expansion

etc.venues to roll out three new venues in New York within a year

UK venue group etc.venues recently announced it is to break into the New York market with its urban day meeting venue template. With a first 4,200sqm venue revealed in Madison Avenue, etc.venues tells CMW it expects to announce a second venue contract within a month, with a third to follow, and have all three operational within 12 months. The move Stateside is on the back of a $35m investment, inc...

Heathrow releases imagery of planned third runway and consultation dates

Heathrow airport has released CGI imagery of what its planned expansion and third runway could look like. It has also released the date of its Airport Expansion Consultation, which will collect views and opinions from locals and the general public. These views, the airport says, will be used to guide the development of the expansion plan in the coming years. Key issues which the consultation asked...

MCI Group expands into Italy with new office and appointments

Congress and events management company MCI Group has announced the expansion of its service offering in Italy. The group has an active presence in the country through Ovation Global DMC, with an office in Rome, and will focus on offering national and regional conferences and congresses to its clients from a new office in Florence. To spearhead the new service, the company has appointed Luigi Cammi...

Kenya’s five-star Nairobi Serena Hotel expands its meetings offering

The five-star Nairobi Serena Hotel in Kenya has announced the completion of phase one of its ongoing refurbishment plan. The newly renovated space opened on 1 September, and aims to respond to global trends and needs of leisure and corporate clientele. The refurbishment programme is being managed in two phases. The now completed phase one north wing includes the completion of 95 fully upgraded roo...

Construction set to start for Las Vegas Convention Center expansion

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has given the go-ahead to start construction on the expansion to Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors has approved the guaranteed maximum price agreement, granting permission for the development to break ground. Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO, said: “This is an incredibly important and exciting time, not just for the LVCVA but for the e...

A statement from San Diego Convention Center CEO regarding failed expansion

Clifford Rippetoe (pictured), CEO of the San Diego Convention Center, has issued a statement regarding the expansion to the site, after its planned funding fell through: “I am proud to be the President and CEO of the world-class San Diego Convention Center. “While all of us here are disappointed that the current funding initiative will not be on the ballot this November, we will continue to ...