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January 04, 2016
GES Canada Selected As Official Provider For Show Display Services To Exhibition Place, Including Enercare Centre and Allstream Centre

The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place has approved the renewal of GES Exposition Services (Canada) Limited. ("GES Canada") as the "Official non-exclusive show display service provider" to Exhibition Place, including Enercare Centre and...
December 16, 2015
Las Vegas Convention Center To Get Major Boost In Wireless Services

Cox Business and InSite have partnered with the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) to help ensure a better convention experience for wireless customers as they navigate the venue's 3.2 million square feet. AT&T, Sprint, and a third major w...
November 16, 2015
Final Figures Confirm New Records At IMEX America 2015

Final figures just published for the fifth IMEX America confirm that the trade show broke many significant records. According to statistics now available on the event's website, IMEX America 2015, which took place in Las Vegas from 13 to...
October 15, 2015
Vancouver Convention Centre Launches Fresh New Website

It's a fresh way of looking at things. The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to launch a refreshed website that offers innovative new tools and features for planners, exhibitors and attendees. "After debuting our original website six...
September 30, 2015
Las Vegas' Newest, Free-Standing Meetings, Events Venue To Exhibit At IMEX America

IPEC Las Vegas is the destination's newest, most extraordinary meetings, training and events facility and will be exhibiting during this year's IMEX, which takes place at the Sands Expo convention center Oct. 13 to 15, at Booth No. 1620. A ...
September 08, 2015
Internationally Recognized Architectural Firm Presents Final Design for Winston-Salem Convention Center Renovation

Atlanta-based tvsdesign, the architectural and design firm contracted for Winston-Salem's Benton Convention Center, has presented the final design plans for the multi-phased renovation project, beginning January 2016. "Having tvsdesign,...
August 24, 2015
Vancouver Convention Centre Named "Best In Show" For Food And Beverage

The culinary offerings at the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre continue to receive industry acclaim. Convene, the official publication of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), has recognized the Convention Cent...
August 11, 2015
Direct Energy Centre Is Re-Named Enercare Centre; Canada's Largest Exhibition and Convention Facility

Canada's largest exhibition and convention centre is now named "Enercare Centre" (formerly Direct Energy Centre). Following the acquisition of Direct Energy's Ontario Home Services business by Enercare Inc., The Board of Governors of E...
June 12, 2015
Palais des congrès de Montréal Picks CGI To Develop Customizable Mobile Apps For Its Events

After launching a major IT modernization project that has made the Palais des congrès de Montréal one of North America's leading high-tech convention and exhibition centres for organizers, exhibitors and participants seeking a state-of-the-...
May 14, 2015
Greater Columbus Convention Center Expansion and Renovation News

The SMG-managed Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) completed the first quarter of 2015 with a flurry of activity, the arrival of new amenities and progress toward finalization of plans for the upcoming $125 million facility expansion...
May 14, 2015
BestCities' Partners Show Their True Colours In 2014 ICCA Rankings

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2014 Annual Statistics Report, released on 11 May, has confirmed why BestCities is the leading alliance of global destinations and convention bureaux with all partners performing ...
April 09, 2015
Palais des congrès de Montréal Awarded International Gold Certification

The Palais des congrès de Montréal has earned the highest level of quality certification attributable to convention centres. The AIPC Gold Quality Standards international certification confirms the Palais' leadership in business tourism now...
March 03, 2015
Tampa Convention Center Adds The UPS Store

To meet the needs of conventioneers, business travelers, frequenters of Sail Pavilion, and others in the downtown Tampa area, The UPS Store - the nation's largest franchisor of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers ...
December 01, 2014
Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place Achieves LEED Gold Certification

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) on Nov 12, 2014, announced that the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place has been awarded LEED Gold Certification for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance. The Direct Energy Centre is ...
October 15, 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre Achieves International Sustainability Standard Certifications

The Vancouver Convention Centre -- the world's first LEED Platinum certified convention facility -- has been certified with two prestigious international sustainability standards. The APEX (Convention Industry Council's Accepted Practi...
August 26, 2014
The Manhattan Center, New York Offers End of Summer Promotion - 25% Off Events

The Manhattan Center, home of the iconic Grand and Hammerstein Ballrooms is New York's celebrated destination for extraordinary performances and special events is offering an End of Summer Promotion affording 25% off events occurring by Sep...
August 20, 2014
Cox Business/Hospitality Network Doubles Wired Internet Speeds At Las Vegas Convention Center

Cox Business/Hospitality Network, a provider of telecommunications to the commercial services and gaming-resort verticals, is doubling the speed of three tiers of its wired internet packages available to exhibitors, show management and othe...
August 14, 2014
San Francisco Unveils New and Renewed Venues For Events Of All Sizes

San Francisco has a bumper crop of new venues, debuting now and in the near future, with facilities perfectly suited to events of all sizes and types. The Masonic in San Francisco 1111 California St. 3,300 capacity -- Opens September...
June 19, 2014
Moscone Center, San Francisco Expansion & Improvement Plans Unveiled

The Moscone Center Expansion and Improvement Project, which will keep San Francisco's No. 1 industry competitive, create thousands of new jobs and enhance the neighborhood with a 21st century urban design that adds more greening, open space...
June 11, 2014
The Manhattan Center Offers Summer Promotion

The Manhattan Center, home of the iconic Grand and Hammerstein Ballrooms is New York's celebrated destination for extraordinary performances and special events, is offering a Summer Promotion affording 25% off events booked for June, July a...
May 22, 2014
Tourism Whistler, British Columbia Unveils Refurbished Rainbow Theatre

One of Whistler's longest-standing amenities -- the Rainbow Theatre -- has undergone a substantial renovation and will be unveiled today at Tourism Whistler's Annual General Meeting. The Rainbow Theatre, at the Whistler Conference Centre...
April 14, 2014
Science World Vancouver Offers Alternative Events Venue and Group Activities

Work hard, play hard -- an enviable mode of living life, but not always possible given the constant stream of conferences, emails, client meetings and social media updates that take over most of our waking hours. But adding fun to the d...
April 03, 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre Celebrates 5th Anniversary of West Building Opening

The Vancouver Convention Centre celebrates an exciting milestone today -- the 5th anniversary of the opening of its expanded facility. Since opening the West building on April 3, 2009, the Convention Centre has hosted nearly 2,750 events...
March 30, 2014
Morris J. Wosk Centre, Vancouver, Canada

The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue is located in the heart of downtown Vancouver on the corner of Seymour and Hastings Streets. We are situated on a major transit route, and only one block from the SeaBus, SkyTrain and the new Canada Li...
March 24, 2014
Ottawa Convention Centre Offers 2014 Space Rates Through 2020

