Americas

Making a point on wellbeing in M&E

Sarah Mayo, (pictured top) co-founder of newly launched POINT3 Wellbeing (a UK company that supports people and businesses with health and wellbeing programmes) speaks to CMW and sheds some light on health and wellbeing within the international business events sector. Stress management and positive mental health are increasingly on the agenda of companies that recognise the urgent need to combat t...

MPI and IMEX announce experiential collaboration for Vegas tradeshow

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the IMEX Group have announced they are to collaborate to incorporate more experiential activities during the IMEX America tradeshow in Las Vegas 16-18 October. MPI is in its eighth year as education provider for the tradeshow, including powering the Smart Monday programme on 15 October on the eve of this year’s show proper. MPI Foundation will again pr...

Four Life Sciences wins for BCD M&E as sector team grows

Global agency BCD Meetings & Events has revealed that in the past eight months it has secured four new Life Sciences clients and substantially extended the territories covered for other existing clients across a number of other industry sectors. The new wins include significant organisations in APAC, EMEA, and the USA, all contracting BCD M&E across multiple markets. BCD M&E runs a Lif...

Caesars Entertainment unveils $375m conference centre in Las Vegas

Gaming giant Caesars Entertainment Corporation unveiled its new conference centre yesterday, 16 July. The new development, named Caesars Forum, cost $375m and comprises 60,387sqm. The venue hosted a ground-breaking ceremony with the CEO and other high-ranking staff members at Caesars to celebrate the new development, which will be completed in 2020. The Forum arrives on the back of a strong year f...

etouches name-changer for EMS aims to Connect Better

Global provider of event management software solutions etouches has announced a rebranding to Aventri. The company says Aventri is a result of three ideas: ‘avenue’, ‘events’, and ‘entry’. “Our rebranding project was ignited by the desire to take our former name and branding to the next level of our successful growth via a more thorough and strategic understanding of what our brand stands for, our...

Abra, Kadabra, Canadazam! Quebec to host World Championships of Magic

The Quebec City Convention Centre (QCCC) and the Club de magie du Quebec have won a bid to host the 2021 World Championships of Magic. The event will be held from 26 to 31 July 2021, with over 2,000 magicians and magic aficionados descending upon the city. There will be conferences and international-calibre galas as well as 150 magicians competing in a Grand Prix. The event is estimated to bring i...

Quebec City Convention Centre to welcome 8,000 guests this summer

The Quebec City Convention Centre in Canada is expected to host 8,000 delegates to the city during a busy summer period for conventions. There are nine national and international conferences scheduled throughout July and August, which are expected to bring in CAD$12m (US$9.13m) to the city’s economy. Upcoming events include: the 2018 Canadian Number Theory Association Conference, the International...

Medtech conference picks Toronto for first foray outside of the States

Toronto, which claims to be Canada’s leading centre of excellence for Life Sciences and medical technology advancements and manufacturing, has been selected by the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) to host the international MedTech Conference in 2020. The bid win signifies the first time the conference will travel outside the United States. The conference will come to the city, 5-7...

Las Vegas’ visitation increases, reveals LVCVA

Las Vegas welcomed more than 3.6m visitors in May 2018, a slight increase over the same time last year, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Research Center. This traffic brings the year-to-date total for overall visitation to more than 17m. Learn more about Las Vegas visitation statistics for May 2018 by watching the below video, entitled “LVCVA Impact: May 2018 By t...

Revving up a new, multi-year sales and sponsorship link for Manhattan Center conference

New York-based hospitality consultancy RevUp has reached a multi-year agreement with Play NYC to procure new sponsors and exhibitors for the annual game and developer conference at The Hammerstein Ballroom, within New York’s Manhattan Center entertainment complex. Mike Fiorentino (pictured), president of RevUp said of the link up for the August event: “The large dimensions of The Hammerstein are t...

10-year anniversary celebration for Axis Travel Marketing

Marketing agency Axis Travel Marketing is celebrating a milestone this week, after reaching its 10-year anniversary. The company has delivered sales, marketing and PR programmes for a diverse host of clients across the travel and events industries, including Business Events Canada, Tourism Nova Scotia, and the Lisboa Convention Bureau. They were behind the campaign ‘Colombia – The Only Risk is Wan...

Business events contribute US$76m to Québec’s economy

Québec City Convention Centre hosted a total of 170 events in 2017–2018, generating CAD$101m (US$76m) in economic impact for Québec – a 10% increase over the previous year. The total events included 56 conferences, 18 of them international. More than 205,000 attendees converged in the region, with the Québec City Convention Centre receiving an overall satisfaction rate topping 97% for its services...