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Hawai’i Convention Center hosts largest event since start of pandemic

The Hawai‘i Convention Center welcomed 1,200 participants for the Hawai‘i Prayer Breakfast on 7 May, 2021. The event was the largest in-person gathering at the venue since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. The breakfast included state and local leaders, as well as speakers Dr. Tony Evans and Priscilla Shirer. The Center has implemented health and safety measures led by ASM Global’s comprehe...

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre announces rebrand

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has announced a new rebrand, created by agency FutureBrand Australia. The venue’s new tagline is ‘home of the unconventional’, leaning into some of the more unusual events the venue has hosted over the past year. During 2020, the venue was used as a drive-in cinema and a training centre for guide dogs. It also partnered with food supplier Flinders &am...

Canada’s Calgary Stampede breaks ground on $500m venue expansion

The Calgary Stampede in Canada has broken ground on the $500m expansion of its BMO Convention Centre. The new expansion’s design was revealed in June 2020, and will add 560,000sqft of space to the venue. It is designed by Stantec/Populous/S2 Architecture. Crews have worked to prepare the site with extensive utilities upgrades and demolition work over the past year, readying the convention centre f...

Brisbane’s BCEC holds more than 100 events in Q1 2021

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has hosted 113 events in the first quarter of 2021, after re-opening in 2020. The venue has welcomed 71,571 visitors in the last four months, hosting five convention, four exhibitions and many more corporate functions such as lunches and dinners. Major exhibitions included The Pregnancy, Babies & Children’s Expo and The Home Show 2021. The v...

Melbourne’s CENTREPIECE to mark opening with live event in September

CENTREPIECE, a new conference and exhibition venue under construction in Melbourne, has announced it will be opening in September 2021. The three-story venue is hosting the Associations Forum National Conference as a live event from 6-7 September to mark its opening. CENTREPIECE is situated next to the Rod Laver Arena and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and close to the Melbourne CBD. Hard hat tours...

Orange County Convention Center lines up $123m of summer business

The Orange County Convention Center in the USA says it is expecting to bring in an estimated $123m of economic impact from eight major sporting events this summer. The events, which include the Sunshine Volleyball Classic, All Star Challenge Cheer & Dance and AAU Volleyball Classic, are also expected to bring in 95,000 guests combined. Other events on the schedule include the Orlando Boat Show...

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to host first major event since lockdown

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre is preparing to welcome visitors back to the venue, as Malaysia’s business events industry begins to re-open. The venue says it has upskilled its entire workforce of 200 people in various event-related services. It brought in subject matter experts to host ‘classroom’ sessions and hands-on role play exercises as part of its training regime. The entire staff was a...

Aparthotels Adagio plans new venue, with ‘no slowdown’ in plans

Aparthotels Adagio has announced plans for a new aparthotel in Stuttgart, Germany. The hospitality venue is set to open in 2024. It will provides guests with the “services of a hotel but the freedom of an apartment”, according to the developers. The new property will also feature a co-working space called The Circle, where guests can cook and interact together. Guests can also make use of a so-cal...