As events return to convention centers after the pandemic, the Huntington Place, Detroit team regroups led by three strong industry leaders, all women. The venue’s three top executive positions are filled by Karen Totaro, general manager of Huntington Place/ASM Global; Becky Bixby, assistant general manager of Huntington Place/ASM Global and
GULF SHORES, AL – After two years of waiting, fans of the Hangout Festival returned to the beachfront for a weekend of live music. Headliners included Post Malone, Fallout Boy, Halsey, Tame Impala and Megan Thee Stallion. More than 40,000 fans turned out for the sold-out, three-day event, and Bandit
A cornerstone of Caesars Entertainment’s $400 million investment in the Atlantic City market, Caesars Atlantic City is undergoing a $200 million resort transformation, including a new valet and hotel lobby, an outdoor pool experience, additional room and suite enhancements, world-class dining experiences, and more Atlantic City, New Jersey (June 7,
CHICAGO, IL — From March 5-7, ASM Global-managed McCormick Place welcomed back The Inspired Home Show (IHA), which was the first show to cancel at McCormick Place in March 2020 due to COVID-19. The show attracted 60,000 attendees and 2,200 exhibitors with an economic impact of $77 million prior to the pandemic and is expected to
DALLAS, TX — Visit Dallas recently announced that the Dallas City Council has approved plans for a new 2.5 million-sq.-ft. convention center located adjacent to the 2021 F&D Prime Site Award-winning Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas. The new center will feature 800,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and 400,000 sq. ft. of breakout space, including a 100,000-sq.-ft.
CLEVELAND, OH — Conventioneers headed to Cleveland will soon have new lodging options, as well as a new shopping, dining and entertainment hub to visit during their free time. Tower City Center is being developed in an iconic, 1930s art deco building in the heart of downtown. Visitors will be able to explore



Las Vegas is enjoying a robust lineup of conventions and expos in the first quarter of 2022. Get an overview in this video.

Go “Beyond the Ballroom” in Tucson, AZ, where attendees can experience unique offsite venues and the wide-open spaces of the Sonoran Desert.

Austin Convention Center: Getting Back to What We Do Best

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