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Dubai and Houston Share ICCA Congress

Dubai and Houston will both be collaborating to keep momentum going between this year’s ICCA Congress and the next running in 2019. Dubai will soon host the 2018 International Congress and Convention Association event. Next year’s will take pace in Houston late October. Both destinations belong to Iceberg partner BestCities Global Alliance. From CIM News Magazine…

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15 November 2018

Plan Your Meeting Live (PYM LIVE), Houston, USA

Plan Your Meeting Live (PYM LIVE) is a cutting-edge, relevant and engaging event developed specifically for the non-traditional meeting professional – the person whose job responsibilities include so much more than planning meetings or events. PYM LIVE  is a great way to hone your planning skills and connect with people who can help increase your chances…

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The Astrodome: Houston Solves Another Problem

The Harris County Commissioners Court in Texas has unanimously approved a $105 million plan to redevelop the iconic Houston Astrodome into an event space. This allows the project to move forward to the design phase. Plans include two levels of underground parking, with nearly eight acres of column-free exhibition space on top. From Meetings & Conventions…

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22 Days: GRB Houston During Harvey

It was 2017’s most memorable meetings industry picture story: the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston repurposed as a mega-shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Over 22 days, the venue became a temporary home to over 10,000 evacuees. Chief Operating Officer Luther Villagomez relives an operation the sector won’t quickly forget. From PCMA Convene…

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GRB Houston Returning to Normal Operation

Following its repurposing as Houston’s mega-shelter during the height of Hurricane Harvey flooding, accommodating more than 10,000 evacuees, the George R. Brown Convention Center is now resuming more customary functions. “The selfless desire to help each other is truly inspirational” said Mike Waterman, President of Visit Houston. “Clearly hospitality is in our DNA.”. From Meetings & Conventions…

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GRB Houston Becomes Emergency Shelter

With the devastation of Hurricane Harvey ongoing, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner opened up the George R. Brown Convention Center as an emergency shelter for people flooded out of their homes. The Red Cross prepared to accommodate 5,000 at the venue, but by Tuesday afternoon more than 10,000 had arrived. From Meetings & Conventions…

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