Industry News: Las Vegas Convention Center's F&B Partner Donates Over 9,000 Pounds of Food, the Democratic National Convention Postponed to August, and More

NATIONAL: The Democratic National Convention has been postponed to August 17. It was originally supposed to take place July 13 to 16 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

LAS VEGAS: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Centerplate, the Las Vegas Convention Center's exclusive food and beverage partner, has donated roughly 9,240 pounds of food—including 500 boxed lunches, 400 sandwiches, 400 salads, and 100 food platters—to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, which provides shelter and services to homeless men, women, and children in Las Vegas.

LOS ANGELES: The 2020 Carousel of Hope Ball will take place October 10. The star-studded biennial fund-raiser, which raises money for the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, will feature Jay Leno as master of ceremonies. 

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Trump International Beach Resort Miami is undergoing a complete renovation of its lobby, led by interior designer Carolina Keimig. The 360-room hotel has 22,000-square-feet of indoor/outdoor event space.

WASHINGTON: On Thursday, April 9 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT, BizBash chairman and founder David Adler and senior editor Ashton Pike will co-host a virtual discussion, dubbed "Conversations from the Inside: Ideas, Insights, and Resources for Washington D.C. Amid COVID-19." Adler and Pike will chat with industry leaders—including Susan Lacz of Ridgewells Catering, Cory Ryan Frank of Design Foundry, Rebecca Linder of Linder Global Events, and Joe Schwinger of MeetingPlay, among others—about the impact of coronavirus in the D.C. market, new strategies moving forward, and more. Register here

With contributions from Ashton Pike in Atlanta; Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles; and Michele Laufik in New York.

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