aventri has unveiled Aventri Aloha, an easy-to-use iPad app for checking in to small and medium sized events.

Pioneering events academic launches masterclasses

Lauren Grech, curriculum builder for the United States’ first-ever Master of Science in Event Management programme, has launched a series of masterclasses.

PCMA restructures its senior leadership team

PCMA has restructured its senior leadership team, in an attempt to accelerate growth and support the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus.

Las Vegas welcomed 3.5m visitors in January

Las Vegas welcomed approximately 3.5m visitors in January, according to research published by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Team San Jose makes several new hires

Team San Jose, a non-profit economic development group dedicated to leisure and business travel in San Jose, has made several new appointments.