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  • The AHLA says the Dept. of Homeland Security will expand the number of H-2B seasonal guest worker visas available for this fiscal year.
  • The increase in H2-B visas will help small and seasonal businesses to meet workforce demands critical in peak tourist periods.
  • SMG signed a 3-year agreement to continue managing Cobo Center in Detroit. SMG has been the management firm for Cobo since 2010.
  • Highlights of SMG’s tenure include oversight of a major renovation, reduced operating deficit and creation of a technology department.
  • Ground was broken June 20 on the expansion of the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas. The 250,000-sf project will wrap up next year.
  • The $130 million expansion includes two new ballrooms, 11 breakout rooms and additional space for the center’s Stay Well Meetings feature.
  • The Louisville Downtown Marriott Hotel is undergoing a $30 million renovation slated for completion in August 2018. The hotel remains open.
  • The Marriott is attached to the Kentucky International Convention Center and offers 50,000 sf of meeting space and 616 guest rooms.
  • AEG plans to acquire four acres in downtown Nashville to be developed as a mixed-use entertainment district at SWVP’s Nashville Yards.
  • The mixed-use district will be anchored by a 4,000-capacity music hall, luxury theatre, live entertainment club, boutique hotel & more.

How Will Brexit Impact Trade Shows?

Danica Tormohlen
, Editor-at-Large
June 24, 2016
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London, England - What does Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union mean for the exhibitions and events industry? Already the British pound has plummeted to its lowest point in 30 years and analysts predict short-term global financial volatility, at the very least, given the myriad uncertainties that yesterday’s vote has unleashed. TSE’s news report next week will bring you comments and insights from major players in the exhibition industry on how the UK’s “Brexit” vote — in which Britain became the first country ever to leave the European Union — will likely affect the exhibition industry in the short and long term.

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