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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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Not the Droid You Were Looking For?

Meet LG robot Cloi, a media sensation after repeatedly failing to respond to instructions and merely blinking during its unveiling at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The failure is both a horror story of what can go wrong during a presentation, but also a reaffirmation of humanity. From editor’s blog at Association Meetings International…

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IMEX Joining the Industry Conversation About Legacy

Legacy will be the talking point of the IMEX Group’s 2018 events, according to CEO Carina Bauer. IMEX will be addressing political legacy, knowledge legacy and social impact, CSR, environmental and personal legacy. Two research reports, case studies and education sessions at both IMEX Frankfurt and IMEX America will explore the topics. From Meetings & Conventions…

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11 March 2018

Incentive Live, Las Vegas, USA

Apply today for the 2nd annual Incentive Live! Recently expanded to include brand name merchandise and gift cards, as well as incentive travel, Incentive Live is your one-stop event to meet with all of the top suppliers throughout the incentive industry. In addition to one-on-one business appointments, you will also experience curated educational sessions from the editorial team at…

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IMEX America Saluted as Positive and Unifying

IMEX chairman Ray Bloom hailed this year’s IMEX America a positive, unifying week for the industry at its closing. More than 12,000 exhibitors, hosted buyers and attendees came to Las Vegas, with the Tuesday and Wednesday of the show the busiest days ever in its history. More than 70,000 appointments were made. From…

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IMEX America Opens with Support of #VegasStrong

The seventh IMEX America opened at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas with a strong show of support for the city after the tragic mass shooting there. Attendees in the Sands Showroom heard meetings industry and city leaders discussing #VegasStrong, the campaign the city created after the tragedy. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Las Vegas: After the Unthinkable, the Show Still Goes on

The Bellagio fountains continue to spray. Showgirls again take money off visitors. Music and magic spectaculars have reopened their doors. Amid makeshift memorials and a large police presence, Tim Dahlberg describes a struggle for normality after the unthinkable, in a city built on both business and leisure tourism. Photo: C. Mendoza. From Meetings & Conventions…

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16 October 2018

IMEX America, Las Vegas, USA

If you influence or manage international or domestic meetings and events, then IMEX America is where you belong. Whether you’re a corporate, association or agency planner you’ll discover fabulous business, education and networking opportunities. This truly is the power source for the meetings industry. Productive appointments. Face time with key players. The knowledge to boost your…

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9 October 2017

Reception and Fundraiser (just prior to IMEX), Las Vegas, USA

Let’s Raise Funds While We Raise Our Glasses. Our chapter holds an annual fundraiser to honor the commitment, dedication and work of our meeting industry champions:  Don Welsh, CMP, President & CEO, Destinations International and Gary Schirmacher, CMP, SVP of Industry Presence & Strategic Development for Experient.

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9 October 2017
8 October 2017