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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.
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June 2017
June 26, 2017

A Fine Messe: Record 2016 Results for Messe Frankfurt

Frankfurt, Germany — Picking up where it left off in 2016, Messe Frankfurt on track to see sales exceed €650 million in 2017.
June 26, 2017

Global Safety and Security Concerns Tops the Program at Global Direct™

Chicago — Trade Show Executive's Global Direct™ is only a few weeks away! Check out some of the captivating content offered at this exclusive hosted buyer event.
June 22, 2017

Global Direct™ in the Sweet Spot of Industry Expansion Trend

Chicago — TSE's Global Direct™ on trend with international expansion, according to this year's UFI Global Barometer.
June 22, 2017

Access Intelligence Expands Marketing-Sector Footprint

New York — In a sale represented by JEGI, Access Intelligence (AI) has acquired leading integrated media & events company, AdExchanger.
June 19, 2017

E3 2017 Opens to Public, Attracts 68,400 Attendees

Los Angeles — Total attendance hits record high at this year's E3 after the show opened its doors to the public.
June 19, 2017

Final Vote Gives Green Light to Las Vegas CC Expansion

Las Vegas — A unanimous vote approves the $1.4 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
June 16, 2017

FreemanXP Acquires Marketing Firm

Dallas — Fusion Brand Experiences, a boutique marketing firm in Philadelphia, will become part of FreemanXP, adding to Freeman's growing agency capabilities.
June 16, 2017

Jack Chalden Remembered by Trade Show Industry

Fort Myers, Fla. — Beloved veteran show manager, Jack Chalden, died May 19 at the age of 78.
June 16, 2017

FABTECH Organizers Pitch IIoT to Wider Attendee Pool

Chicago — Hannover Messe is adding a summit on automation and manufacturing at its 2017 IAMD USA show taking place in Chicago on Nov. 7.
June 12, 2017

Reed Exhibitions Expands Portfolio

Norwalk, Conn. — Reed Exhibitions adds another show to it's growing portfolio: Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree.