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 SAFE SITES

Facilities & Destinations introduces a new designation for cities and convention centers: F&D SAFE SITES. Voted on by readers, these destinations and venues are going the extra mile to ensure that visiting groups are as protected as possible from COVID-19 contagion. Criteria for cities includes: • Citywide COVID safety programs • CVB safe meeting support services • Safety […]

Pennsylvania Convention Center Receives GBAC STAR Reaccreditation

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The 2021 F&D Prime Site Award-winning Pennsylvania Convention Center has received Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR reaccreditation, following a comprehensive evaluation process of its cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention protocols over the past year. The annual GBAC STAR reaccreditation process focused on the Center’s program development, through a cycle of continuous evaluation and improvement, to ensure the facility remains […]

IMEX Group Releases COVID-19 Safety Plan for IMEX America

BRIGHTON and HOVE, UK — The IMEX Group recently published its full COVID-19 safety plans and entry requirements for the 10th edition of IMEX America, to be held in November at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. The IMEX team has confirmed that all IMEX America participants must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to gain entry to the show. […]

MPI Publishes Fall 2021 Meetings Outlook

DALLAS, TX — MPI has published its Fall 2021 Meetings Outlook, a future-focused quarterly report that identifies new trends and innovations. Developed in partnership with IMEX Group, Meetings Outlook presents future industry trends and predictions from MPI members, including meeting professionals on MPI’s Business Research Panel. Research is conducted in house using the Qualtrics survey platform. According to MPI, across the board for most of Meetings Outlook’s evergreen […]

Dayton Convention Center Appoints New In-House AV Provider

DAYTON, OH — The Dayton Convention Center, an ASM Global-managed facility, has selected Mills James to serve as the in-house preferred audiovisual production provider. “We’re excited to enhance our partnership with ASM Global at the Dayton Convention Center. We love contributing to the resurgence of the region’s premier event facility as part of our overall nationwide and regional growth […]

IMEX America 2021 Bodes Well for the Industry’s Future

LAS VEGAS, NV — The consensus at this year’s show was that “it’s good to be back.” Held last week at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, IMEX America 2021 was special not only because it was the show’s 10th edition, but also as the first in-person edition since 2019. More than just a milestone, IMEX America drew robust participation despite […]

Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Opens

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL — The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve debuted on Nov. 3. The 14-story hotel, positioned adjacent to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in the middle of Walt Disney World Resort, offers 349 guestrooms (including 151 suites) with floor-to-ceiling views of the resort. Booking Agents “With its relaxing atmosphere, fascinating design, stunning views, perfect proximity, and adjacent location […]

Meet Hawaii Appoints Senior Director, Citywide Sales Midwest Region

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) has appointed sales veteran Adrienne Nudo as Meet Hawaii’s Senior Director, Citywide Sales Midwest Region. Working remotely from Chicago, Nudo will be responsible for promoting Hawaii as a preferred destination for citywide conventions and generating citywide leads and bookings for the Hawaii Convention Center and MCI hotels. Nudo is a hospitality sales leader with more […]

Atlantic City Convention Center to Welcome Back Three Annual Events in November

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — November will see the return of three annual events to the 2021 F&D Prime Site Award-winning Atlantic City Convention Center, two of which are the largest conventions Atlantic City hosts. The annual 2021 New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention will return to the Atlantic City Convention Center from Nov. 4-5. NJEA attendees will experience a series of workshops […]