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AlliedPRA to Acquire Destination Nashville

AlliedPRA, Inc., one of the nation's largest event planning and full-service destination management companies, on Feb. 7 announced that it will acquire Destination Nashville, the DMC leader in the Nashville market.

This acquisition provides AlliedPRA with an increased presence in the Nashville market, which in 2017 attracted 14.5 million visitors, an increase of 4.6 percent from 2016 which set a new record.

Maritz Global Events Partners with CPG Agency on Design Studio

On Jan. 23, Maritz Global Events announced its partnership with CPG Agency, a corporate engagement agency, as part of the company’s newly launched Design Studio. The partnership will initially focus on serving corporate clients within the company’s Maritz Travel division.

CPG Agency prides itself on designing disruptive, impactful experiences that connect top brands to the ideas that drive critical initiatives and grow business. The agency designs live events, immersive experiences and ongoing engagement strategies to inspire action and create brand advocates.

Visit U.S. Coalition Launched to Increase Global Travel to the United States

On Jan. 16, the launch of the Visit U.S. Coalition was announced. Representing a broad cross-section of industries that have come together to address the decrease in international travelers to the U.S. and resulting opportunity cost to the U.S. economy and jobs, the coalition will partner with the Trump administration to reverse the decline in U.S. competitiveness for international travel dollars.

UFI’s World Map of Exhibition Venues Data Shows Growth of Global Venue Space

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, released this month its full 2017 report on the World Map of Exhibition Venues.

The report analyzes indicators on key regional trends and includes the largest venues for all 28 markets whose total capacity exceeds 200,000 square meters of gross indoor exhibition space.

It has been six years since UFI last produced this global exhibition venue census. This year’s release shows an increase of capacity in the majority of markets around the world.

Corporate Event News Holiday Photo Contest: Event Pros - Show Us How You Holiday!

‘Tis the season to be jolly, festive, and full of good cheer - and we want to see how you celebrate. Share a photo of what the holiday season looks like for you as an event professional and you’ll be entered into the contest. The public will decide who wins, by popular vote! 

This is your chance to show us your holiday spirit, whether it’s hosting or attending an event (holiday or otherwise), in your office, with family and friends, or anywhere else that makes you happy.