Connect Weekly: New Commerce Secretary, Las Vegas Ups Event Ante & More

Abigail Sakati |

welcome to fabulous Las Vegas Nevada signWelcome to another edition of Aventri’s Connect Weekly column, where we share the top five news stories from the week that today’s meeting and event planners should know. We aim to cover everything from the worlds of events, technology, business, marketing, social media, travel, hospitality and beyond. Check out the top stories from the week of March 1, 2021. 


Meet the Newly Confirmed Commerce Secretary Who Will Lead U.S. Travel Jobs Recovery

The U.S. senate voted last Tuesday to confirm Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo to head the U.S. Commerce Department. Raimondo will oversee the Department and its bureaus, which include the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Census, and  Foreign Commercial Service to name a few. Raimondo faces a tall task to help recover the nearly 40% of  U.S. jobs lost in the pandemic from leisure and hospitality sectors. Meet Raimondo and learn about her position, by clicking here. 

5 New Top-Shelf Events Facilities Help Las Vegas Up the Ante

Las Vegas has not sat idly by waiting for the pandemic to be over - they have been working tirelessly to upgrade their meetings and events facilities to welcome back in-person events. Between convention center expansions,  resorts opening, and renovations, Las Vegas facilities are ready to hit the ground running for when in-person events are allowed to resume. In this article, MeetingsToday shares five new top-shelf events facilities that will help Las Vegas up its in-person and hybrid ante. Check out the latest renovations and openings here. 

Glasgow Secures Future Conference Business Worth 84 Million Pounds Since April 1 2020

Despite the current challenges facing the meetings industry, Glasgow has secured 28 new conferences that range in sectors since April 1, 2020. The conferences will welcome over 36,000 delegates to the city and have an economic value of 84 million pounds. Glasgow Convention Bureau is proud to have worked closely with the city’s academic Conference Ambassadors to secure future conferences, two of which include the 2022 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe Annual Conference and the 2022 bi-annual AMA SERVSIG Conference. Read more about Glasgow's conference growth. 

Vaccines and Stimulus Are A Powerful Cocktail for the U.S. Recovery

President Joe Biden has announced that the U.S. will have enough vaccine supply for every adult by the end of May after the Johnson & Johnson vaccines' authorization and competitor Merck aiding in manufacturing. This news dramatically accelerates the country's inoculation timeline. This news also comes after the President's $1.9 trillion stimulus continues to move through congress. Could this mean that the travel, hospitality, and events industry could see an uptick in recover? Read the full article to find out more about the vaccination process and stimulus package by clicking here. 

5 Ways to Successfully Promote Your Virtual & Online Events

Virtual events, until recently, were a foreign concept to many planners, but now they’re here to stay. However, the digital space has become even more competitive with many distractions and players in the field. Aventri helps you answer the question: how to promote a virtual event on social media and elsewhere to stand out among all the others. In our guide, Aventri provides five steps for going about promoting your virtual events. Learn about each of them here. 


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This Post was Written by Abigail Sakati

Abigail Sakati is a senior marketing major with a minor in accounting at Fairfield University. She has been interning with Aventri since May 2019 as the digital marketing analyst intern.

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