Ottawa Tourism and Ottawa Convention Centre (OCC) will guarantee 2014 space rental rates for conventions held at OCC through 2020, if booked by December 31, 2014. Ottawa's Great Rate Freeze applies to new bookings only, but multiple booking...
March 23, 2014
The Vancouver Aquarium For Corporate Events - A Unique and Professional Setting

Whether you're planning a holiday party, meeting or company retreat, the Vancouver Aquarium can help you meet all of your corporate event needs. Voted one of Canada's best loved attractions, the Aquarium is an intriguing and unforgettable v...
February 25, 2014
The Iconic Manhattan Center Revamps With New Executive Team & Renovations To Venue

The Manhattan Center, home of the iconic Grand and Hammerstein Ballrooms and New York's celebrated destination for extraordinary performances and special events, welcomes 2014 with a fresh executive team to reposition the studios in the cor...
February 14, 2014
Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, Toronto Approves 2014-2016 Strategic Plan

At today's board meeting, The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place approved a new strategic plan that builds on the successes of the previous 2009-2012 plan and positions Exhibition Place for the next three years. The 2014 -- 2016 Plan pr...
February 10, 2014
Science Museum UK and The New York Hall of Science Form Strategic Transatlantic Partnership

Science Museum and New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) have announced a strategic partnership between both venues. The transatlantic partnership has been formed to create an easy route for simultaneous conferences and events between London ...
January 09, 2014
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Appoints GES Global Experience Specialists

Barry Smith, President and CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) joins Mike Lecour, Executive Vice President of GES announces the appointment of GES Global Experience Specialists (GES) as the Official General Service Contractor ...
January 06, 2014
World Trade Center Las Vegas Announces Partnership With World Trade Center Mexico City

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the World Trade Center Las Vegas and the World Trade Center Mexico City to enhan...
December 23, 2013
LVCVA Unveils First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations At The Las Vegas Convention Center

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has unveiled four electronic vehicle charging stations to serve visitors and convention delegates at the Las Vegas Convention Center, that nation's third largest convention center. ...
December 19, 2013
US$1.49 Billion Being Invested In Redevelopments To Global Alliance Venues

Global Alliance today announces that US$1.49 billion is being spent in redevelopments across its five member venues, adding 135,400sqm of meeting and events space. Global Alliance is an international group of conference and exhibition ...
December 12, 2013
Metro Toronto Convention Centre: Achieves International Sustainability Standard Certification

Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has become the first conference venue in Canada to be certified to a new international sustainability standard. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Certification is awarded to venues...
September 12, 2013
Metro Toronto Convention Centre To Host College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Conference

The Virginia-based National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will host its annual conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada, its first international location in the event's impressive 69-year h...
August 16, 2013
Las Vegas Convention Center Receives $20 Million In Capital Improvements

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has completed $20 million in recent improvements to the Las Vegas Convention Center. The LVCVA implemented the changes, which are designed to enhance the customer experience, to the 3....
July 02, 2013
Winnipeg Convention Centre Name To Change; Naming Rights Partnership With RBC Announced

The Winnipeg Convention Centre will now be known as the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg, thanks to a naming rights partnership agreement between the Convention Centre and RBC Royal Bank. As construction begins on the empty parking lot on Yo...
June 06, 2013
Tampa Convention Center Approved As Energy Star Partner

The waterfront Tampa Convention Center (TCC) in downtown Tampa, Fla. has been approved as an ENERGY STAR PARTNER. Joining more than 15,000 organizations that have partnered with ENERGY STAR, TCC is dedicated to improving and promoting ener...
March 16, 2013
Dunton Hot Springs To Debut New Luxury Tented Camp At Cresto Ranch On June 1, 2013

Located just four miles downriver from Dunton Hot Springs, the seasonal Cresto Ranch is the newest addition to this famed Colorado outpost. Opening June 1, 2013, Cresto Ranch will be comprised of eight luxurious and spacious 640-square-foot...
March 14, 2013
Drury Lane, Chicago Completes Ballroom, Restaurant And Lobby Renovation

Kyle DeSantis, President of Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, announced today that the facility has completed Phase 1 of its extensive renovation. Phase 2 will be completed by mid-2014. Phase 1 included the renovation of the 27,000 square foot ...
March 07, 2013
Las Vegas Convention Center Home To New American Express OPEN Lounge

American Express OPEN and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority have unveiled a premium, state of the art OPEN Business Lounge inside the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 3,400-square-foot lounge is prominently located at the ...
February 26, 2013
Exhibition Place, Toronto Launches Mobile Website

Exhibition Place has launched a mobile-friendly website for Smartphone users on Blackberry, iPhone, and Android platforms. The website provides easy to access information on parking, directions, transportation methods and a complete list o...
February 05, 2013
Moscone Expansion District, San Francisco Gets Final Approval For Convention Center Expansion

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today approved the creation of the Moscone Expansion District (MED) which will provide the majority of funding for the expansion of the City's convention center. In a unanimous vote, the Board pass...
January 14, 2013
Vancouver Convention Centre Honoured With Industry Award For Community Service

The Vancouver Convention Centre has been awarded the Professional Convention Management Association's (PCMA) prestigious 2012 Spirit Award during PCMA's 57th Annual Meeting, Convening Leaders, in Orlando. The Spirit Award honours an org...
January 09, 2013
Drury Lane, A Special Events Venue In Chicago, Announces Extensive Renovation

Kyle DeSantis, President of Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, has announced that the facility is undergoing an extensive renovation, with Phase 1 to be completed by March, 2013 and Phase 2 to be completed by mid-2014. Phase 1 includes the renova...
January 07, 2013
Tampa Convention Center's New Bay Bistro Restaurant Opens January 16

The Tampa Convention Center (TCC) has announced its newest waterfront dining option for lunch - Bay Bistro restaurant. Located on the ground floor of the convention center along Tampa's busy RiverWalk, Bay Bistro opens to the public on Wedn...
December 19, 2012
Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati To Open March 4

The Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) announced that Horseshoe Cincinnati has been granted a public opening date of Monday, March 4, 2013. Construction at the site, which began in February 2011, is in its final stages. "We expect final ...
October 31, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Wins Prestigious Sustainable Tourism Award

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre named winner of the Ontario Sustainable Tourism Award at the 2012 Ontario Tourism Summit, held in London, Ontario. The summit and ceremony were hosted in partnership by the Tourism Industry Association of...
October 25, 2012
Back To Back Marketing Awards For The Vancouver Convention Centre

For the second consecutive year, the Vancouver Convention Centre is honoured with an international Meetings Industry Marketing Award (MIMA). The Centre took home the coveted award for "Best Use of Video Marketing" (bronze) at the recent MIM...
September 04, 2012
Meeting Planners To Benefit From RNC Upgrades At Tampa Convention Center

