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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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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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