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May 24, 2023
In keeping with its progressive sustainability initiatives, the Overland Park Convention Center (OPCC) recently took a major step toward combatting large-scale event food waste and hunger in its local community. Last month, the Overland Park, Kan.-based facility announced it had formed a partnership with Pete’s Garden, a food recovery organization based in Kansas City, Mo. that recovers surplus prepared foods from local caterers, restaurants and food service operations, then repackages and redirects the food as healthy take-home meals for families needing assistance in the greater Kansas… more
May 23, 2023
As the events industry continues its robust recovery following the pandemic, the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance’s (ECA) Legislative Action Day will return to Washington, D.C., on June 1, bringing industry advocates and leaders to meet with members of Congress about important federal policy priorities. “It will be great to have this event back in person after four long years,” said Tommy Goodwin, vice president of government affairs for ECA, adding that the last in-person International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) Exhibitions Day was in 2019, with the 2020 event held… more
May 22, 2023
On April 24, Michigan Central Station, the highly anticipated development in Detroit, celebrated the official grand opening of Newlab Detroit, a high-tech startup ecosystem that has already attracted 25 companies, located in the restored Book Depository. Built in 1936, the Albert Kahn-designed Roosevelt Warehouse, a three-story building next to the old train station, is open again after sitting vacant since a fire in 1987. Inside the Book Depository, a 2,000-square-foot event space and a 200-seat space overlooks an 11,000-sq.-ft. robotics and prototyping facility, while the second and third… more
May 19, 2023
Momentus Technologies, a global leader in venue and event management software, is continuing to grow its portfolio with the purchase of WeTrack, a rapidly growing leader in sustainability, project management, incident tracking and control room software. Momentus Technologies found WeTrack's out-of-the-box sustainability reporting software, which has been widely recognized for its intuitive design and simplified offering, to be a perfect addition to its platform. Meanwhile, WeTrack’s project management and incident tracking software enables the largest events and venues in the world to plan,… more
May 17, 2023
Event professionals now have two new property options by Omni Hotels & Resorts to take advantage of for meetings and events: Omni PGA Frisco Resort in Frisco, Texas, and Omni Tempe Hotel at ASU in Tempe, Ariz. Omni PGA Frisco Resort Spread over 660 acres, Omni Frisco Resort offers 500 guest rooms and suites, as well as numerous amenities. Two championship courses designed by architects Gil Hanse and Beau Welling anchor the resort, in addition to 13 restaurant and bar concepts; a world-class Mokara Spa; four pools; retail and entertainment; and 10 exclusive four-bedroom ranch houses… more
May 16, 2023
The U.S. corporate event industry is forging a strong Q2 as event-related venues and organizations across the country tap experienced industry leaders and appoint new team members to expand their growing teams. Take a look!  ASM Global Leading venue and event strategy and management provider ASM Global recently welcomed three event industry professionals to three convention centers in its expansive client portfolio. The Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu welcomed Executive Chef Brooke Tadena to lead its award-winning food and beverage team. He brings more than a decade of culinary… more
May 15, 2023
Global, full-service event and experiential marketing agency Impact XM recently expanded its large-scale meetings and event management capabilities and expertise, as well as launched a valuable new service for its clients. On May 2, the agency announced it had acquired Denver-based MorEvents, a female-owned event management and creative agency that has been serving global audiences for more than two decades. Specializing in delivering virtual and physical events across the globe, MorEvents has partnered with Fortune 500 companies including Mastercard and Dell EMC to shape how these leading… more
May 12, 2023
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the U.S., a time to honor and recognize the contributions and influence of those in the AAPI community to the history, culture and achievements of the U.S., in addition to the industries in which they work. It’s also an ideal opportunity to learn about the AAPI community through their valuable insights. Corporate Event News checked in with five AAPI events industry professionals to get their thoughts on how their organizations support the AAPI community, AAPI event professionals to watch, advice for the next generation of… more
May 11, 2023
As May begins, TSNN is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in the U.S. by spotlighting an AAPI woman who has enriched the event and trade show industry and been instrumental in its future success. Sonia Fong, senior vice president of convention development for Louisville Tourism, has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. Her current responsibilities include managing the convention sales team to achieve annual room night goals, developing and implementing the convention sales and marketing plan, outlining specific sales objectives and… more
May 09, 2023
The U.S. Travel Association, which has been diligently advocating for the end of COVID-19 restrictions along with several other tourism and events industry entities, overwhelmingly welcomed the Biden-Harris Administration’s announcement May 1 to repeal the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for inbound travel to the U.S. “[The] action to lift the vaccine requirement eases a significant entry barrier for many global travelers, moving our industry and country forward, said Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of U.S. Travel. However, he added, the return of international visitors should be as efficient and… more
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