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IAVM Events

Feb. 11-14
Performing Arts Managers Conference
New York, N.Y.

Feb. 19-24
Academy for Venue Safety & Security
Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

Feb. 27-28
Severe Weather Preparedness Training Course
Norman, Okla.

May 14-17
Senior Executive Symposium
Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

June 2-8
Venue Management School at Oglebay
Wheeling, W.Va.

June 2-8
Venue Management School Graduate Institute
Wheeling, W.Va.

July 21-24
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Alliance Events

Feb. 26–27
Convention Sales Professionals International Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.


We're creating VenueConnect 2012 like no other!
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We are heading to Fort Lauderdale for a VenueConnect that's sunny, fresh and all new! We're lining up relevant education sessions, talented speakers and phenomenal networking options that will inspire you long after you get the sand out of your shoes. Catch a sneak peek of the July 21-24 conference here.

 Industry News

Carol Wallace named to US Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
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Carol Wallace, president and chief executive of the San Diego Convention Center Corp., and an IAVM past chairwoman, was sworn in Jan. 19 to the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson met with the 32 new appointees, including Wallace, following President Barack Obama's announcement of a National Travel and Tourism Strategy and corresponding executive order. More

Live Nation Entertainment partners with Adria Entertainment in Croatia
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Live Nation Entertainment Inc. announced that it has entered into a partnership with Adria Entertainment, the most successful promoter in Croatia. Adria Entertainment is a leader in promoting live entertainment in the Balkan region, organizing more than 100 concerts in the last five years while meeting the highest standards in the concert business and selling hundreds of thousands of tickets. More

PMI Entertainment Group announces expansion
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PMI Entertainment Group, the management company of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Complex, including the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wis., has branched out with a new marketing agency called AmbushM. AmbushM's specialty is marketing and consulting for events, venues and sports teams. The agency has broad expertise in advertising campaigns, social media implementation, graphic design, brand development, marketing consultation and website design and development. More

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At 90, upgrades at Manor Theater in Pittsburgh, Pa., include bar and new lobby
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The Manor Theater, like Betty White, is turning 90. Instead of a televised birthday bash, the Squirrel Hill neighborhood landmark is getting a lobby face lift, conversion to digital projection and, after a liquor license is secured, a bar serving craft beer, wine and select cocktails. Theater operator Richard Stern is aiming for completion by May 15, which is when the Murray Avenue venue opened in 1922. At the time, the theater was hailed as having "the atmosphere of a country club" by the publication Moving Picture World. More

NY Borough president: Queens needs two convention centers
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Queens is the perfect place for not one but two convention centers, Borough President Helen Marshall said at her annual State of the Borough speech. Marshall backed New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to build the nation's largest convention center near the Aqueduct racino. But Marshall said the city should also continue an earlier plan to create a convention center as part of the Willets Point redevelopment. "Let me be clear about the convention center at Willets Point," said Marshall, to a crowd of more than 450 elected officials and community leaders at Queens College. "It is meant to complement the Javitz Convention Center. And now it can complement the convention center at Aqueduct." More

Louisiana seafood board may pursue New Orleans Arena naming-rights deal
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The name of the newly minted Mercedes-Benz Superdome appears to have taken with relative ease among local football fans. But how many basketball fans are prepared to call and watch the Hornets in say, "The Louisiana Seafood Arena Spiced by Zatarain's?" If the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board has its way, the New Orleans Arena could be getting a new name. More

Three Stages performing arts center in Folsom, Calif., tops expectations in first year
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Strong attendance numbers during the inaugural year of the Three Stages performing arts complex at Folsom Lake College in Folsom, Calif., show that it has tapped into a ready and willing market for performances. The $50 million performing arts center, which opened last February, sold 110,000 tickets between the opening and Dec. 31. That amount surpassed the center's goal of selling 100,000 tickets, said David Pier, executive director of the center. Before the center opened, it had targeted $2.5 million in ticket sales revenue. It brought in $2.75 million. More

Brazil stadiums still behind schedule for 2014 World Cup
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FIFA's secretary general rebuked Brazil again for being behind schedule in stadium preparations for the 2014 World Cup. "There is not a single stadium ready today," said Jerome Valcke, who added that beer must be allowed at matches despite Brazilian law prohibiting beer sales at games. Brazil's World Cup will be played in 12 far-flung venues, including a 44,000-seat stadium being built in the Amazon jungle city of Manaus. More

 Association News

Expand, develop with VenueDataSource benchmarking data
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If you are looking for ways to benchmark your performing arts venue, register now for the 20th Annual Performing Arts Managers Conference, Feb. 10-14, in New York, N.Y. During the conference, you will hear firsthand the newest developments with VenueDataSource — generously sponsored by the IAVM Foundation. "VenueDataSource is IAVM's new online data collection and reporting tool that is an exciting and necessary resource for the industry," said Dana Glazier, CAE, IAVM's Director of Research and Knowledge Management. More

Sponsorships, advertising, exhibits — Oh my!
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It is never too early to begin thinking about how you can get your products and services in front of qualified buyers in the venue industry — and IAVM offers you many options. "Buyers can be reached through a variety of mediums, such as Facility Manager, IAVM's social network platform — VenueNet, VenueConnect, online webinars as well as sector specific conferences and schools. With IAVM's large scope of outlets, an integrated marketing campaign is an effective way to reach your target," said Christy Jacobs, IAVM Senior Sales Manager, who heads up IAVM's sponsorship and advertising sales. More

 On the Move

Members in transition
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There's movement and momentum among many in the membership, including Tim Sullivan and Russ Ferguson. VenuWorks announced the promotions of Sullivan to vice president and Ferguson to chief financial officer. More

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