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IMEX America Worth $19m to Las Vegas

The economic impact of IMEX America 2018 on Las Vegas has been estimated at $19 million. So claims Cathy Tull, Chief Marketing Officer of the Las Vegas Convention & Visitor Authority. The figure was only one eye-watering number presented by UK event organisers Regent Exhibitions at the final press conference of the show. From…

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IMEX America 2018 Celebrates Legacy

IMEX America 2018 has been held in Las Vegas, with industry decision makers meeting with suppliers from every sector and taking in a range of education sessions. Legacy is the talking point and also white paper subject for this year’s show, with the ability of experiential design to engage audiences a focus as well. From…

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Las Vegas CC Expansion Board Vote Passes

A vote has cleared the way for expansion to start on the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Board of Directors voted in favor of the guaranteed maximum price of $758 million, the last step needed to start construction, according to the LVCVA press release. From KSNV NBC Las Vegas…

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15 October 2018

SITE NITE North America 2018, Las Vegas, USA

Strike up more connections with SITE this year as we’re back again at the Brooklyn Bowl for a pre-IMEX and closing night for Connect Medical | Tech. Are you prepared for a night of ambling in the alley and laughing in the lanes? Join the whole wide world of incentive travel professionals for a networking-on-steroids…

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14 October 2018

SITE Young Leaders Conference, Las Vegas, USA

Join the SITE Young Leaders prior to IMEX America for a conference designed for you – a smart, talented, and yes, influential millennial! The SITE Young Leaders program presents an opportunity to meet young professionals from around the world and gather to learn, energize and focus on our career goals. If you are interested or already pursuing…

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15 October 2018

Best of Meeting Design Technology in a Day, Las Vegas, USA

The world of meeting professionals is moving ahead rapidly. Are you staying up to speed with these changes? Designing better meetings and events is more relevant than ever and growing in importance. And while technology advances influence many aspects of the planning process, our knowledge, and skills as planners and meeting designers, must also evolve to keep up with the constant developments in…

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IMEX America 2018: A Sustainable Event

IMEX America has always been run with sustainability in mind. This time around, sustainability education will feature throughout, attendees are urged to bring a reusable water bottle to the show, and IMEX America will also continue to beat the drum about the positive impact of giving back to destination communities. From the Event…

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$375m Caesars Forum Centre Breaks Ground in Las Vegas

Ground has been broken on Caesars Forum, a 550,000 square foot conference centre. The $375 million project is all on one level, and features the first 100,000 square foot outdoor meeting / event space in Las Vegas, the Forum Plaza. The venue’s two pillarless ballrooms will be the largest in the world. From Successful Meetings…

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Corbin Ball and Deborah Sexton Enter EIC’s Hall of Leaders

Iceberg partner the Events Industry Council will induct four sector professionals into its prestigious Hall of Leaders this October during IMEX America in Las Vegas. The inductees include Iceberg partner Corbin Ball of Corbin Ball & Co (pictured), Henry Givray of SmithBucklin, Edward Liu of CEMS Singapore, and former PCMA leader Deborah Sexton. Photo: From Meetings & Conventions…

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Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion Designs Unveiled

Designs for the $860 million expansion of Las Vegas Convention Center have been unveiled to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors. The district’s Phase Two will add 1.4 million square feet to the current facility. In 2017 the centre’s attendees generated $2.1 billion in economic impact for the local economy. From…

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Las Vegas Top US Trade Fair Destination for 24th Year

Las Vegas hosted 47 of the largest trade fairs in the US last year, making it top destination for the 24th year running. In a TSNN list, CONEXPO-CON / AGG 2017 was the largest show with over 2.67 million square feet at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 128,000 attendees and 2,375 exhibitors. From CIM News Magazine…

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MGM Grand Conference Center Tops Out

The MGM Grand Conference Center expansion in Las Vegas has been topped out, with the last of almost 2,700 steel beams now in place. The $130 million project will complete in December, and add 250,000 square feet, including an outdoor courtyard, two large and three junior ballrooms, and eleven breakout rooms. From Meetings & Conventions…

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