To serve as the media operations center for the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC), the Tampa Convention Center (TCC) completed 24 months of upgrades and renovations in advance of the event, which brought more than 50,000 people to t...
August 29, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Generates $4.7 billion In Economic Impact

"Over our 27 year history, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre has hosted some of the most prestigious meetings and events in the world, which have contributed more than $4.7 billion in direct spending economic impact to the community and i...
August 07, 2012
Kennedy Space Center Provides Stellar Venues for Groups and Meetings

Meeting and event planners are invited to launch their next event at NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. With four main venues that can be configured for groups from 30 to 3,000, the Kennedy Space Center delivers and incomparable m...
August 02, 2012
Rolling Out The Red Carpet At The Las Vegas Convention Center

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is pleased to announce new carpet is being installed throughout the public areas of the Las Vegas Convention Center, including the grand concourse, lobbies, meeting rooms and hallways. Rep...
July 31, 2012
Orange County Convention Center To Host 11,000 Meeting Planners At Industry Events In Coming Years

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will be host to four industry events in the coming year(s). The OCCC and Visit Orlando sales teams attract additional business by being actively involved in many industry organizations as members,...
July 18, 2012
Metro Toronto Convention Centre To Host International Head and Neck Cancer Conference

From July 21-25, the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) will bring its 8th International Conference to Toronto for the second time. Hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the event will attract nearly 2,000 international surgeons...
June 04, 2012
Direct Energy Centre Introduces First Electric Vehicle Charging Station

Direct Energy Centre recently launched its first electric vehicle charging station located in the underground parking garage of the Centre. It is the first of its kind at Exhibition Place and is a welcome addition to the GREENSmart program...
May 31, 2012
Water's Edge Events Center Breaks Ground In Harford County

As a result of the military Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process and the transformation of Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford County has seen unprecedented growth in recent years. More than 2,300 new jobs were created in just one year,...
May 09, 2012
Hawai'i Convention Center Hosts American Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting

The American Pain Society (APS) will bring more than 1,000 attendees to the Hawai'i Convention Center from May 16-19, 2012, for its 31st annual scientific meeting. It is the first time the APS has held its annual meeting at the Hawai'i Conv...
May 02, 2012
San Francisco Tourism Improvement District Evaluating Options For Moscone Center Expansion

The San Francisco Tourism Improvement District (SFTID) is taking the first steps in the long process to expand Moscone Convention Center. "There is no plan for expansion in place at this time, though we are evaluating several potential o...
March 19, 2012
The "New" Moscone Center Emerging In San Francisco; $56 Million Renovation Nearing Completion

As San Francisco's Moscone Center enters the final phase of its renovation, a "new" convention center is emerging in the North and South buildings. "Our very first step was to ask our customers what changes they'd like to see. The point ...
March 19, 2012
Hawai'i Convention Center Welcomes Public to SEE-IT Exhibit

The SEE-IT Hawaii science, engineering and technology exhibit, which debuted at the Hawai'i Convention Center during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in November 2011, will be open to the public at locations thr...
March 19, 2012
Direct Energy Centre Executes Contract With SIAL Canada For 2013

Direct Energy Centre has executed a contract with SIAL Canada (Salon International de l'Alimentation) and SET Canada (Salon des Équipements et des Technologies en Alimentation) expos for their 10th edition, to be held from April 30th to May...
March 15, 2012
Vancouver Convention Centre Launches New Mobile Website For Smart Phone Users

The Vancouver Convention Centre has announced the launch of its new mobile website tailored for smart phone users. "With majority of our clients and guests using iPhones, Blackberrys and other mobile devices, our new mobile-friendly webs...
February 08, 2012
PACIFICHEM To Bring 2015 Meeting To Hawai'I Convention Center

The Hawai'i Convention Center will host the seventh International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM) in December 2015. The meeting is the seventh in a series of PACIFICHEM congresses. PACIFICHEM has been held in Hono...
January 26, 2012
The Mob Museum, Las Vegas Announces Meetings & Events Offer

An exciting cultural destination and new focal point for downtown Las Vegas, The Mob Museum, opening on Valentine's Day 2012, is now accepting reservations for special events and group ticket sales in the 41,000-square-foot historic venue. ...
January 10, 2012
The Mob Museum, Las Vegas Announces Special Event Rental & Group Ticket Sales Program

An exciting cultural destination and new focal point for downtown Las Vegas, The Mob Museum, opening on Valentine's Day 2012, is now accepting reservations for special event rentals and group ticket sales in the 41,000-square-foot historic ...
December 08, 2011
The Iconic Empire State Building Offers Exclusive Event Spaces

The Empire State Building (ESB), which recently underwent a more than $550 million renovations and modernization program to restore the building to its former Art Deco grandeur, now offers exclusive spaces available for events. For the firs...
November 18, 2011
The Las Vegas Convention Center To Provide Free Wi-Fi In Public Areas

The Las Vegas Convention Center, in partnership with Smart City Networks, will be expanding its free Wi-Fi access to customers in all public areas. "In today's always connected world, Wi-Fi is another vital tool that is essential to cond...
November 08, 2011
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Continues To Build Momentum For Sustainability

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has reported the results of its greening efforts for the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference & Expo recently held at the MTCC. Even for the world's largest con...
November 02, 2011
The Vancouver Convention Centre: Six-Acre Living Roof Now A Thriving Ecosystem

It's been a record-breaking year for the Vancouver Convention Centre in more ways than one. Apart from being the most successful convention year ever, the Centre's six-acre living roof -- which is getting its annual trim this week -- has ha...
October 26, 2011
Vancouver Convention Centre Achieves Gold AIPC Quality Standards Certification

The Vancouver Convention Centre has achieved AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres) Quality Standards certification in the gold level. This highest level of certification was awarded after successful completion of an audit by ...
October 24, 2011
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Adds Local Food Advocate

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has announced another milestone in its journey toward sustainability with the addition of a local food advocate to its team. In the newly created role of Local Food Procurement Officer, Chef and Pr...
October 14, 2011
Vancouver's BC Place Stadium Receives A Facelift

For nearly 30 years, Vancouver's BC Place stadium has been a province-wide icon, serving not only as an arena but also accommodating trade and consumer shows, world-class entertainment and special occasions (which, over the years, have incl...
October 11, 2011
ExCeL Takes London To IMEX America In Las Vegas

ExCeL London arrives at this year's IMEX America in style and ahead of an historic period for the venue and its host city. Both London & Partners and the UK's leading venue will be holding an educational breakfast at the show from 8.30am on...
September 15, 2011
Vancouver As Seen By Ken Cretney, General Manager, The Vancouver Convention Centre

For more than three decades, Ken Cretney has been quietly changing the face of Canada's hotel and tourism industry. After managing the Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Alberta, he moved on to the Delta Whistler Resort and oversaw its successf...
August 02, 2011
Award-Winning Year For The Vancouver Convention Centre

