Meetings Today blogger Joan Eisenstodt and other meetings industry veterans remember their close friend, Patti Shock, a leader in meetings industry education who passed away November 22, 2019.
Every meeting or event planner loves to look at the excellent design work of their colleagues, so with that in mind Meetings Today held an Awe-Inspiring Decor contest last fall. The winning submission came from PRA South Florida, who designed Nova Southeastern University’s annual Celebration of Excellence awards gala. Read more.
One of the most exciting entrants to the downtown Nashville market is the Fifth + Broadway development—a mixed-use office, residential and retailer space—that’s set to transform the already buzzing corner of Broadway.
Caesars Entertainment has sold its Las Vegas off-Strip Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino property for $516.3 million to the New York-based Imperial Companies real estate company. Caesars will continue to operate Rio for two years and pay an annualized rent of $45 million.
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The Events Industry Council (EIC) along with global industry partners launched the EIC Centre for Sustainable Events. This virtual space will offer resources and knowledge for those in the meetings and events industry looking to implement or increase sustainable practices. It also provides resources for planners to connect with others that are already doing so.
IMEX America’s 2019 edition, held September 10-12 at Las Vegas’ Sands Expo, shattered a number of attendance and exhibition records. Although official numbers have not been released, IMEX Group Chairman Ray Bloom said he expects the final attendance figure to be just under 14,000 meeting professionals.
Results from the 2019 Incentive Travel Industry Index, a joint research effort from SITE (the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence), IRF (the Incentive Research Foundation) and FICP (Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals), point to an uptick in incentive travel spend over the next few years.
CWT Meetings & Events, a division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, released its annual top 10 cities for meetings and events in North America list—and there’s a lot of movement.
Cvent released the results of its fifth annual Cvent Planner Sourcing Report. The report compiles the results of a survey of nearly 3,000 event professionals worldwide that asked how they source venues and what influences their decision-making.