Industry News

Charlie McCurdy Paves the Way Forward

From Miami Beach – where Charlie McCurdy, CEO of Informa Markets, was presented the Key to the City – to Las Vegas – for the ribbon-cutting that opened the World of Concrete (WOC), the first large-scale trade show to be held in the United States since the COVID-19 pandemic brought

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M&A Expert David Loechner on What Buyers Are Looking For

NEW YORK — As President and CEO of Emerald, one of the largest B2B trade show conference and event operators in the U.S., David Loechner completed more than 16 acquisitions in five years — doubling the size of the company. He then led the company through a successful IPO in

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New White Paper Explores Re-imagined Business Events

SINGAPORE — A new white paper from the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, focuses on innovative ways organizations are re-imagining their business events. The stories begin right in Singapore, where earlier this year PCMA Convening Leaders was

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HIMSS21 Conference Is Star Attraction in Las Vegas

CHICAGO — Signifying the return of medical meetings to the U.S., the 2021 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Global Health Conference & Exhibition will be the star attraction in Las Vegas this summer. Slated for Aug. 9-13 at The Venetian Resort Congress Center, Sands Expo, Caesars Forum and

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Get Informed in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Now that Las Vegas has re-opened, “Get Informed,” a Las Vegas concierge event service that has partnered with Informa Markets, is gearing up for a groundswell of business. Melanie Bash and Molly Hoisington, industry veterans with expert knowledge of Las Vegas, are the creators of Get Informed.

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U.S. Hotel Industry Unites on State & Local Advocacy

BOSTON — The nation’s two largest hotel and lodging associations, the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), have created the American Hospitality Alliance (AHA) at the International Society of Hotel Associations’ (ISHA) summer meeting. Working in collaboration with the ISHA, and over 40 leading state associations,

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When Will the U.S. Canadian Border Reopen?

OTTOWA, Ontario —According to a recent CBC article, politicians from both U.S. parties are pressing President Joe Biden to just move ahead unilaterally — and fling open America’s border to Canadian travel. However, the Canadian government is leaning towards a more cautionary approach. “We have to look at what variants

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IMEX 2021 Returns to Vegas

LAS VEGAS — The Events Industry Council (EIC), the global voice of the business events industry on advocacy, research, professional recognition and standards, has opened applications for its Hosted Buyer Programme for IMEX America 2021 — an event that is expected to attract more than 3,500 exhibitors including destinations, venues and suppliers from

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