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Japan Meetings Campaign to Fill Coming Capacity

Japan has launched a campaign to consolidate its position as Asia’s leading international meetings destination. “New Ideas Start Here” will showcase the country and its cities to potential international clients. Japan is now undergoing a massive convention centre building programme, with nine new venues expected to open by 2021. From Association Meetings International…

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Glasgow Celebrates a Record May of 22,000 Delegates

Glasgow celebrated its busiest May on record with more than 22,000 event delegates visiting, bringing in an estimated £25.5 million to the local economy. The month started with 7,000 attendees at the All Energy Conference and Exhibition, followed by two medical meetings at the SEC attracting a total of over 8,000. From Meetpie.com…

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London and ExCeL Healing Wounds at EWMA 2020

In 2020 ExCeL London will host the European Wound Management Association Conference. The event, for 4,000 nurses, doctors and other medical professionals, chose to return because of the respected practitioner and research sector based in London. This is the latest of several medical associations to choose London and ExCeL for their meetings. From Boardroom…  

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Mohegan Sun Earth Expo & Convention Center Ribbon Cut

The opening ribbon has been cut in the new Earth Expo & Convention Center at Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut. The $80 million expansion brings the venue’s meeting space to more than 275,000 square feet, including the 125,000 square foot, column-free Earth Expo Center, and the 20,000 square foot Earth Ballroom. From Meetings & Conventions…

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Monaco: Grimaldi Forum Gets Solar Farm

Next year Grimaldi Forum Monaco and the Monegasque Company of Electricity and Gas will together install a photovoltaic power station on the venue’s roof. The solar farm will be the Principality’s largest, and the project comes in advance of the integration of the centre into an eco-district planned on land reclaimed from the sea. From Boardroom…

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“Te Pae”: Christchurch Convention Centre Name Revealed

The official name for the Christchurch Convention Centre, opening in 2020, has been announced as “Te Pae” at CINZ Meetings 2018 in Auckland. The name references a gathering place, and the venue’s exterior has been derived from the Ngāi Tahu creation story of the Southern Alps in South Island New Zealand. From CIM News Magazine…

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Convention Centres: How the City Benefits

A $1.5 billion expansion of Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Center is underway. The Las Vegas Convention Center is getting $1.4 billion, the Moscone in San Francisco $500 million, the Orange County Convention Center in Florida around $500 million, and the Miami Beach Convention Center $620 million. But how are decisions behind these projects made? From Successful Meetings…

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The 2018 IACC Meeting Room of the Future

For the third year in a row, IACC is pleased to present a ground-breaking report that combines research and insights into the top issues facing the global meetings and conference industry. The 2018 IACC Meeting Room of the Future™ report brings together insights from over 50 venues across four continents, as well as suppliers including global meeting…

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The Rise of the Convention Center Campus

The days of isolating a convention centre on the edge of downtown are over. Today, cities are developing vibrant, walkable neighborhoods around their convention centres that are integrating the facilities more deeply into the culture of their communities. Learn how the redevelopment of convention centre districts are changing meetings and how planners, as well as…

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Oman’s Convention Centre Opens for Business

Oman’s events industry has just been enhanced with the opening of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre’s convention facilities. The purpose built centre offers two ballrooms, a 456 tiered-seat theatre, and 22 meeting rooms in addition to the already opened Exhibition Centre. In a few months’ time a 3,200-seat theatre will also open. From Boardroom…

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IACC Releases 2018 Meeting Room of the Future Report

IACC’s newly-released 2018 Meeting Room of the Future report highlights how event venues are helping organisers to create memorable experiences for their attendees. More than 50 venues across four continents took part, a large number of which said that meetings, conferences, and training represented between half and all of their business mix. From PCMA Convene…

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ICC Sydney: Feeding Your Performance and Local Economy

ICC Sydney’s Feeding Your Performance initiative is already an Iceberg JMIC Case Study. Now a first year report from the University of Technology Sydney shows it has to date delivered AU$8.3 million to the NSW economy. More than AU$4.3 million has been spent with over 85 local producers and farmers. From CIM News Magazine…

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