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Washington State Convention Center drops Trade from name

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Washington State Convention Center

The Washington State Convention and Trade Center has shortened its name, dropping the word “Trade� from its official title.

Our new name better describes the true nature of our business ” the Northwest’s premier gathering place for conventions, meetings and exhibitions, said Michael McQuade, director of sales and marketing for the facility, in a statement.

He added the change won’t affect any account information, business process or points of contact at the center, which is located at 800 Convention Place in downtown Seattle.


Featured Conference Venue: Millennium Hotel St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Millenium Hotel, St Louis


Experience the Millennium Hotel St. Louis, located on the banks of the Mississippi River at the heart of the city’s best dining, entertainment and sporting venues. Adjacent to the landmark Gateway Arch, we are within walking distance to major attractions like Busch Stadium, Old Cathedral, Laclede’s Landing and President Casino.

 Our Top of the Riverfront restaurant is St. Louis’s only revolving restaurant, serving contemporary American cuisine 28 stories above the cityscape with memorable 360º views. Martini’s Lobby Lounge offers your pick of over 30 delicious martinis, served before two-story windows with panoramic views of the Gateway Arch.

 Soak in the views from one of our 780 guestrooms and 29 suites, offering amenities such as a fitness center, game room and indoor and outdoor pools. Our Club Rooms feature premium amenities like complimentary breakfast and plush bathrobes.

 For Conference Planners and Organizers here’s good news!!!

 Build Your Best Buy Package* Choose Two Options from Each Column

 Host your Gateway City meeting in the heart of downtown. Millennium Hotel St. Louis offers the city’s best value for legendary service, exquisite catering and unique venues to dazzle attendees.

 Organization Benefits:

  • Waived attrition fee
  • Waived cancellation fee
  • $500 credit, valid at all on-site eateries
  • Complimentary AM or PM break
  • 1 complimentary room per 40 booked rooms
  • Complimentary suite per night for each peak night
  • Complimentary welcome amenities for up to 5 guests
  • Complimentary airport transfers for up to three VIPs in town car
  • 20% off audiovisual services


 Attendee Benefits:

  • 50% off parking for overnight guests
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet in guestrooms
  • Complimentary breakfast for overnight guests (in meeting room or restaurant)
  • $30 voucher to be used for airport transfers
  • 15% discount card at food and beverage outlets

Buy Now and Save Now!*

Book Your Meeting for 2010 and BEYOND

Planning for a 2010 meeting but struggling with the economic woes of today? Select one of our Buy Now and Save Now dates and receive two extras to help stretch your budget.

 Choose Two:

  • 70% attrition clause
  • 50% off the group rate for pre-planning meetings
  • 1 complimentary room per 45 booked rooms
  • 50% off parking for overnight guests
  • 3 complimentary suite upgrades
  • Complimentary high-speed Internet access in guestrooms

For more details and other exclusive offers, contact the sales team at 314.516.8110 or



Featured Conference Venue: Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel


 The high-rise Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel is located in the Diagonal financial district of Barcelona, Spain. For Organizers in search of conference venues, Sofia Hotel offers 26 function rooms, adaptable spaces suitable for all types of events, from small groups to groups of up to 1,200 delegates. All function rooms boast of natural light (except rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors ) and excellent customer service support.

 Contraste restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine in three dining areas. A la carte, buffet and set menu options are available. The ground-floor restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can have their drinks in the hotel’s indoor bar and poolside bar.

 Another feature that sets Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel apart is its Spa & Wellness Centre with 2000m2 dedicated to treatments and programmes designed for individual needs plus a Fitness Centre, Indoor Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Massage, Outdoor Swimming Pool & Solarium.

 With these and more, your guests can look forward to a stimulating and enriching experience attending the conference

 For Business & Event

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Banquet facilities
  • Business center
  • Computer rental
  • Conference room(s)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Event catering
  • Exhibit space
  • Meeting rooms (small groups)
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Secretarial services
  • Translation services

 Contact details:

Princesa Sofia Gran Hotel Barcelona




Featured Convention Center: Shangri La Mactan Resort and Spa

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Shangri La Mactan Resort & Spa

Renowned for its hospitality, the beautiful island of Cebu offers the picturesque Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa for conventions and conferences.

With a relaxing, lush tropical setting overlooking the Mactan Sea, Mactan Resort and Spa offers a premier location for your event or special occasion in Cebu. The resort is just minutes from the international airport and Lapu-Lapu City, plus it has the latest facilities and that signature Shangri-La service—professional and exceptional.

 Busy event organizers are constantly looking for ways to work efficiently and successfully. Its Shangri-La Signature Events is created to offer streamlined and highly successful event delivery, w hich is aimed to be both easy to do business with and attentive to the finest details.


