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Feb 10, 2023
Denver is readying for a future boost in meetings and conventions business, with vertical construction of the $233 million expansion of the Colorado Convention Center recently culminating in a commemorative “topping out” ceremony, as the project remains on schedule for a late 2023 opening. “This is a welcome milestone in the progress of the expansion, which will assist us with booking multiple groups simultaneously to maximize capacity,” said Richard W. Scharf, president and CEO of VISIT DENVER. “Ultimately, these improvements will pay huge dividends for years to come by generating new… more
Feb 07, 2023
As the meetings and events industry continues its robust return to face-to-face in 2023, a plethora of industry events are happening this year that event professionals won’t want to miss. As we in the events industry well know, not only are industry conferences an excellent source of professional development, with plentiful educational opportunities on tap to inform and inspire, they’re also a wonderful way to convene with peers and make new business connections, all under one roof. Here, the Corporate Event News team has curated a short list of upcoming U.S.-based events that meeting and… more
Feb 06, 2023
As the demand for face-to-face meetings shows positive signs of gaining more momentum in 2023, established hotel brands are announcing remodels, touting recent upgrades and unveiling reinventions of their U.S. properties to lure back meeting and event groups. Take a look! The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit  Oxford Capital Group is kicking off the new year with a $20 million renovation of The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, which is located within walking distance of the Huntington Place Convention Center. Set for completion in summer 2023, the project will feature a reimagining of the hotel’s… more
Feb 03, 2023
In 2022, in-person events enjoyed a steady comeback, event-related organizations went on hiring and promoting sprees, and industry professionals expressed a tone of optimism that hadn’t been heard since before the COVID-19 pandemic, even during ongoing economic challenges. How is the industry feeling about the future in 2023?  Corporate Event News checked in with several leading organizations for their outlook on the year ahead and which key trends event professionals should be paying attention to in 2023 and beyond. Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO, Meeting Professionals International… more
Feb 03, 2023
Ungerboeck, a global leader in venue and event management software, has become Momentus Technologies, a new identity designed to unify the company’s vertical-specific software under one brand to deliver end-to-end solutions for the changing needs of the industry. “As people return to in-person events, creating positive, impactful experiences both physically and virtually has taken on greater importance,” said Alex Alexandrov, CEO of Momentus. “This new identity is rooted in the company’s heritage, technology and people—three key drivers that have made the company and its solutions what they… more
Jan 31, 2023
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) has always been the barometer of what’s trending in face-to-face marketing, and the fast-changing experiential marketing landscape made it that much more exciting to see how brands chose to tell their stories and build connections at CES 2023–particularly through compelling and immersive tech activations at exhibits.  Among the key themes on the show floor, Tom Maher, director of strategy and growth for Pinnacle, an experiential marketing agency, pointed out the rise of active solutioning, where demos go beyond selling a product’s features and benefits to… more
Jan 30, 2023
Following a strong performance in 2022, the recently reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) is kicking off 2023 on a high note with a new event space and restaurant on its campus designed to immerse meeting and event guests in 1920s Florida. Jointly managed and operated by hospitality partner Sodexo Live! and leading full-service venue management company OVG360, Venu is an elegant 3,300-square-foot event space ideal for intimate gatherings, including upscale meetings and events, while Rum Room is a casual 2,200-sq.-ft. eatery offering enticing Miami-style dishes with a Caribbean… more
Jan 27, 2023
After closing 2022 with positive gains in visitor numbers year over year, the Las Vegas business community is poised for continued growth in 2023 with the addition of thousands of new hotel rooms, the opening of the new one-of-kind MSG Sphere and its first Formula 1 Grand Prix. “2023 is going to be a spectacular year in Las Vegas,” said Steve Hill, CEO and president, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), at the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Preview 2023 event on Mon., Jan. 23, in the West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Fontainebleau Las VegasBig Picture Hill… more
Jan 27, 2023
Tarsus Group, parent company of Corporate Event News and its sister publication, TSNN, is growing its team with two new hires. Long-time trade show journalist Danica Tormohlen has joined as Vice President of Content for Tarsus Media (encompassing TSNN and Corporate Event News), and Bridgett Maddux has joined as National Sales Manager for Tarsus Media. “I have known Danica for a long time, and she is bar none one of the most passionate people covering the trade show industry,” said Tarsus Media President Rachel Wimberly. She added, “We are very fortunate that she will be a part of our team,… more
Jan 24, 2023
The corporate meetings industry is moving full steam ahead into 2023, with organizations far and wide continuing to welcome new leaders and fill newly created positions with experienced professionals. Here’s the latest people news you need to know! Radisson Blu Mall of America  Radisson Blu Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., has tapped 36-year hospitality industry veteran Alberto Abreu as its new general manager, charged with providing leadership and strategic direction to all areas of the hotel. He most recently served as general manager of the Ennismore–21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City… more
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