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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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September 2016
September 13, 2016

Freeman Receives International Certification Award

Dallas, TX – Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced Monday that it has received the ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System certification, the first in its industry to do so on a global scale. "Environmental and social responsibility ha…
September 13, 2016

Fern is Expected to Grow with KiwiLive Investment

Cincinnati, OH – Fern Exposition & Event Services, a Cincinnati-based national service contractor serving more than 1,000 expositions and events held annually throughout the United States and Canada, announced today that it has made a strategic investment in KiwiLive, a …
September 13, 2016

Shepard Makes a Splash with Aquarian Purchase

Atlanta, GA – Shepard, a nationwide general-service contractor that offers a full array of event production services for trade shows, conferences, corporate events, and exhibits, announced on Monday that it has purchased Aquarian, producer and manager of large-scale events, …
September 9, 2016

ASAE Pushes Back Against Controversial Laws with Force Majeure Contract Clause

Salt Lake City, UT —The board of directors of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) unanimously approved new diversity and inclusion initiatives at the group’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City in July. Those initiatives include a new anti-discrimination claus…
September 9, 2016

Lodging Industry Wants to Slam the Door on Fraud

Washington, DC — The American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), which represents the 1.8 million-employee lodging industry, on Friday commended two US Senators for urging the federal government to investigate the growing issue of deceptive online booking practices i…
September 9, 2016

Dan Corcoran Promoted to COO of Corcoran Expositions

Chicago, IL – Dan Corcoran was named Chief Operating Officer of Corcoran Expositions, Inc. and will continue as the head of the company’s sales team. Corcoran joined the family-owned firm in 2009 and was named Sales Director in 2011. Corcoran’s promotion gives him oversight …
September 9, 2016

Move of TSE Headquarters to Chicago Completed

Oceanside, CA – Trade Show Executive (TSE) has shifted its headquarters to Chicago, the home base of its corporate parent, United Service Companies, at 1550 South Indiana Ave.  Staff members based at TSE’s former headquarters in Southern California will work out of their hom…
September 9, 2016

UFI Congress to Accommodate Special Interests

Shanghai, China – Attendees at the 83rd UFI Congress this Fall will be able to hone in on their particular areas of interest more easily by selecting from a menu of sessions and educational tracks. The November 9-12 conference in Shanghai features session tracks on operation…
September 9, 2016

Messe Frankfurt North American to Launch Avanprint USA in 2017

New York, NY – Messe Frankfurt North America has announced the launch of Avanprint USA, a show that will bring innovative digital printing concepts to the fashion design industry when it debuts in conjunction with the Summer 2017 Texworld USA at the Javits Center in New York…
August 2016
August 26, 2016

Convention Center in Baton Rouge Houses Victims Displaced by Historic Flooding

Baton Rouge, LA – The flooding in Louisiana – which left 13 people dead and 60,000 homes damaged in and around Baton Rouge -- is being called the worst natural disaster in the US since Superstorm Sandy in 2012. There were no events at the convention center but two events sch…