For groups of 50 or more guestrooms


 A written proposal and quotation for the event on the next working day upon enquiry

 Dedicated event management team to handle all arrangements of the event

 Dedicated AV technician throughout the event to ensure smooth operation of equipment

Dedicated meeting attendant for message delivery and on-site service requirements

 Dedicated event specialists in key departments to provide seamless service across the hotel

 Value-added Meeting Package

 For Meeting Planners:

 One complimentary airport round-trip transfer for the event organiser

 Upgrade to a larger guestroom with additional work space

 Special rates for pre- and post-event stays

 Complimentary breakfast at café or Horizon Club lounge

Free mobile phone for local calls throughout the stay

 Free flow of coffee/tea and drinking water in the secretariat room

Free local calls

 Complimentary broadband Internet access

 Free in-room fax machine and printer

 25% discount on all business centre services




Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa

Punta Engano Road


Cebu 6015, Philippines

Featured Convention Center: Forever Resorts, South Africa

Friday, March 27th, 2009


Ever been to South Africa? The place seemed to be very distant and exotic but beyond all the things we hear about Africa, not everything is what we perceived to be.

Amidst the mountainous terrains, wild creatures and hot environment, South Africa holds a paradise we would surely dream of going.

Forever Resorts, which holds 20 properties in South Africa, offers luxury lodges, adventure holidays, self catering holidays, caravanning & camping, conferences, weddings and other events, health hydros and spas, and more.

This resort maintains the same standards as the rest of the world-class hotels around the globe. Forever Resorts believed in total relaxation of the mind—- the same belief, which they have applied in the architecture and theme of all their 12 conference venues.

In addition, the aim to satisfy customers needs and expectations is to offer them everything in finest details. Achieving first impression is good but making a memory out of the experience is even better. This is exactly the definition of Forever Resorts.

Whether you are there for a small executive meeting of 5 or a delegate meeting of 500 people or more, Forever Resorts can definitely give you the same great service.

To know more about the size and facilities of the conference halls, click here.
To know more about the latest offers in Forever Resorts, click here.
For info on the upcoming events at Forever Resorts, click here.


Contact Forever Resorts:
Physical Address:
867 Schoeman Street
Postal Address:
Private Bag X 16

Tel: +27 (0)12 423 5614
Fax: +27 (0)12 423 5610
Central Reservations:
Tel: +27 (0) 12 423 5600
Fax:+27 (0)12 423 5610

Customer Care:
Tel: +27 (0)12 423 5660
Fax:+27 (0)12 423 5670

Tel: +27 (0)12 423 5617/8/9
Fax: +27 (0)12 423 5620

Travel Trade:
TEL: +27 (0) 12 423 5623
FAX: +27 (0) 12 423 5610

Featured Convention Center: Fiesta Resort Conference Center, Arizona

Friday, February 13th, 2009


So what makes an event worth attending? As a conference organizer, you have to consider a lot of things. But first and foremost, and part of any marketing strategy, a good and suitable place is one of the most important aspects, which attendees are looking forward to in any events to be held.

The venue will carry out everything that has been planned from the start. And part of becoming successful is carrying out a good customer service from start to finish. A perfect venue is not perfect without great hospitality and service. And this is exactly how Fiesta Resort Conference Center in Arizona is recognized for—- generous amenities and exquisite Southwestern hospitality.

Aside from the scenic resort covered with lush landscapes and fish ponds, the resort offers 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 15 meeting rooms, spacious accommodations, and a host of convenient services. Atop of it all, the resort boasts their knowledgeable staff capable of helping out event hosts organize their events, worry-free.

Part of their services includes sumptuous coffee breaks, receptions, golf outings, and team-building exercises. In addition, they also have state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, individualized menu planning, conference-planning manager, business center services, and refreshment services.

To contact Fiesta Resort Conference Center, click here.

Featured Convention Centre: Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

Friday, February 6th, 2009


Everything in one package is just too good to be true. But this is true enough for one of Dubai’s sought after venues for hosting world-class conferences.

The Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) is focused on achieving total customer-service, thus their vision: “To make Dubai the world’s leading destination for all major exhibitions, conferences and events.

From strategic location, placed at the heart of Dubai’s business district and close to international airport, to providing clients and organizers not only their needs but solutions to successful event management, Dubai World Trade Centre undeniably achieved world-class recognition.

This reputation has been proven over and over again with renowned event organizers of Gitex Technology Week, and Alumni Dubai just to name a few.

Just recently, Dubai World Trade Centre issued a press release about their record-breaking news of 10% increase in visitors for exhibitions and conferences in its venues for 2008. Furthermore, in its published PR, it says:

“We have shown consistent and aligned growth across all our business lines, reinforcing DWTC’s position as the leading convention and exhibition venue in the region, and underlining Dubai’s capabilities as a world-class destination for business networking. Our long-term strategy aims to make Dubai the global hub for exhibitions and conferences, and 2008′s performance, despite the prevailing global conditions, is evidence of our strong business fundamentals,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre.  

