Convention Centers

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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These Game-Changers Are Putting Their Cities on the Site Selection Map By Patrick Simms

First- and second-tier cities are partnering with upscale hoteliers to raise their profile in the convention market.

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Capital IdeasApril 1, 2015
Input From Planners Is the Key to Successful Convention Center Improvement Projects By Patrick Simms

Convention center improvement projects are often major investments that have the potential to boost group business along with the local economy.

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Expectations Rising: Sensational Spaces and Free Wi-Fi Top Planners' Wish Lists By John Buchanan

Too many A-list destination facilities are becoming oppressively expensive, while at the same time often lagging behind when it comes to state-of-the-art technology and other services, say planners.

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