Convention Centers

These Days, Everyone’s a Foodie – Including Your Attendees By Patrick Simms

In the not-so-distant past, hotel cuisine easily outshined that of convention centers. But that generalization no longer holds, as convention center catering staffs have been upping their game.

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Blanket SecurityAugust 29, 2018
Keeping a Meeting Safe Means Thinking of Everything By John Buchanan

No issue is more important to association conventions and trade shows than the safety and security of staff and attendees. Yet, experts say, too many associations are woefully underprepared for catastrophic incidents such as a terrorist attack, violent protest, natural disaster or medical emergency.

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Bigger & BetterAugust 29, 2018
Some New & Improved Places to Host New & Improved Meetings By Ron Bernthal

New or recently renovated convention center hotels have seen an increase in overall group business, a result of favorable macroeconomic trends that are currently boosting budgets for corporate events.

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Cities Compete for Conferences, Ramping Up Expansions and Renovations By Ron Bernthal

City business and political leaders around the country are figuring out how to best spend their allotted budgets to expand their local convention centers as the business climate improves.

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Planners Prescribe Best Practices for Healthy Attendance By Keith Loria

A health care association conference is something that physicians and other health care providers should look forward to, because it affords them the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and discuss the latest trends.

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The Nation’s Venue Scene Is Varied, Versatile, Ever-Changing and Expanding By Cynthia Dial

Where planners have found a great match for their association’s meetings and conventions.

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Where Expanding Convention Districts and Meetings Infrastructure Are Getting Planners’ Attention By Sophia Bennett

These cities are about to become major movers and shakers in the convention scene.

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Convention Center Chefs Craft Creative, Customized F&B Experiences for Groups By Cecilia Lee

One of the joys of planning an event is making the food and beverage shine and stand out as a memorable and integral part of the whole.

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Designers Work With Meeting Planners to Build for the Future Now By Patrick Simms

New expansions incorporate a “trend fusion” of flexible space, new technology, local culture and more.

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Big Box ContractsOctober 1, 2015
The Ins and Outs of Convention Center Leasing Agreements By Patrick Simms

There is room to maneuver when it comes to convention center contracts, and the facilities can be accommodating in view of client value and client relationships.

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