The Vancouver Convention Centre's leadership in environmental sustainability, venue management and innovative programs is in the spotlight. These efforts have earned the Centre many prestigious awards over the past year, including the Inter...
July 18, 2011
Revel Will Open In Summer 2012, Elevating Meetings Into Events

Revel, set to open on May 15, 2012, will be the only beachfront location in the Northeast for meetings, conferences, and group travel. Featuring 160,000 square feet of convention and meeting space, Revel is designed specifically to meet the...
June 21, 2011
Baltimore Convention Center

The Baltimore Convention Center is the ultimate symbol of the City's commitment to the meetings and conventions industry. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the center's location is a visitor's dream and a meeting pl...
June 03, 2011
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Launches New Website

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has announced the launch of its new website at www.mtccc.com. With a clean contemporary design and intuitive navigation, the new website makes it convenient for attendees and exhibitors to access e...
May 31, 2011
Vancouver Convention Centre Takes Home 2011 IMEX Green Supplier Award

The Vancouver Convention Centre is the winner of the 2011 IMEX Green Supplier Silver Award, presented at the IMEX Gala Dinner last week in Frankfurt, Germany. The Green Supplier Award recognizes environmental excellence and innovation wi...
May 02, 2011
Direct Energy Centre Wins Building of the Year & Certificate of Building & Management Excellence 2011 BOMA Toronto Awards

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Toronto has honoured the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place with the 2011 BOMA Certificate of Building & Management Excellence and the 2011 Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awar...
April 25, 2011
LMN-Designed Vancouver Convention Centre's West Building Selected For Award

LMN-designed Vancouver Convention Centre's West building has been selected as one of the Top Ten Green Projects awarded by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE). LMN will be honored for this prestigi...
March 08, 2011
Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Showtech Power & Lighting

The Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC) has again named SHOWTECH Power & Lighting as its exclusive supplier for electrical and mechanical services in the facility. MTCC has also awarded SHOWTECH official supplier status for production / ...
January 04, 2011
Las Vegas Convention Center Designated World Trade Center Site

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), producers of the International CES, have signed an agreement that will designate the Las Vegas Convention Center as an official World Tr...
December 20, 2010
Las Vegas Convention Center Upgrades Wireless Capabilities

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has partnered with Smart City Networks to ensure that the facility continues to keep pace with the world's reliance on staying connected with a recent upgrade to 802.11n wireless capability. "As one...
November 29, 2010
Vancouver Convention Centre's Green Roof Earns Top Design Honor

The Vancouver Convention Centre's green roof has earned recognition as one of the best in North America. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will present PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc. with a 2010 Award of Excellence in the Extensive ...
November 08, 2010
Palais Des Congrès Secures 9 Major Events For Montréal

For the previous quarter ending September 30, 2010, the Société du Palais des congrès de Montréal has confirmed it has secured five new international1 conventions and four national2 conventions. These major events represent economic spinoff...
November 03, 2010
Vancouver Convention Centre Wins Prestigious Environmental Leadership Award

The Vancouver Convention Centre has been named the winner of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)'s 2010 Environmental Leadership Award. Every year, PCMA honours outstanding members for their contributions to PCMA an...
November 03, 2010
SEMA Show Expecting Big Crowds At The Las Vegas Convention Center

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) opens its doors to automotive enthusiasts this week to a big crowd, continuing a string of successful conventions at the Las Vegas Convention Center. "We are expecting a busy show for SEM...
October 07, 2010
Allstream Centre Wins Award of Merit

The 36th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards took place on October 5, 2010 at The Royal Conservatory of Music and honoured Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place with its first Award of Merit in the William Greer Architectural Conservations and Cr...
October 06, 2010
San Francisco's Moscone Center Undergoing $55 Million Upgrade & Renovation

The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau (SFCVB), the City and County of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Tourism Improvement District (SFTID) have begun work on a two-year, $55 million upgrade and renovation of The Moscone Center...
September 29, 2010
Las Vegas Convention Center Joins IACC

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has joined the International Association of Convention Centres (IACC). "As a leading center both domestically and around the world, we feel it is our responsibility to be a strong proponent for the ...
September 24, 2010
Toronto's Marathon Weekend Kicks Off At Direct Energy Centre

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) kicked-off Marathon weekend with the lighting of Greece's Official Marathon Flame at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. This year marks the historic 2,500th anniversary of the first-ever m...
September 24, 2010
Starwood Offering Triple Starpoints For Meeting Planners

Starwood Hotels & Resorts has announced that meeting and event planners can earn triple Starpoints and a Booking Bonus of 1,000 Starpoints when booking at multiple Starwood properties across the Asia Pacific region. Valid for meetings he...
September 22, 2010
Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf Launches "Meet & Be Green"

Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf has just launched Meet and Be Green, a new program that encourages guests and planners to make green choices for their meetings. In order to Meet and Be Green at Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf, planners and meeting at...
September 21, 2010
Tahéima Wellness Resort & Spa Offering "Meetings with Meaning"

Dedicated to offering sophisticated travelers a luxuriously holistic wellness experience that engages all the senses and stimulates the body, mind and spirit, Tahéima Wellness Resort & Spa is now offering "Meetings with Meaning." Tahéim...
September 07, 2010
Four Seasons Offers New Meetings Package

Since the beginning of 2010, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has seen an increase in group room nights worldwide of over 26% compared to 2009. With the new customisable "Meetings Made Yours" package offered globally, Four Seasons believes i...
September 07, 2010
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel Opens New Event Center

Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel has unveiled its 3,000-plus seat Event Center, making it the leading concert, events and entertainment venue in the region. Kicking-off the Opening Celebrations were performances by Hank Williams, Jr., on...
September 02, 2010
Allstream Centre Receives Environmental Stewardship Certificate

Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place was recently awarded the Environmental Stewardship Certificate for its outstanding commitment to green power by Direct Energy Business. Since it's opening in 2009, Allstream Centre has been powered with ...
August 18, 2010
The Ranch at Rock Creek in Montana

By Deborah Ibsen, M.I.C.E. Editor, Odyssey Media Group When I was a manager in the event industry, I attended (and worked) my share of incentive programs and executive off sites. Venue requirements were usually pretty predictable: a g...
August 13, 2010
Vancouver Convention Centre To Host Over 4,500 Clinicians & Scientists

Over 4,500 experts from around the globe will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre from August 15 to 19 for the XXIII International Congress of the Transplantation Society. "Securing this prestigious meeting has been over six years ...
July 05, 2010
Roosevelt's Floating White House Now Hosting Events

