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Kuala Lumpur CC Sees New Event Boost

901 events were held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in the first eight months of this year, and 26 percent of them were new to the venue. Corporate meetings and banqueting recorded the biggest growth with a jump of 161 events, up 22 percent. An expansion of the centre will open next year. From CIM News Magazine…

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ICC La Paz Opens in Baja California Sur

The International Convention Center of La Paz has opened in the capital city of Baja California Sur, two hours north of Los Cabos on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The 102,472 square foot venue is on the Sea of Cortez, with views of the water from a large reception-ready outdoor patio. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Prague CC Holds Major Anti-Terror Drill

Security at the Prague Congress Centre has been put to the test during the largest anti-terrorist exercise ever held in the Czech Republic. 70 armed “terrorists” invaded a musical performance in the presence of 2,000 visitors who were freed by the intervention of elite units of the Czech police. From Association Meetings International…

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Rees Launches ICCA President Campaign

James Rees, now formally CEO of ExCeL London, has launched a bid to be President of the International Congress and Convention Association. Rees is one of three candidates to replace Nina Freysen-Pretorius and has now launched a website outlining his campaign. The vote will be announced the ICCA Congress in Dubai this November. From Meetpie.com…

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ICC Wales Starts Hard Hat Site Tours

ICC Wales opens its doors in May 2019. With less than a year to go, the £84 million conference centre is letting potential clients, stakeholders and the media view the construction site. With all the steel and some plumbing now in place, the venue is holding “Wonder What It’s Like” tours. From Meetpie.com…

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Westminster Bubbles: Knocking on the Door of Government

Big Ben now may be hidden away from tourists, but the slow nature of industry advocacy to government was fully out on show all through the opening evidence session of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the events industry. The first sitting of an intended three focused on venues. Photo: David Holt. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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GCCEC Makes Record Economic Contribution

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre has recorded its best economic performance for a sixth consecutive year. In 2017/18 it brought AU$372 million into the region, an increase of 14 percent on 2016/17. 154 events attracted over 722,000 guests to the centre, which is also discussing expansion with the Queensland state government. From CIM News Magazine…

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Events Cancel for Hurricane Florence

Several events were cancelled at convention centres expected to be impacted by Hurricane Florence as the storm approached landfall. The National Rifle Association called off the second NRA Carry Guard Expo scheduled at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Other venues that cancelled events include the Raleigh Convention Center in North Carolina. From TSNN…

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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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