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Hotel Threatening San Diego Convention Centre Expansion

A $300 million hotel that threatens to scupper the long-awaited expansion of the San Diego Convention Center has reached a key milestone, with the release of its environmental analysis. The Fifth Avenue Landing project sits on a five-acre site coveted by backers of a plan to expand the centre. From The San Diego Union Tribune…

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MPI Developing a Master’s Degree in Meetings

Meeting Professionals International has joined with the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University to offer a graduate-level degree course in meeting and event management. The master’s degree will be available in 2019 for mid-level and senior professionals, much of it delivered online. Photo: Lo2013. From Meetings & Conventions…

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The San Diego Convention Center and the 100 Mile Harvest

The San Diego Convention Center, in collaboration with food and beverage supplier Centerplate, is playing a major role in boosting its local agricultural economy by sourcing key products and services from across the community. Also part of this supply chain is Moceri Food & Beverage, a local business and now primary produce vendor for the…

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San Diego Convention Center Expansion on Hold

San Diego City Council has rejected the call for a special vote this November to increase hotel tax. The revenue generated was to have funded – amongst other things – the previously endorsed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center. The move puts the project on hold, despite the Council acknowledging the economic impact events generate. From Meetings & Conventions…

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