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BLACK MEETINGS & TOURISM MEDIA EXHIBITS AT IMEX AMERICA
Black Meetings & Tourism Media exhibited again this year at IMEX Am erica in Las Vegas. Taking place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center Sept. 10-12, IMEX Group reports an estimated 14,000 attendees participated in this year’s event generating an overall economic impact of more than $20 million. The show, which celebrated its ninth year in Las Vegas, included more than 3,500 exhibitors representing more than 150 countries. In total, IMEX Group estimates a total of 76,000 individual and group appointments in 2019.
ATLANTA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU’S MARCUS MARGERUM HONORED BY ATLANTA BUSINESS LEAGUE
Atlanta Business League (ABL) named Marcus Margerum, vice president, government and community affairs, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, to its annual Men of Influence list.
DESTINATION DC PREVIEWS YEAR AHEAD AND EXPANDING SALES INITIATIVES AT IMEX AMERICA
Attendees Get a First Look at Upcoming DC Developments and Continued Expansion of DC’s Asset-Based Sales Positioning Destination DC (DDC), the official destination marketing organization for Washington, DC, recently announced results to date of its asset-based sales positioning, top overseas convention markets in 2018 and initiatives to continue attracting new meetings to the nation’s capital during IMEX America (Oct. 16-18).
CVB HONORS ACCLAIMED ONCOLOGIST FOR DRIVING LIFE SCIENCE CONVENTIONS TO PHILADELPHIA
PHL Life Sciences Honors Dr. Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP with ‘Ultimate Solution Award’ L to R: Chair of Delaware BIO Chris Yochim, LabCorp CEO Dr. David King, Jefferson University Hospital oncologist Dr. Edith Mitchell, City Representative Sheila Hess, PHLCVB President and CEO Julie Coker Graham, PHL Life Sciences Executive Director Bonnie Grant.
GATEWAY CENTER ARENA @ COLLEGE PARK SLATED TO OPEN IN OCTOBER
South Atlanta’s Newest State-Of-The-Art, Multipurpose Venue to Debut Quality Entertainment and Events This Fall The highly anticipated Gateway Center Arena @ College Park is set to officially open its doors this fall – Friday, October 26 – with its first events scheduled for early November.
DESTINATIONS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES CAITLYN BLIZZARD, CDME AS VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
Destinations International recently announced the promotion of Caitlyn Blizzard, CDME to Vice President of Communications for Destinations International. Blizzard served as the organization’s Director of Communications since May of 2017. Blizzard will lead all corporate communications and public relations strategies for the association and the global destination organization industry.
A PILGRIMAGE TO PEARSON
Pearson College is located along the forested shores of the Pacific Ocean at Pedder In 1988, a scholarship to study for an International Baccalaureate diploma in British Columbia, Canada, took me away from the comforts of home in Barbados at 16 and literally and figuratively changed the trajectory of my life.
PNC 2019 – MORE THAN I IMAGINED
The Welcome banner for the 2019 Power Networking Conference (PNC) in Houston, ushered over 1,000 attendees into a magic carpet ride of workshops, exhibitor presentations, Power talks, networking practice sessions, gourmet meal award ceremonies, late night coaching and networking sessions and a jubilant Wakanda experience closing.
ATLANTA CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU PROMOTES FOUR TO SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) announces new roles for Pholeta Alexander as vice president, technology and facilities; Sheretha Bell as vice president, brand; Kristin Delahun t as vice president, convention services and Cynthia Mokotoff as vice president, human resources.
EMBRATUR PROMOTES BRAZIL'S MICE SEGMENT AT IMEX AMERICA
Brazil Tourism and Partners Met With Hosted Buyers in Las Vegas During The Most Prominent Global Business Event in the USA From October 10 th to 12 th, in Las Vegas, Embratur (the Brazilian Tourism Board) and co-exhibitors presented Brazilian destinations at the annual IMEX America Show. The event provided Embratur and partners with an opportunity to showcase Brazil as a destination for events, with a focus on corporate and incentive travel.
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