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Jan 12, 2012
When it comes to top-notch industry education, there was something for everyone at the Professional Convention Management Association’s annual meeting, Convening Leaders. Held Jan. 8-11 at the San Diego Convention Center, the 56th annual event for meeting planners and suppliers offered mpre than 60 education sessions for a wide range of experience levels, industry segments and categories, including workshop-style classes, panel discussions, informal group discussions and two general sessions following a TED Conference-style format. Fine-tuning its meetings industry education to… more
Jan 12, 2012
Performance Art is a collaborative art form that came into favor in the 1960s and 1970s as a fusion of several artistic media; dance, music, video, painting, film, video, drama, and/or sculpture. As a performance presented to an audience, it can be either scripted or unscripted and include a variety of levels of audience participation. The action can be live or via media, or a mix of both.  Performance Art can be presented anywhere, in any venue or setting and for any length of time. It is never “the same old / same old” and often challenges the orthodox and cultural… more
Jan 11, 2012
In order to support small businesses looking to exhibit overseas, Hannover Fairs USA, a subsidiary of Germany-based Deutsche Messe, has partnered with the State of California to offera series of financial State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grants. These grants are geared toward product export and international marketing services to all small businesses in the state’s information technology and manufacturing sectors in hopes to increase exports or export initiatives, according to HFUSA officials. The STEP program is rolling out through other states as well, and HFUSA will be… more
Jan 09, 2012
Food&HotelAsia, on tap April 17-20 at the Singapore Expo, will once again collocate with HospitalityStyleAsia2012 and HospitalityTechnology2012 to showcase a strong line-up of the newest and hottest technology solutions and unique concepts to Asia. “With the hospitality and foodservice industry expanding rapidly in Asia, HospitalityStyleAsia2012 and HospitalityTechnology2012 function as excellent platforms for hospitality and restaurant operators to network, source and showcase new solutions and trends which will enhance and improve their establishments’ functionality and… more
Jan 09, 2012
SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou, a business platform for industrial automation solutions, will feature more than 350 leading companies from 15 countries and regions when it opens March 7-9 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou. The show is sponsored by the China Foreign Trade Centre and Germany-based Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. In addition, SPS – Industrial Automation Fair Guangzhou is organized by the China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corporation, Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, Guangzhou Overseas Trade Fairs Ltd and Mesago Messe… more
Jan 09, 2012
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s HongKong International Jewellery Show 2012has booked new dates, Feb. 16-20 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and is expected to not only draw 3,000 exhibitors from 46 regions and countries, but also expand the “Hall of Extraordinary” by 25 percent. The “Hall of Extraordinary” features high-endjewellery pieces with high quality stones set in unique designs.The diamonds and precious stones section also hasincreased by 15 percent. In the hall will be gems, as well as classic pieces, such as the “… more
Jan 09, 2012
Thailand-based Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre will host several new MICE events in 2012, with a focus on specialized trade fairs, meetings and world congresses that have never been held in the country before. “Since the beginning of the year 2012 till second quarter, BITEC has many new trade fairs, meetings and congress(es) at BITEC,” said Sarnit Karunyavanij, business development director of Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre. He added, “Starting with the consumer fair of Thailand Game Show 2012, the only fair for all true gamers… more
Jan 09, 2012
The Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has signed the right to host eight major MICE events for the 2013 to 2017 period. Consisting of one national event and seven international business events, the events are expected to attract approximately 7,150 international delegates and bring an estimated US$24 million to the state of Victoria. Events scheduled for 2013 include the International Conference on Care and Housing for the Ageing 2013, IEEE International Conference on Power Electronics – ECCE Asia 2013, Broadband World Congress 2013 and the Mental Health Services… more
Jan 09, 2012
Hong Kong has been awarded Asia’s best city for events in the annual CEI Industry Awards organised by CEI Asia. The city’s two main convention and exhibition venues, namely the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), also came first and third, respectively, in the award category for top venue. Although finishing in second place behind the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Hong Kong’s convention bureau Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) managed a place in front of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). According to… more
Jan 09, 2012
NASDAQ-listed B2B media company, Global Sources, announced the completed transition of its key management effective Jan. 1. Peter Zapf, former chief operating officer of Global Sources, replaced Bill Georgiou as chief information officer. Georgiou is scheduled to retire as an employee at the end of February 2012, and move to a consultant role for the company for a further period of time. Brent Barnes, former general manager of Content & Community Development, replaced Zapf as the company’s COO.
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One of the most iconic names on the Las Vegas Strip just got an upgrade. Mandalay Bay has everything that your business needs from a refreshed convention space designed to inspire productivity and creativity, to an impressive selection of world-class restaurants and amenities. If you're looking for a venue that's both inviting and innovative, you have to be here. New Wave Experiences Mandalay Bay continues to invest in a new wave of enhancements both in the convention space and within the resort as a whole. New restaurant openings including Orla by Michael Mina, drawing inspiration from the award-winning chef’s childhood in Egypt and with flavors and décor inspired by the spices found in markets common to coastal Mediterranean towns, as well as Caramá by Wolfgang Puck, bringing the essence of Italy and spirit of Wolfgang into one concept, are recent additions. The Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas also experienced a recent remodel of all 424 rooms. Swingers, a high-end, adults-only golf and entertainment concept will debut in Fall 2024. Enhanced Technology Creating a truly effective conference venue requires careful thought into what a business needs: the right technology, capacity, and inspiration to bring ideas to the next level. As part of the resort’s refresh, Mandalay Bay implemented state-of-the-art technology upgrades, installing cutting-edge Cat6A Ethernet cabling throughout the convention center. This advancement doubles the frequency of data transmission, enabling lightning-fast speeds up to 9400% faster. The convention center now boasts 11 dynamic digital walls, spanning up to 24' x 13', strategically positioned for brand placements, sponsorships and targeted event messaging. Additionally, attendees can benefit from 20 double-sided 55" mobile flexible display units, facilitating effortless navigation to meeting rooms and events. RFID locks were installed on all meeting room doors, and over 200 motion detection cameras have been placed throughout the space. Refreshing New Design & Fine Art The newly remodeled convention space provides a bright and vibrant atmosphere that complements Mandalay Bay's tropical-inspired brand. Featuring white-washed walls and ceilings adorned with bold floral patterns in cerulean and coral tones, the space is complemented by warm walnut accent walls. In addition to the redesign of all pre-function spaces, meeting rooms and ballrooms, Mandalay Bay's 1 million square feet of exhibit space has undergone a rejuvenation, including new paint, covered pillars and relocated strobe lights. Sustainable Spectacles Mandalay Bay is committed to Focused on What Matters and creating more responsible meetings. Refillable water stations all available around the resort, cutting unnecessary plastic usage from single-use bottles. The Mandalay Bay campus’ recent upgrades represent a bold step forward in redefining the Las Vegas experience. With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and unparalleled service, Mandalay Bay sets a new standard for excellence in business hospitality. Whether you're seeking cutting-edge conference facilities, world-class dining options, or simply a luxurious retreat, an unparalleled meeting experience awaits.