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IMEX America 2018 is Biggest Yet & Some Tips To See on Last Day

IMEX America 2018 is Biggest Yet & Some Tips To See on Last Day

IMEX America 2018 got off to a strong, business-led start with the meeting and event industry’s decision makers meeting with suppliers from every sector ranging from global tourist offices and convention bureaus, major hotel companies, conference and exhibition...

CORT Events Recognized at 12th Annual ILEA Zonie Awards Gala

CORT Events Recognized at 12th Annual ILEA Zonie Awards Gala

CORT Events won three awards at the 12th annual Arizona Chapter of the International Live Events Association (ILEA) Zonie Awards Gala (pictured above) for providing both inspiration and execution of incredible events for its clients. CORT Events won Best Event...

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International Focus: Costa Rica

International Focus: Costa Rica

by Amadeus Finlay Nestled in the crook between Nicaragua and Panama, Costa Rica is an innovative and industrious corner of the tropics that quietly breaks boundaries without making too much of a fuss. However, the country’s Caribbean-lapped shores are also far from...

In Memoriam: Brenda Turvey

In Memoriam: Brenda Turvey

August 19, 1950 - August 7, 2018 Brenda was born in Kentucky but spent most of her adult life in Nevada. In 2015, she and her husband of 35 years, Bob Turvey, retired to Tipp City, Ohio. Dalene Threeton, of Structure Exhibits, remembers Brenda “for her witty...

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Barbican Business Events Welcomes Jo Welfare as Sales Admin. Mgr.

Barbican Business Events Welcomes Jo Welfare as Sales Admin. Mgr.

The team behind Barbican Business Events continues to expand to support its ongoing new business success. Jo Welfare has joined the team as sales administration manager following 15 years in other roles at the world leading conference and arts venue. With extensive...

Atlanta’s Hospitality Hall of Fame To Induct 4 on Nov. 1

Atlanta’s Hospitality Hall of Fame To Induct 4 on Nov. 1

Pictured clockwise top L-R: Kathleen Bertrand, Gov. Nathan Deal, Ben Shanley and Claudia Mashburn.  Atlanta’s Hospitality Hall of Fame welcomes four new inductees as part of its 20th annual celebration Nov. 1. Held at Flourish in Buckhead, Ga., the ceremony will honor...

David Thompson Named New Exhibition Director for IBTM World

David Thompson Named New Exhibition Director for IBTM World

IBTM, part of leading global exhibition organizer Reed Travel Exhibitions, announces that it has appointed David Thompson (pictured above) as exhibition director for IBTM World. Thompson has spent the last 14 years in the industry producing award-winning events for...

Explore St. Louis Announces New Sales Structure and Team Leaders

Explore St. Louis Announces New Sales Structure and Team Leaders

Pictured L-R: Jill Hericks, director of convention sales; Erin Jackson, director of executive meetings sales; and Stephanie Monroe, director of specialty market sales for Explore St. Louis. Explore St. Louis is adding new personnel and restructuring its sales...

MPI Appoints Kevin Kirby as Foundation Executive Director

MPI Appoints Kevin Kirby as Foundation Executive Director

Meeting Professionals International is pleased to announce Kevin Kirby as the new executive director of the MPI Foundation. In this role, Kirby is charged with advancing the strategic business plans and fundraising goals of the organization, along with managing...

ACVB Names Hospitality Award to Honor Spurgeon Richardson

ACVB Names Hospitality Award to Honor Spurgeon Richardson

The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the Spurgeon Richardson Member of the Year Award, named after the organization’s former president and CEO. ACVB annually recognizes an outstanding business within the hospitality community as Member of the Year....

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Kuala Lumpur Convention Center Delivers Results at IMEX America

Kuala Lumpur Convention Center Delivers Results at IMEX America

Pictured L-R: Nancy DeBrosse, senior vice president, strategic account management for Experient and Ben Goedegebuure, IT general manager, Maritz Global Events, receive a warm welcome at The Center in The Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. The Center, The Kuala Lumpur...

IBTM Arabia 2019 Set for March 25-27 in Abu Dhabi

IBTM Arabia 2019 Set for March 25-27 in Abu Dhabi

IBTM Arabia, part of IBTM’s global portfolio of meetings and events industry trade shows and the most established event of its kind in the MENA MICE industry, has announced that its 2019 event is scheduled at Jumeirah Etihad Towers from March 25-27. The event’s...

Australians Break Record at IMEX America 2018

Australians Break Record at IMEX America 2018

Australia’s world-class business events offering will be on show in record numbers at the Business Events Australia booth at IMEX this year, with 33 suppliers representing an array of destinations, airlines, convention centers, accommodation, team building experiences...

Business Booms at IBTM China 2018

Business Booms at IBTM China 2018

IBTM China 2018 closed on a high, with more than 6,600 pre-planned meetings happening during the two day-long event, which took place Sept. 12–13 at the  China National Convention Centre in Beijing. More than 300 exhibitors from 20 countries were joined by more than...

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