To better serve the facility needs of those planning events, meetings and VIP gatherings in the San Francisco Bay Area, Red and White Fleet and the USS Potomac have joined forces to provide the most prestigious option in terms of service an...
June 17, 2010
Mazatlán International Center Welcoming Conventioneers

The seaside resort city of Mazatlan rolls out a grand welcome for groups and conventions, with state-of-the-art meeting space set amid world-class resorts and Pacific Coast beaches at the new Mazatlan International Center. The $61 millio...
May 13, 2010
Anaheim CC Virtual Tour Now Available

Meeting professionals are now able to experience a virtual 360-degree walk-through of the Anaheim Convention Center from the comfort of their own office or home. The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau's (AOCVCB) website no...
May 11, 2010
Naples Beach Hotel Offering Discounted Group Programs

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which just completed two major multi-million dollar enhancement projects, is offering incentives to groups for meetings or programs booked and held by December 31, 2010. The 319-room resort features 34,00...
May 06, 2010
Direct Energy Centre Wins Operations Award

UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced Direct Energy Centre as the winner of its annual Operations Award. The finalists were selected from venues across the globe which provided hands on solutions to key indus...
May 05, 2010
Kimpton's EPIC Hotel Offers One-Day Meeting Package

As local companies continue to seek cost-effective and time-efficient ways to meet and do business, EPIC, Kimpton's lifestyle, boutique waterfront hotel located in downtown Miami, introduces the EPIC Day Meeting Package, specially-designed ...
April 13, 2010
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel Joins ALHI

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, the popular AAA Four-Diamond beachfront resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the Santa Monica section of West Los Angeles, has joined Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The resort will now r...
April 13, 2010
20% Off Rooms/Meeting Space At Bermuda's Pink Beach Club

The Pink Beach Club located in Tucker's Town, Bermuda, invites companies seeking a chic haven for small-size corporate retreats and executive meetings to book their group during 2010 to receive up to 20% off room rates as well as 20% off me...
April 09, 2010
Ascend Collection Adds The Woodlands Inn Meetings Hotel

Ascend Collection from Choice Hotels International strengthens its portfolio with the addition of The Woodlands Inn, a meetings hotel nestled in the foothills of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains. "The continued expansion of Ascend Collect...
April 08, 2010
Fairmont Pairs Meetings With Community Service

As planners seek ways to enhance meetings with programs that incorporate good deeds and community involvement, colleagues at Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offer a wealth of experience presenting activities that foster both teamwork and social g...
March 26, 2010
Monte Carlo Las Vegas Joins Associated Luxury Hotels International

Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino, located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, and connected to the new CityCenter complex, has become the newest member of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). The AAA Four-Diamond resort wi...
March 25, 2010
Chateau On The Lake Offers "Midwest Mountain Retreat" Meeting Package

The AAA Four-Diamond Chateau on the Lake Resort, Spa & Convention Center, which sits on an Ozark mountaintop overlooking Southwest Missouri's scenic Table Rock Lake, is offering a new "Midwest Mountain Retreat" meeting package, tailored for...
March 24, 2010
Toronto Welcomes National Society of Black Engineers

From March 31 - April 4, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) will hold their 36th Annual Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). Toronto has been selected as the organization's first-ever international site for ...
February 25, 2010
2010 Conference Packages Now Available at Outrigger

Business meets pleasure at Outrigger Reef on the Beach and Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, with their new hotel conference packages designed for corporate meetings and social occasions. Now through December 21, 2010, patrons can enjoy moder...
February 12, 2010
The Hawai'i Convention Center Enhances Profile In New York

Representatives of the Hawai'i Convention Center were recently in New York City to attend events sponsored by the New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE). An alliance was formed by the two groups that put Hawai'i in the forefron...
February 09, 2010
Vancouver Convention Centre Goes Platinum

The Vancouver Convention Centre has announced that its iconic West building, opened in April 2009, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification for new construction by the Canada Green Building Council. Platinum is the highest level of LEED...
January 25, 2010
Allstream Centre Wins First Design Award

The Ontario Building Envelope Council -- which focuses on building exteriors -- presented Allstream Centre with its first Award of Distinction for Design. The award recognizes a project team that has achieved excellence for either a new or...
November 04, 2009
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Achieves BOMA BESt Certification

November 4, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was officially presented with the Building Owners and Managers Association Building Environmental Standards (BOMA BESt) Level 3 certification. Level 3 is the second-highest level of certificat...
September 21, 2009
Vancouver Convention Centre Opens Refurbished East Building

Following the April 4 opening of the Vancouver Convention Centre West building, the final phase of the centre's expansion project has now been completed. On September 9, the Vancouver Convention Centre officially re-opened the newly refurbi...
September 09, 2009
SFCVB & Moscone Center Unveil New Virtual Tour of Moscone Center

Meeting professionals can now explore San Francisco's Moscone Center ... without visiting Moscone Center. To help planners save time and money in making an initial assessment of San Francisco as a possible meeting destination, the San Fr...
July 28, 2009
New Conference Space Available In Seward, Alaska

The Seward Windsong Lodge opened a new conference room this summer to meet the growing demand for larger group facilities in Seward. The River Room is the final phase of a three-phase expansion schedule that began in 2007. Earlier phases...
July 06, 2009
Exhibition Place, Toronto Receives Pollution Prevention Award

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME) honoured City of Toronto's Exhibition Place with a Pollution Prevention Honourable Mention in the Greenhouse Gases Reduction category. The Ontario Government is committed to po...
May 21, 2009
Earth & Space Scientists Headed To The Metro Toronto Convention Centre

About 2,500 scientists will descend upon Toronto from May 24-27, to present the latest research findings in the Earth and space sciences at the 2009 Joint Assembly. The meeting, to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) will ...
May 12, 2009
Expansion Planned For Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Greater Des Moines

The vote to expand Iowa Events Center, specifically Veterans Memorial Auditorium, has been approved. Polk County Supervisors approved a resolution (May 12) that should help draw more convention business to Greater Des Moines. Leaders voted ...
April 12, 2009
The Las Vegas Convention Center Celebrates 50 Years

On April 12, 1959, the Las Vegas Convention Center opened its doors and welcomed a new audience to the resort destination -- convention visitors. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the entity created to operate the ...
April 06, 2009
Direct Energy Centre, Toronto Has Successful First Quarter

Direct Energy Centre, Canada's largest Exhibition and Convention Centre has just closed a successful first quarter. With popular shows experiencing increased attendance and exhibitors selling more on tradeshow floors, the first quarter at D...
March 26, 2009
Metro Toronto Convention Centre's Zero Waste Events Program Honoured

Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, has awarded the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) the 2008 ECO Recognition Award for their Zero Waste Events program. Each year, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario invit...
March 18, 2009
Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Opens

