Exploring the New Convention District in the Heart of Houston

PCMA Convene

It was the new installation Rain by Venezuelan artist Magdalena Fernández at the Cistern, an unused reservoir from the 1920s in Houston. This was one of many surprises during a short visit hosted by Visit Houston to experience Avenida Houston, the city’s newly reconfigured convention district.

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3 New Ideas for Entertaining in Houston

BizBash

Get inspired with the latest ideas in destination planning, gifts, and more in and around Houston

Top 11 Houston Wedding Venues

EventUp

cities, Houston has no shortage of stunning wedding venues. Top Wedding Venues in Houston. This 14,000 square foot private loft space is designed after the 1920's Art Deco movement and resembles the NYC Grand Central Station – but is located in the Heights area of Houston.

Houston Convention Center Turns Evacuee Shelter

SmartMeetings

As Houston residents seek refuge and assistance from Tropical Hurricane Harvey , assistance from the city’s most popular meetings venue, George R. Dozens of Houston police officers walked the floor. “We’ve

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Houston After Harvey

PCMA Convene

Over the course of four days, Harvey dropped 30 to 50 inches of rain on Houston, creating widespread flooding, displacing tens of thousands of people from their homes, temporarily disrupting energy and agricultural production, and causing up to $50 billion in property damage. The George R.

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10 New Houston Venues for Fall 2018 Meetings and Events

BizBash

Here's a look at new Houston eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces available for events

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Houston Convention District Takes Shape

SmartMeetings

Earlier this month, Smart Meetings received a hard hat in the shape of a cowboy hat in the mail as a PR tool to call attention to the emerging Houston convention district project. billion facelift, Houston’s Tex appeal is growing by the minute.”

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10 New Houston Venues for Summer Entertaining and Events

BizBash

Here's a look at new Houston eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces for all types

10 New Venues in Houston for Spring Meetings and Events

BizBash

Here's a look at new Houston hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this

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10 New Venues in Houston for Winter Meetings and Events

BizBash

Here's a look at new Houston hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this

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10 New Venues in Houston for Fall Meetings and Events

BizBash

Here's a look at new Houston hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this

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10 New Venues in Houston for Summer Entertaining and Events

BizBash

Here's a look at new Houston eateries, drinking spots, hotels, conference areas, private rooms, and other spaces to open for

How Houston Smashed Tourism Records in 2016

SmartMeetings

Marriott Marquis Houston’s lazy river. Boosted by hosting Super Bowl LI and several other factors, Houston welcomed 20.5 In 2015, Visit Houston announced an ambitious initiative to boost tourism to the region. The world is waking up to a new Houston.

20 Houston Event Venues Your Attendees Will Love

Bizzabo

Check out this list of 20 amazing Houston event venues. Thanks to brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen, Houston was founded in 1836 on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou, the same body of water that gives us the Texas city’s nickname. The Children’s Museum of Houston.

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10 New Tech-Forward Venues in Houston

BizBash

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Top 5 Event Planners: Houston

Social Tables

It has been listed as a Top Ten Independent Planner by the Houston Business Journal since 2007. The post Top 5 Event Planners: Houston appeared first on The Social Tables Blog. Elias Events.

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Houston’s Super Bowl Showcase

SmartMeetings

This week, the epicenter of the sports world shifts to Houston, site of Super Bowl LI. As a Super Bowl host, Houston is no rookie, but a lot has changed since the must-see sporting event last drew crowds to the nation’s fourth-most populous city.

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10 New Venues in Houston for Spring Meetings and Events

BizBash

Here's a look at new Houston hotels, conference centers, restaurants, private rooms, and other spaces to open for events this

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Houston, We Have a Conference

PCMA Convene

In 2018, 2,200 attendees from 37 countries representing various sectors of the burgeoning space industry traveled to Houston for SpaceCom. Houston, Texas. NASA exhibits at the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition. DWC Photography/SpaceCom).

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Houston After Harvey

PCMA Convene

Brown Convention Center (GRB) sits where it does in downtown Houston. It was designed that way, according to Mike Waterman, president of Visit Houston. We were also joined in the conversation by Leah Shah, Visit Houston’s public-relations manager. The George R.

