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.

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.

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.

A corporate meeting done right

There's no time like the present, says Tammy Ivey, Group Sales Manager at The Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

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.

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...

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...

Paris ranked number one city in the world for association meetings

​​​​​​​Paris has returned to the top of the ICCA City Rankings, with the USA continuing to top the Country Rankings. The French capital previously held the top city spot in 2016, and now returns in the newly released rankings covering 2018 to claim first place. The new ICCA’s 2018 Country and City Rankings also mark another successful year for the association meetings market, with the global meeti...

Big ideas lined up for 2019 PCMA EduCon in L.A.

‘Street scientist’ Sara Ross, and songwriters John Ondrasik and Ciaran Gribbin are to speak at global industry association PCMA’s 2019 EduCon, in Los Angeles in June. Organisers promise the conference will deliver personalised education content with actionable outcomes, networking opportunities and fresh approaches to solving industry issues as they continue to engage leaders from both within and ...

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