Apr 01, 2018
Venues, venues and more venues. Just when you think Las Vegas has built more than enough premium meeting and exhibition space to meet the needs of every size and type of convention group under the sun, the bustling desert city continues to surprise by coming up with more. Home to more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space, including three of the nation’s 10 largest convention centers, more than 140,000 hotel rooms and a plethora of dining, shopping and entertainment possibilities, it’s no wonder that The Entertainment Capital of the World draws in more than five million… more
Jan 11, 2018
As event professionals, our job is to host people and while we can’t prepare for everything, it’s essential to develop an emergency plan that can be adapted to any situation. In Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s (MCCA) Public Safety Team at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) and the Hynes Convention Center, have taken their experiences to develop a comprehensive crisis management training program, starting with crisis communications. The following is the first in a series of four articles by the Boston Convention Marketing Center to help you in planning… more
Sep 06, 2017
Remember when the coolest thing at a trade show was the bingo game?  You know, go to certain booths, get a stamp, and collect all for a prize. Remember the excitement and BUZZ it created?  Can you imagine doing that now? Gamification is nothing new. You may wonder does my event really need to have some sort of game?  The short answer is yes!  Adding a gamification component can lead to buzz, excitement, engagement and an additional revenue stream.   You may have an exciting exhibit floor, dynamic presenters and intriguing sessions and workshops but it may not be enough to create the buzz.… more
Aug 07, 2017
If you haven’t visited Louisville, KY lately, you might not recognize it. The entire downtown is nearing the completion of a $1 billion revitalization. On virtually every corner there’s something new popping up—new Bourbon distilleries, new Southern-inspired culinary destinations and new places to explore. But at the heart of it all is the completely renovated and expanded Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). After 22 months of construction and remodeling, the new KICC is set to reopen in August of 2018. Inside, KICC will feature over 200,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit… more