ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orange County Convention Center announced Aug. 27 that the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Show has signed a five-year extension that will keep the show in Orlando through 2019, bringing more visitors and an economic boost to Central Florida.
ATLANTA – The College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience opened to the public Aug. 23 with a tailgate-inspired grand opening ceremony. The 94,000-square-foot facility is a state-of-the-art shrine to college football with interactive exhibits designed to entertain fans and non-fans.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Looking to compete with Las Vegas as a major trade show destination, officials in Anaheim, Calif., have agreed to sell $300 million in bonds to pay for a multimillion dollar 200,000-square-foot expansion of the city’s convention center.
LAS VEGAS – The Tropicana Las Vegas, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, announced a March 1, 2015 completion date for expanding its Tropicana Pavilion, thereby increasing the resort’s total meeting and convention facilities to 100,000 square feet.
ATLANTA – The Southeast Chapter of the Exhibit Designers and Producers Association (EDPA) sponsored the Eighth Annual Get Out of the Gutter … for a Good Cause charity bowling competition and social event Aug. 21 at Bowlmor Lanes in Dunwoody.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. AND DALLAS – In the wake of the recent ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld the San Diego Convention Center’s immunity from antitrust liability, three leading trade show industry associations released a statement rebuking the court’s decision as well as reiterating the industry groups’ opposition to the San Diego Convention Center and any facility that forces show organizers to use exclusive services.
SAN DIEGO – On Aug. 22, in United National Maintenance, Inc. v. San Diego Convention Center, Inc., the Ninth Circuit ruled that the San Diego Convention Center can clean itself with its own employees.
ORLANDO – Orlando EACs (exhibitor appointed contractors) and IATSE Local 835 have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract for Central and Northern Florida, including the cities of Orlando, Tampa, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville.