Category Archives: Convention Centers

San Jose Repositions Sales Strategy

Oct. 13, 2011 Now that the San Jose Convention Center has been granted approval for a 125,000-square-foot expansion, Team San Jose is rethinking their sales strategy to support the soon-to-be-enlarged meeting area. The new strategy will be focusing more on the Midwest and the Eastern/Mid-Atlantic regions national corporate markets. The thought is that this refocusing…

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Pennsylvania Casino Announces Event Center

Sept. 22, 2011 The Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pa., has announced plans to add a 50,000-square-foot events center. The event center is expected to open in May 2012 and be able to accommodate 3,000 standing attendees or 2,000 seated. The center will be located adjacent to the casino and hotel, which features 300 guest…

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Arizona Conference Center Breaks Ground

Sept. 14, 2011 This week, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel in Scottsdale, Ariz., broke ground on a new conference center. The new $20 million conference center is slated to open Oct. 11, 2012 and will be located on-site next to the existing 23,000-square-foot ballroom. Private walkways will connect the completed 150,000 sq. ft. of meeting…

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Phoenix Convention Center Installs ORCA

Aug. 31, 2011 The Phoenix Convention Center is the first major convention center to begin using an on-site Organic Refuse Conversion Alternative. The ORCA is in essence a super composter that converts food waste into a nutrient rich liquid that can be used in gardening, or safely and sustainably disposed of in the local sewage…

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L.A.Loses Convention Due to Construction

Aug. 31, 2011 The Society of Critical Care Medicine has decided to move its 6,000-attendee convention from downtown L.A. to San Francisco. The convention was scheduled to be held in the Los Angeles Convention Center but was moved due to the venue’s proximity to the site of the proposed NFL stadium. If plans for the…

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N.M. Convention Center Awarded Gold Certification

Aug. 19, 2011 The Las Cruces Convention Center in New Mexico has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The convention center features a solar photovoltaic system in the parking area, green power systems, water-efficient landscaping, alternative transportation and maximum open space. The Las Cruces City Council has made LEED certification…

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