After five years of planning, building and planting, April 3 marks the official opening of the Vancouver Convention Centre's expanded facilities. With wide open views of the water and mountains, a downtown location, exterior public space, a...
March 10, 2009
Old U.S. Mint Building In San Francisco Now A Unique Event Venue

The San Francisco Museum & Historical Society (SFMHS) has introduced the Old U.S. Mint Building as a unique event venue in San Francisco. Once a repository for one-third of the nation's gold reserves, the Old U.S. Mint, located at Fifth and...
March 02, 2009
Direct Energy Centre's New Program To Make Special Events "Green"

Direct Energy Centre in partnership with Direct Energy Business recently launched the "Keeping it Green" program, an easy, costeffective service which will enable event planners and meeting organizers from across North America to reduce the...
February 19, 2009
Hawai'i Convention Center Receives Chairman's Award From PCMA

The Hawai'i Convention Center was presented with the Professional Convention Management Association's (PCMA) Chairman's Award on January 12 at PCMA's Annual Meeting held in New Orleans. The Center was one of PCMA's 11 strategic partners to...
November 26, 2008
Hawai'i Convention Center Meets Its Goal From Promotional Program

The Hawai'i Convention Center announced that they have met their goal in securing five new conventions from a promotional package designed around the Center's 10th anniversary. The 10th Anniversary Destination Package - worth $175,000 i...
November 07, 2008
MTCC Renews Partnership With ShowTech Power & Lighting

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has renewed the contract of long-time electrical, production and mechanical services supplier ShowTech Power & Lighting for an additional three years. ShowTech has been the MTCC's exclusive supplie...
November 06, 2008
Vancouver Convention Centre Reaches "Green" Construction Milestone

A rooftop planting marked a construction milestone today at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Premier Gordon Campbell planted some of the final vegetation on the expansion project's living 'green' roof -- the largest of its kind in Canada. ...
October 28, 2008
LVCVA Community Partnership Improves Convention Center Area Safety

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) have joined forces to increase their support of the community and the convention industry. The two organizations dedicated a ne...
October 15, 2008
Victoria, British Columbia Conference Centre Expansion

In November 2008, the Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, BC will open an expansion. The new space will be a 25,000 sq. ft. signature banquet facility on two levels located in the former Crystal Garden building situated directly across ...
October 06, 2008
Direct Energy Centre Invests In Urban Reforestation

As part of the Environmental Plan implemented by Exhibition Place, Direct Energy Centre (Toronto, Canada) undertook a significant project to convert a concrete landscape on the east side of the venue to a now environmentally conscious and e...
July 02, 2008
Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre - AIPC "World's Best"

The Board of Directors of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) has announced that the winner of the 2008 AIPC Apex Award for "World's Best Convention Centre" is the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre in Canada. The...
June 08, 2008
18 Finalists in 2008 AIPC Apex Award for "World's Best Congress Centre"

AIPC, the International Association of Congress Centres, has announced that with all preliminary analysis of entries now complete, there are 18 finalists in this year's AIPC Apex Award competition for "World's Best Congress Centre". These f...
April 21, 2008
Deer Creek Resort and Conference Center Announces Extensive Renovations

Deer Creek Resort and Conference Center, a popular central Ohio conference and meeting facility located 30 minutes south of Columbus, is undergoing a complete renovation of 40 Lakeview rooms. Phase one is completed, with ten newly renovate...
March 14, 2008
Newly Renovated Anaheim Convention Center Arena Rededicated

The Anaheim Convention Center Arena was rededicated last month during a private ceremony as the Anaheim Convention Center celebrated its 40th anniversary and unveiled its own history walk. The arena rededication comes after recent renovatio...
February 27, 2008
Metro Toronto Convention Centre; Bullfrog Power Offer Green Electricity

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is the first convention centre in Canada to offer green electricity to clients and event planners to help them reduce the environmental footprint of their events. In addition, the MTCC will use gre...
January 25, 2008
100 Years of History At Hatley Castle, Victoria, British Columbia

Hatley Castle, located 25 minutes west of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in Hatley Park National Historic Site, will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2008. Built in 1908, Hatley Castle was the home of James Dunsmuir; former British Co...
December 13, 2007
Desmond Tutu Center's Grand Opening Event

The Desmond Tutu Center hosted more than 400 people at its Grand Opening event on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. The spectacular event featured a fashion show by Andres Aquino Production and included a cocktail reception, live entertainment by Shay...
December 11, 2007
New Toronto Conference Centre Development Approved

Toronto City Council approved the Conference Centre redevelopment at Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. The 160,000 square foot Automotive Building, part of the Direct Energy Centre complex, will undergo a $46.88 million renovation to ...
November 05, 2007
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Constitution Hall, Renovated & Revealed

Prestigious Constitution Hall, one of Canada's most in-demand ballroom venues, has re-opened with a dramatic and fresh new look. "We undertook this major renovation and upgrading of a key space at the MTCC to make it an even better venue...
August 08, 2007
Metro Toronto CC Wins 2007 AIPC Environmental Leadership Award

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) announced that it has won a 2007 AIPC Innovation Award. The award was bestowed upon the MTCC by the International Association of Congress Centres, which is considered the industry association for ...
July 17, 2007
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Launches New Online Planning Tool

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has launched an innovative new online planning tool as the latest addition to its state-of-the-art website technology offerings. Designed specifically to address the needs of meeting and event p...
May 10, 2007
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Takes Prestigious Green Toronto Award

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) today announced that it has been bestowed with a prestigious Green Toronto Award by Mayor David Miller and the City of Toronto. The award was given out by Mayor Miller and Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalo...
April 30, 2007
ARAMARK Harrison Lodging To Operate Desmond Tutu Education Center

ARAMARK Harrison Lodging (AHL), a leader in the conference and corporate training centers industry, was awarded the contract to manage the new Desmond Tutu Education Center, located in New York City. The newly created Desmond Tutu Educa...
April 16, 2007
Victoria Conference Centre, B.C. Wins Bid For Increased Capacity

The City of Victoria has successfully won the bid to take over the former Crystal Garden building in Victoria, BC as expanded space for the Victoria Conference Centre. The City will take possession on June 1, 2007. Located directly acro...
April 02, 2007
Vancouver CEC To Pilot International Quality Standards Program

The International Association of Congress Centres has chosen the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) as one of just five convention centres around the world to pilot their new quality standards program for global convention cent...
December 14, 2006
TELUS Whistler Conference Centre Sales Up 140% Over 2005

Tourism Whistler reports that the TELUS Whistler Conference Centre has increased sales by more than 140 per cent compared to 2005. In 2006, Tourism Whistler's conference sales team will secure in excess of 60,000 room nights for 2006 and...
November 27, 2006
Bell Canada, Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project Partnership

