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Making the Business Case for Holding Sustainable Events

Holding sustainable events can be hard work, and involve a variety of quite different challenges. The Vice President of Marketing for Oracle, Paul Salinger, discussed how to navigate the business aspects of sustainability during the Sustainable Brands 2018 conference recently held in Vancouver. Here are the four takeaways of his session. From PCMA Convene…

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Darwin Convention Centre Celebrates 10th Anniversary

The Darwin Convention Centre in Australia is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Over 680,000 people have attended events at the venue since the doors opened in 2008. The centre attracted a record number of 9,000 delegates from July to November 2017 through a combination of the international, national and regional conferences hosted. From CIM News Magazine…

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Oklahoma City Breaks Ground on New Convention Center

Oklahoma City has hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new convention center. Scheduled to open in 2020, the $288 million Oklahoma City Convention Center will boast 200,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 30,000 square foot ballroom and 45,000 square feet of meeting space. Oklahoma City CVB has also launched a new website. From Successful Meetings…

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Wisconsin Center Expansion Plans Presented

The Wisconsin Center District board of directors has shown expansion plans, analysis and conceptual renderings for Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center. The plans add between 157,000 and 172,000 square feet to existing space. The cost of the project is estimated at between $247 million and $277 million. The WCD still needs to develop and approve financing. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Queensland Funds Cairns Convention Centre Expansion

The AU$176 million expansion of the Cairns Convention Centre has been given the go-ahead following the Queensland Budget. The funds will be delivered over two years, and will see the addition of a 3000 square metre exhibition hall and supporting plenary space. Concept designs were unveiled last year by the building’s original architects. From CIM News Magazine…

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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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