Beyond DWTC’s success every year, it is in no way of stopping or even slowing down into achieving world-class service in terms of hosting events. Their plan for this year is to continue to increase the growth of attendees and achieve the same recognition as Singapore and Hongkong renowned hosting venues.

And on top of it all, Dubai World Trade Centre will continue to give excellent service in order to help boost Dubai’s economic growth.  

For more DWTC press release, click here.

For upcoming events to be held in DWTC, click here.

Questions? Contact Dubai World Centre here.

Featured Convention Center: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia

Friday, July 18th, 2008


New to organizing events? We suggest that you stick with the best there is in getting a partner venue for that special day.

The highly-recommended Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) in Australia is all about class and expertise.

Located at the Gold Coast, Australia’s premier destination and fastest growing cities, GCCEC was built in 2004 to become one of the places locals and tourists alike would definitely love to visit.

GCCEC can host conventions, corporate meetings and conferences, national and international incentives, banquets, exhibitions, concerts and sporting events with a choice of space for 10 to as much as 6,000 people. Their choice of venue is so flexible that they designed their walls to be movable to cater to all event sizes. In addition, the split level of the center ensures that two events can run concurrently without interruption or crossed paths.

Luxuriously built at AUD$167 million, GCCEC boasts as the largest regional convention center in Australia and they have the top facilities to make every kind of event memorable like offering their visitors wireless internet connection everywhere in the venue.

But the best part among their great service is their in-house marketing and public relations support and professional event management, where they offer wide range of promotional services like media relations, graphic designs, pole banners and just anything your event may need.

What else you need to know about GCCEC? This seemed-to-be-perfect convention center is not just about good publicity. What you see is what you get and word-of- mouth has it, GCCEC already garnered several awards since its establishment including 2006 Restaurant and Catering Gold Coast Caterer of the Year and 2006 National Meeting Venue More Than 500 Delegates.

To see events held in Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC), click here.

GCCEC Sales Team
Street Address: Cnr Gold Coast Highway & TE Peters Drive
Mailing Address: PO Box 1407
Queensland 4218
Phone: +61 7 5504 4000
Fax: +61 7 5504 4001
Media enquiries:
The office is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm
Reception is open during events

Featured Convention Center: The SMX Convention Center, Pasay City, Philippines

Friday, June 27th, 2008


If you plan to host an event in the tropics and is looking for a venue that is surrounded by a breathtaking view, built right at a historical site, and most importantly a place that predominantly speaks the English language, you may want to check out The SMX Convention Center of the Philippines.

The SMX Convention Center stands right along the historical Manila Bay and is the newest and largest convention center in the country and one of the largest found in Asia. This privately-owned 3-storey, 46,000 square meter building is designed to cater to both local and international events.

Its highly-technological facilities include high-speed internet access, fiber-optic cabling and teleconferencing options, which allow all kinds of events from hi-tech interactive trade shows, expositions, concerts to exhibits. You may see the complete information on the SMX facilities here.

To know the events to be held in SMX Convention Center,
click here.

To read SMX Convention Center latest press release, click here.

For further information, contact:
Seashell Drive, Mall of Asia Complex,
Pasay City, Philippines
Tel. No. : (632) 5568888
Fax No. : (632) 5562970
Email :
Website :
Dexter Deyto
Senior Assistant Vice-President
Czats Lopez
Sales and Marketing Manager
Wines Dy
Exhibit Manager
Che Lazaro
Convention Manager
Iñigo Bilbao
Operations Manager

Featured Convention Center: Manchester Central, United Kingdom

Thursday, June 12th, 2008


Manchester Central, formerly known as Manchester International Convention Center and GMEX, is a perfect venue for holding a conference or exhibition because it has all the facilities to host a convention and exhibition event.

Located at the heart of United Kingdom’s major destination points such as airports, stylish hotels, world-class restaurants, and nightlight and cultural scenery, Manchester Central remained one of Europe’s sophisticated cities, which influenced the world in fashion, business, science, style, music and culture. In fact, Manchester Central received a recognition as Excellent in Business Tourism award in the recent England’s Northwest Tourism Award 2007.

The Manchester Central offers variety of spaces for event organizers, be it an intimate event or large-scale, high profile international exhibitions and conferences. In addition, the venue, among any other in Europe, has facilities for disabled people. The entire first floor is very accessible by lifts and chairs. Aside from this, Manchester Central has done a lot of improvements to make the venue more accommodating through:

-refurbishment of the toilet facilities in the main exhibition space;
-creation of dedicated area for assistance dogs;
-removal of cobbles at main venue access points and replacement with level paving;
-installation of highlighted nosing and additional handrails to external steps and ramped access points;
-installation of deaf alerter, the radio-based fire alarm warning and messaging system; and
- a programme of training for all staff in disability awareness.

Contact Information: