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San Diego CC Expansion Still Alive

On August 8th, funding for the long-proposed expansion of the San Diego Convention Center failed to qualify for the November 2018 ballot But there’s still hope of keeping the project alive. An agreement has been reached to extend the timeline for paying the developer of the expansion site. From Meetings & Conventions…

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“Not Now” for San Diego CC Expansion Hotel Tax

The San Diego City Council has voted against adding a hotel tax measure to the November ballot that would have funded expansion of the city’s convention centre. Clifford “Rip” Rippetoe, the San Diego Convention Center President and CEO, said “Today’s outcome is not a ‘No’, it’s just ‘Not Now’. From Meetings & Conventions…

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San Diego Convention Center Expansion Site Vote Passes

Both the San Diego City Council and Board of Port Commissioners have voted in favor of securing the land needed to expand the San Diego Convention Center. The complex plan stipulates how the city will gain control of the site if voters approve a measure to fund the project in November. From Meetings & Conventions…

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17 May 2018

Exceptional Boards: Strengthening the Governance Team, San Diego, USA

Exceptional Boards is an intensive two-day workshop for CEOs and their elected officers to explore strategies for strengthening their working relationship and enhancing the board’s performance. Designed specifically for leadership teams, it provides an engaging learning environment where CEOs and elected leaders together will gain insight and resources to improve board effectiveness and create a…

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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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