Bell Canada and the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Project (VCCEP) have announced a partnership to deliver the world's most technologically advanced meeting facility. Bell will deliver a fully outsourced Information and Communication...
October 31, 2006
Anaheim Convention Center Arena Undergoes $5 Million Renovation

The Anaheim Convention Center's landmark 8,700-seat Arena is in the midst of an impressive upgrade. The classic 39-year-old, Googie architecture structure is going through a modernization process blending the Arena with the existing redesig...
October 17, 2006
Construction Begins At Expanded Javits Center

With construction beginning (October 17) on the expanded Javits Center, tourism leaders praised New York's leadership for paving the way toward a new wave of convention business -- as NYC & Company can now roll out the red carpet to convent...
July 26, 2006
New York Plan To Modernize & Expand The City's Convention Center

The plan to upgrade, expand and modernize the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center into a 21st century convention destination, has passed the final hurdle with a (July 26) unanimous vote by the Public Authority Control Board. Tourism, civic, l...
July 24, 2006
Centre des Congrès de Québec Takes 2006 AIPC Apex Award

The Board of Directors of the International Association of Congress Centres (AIPC) has announced that the winner of the 2006 AIPC Apex Award for "World's Best Congress Centre is the Centre des Congrès de Québec of Québec City, Canada. The p...
June 30, 2006
Canadian Conference Resort Wins Award For Cashless Vending Technology

At an awards ceremony in San Antonio, Texas honoring the most successful corporate adopters of M2M (machine to machine/man) technology, The Ambassador Conference Resort of Kingston, Ontario was awarded Gold in the Retail/Hospitality categor...
June 29, 2006
Meetings Facilities Within Montana's Glacier Country

From streamside B&Bs to mountain guest lodges, Glacier Country is home to many unique and inspiring meeting destinations. Destinations, which are also designed to accommodate groups from 10 to 1,100, with advanced business services, wireles...
June 02, 2006
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Hosts IOF World Congress

Toronto is set to host to the 2006 International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) World Congress on Osteoporosis, to be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) June 2-6, 2006. The congress is expected to generate more than $9.5 mill...
April 25, 2006
Hilton Selects Viper Tradeshow Services For Branson Convention Center

The Branson Convention Center, managed by Hilton Hotels Corporation, has selected Viper Tradeshow Services as its preferred general contractor for the Convention Center. The Branson Convention Center, which is scheduled to open August 2007,...
April 25, 2006
Mission Bay Conference Center At UCSF Receives IACC Certification

Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), an ARAMARK Harrison Lodging managed facility, recently received its International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) certification, establishing it as...
April 11, 2006
Design And Innovation Lead Dolce International's Growth Plan

Dolce International announced it is taking a fresh and innovative approach to current Dolce-managed development projects through 2007. The global hospitality company specializing in the meetings experience has four major projects underway w...
March 31, 2006
Anchorage Civic & Convention Center Update

A world-class convention facility is about to take center state in Alaska's largest city, allowing for a major boost to Anchorage's economy. After years of planning, Anchorage will break ground for its 215,000 square foot expanded civic and...
August 16, 2005
New York City Offers Meeting Planners A Variety Of Unique Venues

New York City is the premier meetings destination. As plans for the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion move forward, planners now have the ultimate facilities package complete with a variety of unique venues that are ideal for host...
February 25, 2005
Dolce Adds Two New Conference Resorts To U.S. Portfolio

Dolce International has been awarded two new conference resort management contracts in the U.S.. The two new Dolce resorts are Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway Utah, near Salt Lake City, and Lakeway Inn Conference Resort in Austin, Texas. ...
November 09, 2004
Vancouver's Convention Centre Expansion Breaks Ground

In an official ceremony on Monday November 8th, British Columbia's Premier Gordon Campbell broke ground on the new convention centre expansion, an addition that will triple the capacity of the existing facility. The expansion will add 359,0...
November 08, 2004
Construction Underway For Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion

Construction is now underway on the $565 million expansion of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre (VCEC). The VCEC expansion is made possible by a funding partnership of the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada...
October 05, 2004
Convention Business Increases At The VCEC In Vancouver

Convention revenues at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre increased by over 50% in the first half of this year as compared with the same period in 2003 according to figures just released by the Centre. The increase was driven by a...
April 08, 2004
Vancouver Convention And Exhibition Centre Gets A Boost

Residents and businesses of Vancouver and the surrounding areas will benefit from an improved and expanded Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columb...
November 18, 2003
Virginia Beach's New Convention Center

Recently, the Virginia Beach City Council increased the budget of the new Virginia Beach Convention Center to $202.5 million, increasing the size of the facility and ensuring the design of the facility includes such signature amenities as v...
September 30, 2003
Dolce Acquires Prestigious Learning Center In Norwalk, Connecticut

Dolce International has announced its acquisition of the Prudential Center for Learning & Innovation in Norwalk , Connecticut . Dolce International has purchased the 66.5-acre property from The Prudential, and will rename the property Dolce...
August 09, 2003
'Qwest Center Omaha' Official Name Of New Convention Center And Arena

The Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority (MECA) has announced that Qwest Communications International Inc. has secured naming rights to Omaha's new convention center & arena. The MECA board of directors approved the $14 million...
May 17, 2003
17 Finalists In 2003 Edition of AIPC's "Apex Award"

With the preliminary review now completed, AIPC, the International Association of Congress Centres, has announced that there are 17 finalists in this year's Apex Award competition for "World's Best Congress Centre". Finalists are selected o...
May 13, 2003
Galveston Island Convention Center, San Luis Resort To Open May 2004

The new Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort is opening May 2004, offering a dramatic beachfront setting with breath-taking views of the Gulf of Mexico located on Galveston's famed Seawall Boulevard. The convention cent...
March 28, 2003
Whistler Conference Centre To Open In August With New Business Booked

Tourism Whistler has announced the date of the official grand opening of the renovated Whistler Conference Centre for August 7, 2003, two months ahead of schedule. According to Doug Stackhouse, Director, Facility & Event Operations for Tour...
February 11, 2003
Expansion Of The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center In New York

Cristyne L. Nicholas, president & CEO of NYC & Company, the city's official tourism marketing organization, said February 10: "The number-one concern of New York City's $25-billion travel and tourism industry is the expansion of the woefull...
January 31, 2003
The Convention Centres Of Canada Launched

The Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre (VCEC) has joined 16 other convention centres across Canada to create a new organization intended to advance the position of Canadian centres in convention markets world-wide and promote the impo...
January 28, 2003
The Stonyford Group Announces New Executive Retreat Concept

The Stonyford Group will unveil an exclusive new executive retreat, Stonyford Ranch, in March, 2003, according to company Founder and CEO Alex Marks. Formed by a group of business executives, experienced facilitators and authentic cowboys, ...
January 17, 2003
Virtual Tour Of Renovated Whistler Conference Centre Now Online

