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IMEX America 2014 hits a four year high

Ray Bloom and key show partners report on growth at shows closing press conference. Courtesy image

IMEX America’s fourth edition came to a close earlier today at the Sands Expo®, Las Vegas, with IMEX Chairman, Ray Bloom, declaring the trade show the biggest to date with growth in all key areas. Ray Bloom and key partners report on growth at show closing press conferenceHe confirmed that the number of exhibiting companies taking part had … [Read more...]

MGM Resorts International Announces Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Release Date

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) will release the Company's financial results for the third quarter 2014 before the market opens on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The Company will host a conference call that day at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, which will include a brief discussion of the results followed by a … [Read more...]

SAP’s McDermott in no doubt at IMEX America – “Meetings industry drives global economic growth”

Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP (courtesy image)

On the day his book, Winners Dream, launched in the US, Bill McDermott, Global CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company, told members of the meetings and events industry gathered at IMEX America in Las Vegas: “Your industry is at the forefront of driving growth in the global economy.” McDermott was interviewed live by … [Read more...]

New IATA Passenger Forecast Reveals Fast-Growing Markets of the Future

Press Release No.: 57 Date: 16 October 2014 Geneva – the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034. That … [Read more...]

TCEB inaugurates ‘Thailand CONNECT the World’ campaign for US market

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) introduced, n in the US market of the ‘Thailand CONNECT The World’ to the US market for fiscal year 2015. Aiming to reaffirm Thailand’s leadership position in the business events industry in Asia, the latest global brand communications campaign focused on international meeting … [Read more...]

National Convention Bureaus Across Europe Form a New Strategic Alliance

Miha Kovacic (Slovenian Convention Bureau), Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson (Meet in Reykjavik), Barbra Steuri-Albrecht (Switzerland Convention Bureau), Eric Bakermans (NBTC Holland Marketing), Mladjan Miskeljin (Serbia Convention Bureau), Leena Sipilä (Finland Convention Bureau), Kadri Karu (Estonian Convention Bureau), Petr Kuklík (Czech Convention Bureau ), Matthias Schultze (GCB German Convention Bureau e.V.), Steen Møller (VisitDenmark), Anikó Ferenczy (Hungarian Convention Bureau), Frode Aasheim (Norway Convention Bureau), Christian Mutschlechner (Austrian Convention Bureau). September 2014. Courtesy image

Europe’s position as the number one destination for business events is set to be strengthened with the launch of a new initiative by European national convention bureaux. This strategic alliance is the first of its kind and aims to strengthen the position of Europe across the globe as a meeting and event destination. From an initial idea … [Read more...]

Senior planners learn how to be a marketing blackbelt at IMEX America

Senior planners learned the importance of creating their own personal brand during a workshop at IMEX America 2014. Courtesy image

Crowds of senior planners gathered to enjoy a pacey, interactive session on how to boost their brand and stand out from the competition at IMEX America today. In a new track for this year, Shawna Suckow Chairwoman of SPIN (Senior Planners Industry Network) led a lively session entitled Small Business Owners: Become a Marketing Blackbelt! She … [Read more...]

Diversity, technology, sustainability & more define education on IMEX America’s Opening Day

Entrepreneur James Sun speaking about the importance of diversity at IMEX America 2014. Courtesy image

With diversity becoming a growing business imperative in today’s meetings industry, James Sun delivered a compelling MPI keynote address at IMEX America this morning entitled “Color Does Matter: The Truth About Diversity in the 21st Century.” Sun, an accomplished entrepreneur and diversity advocate -- as well as the first Asian American male … [Read more...]

MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2014 Speaker List

t is a free to attend conference and exhibition. If you would like to register tickets or additional passes for yourself or colleagues please Click Here to Register for this Event Updated Speaker List: Mr. Michael Duck Executive Vice President, UBM Asia Mr. Mark Cooper CEO, International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) Mr. … [Read more...]

MGM Resorts Entertainment Chief Named “Entertainment Legend”

From gaming to hospitality and entertainment, we have the world covered. More … [Read more...]