News

July 2019

Meeting and event technology giant Cvent added 3D interactive floor plans for the thousands of venues in its database and launched the Cvent Community online network for planners. The news was announced at its annual Cvent Connect conference in Las Vegas.

July 2019

The Marriott Marquis Chicago offers 1,205 guest rooms, including 44 suites, at the entertainment and convention district of McCormick Square. Marriott Marquis Chicago is directly connected to the McCormick Place and is adjacent to the new 10,000-seat Wintrust Arena. When it opened in late 2017, it was the largest hotel to open in Chicago that year and the largest Marriott property to open in North America in 2017.

June 2019

News that PCMA CEO Sherrif Karamat, a Canadian citizen, has yet to obtain a post-hiring EB-2 Green Card, and that PCMA has posted his position on its job board, has led to a great deal of confusion at the association and in the industry. PCMA Chair of the Board of Directors Greg O'Dell updates Tyler Davidson on the situation.

June 2019

Workers at Miami International Airport (MIA), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) are striking to protest working conditions. Ramp and cargo workers, cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants employed by Eulen America, an airline contractor for American Airlines and Delta, are protesting unfair labor practice complaints, unpaid wages and health and safety problems.

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