Americas

US Independence Day first for ICC Jerusalem

The ICC Jerusalem stepped up into a new role earlier this month when the US Embassy in Israel marked US Independence Day on 4 July with a festive event.

MemberSuite acquires event engagement platform provider Event Farm

MemberSuite, a provider of cloud-based association management software (AMS) has announced the acquisition of US-based event engagement software company, Event Farm.

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.

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.

Calgary wins bid to host 2023 World Petroleum Congress

The World Petroleum Council of Canada and Meetings and Conventions Calgary (MCC) have announced that Calgary will be the host city for the 24th World Petroleum Congress in 2023. Calgary was selected as the host city for 2023 by members of the World Petroleum Council (WPC). The vote came after months of lobbying member countries: Calgary was competing against Baku, Azerbaijan; Astana, Kazakhstan; D...

BPA Worldwide delivers audit verdict for CES in Vegas

Global auditors BPA Worldwide has announced the results of its CES 2019 event audit and confirms 175,212 unique visitors and exhibiting staff were in attendance during the four-day event, January 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas.

MICEberg force of nature FIEXPO grows in Chile

CMW was an official Media Partner of FIEXPO, the Latin American and Caribbean specialist MICE industry leading show, which completed its three-year cycle in Chile this June.

Vegas venue Caesars Forum tops out

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has reached an important milestone, topping off its new state-of-the-art 51,000sqm conference facility, Caesars Forum. More than 450 construction workers as well as meetings and conventions customers joined Caesars Entertainment executives for the moment of placing the final steel beam atop the structure. The US$375m conference centre will carry a LEED silver-rati...

Mexican city bidding for World Congress of Dermatology

The most relevant Mexican associations in the field of dermatology are bidding to host the 25th World Congress of Dermatology (WCD) in 2023. The voting will take place during the General Assembly of the ILDS on 12 June as part of the 24th World Congress of Dermatology in Milan, Italy. The congress is the most important event of the international dermatology community and each edition gathers more ...

Neon Museum to burn even brighter in Vegas with expansion plan

The Las Vegas Neon Museum has announced a new phase of development. The project, Neon2020, involves the acquisition of the shuttered Reed Whipple Cultural Centre, which sits directly across Las Vegas Boulevard from the Neon Boneyard. This 3,000sqm addition doubles the size of the museum’s presence on Las Vegas Boulevard and will provide space for an indoor gallery and extra storage. Remodelling wi...