Tourism Whistler has launched a series of virtual tours of the new Whistler Conference Centre at www.whistlermeetings.com, the site for conference and meeting planners. The Whistler Conference Centre, the British Columbia, Canada resort's l...
December 23, 2002
New Members Strengthen Global Representation of AIPC

AIPC - the International Association of Congress Centres - is strengthening its global representation with new members from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom signing on over the past year. ...
December 04, 2002
Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion TaskForce Looking To Break Ground

Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Task Force expressed delight and appreciation over the announcement December 4 by Prime Minister Chrétien and Premier Campbell confirming their respective governments' contribution to the expansion of t...
December 04, 2002
Canada, B.C. To Provide $500M For Convention Centre

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, with Allan Rock, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for Infrastructure, Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada and Minister Responsible for British Columbia, and British Columbia Premier...
December 03, 2002
The American Airlines C. R. Smith Museum For Events

Imagine, dining and dancing under the wings of a 1934-vintage DC-3 airliner as live Big Band orchestra music flows from above. Or visualize bidding on an auction item while resting in a first-class passenger seat from a Boeing 767. Or think...
September 13, 2002
Tourism Whistler Unveils Design For Conference Centre Renovation

Following the recent design approval by the Resort Municipality of Whistler Design Panel, Tourism Whistler has unveiled the features of the upcoming Whistler Conference Centre renovation with a Whistler theme that will echo the natural envi...
August 29, 2002
Whistler Conference Centre Earns Incentive Award

The Whistler Conference Center has been awarded the prestigious 2002 Incentive Magazine Platinum Partner Award. Readers of Incentive Magazine - more than 40,000 of the incentive industry's top corporate decision-makers -have recognized Whis...
August 20, 2002
Additional Leadership For WCVM (World Council for Venue Management)

Cliff Wallace, Chairman of the World Council for Venue Management (WCVM), has expressed his optimism with the results of the Annual Council Meeting held in Atlanta GA USA on 25 July 2002. Among the most significant items of business was the...
July 12, 2002
Pheasant Run Resort & Spa Expands Extensive Theatre Renovations

Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, one of the Midwest's largest resort and conference centers, has announced an expansion to its theatre renovation plans, beginning in early August 2002. The additional enhancements, including stadium seating, new s...
July 01, 2002
Aramark Acquires Harrison Conference Centers and University Hotels

ARAMARK, a world leader in managed services, has completed the acquisition of the Harrison Conference Centers portfolio of conference centers and university hotels from Hilton Hotels Corporation for approximately $49 million in cash. The tr...
June 19, 2002
Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Task Force Update

The Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Task Force applauds the announcement by Competition, Science & Enterprise Minister Rick Thorpe that a preferred proponent, Bentall Capital LP, has been selected for the Vancouver Convention & Exhibi...
April 29, 2002
$9-Million Whistler Conference Centre Renovation Announced

Tourism Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler have announced the approval of a $9-million Whistler Conference Centre (WCC) renovation that will support the increased demand for expanded conference facilities and services in Whist...
March 27, 2002
Vancouver Convention Centre Task Force Delighted That Land Secured

The Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Task Force is delighted that the Province and Marathon have entered into an agreement to secure the site of the expansion of the existing Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. "We congratulate...
February 18, 2002
Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Task Force Encouraged

The Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Task Force applauds the Provincial Government's directive of a Request for Expressions of Interest for Financing, Development, Ownership and Operation ("REI") of the Vancouver Convention and Exhibit...
November 26, 2001
O&Y/SMG Canada To Continue To Manage Toronto's National Trade Centre

The Board of Governors of Exhibition Place, Toronto, at its recent meeting, approved the extension of O&Y/SMG Canada's management agreement of The National Trade Centre for a three year term commencing on January 1, 2002 and extending to De...
November 01, 2001
Vancouver Convention Centre Delay Stimulates Renewed Commitments

The Task Force working to expand the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre (VCEC) says the project has not been cancelled despite the inability to secure the land by today's deadline. The Task Force, and the two senior levels of govern...
October 25, 2001
Tampa Convention Center Expansion Complete

With the completion of a $5.9 million convention center expansion that doubles its number of breakout rooms, Tampa is drawing larger meetings than ever before. The expansion of the 600,000-square-foot Tampa Convention Center, which is locat...
July 23, 2001
Sprinfield, MO: Museum Under Construction Offers Unique Meeting Space

Though the Wonders of Wildlife museum and aquarium is still under construction, at least 23 groups have booked space for meetings, receptions and other events in the new facility. Nine groups are scheduled to meet in the museum in August, S...
July 02, 2001
Keystone Resort Doubles The Size Of Its Award Winning Conference Center

Keystone Conference Center, the largest conference and convention facility in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, recently completed a $25 million expansion to offer corporate meeting planners a choice of more than 100,000- square-feet of meeting...
May 09, 2001
Keystone Resort Doubles The Size Of Its Award Winning Conference Center

Keystone Conference Center, the largest conference and convention facility in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, recently completed a $25 million expansion to offer corporate meeting planners a choice of more than 100,000- square-feet of meeting...
May 08, 2001
Unique Venues In Long Beach For Meetings And Events

Thinking about planning a meeting or special event at another boring hotel? Not again! Wouldn't a meeting be so much more fun if it was set in a mansion, a ship, or an underwater paradise? Executives will be pleased to hear about the many o...
April 26, 2001
Key3Media Signs MGM Grand For COMDEX

Key3Media Group, Inc. today announced its entrance into a multi-year contract with MGM MIRAGE, naming the MGM Grand the official annual location for the COMDEX Conference Program. COMDEX, the premier information technology marketplace, attr...
April 10, 2001
Alexandria, Virginia Publishes 2001 Meeting Planners Guide

Alexandria is making a big splash with meeting planners who are looking for Location ... Sophistication ... Amenities. And now they have the one tool they need to make it easier than ever to work on the Fun Side of the Potomac - the Alexan...
March 19, 2001
Palm Beach County Convention Center Update

Palm Beach County Convention & Visitors Bureau has announced the selection of Global Spectrum as the Management Company to operate Palm Beach County's future 330,000 sq. ft. Convention Center. Global Spectrum is a Comcast-Spectacor Company,...
February 08, 2001
Pattison Says Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion Good For All B.C.

Entrepreneur Jimmy Pattison has urged the federal government to put up some of the money to expand the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre. Pattison told expansion Task Force members and stakeholders that he believes the federal gove...
January 10, 2001
Montreal Centre Takes ICCA Accolade

Winner of the prestigious ICCA Best Marketing Award 2000 was the Palais des Congres de Montreal, Canada. This much coveted prize was presented on November 22, 2000, in Hong Kong, at the closing ceremony of the 4th ICCA Congress incorporatin...
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