Apr 10, 2023
ASM Global is upping the ante with its sustainability goals via an ambitious plan to convert its global event venues portfolio into the most sustainable on Earth. The global leader in venue and event strategy and management is in the process of launching this strategy through its corporate social responsibility platform, ASM Global Acts, and in partnership with Honeycomb Strategies, a leading sustainability consulting firm specializing in the hospitality, sport and event industries.  Beginning this year, ASM Global will dedicate its full resources to achieving measurable results throughout… more
Mar 27, 2023
The Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wis., will soon be known by a different name. The Board of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD), which owns and operates the Wisconsin Center, Miller High Life Theatre and UW-M Panther Arena, recently authorized the WCD to finalize an agreement with Milwaukee-based multinational independent middle market investment bank Baird to become the convention center’s official naming rights partner. “The WCD leadership team and I are dedicated to leveraging our core values to Be Bold. Be Proud. Be Experience Obsessed. to guide every business decision we make,” said… more
Feb 15, 2023
Exclusively Sponsored by MGM Resorts World class entertainment, dining, and business amenities means wherever an organization is heading, getting there starts with being here.  You’ll find meeting and event spaces at other places but what you won’t find is all we offer here at MGM Resorts. For decades MGM has been leading the way by providing world-class experiences across all our destinations. Here we host events that create synergy, meetings that move members, conferences that foster collaboration. Here we create memorable experiences that move business forward. Because no matter where… 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
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 20, 2023
Meet AC, Atlantic City's destination, meetings and events marketing organization, rebranded as Visit Atlantic City to enhance the destination's appeal among event professionals as an ideal place to gather for business while also experiencing all that it has to offer.  The initiative comes on the heels of a successful 2022 in terms of meetings, conventions and trade shows, and the organization is eyeing another positive year of business for 2023.    As Atlantic City is going through a major reinvestment to create a safer, culturally rich and sustainable community, the time was ripe for the… more
Jan 12, 2023
The Seattle Convention Center (SCC) is gearing up to host opening celebrations on Jan. 25 for Summit, its $2 billion high-rise convention center in downtown Seattle. With 573,770 square feet of event space, the addition nearly doubles the capacity of the SCC. Summit features 62 meeting rooms, a 58,000-square-foot, column-free and divisible ballroom with 3,900 suspended planks of reclaimed wood, 248,450 square feet of exhibit space, 140,700 square feet of naturally lit lobby space and the 14,000-square-foot outdoor Garden Terrace. Covering 1.5 million square feet, Summit and SCC’s original… more
Jan 06, 2023
Waldorf Astoria Cancun recently debuted as one of the Mexican Caribbean’s most upscale options for meetings and events. The resort is Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ 200th property in the Caribbean and Latin America, the first Waldorf Astoria in the Mexican Caribbean and the second in Mexico.  "The opening of the newly built Waldorf Astoria Cancun marks an important milestone for Hilton, as we continue our rapid expansion in Mexico,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton.  “Over the past year, we’ve landed in the Yucatan Peninsula in a big way, with six new… more
Jan 04, 2023
The Niagara Falls Convention Centre (NFCC) in Ontario, Canada recently became a more accessible and inclusive venue for all event participants, thanks to a partnership with KultureCity, a leading national non-profit organization that works to create sensory accessibility and inclusion for sensory-sensitive individuals.  Through this partnership, the largest convention venue in the Niagara Falls region became the first convention facility in Canada to be Sensory Inclusive Certified. To receive these important credentials, the NFCC team underwent training by leading medical professionals to… more
Jan 03, 2023
Leading venue management company and live experience producer ASM Global recently hosted an awe-inspiring, firework-laden grand opening ceremony for the new Exhibition World Bahrain, one of the largest convention centers in the Middle East, with more than 1 million square feet of trade show and conference space. The new venue’s launch marks a milestone for the Kingdom of Bahrain’s economic development and is expected to play a key role in advancing the economic competitiveness and positioning of Bahrain as a major global destination for regional and international meetings and conventions,… more
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One of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip just got an upgrade. Mandalay Bay has everything that your business needs from a refreshed convention space designed to inspire productivity and creativity, to an impressive selection of world-class restaurants and amenities. If you're looking for a venue that's both inviting and innovative, you have to be here.   New Wave Experiences Mandalay Bay continues to invest in a new wave of enhancements both in the convention space and within the resort as a whole. New restaurant openings including Orla by Michael Mina, more