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Incentive Research Foundation Releases Trends Report

February 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Incentive Research Foundation has released its signature study, The IRF 2018 Trends Study. The study highlights ten key trends that will affect organizations, their products and services, and the workforce in 2018. Webinar: Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 p.m. EST. During

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Marriott and Witkoff Partnering on New Las Vegas Resort

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International, Inc. and global development firm Witkoff have announced a plan to open a new integrated resort and casino on the site of the Fountainebleau Las Vegas project, the construction of which was halted by the 2009 recession. The

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Fort Lauderdale Convention Centre Earns LEED Recertification

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center has earned LEED® recertification, maintaining its LEED for Existing Buildings Gold status. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the foremost program for buildings

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Hilton Debuts DoubleTree in Vermont

January 29, 2018 by Lori Smith

DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont is the latest addition to the growing portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton properties, one of Hilton’s 14 brands. The 309-room hotel is a full-service conference center property, located five minutes from downtown Burlington and the

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MGM Resorts Partners with Three Square Food Bank to Fight Hunger

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

MGM Resorts International, in partnership with Three Square Food Bank, has announced a new standardized program for safe collection, preservation and service of surplus banquet food that will help reduce hunger in Southern Nevada. This new program, in which MGM

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Hosts Global Launches Volunteer Program

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner to more than 300 DMCs worldwide, has launched a paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program. “Our people make a difference every day,” said Jennifer Patino, DMCP, chief executive officer at Hosts Global. “We understand it’s

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Meetings Mean Business Releases Preliminary Data from EIC Survey

January 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Preliminary findings from the Meetings Significance Survey conducted by the Events Industry Council shows that meetings in the U.S. have grown in terms of attendance and economic impact. According to the survey’s findings, 1.9 million meetings were held across the

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Canada Reception - Convening Leaders

January 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canada East & Canada West Chapters, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) WHAT: Canada Reception – Some 150 Canadians business event pros kicked off the 2018 edition of Convening Leaders, PCMA’s annual conference, with a #PCMACanadaProud pre-party party. WHERE: Omni

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Marriott's Luxury Brands Opening 40 Properties in 2018

January 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International, Inc.  is set to open nearly 40  hotels in 2018 across its eight distinct luxury brands—The Ritz-Carlton, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, St. Regis, W Hotels, The Luxury Collection, EDITION and JW Marriott. In addition, Marriott will be expanding its luxury

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PCMA Announces Staff Promotions

January 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has announced the promotions of Jennifer Kingen Kush to vice-president and Alison Milgram to director of events. Kingen Kush will continue to retain her role as executive director of PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute and

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Monterey Conference Center Reopening in January

December 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Monterey Conference Center has completed a $60 million USD renovation and is reopening next month. Located in the heart of historic downtown City of Monterey, California, the centre will be a modern, LEED-certified meeting facility with more than 40,000 square feet of flexible

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Caesars Entertainment Developing Conference Centre in Las Vegas

December 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced plans to develop a 550,000 square-foot conference centre in Las Vegas. The facility, named CAESARS FORUM, will feature the two largest pillarless ballrooms in North America. “Consistent with our post restructuring plans, Caesars Forum is