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Report from Houston during the flood

Plan Your Meetings

In July, Gabriel Garza took on a new role as president of the MPI Houston Area Chapter. The total anticipated rain from the storm is expected to match or exceed the rainfall that Houston sees in an entire year—all in a week. Meeting industry news flood Houston hurricane

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3 New Ideas for Entertaining in Houston

BizBash

Judi Quesonova, CMP, CTA, Celebrates Milestone at Visit Houston

Connect Your Meetings

This year, Judi Quesonova, CMP, CTA, will celebrate her 30th anniversary of working at Visit Houston. Quesonova started working at Visit Houston, previously the Greater Houston CVB, after working in the oil industry. The work was all about Houston. Quesonova says she enjoys showcasing what Houston offers, especially to people unfamiliar with Houston’s offerings. “So People don’t realize Houston is so green. Selling Houston.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Houston

SmartMeetings

Amid all the hype about the Super Bowl, you probably heard that Houston has had a makeover. So much has changed in the last few years to transform Houston into a nearly brand new city. Arts, culture and meetings combine at Avenida Houston. Houston has no ethnic majority—a U.S.

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Houston’s Convention Campus

Cvent

Successful meeting and conventions start at Avenida Houston , the city’s newest epicenter for art, dining, entertainment, and fun. Avenida Houston is a $175 million initiative that included renovations of the George R. The post Houston’s Convention Campus appeared first on Blog.

10 New Houston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

BizBash

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10 New Houston Venues for Fall Meetings and Events

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Houston, Los Angeles CVBs Make Social Media Bet on World Series

SmartMeetings

Visit Houston and Discover Los Angeles have agreed to allow the winning city’s CVB to take over the Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds for the losing city’s CVB for one day. And shortly after, Houston responded, @discoverLA , bring it on! — Visit Houston Texas (@VisitHouston) October 22, 2017. Beginning Friday, the next three games will be played in Houston. If the Dodgers win, Abbott will send Brown a six-pack of Houston-brewed beer and Texas barbecue.

Consider Yourself Invited to Avenida Houston

SmartMeetings

Even the artwork at Houston’s reimagined convention district is inviting. As Houston prepares to host the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, the new Avenida Houston district christened a piece of artwork that is designed to welcome the public and delegates to George R.

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Houston’s New Meetings District

Cvent

Known as Houston ‘s new epicenter of art, dining, entertainment, and more, Avenida Houston is quickly becoming an integral part of meetings and conventions within the Greater Houston area. The post Houston’s New Meetings District appeared first on Blog.

10 New Venues in Houston for Spring Meetings and Events

BizBash

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August 28, 2017: Houston Opens Convention Center for Hurricane Harvey Victims, V.M.A.s Get Serious With Politically Charged Show, The Weeknd Cancels Grey Goose Concert at the Last Minute

BizBash

HOUSTON OPENS CONVENTION CENTER FOR HURRICANE HARVEY VICTIMS: In the wake of record flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey over

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10 New Houston Venues for Summer Meetings and Events

BizBash

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What’s New at Avenida Houston

Cvent

Known as the city’s new epicenter of dining, entertainment, and more, Avenida Houston is quickly becoming an integral part of meetings and conventions in the Greater Houston area. The post What’s New at Avenida Houston appeared first on Blog.

Super Bowl LI Preview: What ESPN, 'Rolling Stone,' and 'Playboy' Have Planned for Houston

BizBash

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From Football and Food to Entertaining Fans in Houston

Nth Degree

Aside from football fans seeking good food and Texas-sized fun, many #eventprofs and #tradeshowprofs are in Houston to entertain the masses with events and experiences like the NFL Experience Driven by Genesis at the George R.

6 Smart Moves at Monterey CVB, Wolfgang Puck and More

Smart Meetings

Chelsea Monroe Houston-based Wolfgang Puck Catering named Monroe Catering Sales Manager. She recently served on the board in Houston for National Association of Catering and Events as director of programs.

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10 Top Literary Oases for Groups—in Hotels!

Smart Meetings

Four Seasons Hotel Houston Lobby. Four Seasons Hotel Houston. Four Seasons Hotel Bayou & Bottle Houston. Dressed up like a living room, the lobby at Four Seasons Hotel Houston has several books that people can read and enjoy while waiting for a meeting to start.

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4 Emergency Preparedness Lessons from ADMEI 2019

Smart Meetings

At ADMEI 2019, the annual gathering of DMCs from around the world, four people who lived through worst-case scenarios in Houston, Puerto Rico, New Orleans and Las Vegas described their experiences—and the lessons learned.

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Convention Centers Take on New Emergency Roles

SmartMeetings

As Houston residents seek refuge from Tropical Hurricane Harvey , assistance from the city’s most popular meetings venue, George R. Dozens of Houston police officers walked the floor. “We’ve

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