Feb 23, 2018
The San Diego Convention Center has selected ON Site, a division of ON Services, as its preferred provider of audio-visual services and its exclusive provider of production rigging and in-house sound. The contract will begin May 1, 2018. Owned by GES, ON Services is a leading provider of global live event audio visual services that include AV design, lighting, projection mapping and scenic design services. ON Site provides in-house audio-visual and technology services to convention centers, hotels and resorts across the United States. The San Diego Convention Center hosts conventions, trade… more
Feb 19, 2018
If you are considering taking your event to The Netherlands – most people likely would focus on Amsterdam, but there are two other affordable and easy-to-access cities to look at as well: Rotterdam and The Hague. “We think that Rotterdam is the new and exciting choice for event organizers, with the same level of service and quality that can be expected from all cities in the Netherlands as a destination country,” said Catherine Kalamidas, account manager for Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau. She added, “The good thing is that the Netherlands is such a small country that you can actually… more
Feb 13, 2018
Chicago’s Theater on the Lake complex, on the shores of Lake Michigan, reopened in January 2018 after a multi-million-dollar renovation. Built in 1920, Theater on the Lake was redeveloped to convert the historic lakefront venue into a year-round cultural institution, with an adaptable event facility featuring the latest technology and amenities. Located in Lincoln Park, near the Lincoln Park Conservatory and the Chicago History Museum, Theater on the Lake is just two miles north of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. The fully enclosed event space is surrounded by six acres of green space and… more
Feb 08, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Vermont, a 309-room, full-service, conference center hotel, located just five minutes from downtown Burlington and the city's major attractions, including the Burlington airport, is the latest addition to the portfolio of DoubleTree by Hilton. The hotel is the largest conference center between Boston and Montreal, with more than 30,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space.  The space, which includes the 12,480 sq. ft. Lake Champlain Exhibition Hall, two large ballrooms, each of which is divisible into smaller sections, an amphitheater, and a number of… more
Feb 01, 2018
Located in the heart of the historic city of Monterey, the new $60 million Monterey Conference Center is open for business after two years of renovations. The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Jan. 31, followed by a celebration which included live music, hors d’oeuvres, and guided tours of the property. The Conference Center is a modern, LEED-certified meeting facility that features more than 40,000 sq. ft of flexible meeting space. The venue can fit groups of up to 3,200 attendees. The exterior of the building presents a striking first impression, featuring natural stone, a… more
Jan 26, 2018
Visit Seattle has unveiled a new event planner-focused video that takes a unique and artistic approach in showcasing what the Pacific Northwestern destination has to offer. Using paper cut animation, “Seattle: A City Ready for You,” not only highlights typical events checklist items in Seattle such as walkability, convention centers, hotel supply and airlift, but also the myriad trailblazing collaborators and innovative companies clustered in the city’s bustling downtown. Created in collaboration with local Seattle creative agency PB&, the video is designed to be a new tool Visit… more
Jan 22, 2018
The Javits Center has officially launched Jake, a new online portal designed to improve the customer experience by simplifying the ordering process of products and services for upcoming events at the convention center. Featured on the Center’s redesigned and revamped website, and only available to exhibitors at this time, the new system allows customers to order more than 200 products and services, from electrical and cleaning services to audio equipment and lighting fixtures. In addition, Jake enables users to: Obtain price quotes for anticipated services Review costs before placing… more
Jan 15, 2018
Canada’s long-awaited Halifax Convention Centre opened on Dec. 15, 2017. The new $170M development, which is located in the city's downtown, features more than 120,000 square feet of new flexible events space. The new convention centre includes 50,000 square feet of multi-purpose convention space, 40,000 square feet of intimate meeting space and a ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the city and harbor beyond. The venue offers an online event planner toolkit to make it easy for event professionals to quickly find the information they might need for booking and beyond,… more
Jan 12, 2018
The Phoenix Convention Center recently has completed several energy efficiency upgrades by converting outdated lighting to energy efficient LED lighting technology. Last year, the PCC participated in Arizona Public Service’s (APS) Solutions for Business energy rebate program, resulting in more than $175,000 in rebates for the LEED-silver certified facility. The PCC took full advantage of the APS rebate program by converting to LED lighting in several areas of the campus including meeting rooms, loading docks, stairwells, food court, garages, production kitchens and its grand Atrium. “… more
Jan 08, 2018
On Jan. 3, midtown Nashville’s 180-room Kimpton Aertson Hotel completed its 17th floor indoor and outdoor event venue, Woodlea. The nearly 4,500 square foot rooftop showcases 270-degree panoramic views of downtown Nashville and Vanderbilt’s campus and can accommodate up to 150 guests. Woodlea’s addition rounds out Kimpton Aertson’s meeting and event space with more than 10,000 sq. ft of flexible indoor and outdoor meetings and events space on its 8th and 17th floors. For large meetings and group events, the hotel’s Patterson Ballroom features 3,200 sq. ft of floor-to-ceiling windows, which… more