NEW Industry Recognition: F&D 2022 Future-Driven Leaders: Best Up-and-Coming Professionals

Facilities & Destinations introduces F&D 2022 Future-Driven Leaders: Best Up-and-Coming Professionals, a new designation recognizing the rising stars on the supplier side of the meetings industry, ranging from event coordinators to sales managers to chefs. These individuals are integral to the various stages of any meeting, from booking to execution. Cast your vote HERE for a CVB or venue […]

Women Executives Lead Huntington Place Back to Business As Event Industry Recovers

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 Lisa Canada, chair of the […]

Hangout Festival Returns with Bandit Lites

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 Lites provided the festival lighting […]

PCMA Convening Leaders 2022 Promises a Dynamic Digital Program with High-Profile Speakers

CHICAGO, IL — The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has curated a digital program for meetings and events professionals to experience Convening Leaders 2022 (CL22), taking place Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas, with on-demand access. The program will cover topics related to Community, Content and Commerce. The online experience gives attendees opportunities to learn from and interact with groups of seasoned […]

NEW Industry Recognition: F&D 2022 Future-Driven Leaders: Best Up-and-Coming Professionals

Facilities & Destinations introduces F&D 2022 Future-Driven Leaders: Best Up-and-Coming Professionals, a new designation recognizing the rising stars on the supplier side of the meetings industry, ranging from event coordinators to sales managers to chefs. These individuals are integral to the various stages of any meeting, from booking to execution. Cast your vote HERE for a CVB or venue […]

Atlanta’s Gateway Center Arena Hosts Largest-Ever Collegiate Esports Festival

Inaugural Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup Makes History as Largest Event of its Kind, Solidifying Atlanta’s Position as a Global Esports Leader ATLANTA (June 9, 2022) – The inaugural Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup (CECC) presented by CDW and Microsoft, and powered by CSMG, ESPORTSU, and Skillshot Media, took place May 7-8, 2022 at the Gateway Center Arena in College Park, GA. The two-day festival marked the largest-ever […]

McCormick Place Sees a Busy First Quarter

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 be the largest tradeshow held […]

New Convention Center on the Horizon for Dallas

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. ballroom. Construction on the $2 […]

Tower City Center Development and New Hotels Coming to Cleveland

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 a collection of small and […]

Savannah Convention Center Expansion on Track for Completion Next Year

SAVANNAH, GA — After breaking ground last year, the Savannah Convention Center expansion project is on schedule for completion in 2023. The project will add a 100,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall, 40,000-sq.-ft. ballroom, 15 meeting rooms and 900+ parking spaces. In August, the new route of egress and temporary stairs in the existing East Concourse were completed. The State of Georgia […]