Feb 11, 2020
During the recent Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition, event planners and trade show organizers had a chance to experience history in the making and tour the construction site of the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) that blends design and innovation. Part of an overall massive renovation project, this expansion brings an additional 600,000 square feet of exhibition space to total in 2.5 million campus exhibition space, slated to open for CES in 2021, less than a year from now. “Our biggest goal was to give Las Vegas a convention center that will be iconic… more
Jan 19, 2020
From apps to chatbots to completely redesigned meeting spaces, technology is revolutionizing how events are planned, executed and experienced. It’s now at the core of most successful events and, ultimately, is instrumental in helping attendees forge meaningful connections and gain insight. The opportunities to create truly impactful experiences will only increase with the rise of “all-in-one” tech tools and the introduction of 5G internet. Las Vegas already is on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to hospitality and events. Guests in the city are accustomed to using apps for… more
Jun 25, 2019
Personalization is one of those terms event organizers are hearing more often. It makes sense to personalize attendee experiences, for example. Exhibition and conference-goers want to be acknowledged and understood. However, there are other reasons to customize the way that customers consume an event. Event technology can make the job easier.   Delivering a Personal Experience Consumer brands, such as Amazon, Starbucks and Netflix, have changed consumer expectations, and event attendees are, at their core, consumers. Research from Deloitte describes those changes. “While different… more
May 12, 2019
Baltimore abounds with incredible assets at every turn. Some you may have heard about already, like the beautiful Inner Harbor and awe-inspiring National Aquarium, or picturesque Fell’s Point and the world-class medical community of Johns Hopkins. And while those are undoubtedly special, there’s still so much more to discover in Charm City. History buffs from all around the world flock to Baltimore to tour its robust cultural and historic sites, including the battleground that inspired the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and a museum devoted to celebrating the life of Frederick… more
Feb 10, 2019
VisitDallas, the sales and marketing organization for the city of Dallas, is a pioneer in the destination marketing organization (DMO) space, leading the way in shaping the visitor experience for travelers of all kinds. The most progressive DMOs are developing new partnerships with local organizations to improve the destination experience. VisitDallas, for example, developed the Margarita Mile by creating a collection of top bars and restaurants that each celebrate the frosty cocktail in innovative ways. Through this initiative, VisitDallas staked a claim that Dallas is the “Official Home… more
Jun 18, 2018
Mohegan Sun is one of the largest and most unique meeting and entertainment venues in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern, New England, Mohegan Sun is home to 1,600 deluxe hotel rooms, two Mandara Spa locations, a golf course, over 90 shops, restaurants and bars as well as three award – winning entertainment venues including a 10,000 – seat Arena. EXPO & CONVENTIONS Mohegan Sun opened the brand new Earth Expo & Convention Center May of 2018 and the $80 million – dollar expansion is already making a name for itself as it makes… more
Sep 05, 2017
Remember when the coolest thing at a trade show was the bingo game?  You know, go to certain booths, get a stamp, and collect all for a prize. Remember the excitement and BUZZ it created?  Can you imagine doing that now? Gamification is nothing new. You may wonder does my event really need to have some sort of game?  The short answer is yes!  Adding a gamification component can lead to buzz, excitement, engagement and an additional revenue stream.   You may have an exciting exhibit floor, dynamic presenters and intriguing sessions and workshops but it may not be enough to create the buzz.… more
Aug 07, 2017
If you haven’t visited Louisville, KY lately, you might not recognize it. The entire downtown is nearing the completion of a $1 billion revitalization. On virtually every corner there’s something new popping up—new Bourbon distilleries, new Southern-inspired culinary destinations and new places to explore. But at the heart of it all is the completely renovated and expanded Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). After 22 months of construction and remodeling, the new KICC is set to reopen in August of 2018. Inside, KICC will feature over 200,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit… more

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During the recent Expo! Expo! IAEE’s Annual Meeting and Exhibition, event planners and trade show organizers had a chance to experience history in the making and tour the construction site of the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) that blends design and innovation.