Mandalay Bay Goes the Extra Mile to Welcome National Federation of the Blind

Event groups searching for the right venue that can accommodate and welcome special-needs attendees need look no further than MGM Resorts International. The resort company, which maintains a culture and mission of inclusion, recently hosted the National Federation of the Blind’s annual convention July 7 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.

UI/UX Considerations for Event Websites, Part 1: Why Content Creators Should Care

Imagine a potential attendee has landed on your homepage for the first time. They’re considering your show and possibly two others. They are immediately distracted by various pop-up ads, complicated hero sliders transitioning way too fast and an endless sea of content. Frustrated, the user gives your event one last chance by surveying the top navigation to check out registration pricing and speaker details — but sadly, these items are hidden beneath three layers of navigation and odd naming conventions.

3 Steps for Creating Innovative Disaster Response Solutions

Submitted by lpsavas@tsnn.com on Tue, 07/23/2019 - 09:20

The frequency and intensity of disasters are increasing, from mighty hurricanes hurling through warm ocean waters, to shifting tectonic plates that build earthquakes, to atmospheric weather patterns that create wide-scale floods. Through it all, critical operations need to be up and running for our communities, companies, survivors and families. 

Javits Center Rolls Out Reshaped F&B Program to Complement 2021 Expansion

With the goal of reshaping the food and beverage industry for meetings and conferences, New York Convention Center Operation Corporation (which operates Javits Center) has launched a new hospitality brand called Cultivated. Created in partnership with Levy Convention Centers and CxRA catering, Cultivated will design creative dining presentations and high-end catering for events, incorporating local ingredients from New York producers.

AMR Releases New Report on the U.S. Exhibitions Industry

AMR International, a global strategy consultancy specializing in events, has released a new white paper entitled, “The U.S. Exhibitions Industry: Developments and Opportunities for Organizers.”

The five-page report explores the industry’s performance, as well as the evolving needs of attendees and exhibitors.

Among the notable topics discussed in the white paper: