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Orange County Convention Center Strike Averted

Hundreds of workers employed by food services company Sodexo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando who were ready to strike have reached an agreement that includes a historic minimum wage increase from $13 to $18 an hour and a pension.

Orange County Convention Center Strike Averted

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$2 Billion Expansion Boosts Seattle’s Event Appeal

$2 billion is a high price to pay for extending the Seattle Convention Center. But this investment is not just about hosting more events, it's also about revitalizing the city's neglected downtown core.

$2 Billion Expansion Boosts Seattle’s Event Appeal

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Comfortable Footwear Seduces Planners

Gathering meeting professionals for a reception after a long day at a conference is okay, but what if an activation was added where they take home something they will enjoy for years to come?

Comfortable Footwear Seduces Planners

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Las Vegas Hits $1.3 Billion Jackpot With F1 Grand Prix

Vegas is investing in a trifecta of Formula 1, the Super Bowl, and the opening of the highly-anticipated MSG Sphere to attract an even bigger share of business events.

Las Vegas Hits $1.3 Billion Jackpot With F1 Grand Prix

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How Travel Trends Are Impacting Destination Events

The twists and turns of the global travel industry's recovery is impacting how event destinations are selected. Some impacts are obvious, others not so much.

How Travel Trends Are Impacting Destination Events

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Are Your Business Meetings Truly Accessible?

Accessibility is a buzzword in the business events industry but is there a true effort to ensure all attendees, including people with disabilities, can participate?

Are Your Business Meetings Truly Accessible?

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Elevating the Business Events Industry Starts With Advocacy

Tommy Goodwin, vice president, Government Affairs for the Exhibitions & Conferences Alliance, discusses the value and power of advocacy for the meetings industry.

Elevating the Business Events Industry Starts With Advocacy

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All Eyes on Davos and Its Covid Mitigation Practices

During the World Economic Forum in Davos, attendees were required to get tested for Covid onsite. A negative test granted access, while a positive test led to the attendee’s badge being deactivated.

All Eyes on Davos and Its Covid Mitigation Practices

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Marriott Properties Go Live with Instant Booking on Groups360

Booking meeting space online has tempted planners for a long time; it is now a reality. With Marriott becoming the first major hotel brand to offer instant booking on Groups360, this could soon become the standard way of booking small meetings.

Marriott Properties Go Live with Instant Booking on Groups360

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Emerald Acquires Third Female-Led Company in the Past Year 

Emerald has acquired its third female-led company in the past year. With diversity, equity, and inclusion a focus, 50 percent of Emerald’s leadership team identifies as female and 20 percent as a person of color. 

Emerald Acquires Third Female-Led Company in the Past Year