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The US Events Industry Gender Pay Gap

In the US April 10th is Equal Pay Day. The date chosen reinforces a point. It takes women nearly four months longer to catch up to a man’s annual salary. Last year Convene’s Annual Salary Survey reported that female respondents earned 22 percent less than male respondents. This year’s survey has now closed. From PCMA Convene…

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Are Men the Solution to the Gender Pay Gap?

As UK firms must now submit gender pay gap data, it is clear that women working at large event agencies are on average paid less than men. But gender pay gaps and staffing makeup are separate issues. If there are still more men at the top, is this for men to address? From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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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 Meetpie.com…

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Costa Rica Convention Center Officially Opened

The stunning new Costa Rica Convention Center has officially opened in the capital San Jose. Costing $35 million, the attractive centre can host up to 4,000 in its largest plenary hall with many smaller rooms and breakout spaces. Very near San Jose’s international airport, the venue hopes to attract corporate and association meetings. From Meetpie.com…

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Durban ICC Celebrates 21st

The Durban International Convention Centre is staging a 21st anniversary celebration campaign with a series of nationwide events leading up to a gala dinner in October. In 21 years the venue, officially opened in 1997 by Nelson Mandela, has contributed over R34.4 billion towards South Africa’s GDP, R32.6 billion directly benefitting KwaZulu-Natal. From Meetpie.com…

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ICC Sydney Holds PCO Open Forum

ICC Sydney has held an industry open forum for organisers from across Australia. The meeting let the venue update the PCOs on both its facilities and multi-streamed Legacy Programme, which helps events connect with local and regional businesses to create measurable benefits. The forum is to be held annually. Photo: Camera Creations. From CIM News Magazine…

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