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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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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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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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Monterey Properties Investing in Renos & Upgrades

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that with the countdown on to the opening of the new $60+ million renovated Monterey Conference Center, several properties in the popular incentive travel destination are investing heavily in renovations, remodeling and additions.

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Montreal and Quebec Benefiting from Aerospace Events

March 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrés de Montréal reports that it has hosted 16 national, regional and international aerospace events, which have brought in $34.4 million in tourism revenues for Montréal and Québec. The events attracted 18,500 delegates, which translated into 38,500

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Shaw Conference Centre Adds to Culinary Team

March 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

Culinary expert Thomas Trevethan has been named food & beverage director at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. In his new role, Trevathan will oversee the culinary, banquet and purchasing departments at the convention centre. Trevethan brings 15 years of international culinary

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Shaw Conference Centre Hires Executive Pastry Chef

March 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Jason Wang is rejoining the award-winning pastry team at Edmonton’s  Shaw Conference Centre (SCC) in the role of Executive Pastry Chef. A certified red and blue seal pastry chef, Chef Wang is a rising star who has developed his culinary talent

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PCMA Reports Record Attendance at Convening Leaders 2017

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Convening Leaders 2017 drew 4,175 delegates, making it the most successful edition of the conference ever, reports its organizer, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association). The conference was held January 9-11 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas. In addition to

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Exhibition Place's Conference Centre New Name in Effect

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Effective today March 1, 2017, the LEED Silver conference centre at Exhibition Place is now named “Beanfield Centre” (formerly Allstream Centre). The ten-year agreement with Beanfield Metroconnect for the naming of “Beanfield Centre” includes title sponsorship of the centre, creation

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Shaw Conference Centre Partners with GES Canada

February 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

GES Canada has been selected as the preferred supplier of exhibit and display services for Edmonton’s  Shaw Conference Centre. This new, five-year partnership also makes GES the exclusive provider of all dock marshalling and material handling services. “GES is a