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 […]

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 […]

Major Conventions and Tradeshows Set to Take Place in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL — The 2021 Prime Site Award-winning Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) is off to a great start in 2022, hosting a diversity of major conventions and expos in the near future: Orgill Dealer Spring Market 2022, Feb. 24-26 Grainger Show 2o22, Feb. 27-March 2 Keller Williams Family Reunion, Feb. 19-22 ATA Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2022 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer and Fall Tourism Rebounds in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY — Louisville Tourism reports that the city’s tourism economy has been gradually recovering over the past summer travel season. The city experienced a fairly steady summer tourism season with average hotel occupancy rate on summer weekends (Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend) hitting 69.4 percent — with a peak of 86.9 percent the weekend […]

Caesars Entertainment Goes the Extra Mile to Host HIMSS21

LAS VEGAS, NV — The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition held its 2021 conference at CAESARS FORUM, Aug. 9-13. In meeting the needs of the conference, Caesars Entertainment contracted Bridge Brothers to construct a temporary connector bridge linking CAESARS FORUM with the Sands Expo Convention Center, which also hosted the event. The full connector bridge consisted of two bridges measuring 10 ft. wide […]

Phoenix Convention Center Welcomes First Convention Since the Pandemic Began

PHOENIX, AZ — The 2021 F&D Prime Site Award-winning Phoenix Convention Center, along with Visit Phoenix and downtown hotel partners, have welcomed the first convention since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The convention group, American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), hosted nearly 1,000 attendees during its 2021 Annual Conference from June 18-20. “It is great to see our Convention Center back in action and […]