has not yet been broken on the new 800-room downtown Kansas City high-rise hotel, but the city’s convention business is already reaping some benefits.
on Blu announced the rollout of Experience Meetings today, a new meetings and events program that will launch globally beginning in January 2014. Geared towards improving the effectiveness of meetings, the program will focus on innovations in food and beverage; changes to the spatial environment; and new meeting technology.
wntown San Diego hotel market lives on group business and leisure demand. The city’s bayfront convention center annually hosts nearly 50 shows and conferences, drawing more than 500,000 attendees. And the temperate southern California climate is a magnet for sun-seeking tourists.
rld Travel Awards! Every year World Travel Awards Fever hits the travel industry community around the world, building to the crescendo of the annual Awards Presentation, when tens of thousands of travel professionals cast their favorites on the web and glue themselves to official World Travel Awards web site to learn who will receive the highest accolade this year.
merica is America’s worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, backed by the experience and resources of the IMEX Group of exhibitions, which also delivers the award-winning IMEX exhibition in Frankfurt, a show which has grown every year since launch. The show runs the largest hosted buyer program ever held in North America with over 2,400 qualified buyers expected – the guarantee to exhibitors of genuine global buying power on the trade show floor the moment doors open.
s year’s American Society for Association Executives Annual Conference and Exhibition in Detroit, I was again reminded of the incredibly cool people who hang out in the association space.
g planners are generally aware that if music is played during an event, a music license is needed. But beyond that, the details can get a little fuzzy. Who needs to hold the license? Do you need a license for each meeting? How much is it going to cost?
CAA “reviewing air show safety regulations” as Shoreham mother calls for all displays to be held over the sea
vil Aviation Authority says it is reviewing air display safety requirements in the wake of the Shoreham crash, as the mother of one of those killed called for all displays to be held over the sea.
scheme to reduce the environmental footprints left by visitors to music festivals is being launched at Reading Festival this weekend (28-30 August).
three years ago, Robert F.X. Sillerman stood stone-faced on the cover of Billboard magazine. Dressed in all black, the music mogul–who once appeared on the 2005 Forbes 400 list with a net worth of $975 million–held a disco ball that had been colored in gold and silver to represent the earth.