Partipants at IMEX America next month can sign up to exercise their bodies as well as their minds with the first IMEXrun Las Vegas. The 5K run, organized by sports by tlc, begins at 6:30 a..m. Oct. 14.
The figures are in from last month’s IMEX America and the news is good: an 8 percent jump in the number of hosted buyers attending; a 4 percent increase in overall attendance (excluding hosted buyers); and an 8 percent rise in the number of exhibitors. The fourth edition of IMEX America, the largest industry trade […]
Greenbiz.com recently listed its Top 10 cities for sustainable events in 2014. This year’s list is the first to come out since the Convention Industry Council and the Green Meetings Industry Council released it acronym-heavy ASTM/APEX standards for sustainable meetings. ASTM/APEX is a set of nine formal, voluntary standards developed by the meetings, conventions, exhibitions […]
High-density Wi-Fi can now be found at all MGM Resorts International destinations in Las Vegas. You’ll never have to leave home without it.
Venues in the gambling capital leave a bad taste with their refusal to bend for a Sunday event. What’s a planner to do?
As many of you know, I spent 10 days in October working in Vegas for four different clients. Suppliers in this town say they haven’t recovered from the recession. If you’re like me, you’d expect them to be flexible and accommodating so they leave a positive impression that encourages business, right? Nope. Here are some […]
Looking for an interesting twist on traditional banquets? Project Dinner Table allows guests to break bread with local farmers, restaurateurs and other community members in unique and adventurous settings. Multiple courses are served family style for groups of 10 to 125+. A donation is made to a selected charity with each dinner. A culinary team-building […]
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, meeting and convention planning is one of the best careers to be in for the next decade. But finding colleges that offer degrees in meeting, convention or event management is difficult. One of the few colleges that did have a degree program, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, […]
IMEX will make its U.S. debut in Las Vegas, Oct. 11-13, 2011 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. This worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events has been bringing together global buyers and trade suppliers for eight years in Frankfurt. The U.S. version will target 2,000 hosted buyers from the association, corporate and […]
In a bid to increase awareness of and participation in the first-ever IMEX America trade show, the German-based IMEX Group, which annually hosts a worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events in Frankfurt, will co-locate the event with one of PCMA‘s educational conferences. PCMA’s involvement means that IMEX America will be able to offer […]
Recently ranked one of America’s most affordable cities, the No. 1 U.S. destination for domestic business and leisure travel, and the second-most popular international destination for global business and leisure travelers, one could say Las Vegas is successfully rebounding from a difficult 2009. But although 2010 is looking brighter, the Las Vegas hospitality and tourism […]
The 3,900-room Fontainebleau Las Vegas has canceled meetings and conventions scheduled for the first half of 2010 (Jan. 1 – June 29). Originally slated to open in October 2009, construction efforts on the $2.9 billion casino resort stalled after developers failed to get an estimated $800 million to finish the project. According to Associated Press […]
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Vice President of Sales and Marketing Richard Harper says that contrary to popular belief, Las Vegas is not a ghost town. “In terms of occupancy, we’re still running in the mid-90s.” The misperception, he says, stems from the fact that Las Vegas lost millions of dollars of potential revenue from […]
During an April 1 colloquy on executive compensation for TARP recipients, Rep. Shelley Berkley (D-Nev.) asked Financial Services Committee Chair Barney Frank (D-Mass.) to clarify whether or not TARP recipients would be allowed to spend money on meetings, events and incentive travel programs. “During the past few months, legitimate business travel for meeting, incentive and […]
Since 1971, the Hard Rock brand has promoted a rock ’n’ roll lifestyle through its restaurants, live music venues, hotels and casinos. This month, it will unveil more than 80,000 new square feet of meeting and event space at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Previously able to host small meetings only, […]
According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, 340 events have canceled within the past 90 days. That translates to an estimated $131.6 million dollars in lost spending in a city that’s already seen its occupancy rate fall nearly 12 percent from 2008. For more about why companies are gun-shy about meeting in Las […]
Anyone who plans incentive trips knows how essential they are for motivating your sales team and driving revenue. Especially in challenging times, keeping morale high is important. Incentive trips aren’t junkets, they are a reward for high achievers. It is their achievement that pays the bills for the program, not taxpayer money. And those increased […]
Not even the City of Lights can escape the major credit crunch that is jeopardizing three major Las Vegas Strip projects.
The Coaching Center of Austin, Texas, stiffed The Westin Las Vegas $57,000 in food, beverage and other costs it incurred for a dental boot camp in October 2007. Attendees had signed a registration agreement empowering the hotel’s parent company, Columbia Sussex Corp., to recoup the money from third parties. So in March 2008, attendees began to see hundreds of dollars of Westin charges on their credit cards.
If you have to make a big impression or arrange a very special small meeting for your top CEO, here’s a coast-to-coast list of 10 of the best new restaurants from one of the country’s top food critics, Frank Bruni of The New York Times. Featured restaurants include O Ya in Boston, Ubuntu in Napa […]