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AlliedPRA Acquires Rocky Mountain DMC

March 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

AlliedPRA, Inc. has acquired Destination Services Corporation (DSC), a major destination management firm covering the Rocky Mountain region of North America. The strategic move expands AlliedPRA’s reach into this growing marketplace. At over $100 million in system revenue and 29 locations AlliedPRA

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Las Vegas Remains Leading U.S. Trade Show Destination

March 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

For the 23rd consecutive year, Las Vegas is the number one destination for trade shows according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) list of the top 250 trade shows in the United States. In 2016, Las Vegas hosted 57 of

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MTCC Introducing Exhibitor Move-In App

March 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre has partnered with the mobile app Voyage Control to enhance the move-in experience for exhibitors. It is the first North American convention centre to offer this solution. Voyage Control allows exhibitors to pre-reserve a time on

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Marbella Welcoming W Hotels Worldwide

March 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Hotels Worldwide has signed the W Marbella and The Residences at W Marbella. Scheduled to open in 2021 and developed in partnership with Sunrise Inversiones 2015 S.L (an affiliate of Platinum Estates Limited), W Marbella will be located on Playa

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Grand Hyatt NYC Debuts Conference Level Reno

March 24, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Grand Hyatt New York in Midtown Manhattan recently debuted a multi-million dollar renovation of its Conference Level, including 12,000 square feet of meeting space and 18 breakout rooms. “Following the last major renovation of the guestrooms and public spaces in

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IncentiveWorks Names New Show Manager, Expands Team

March 24, 2017 by Lori Smith

Melissa Arnott has been appointed manager of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s leading conference and show for business event professionals. In addition, the IncentiveWorks team welcomes Heather Donnelly in the role of North American Business Development Manager, and Catherine Luzena-Hall as the show’s

Opinion

Industry Insider: Politics & MICE

March 22, 2017 by LES SELBY, CMP CMM
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

I would have to admit that before the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the election of Donald Trump in the United States, I thought that natural disasters, the outbreak of disease or the occurrence of terrorism were the

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The Supply Side: Independent Options

March 22, 2017 by ALLAN LYNCH
Allan Lynch

To celebrate the sesquicentennial, it’s worth noting that Canada’s history of hospitality began in the winter of 1605, when Samuel de Champlain launched a dining club, The Order of Good Cheer. Champlain used f&b as a way to raise the

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Business Event Bookings Up in Ottawa

March 22, 2017 by Lori Smith

Ottawa Tourism reports that as of January, 45 large-scale events (500+ delegates) had booked their 2017 congresses in the city, which is the epicenter of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The number represents a 220 percent increase over large-scale events booked in 2015.

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Nashville Approves Joseph Hotel Room-Block Agreement

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Nashville’s Convention Center Authority has approved a room-block agreement with The Joseph Nashville, a full-service, luxury hotel, which will be built by Ohio-based developer The Pizutti Cos. Construction is expected to being this summer on a three-quarter acres site at Korean

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Edmonton and Saskatoon Radissons Win Awards

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and Radisson Hotel Saskatoon each took home the Radisson President’s Award by the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. The award is given out to the top Radisson hotels demonstrating an outstanding level of enthusiasm and dedication

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GES Acquires Poken

March 21, 2017 by Lori Smith

Event services provider GES has purchased Poken, a cloud-based , 360-degree event management platform. The Poken platform has been used, in part or whole, at more than 2,000 events around the world. It includes tools for networking, digital content collection,