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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...

Georgia’s Gateway Center Arena partners with live venue Fox Theatre

Georgia International Convention Center has named the Fox Theatre as an exclusive booking partner for its multipurpose arena, Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, which is slated to open later this year. The Fox Theatre is a live entertainment venue in Atlanta. Under a multi-year agreement, the Fox Theatre will consult in several key business areas, including accounting, programming, marketing, di...

All the highlights from ECEF in Washington

With event organisers increasingly needing to seek new ways to convert growth strategies into reality, 220 industry leaders came to hear and take part in debate on the issue at the 2019 Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF) in Washington this week. Co-founder and CEO of Marijuana Business Daily Cassandra Farrington, spoke about how she had navigated some unusual political and business ...

Las Vegas on a roll with Elon Musk’s TBC transportation project

Las Vegas has moved nearer to realising Elon Musk’s People Mover transport system for the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC). The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors has approved a $48.6m contract with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) to design and construct a People Mover for the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC) able to carry passengers in autonomous elect...