1. THE TOP 50 CANADIAN TRADE SHOWS: Trade Show News Networks released its list of the top trade shows in Canada last year, ranked by net square footage. Regina Exhibition Association’s Canada's Farm Progress Show topped the list followed by the Canadian Gift Association’s CanGift Toronto Gift Fairs, which are held in January and August. http://bit.ly/1kL0oKD
2. 'GLAMOUR' PLANS CONFERENCE TIED TO WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS: Following the trend of magazines launching their own conferences, Glamour is said to be developing a conference tied to its Women of the Year Awards, which typically take place in November in New York. Women’s Wear Daily: “Women of the Year Awards is our marquee franchise and a powerful platform; naturally, we’re always looking for strategic new partnerships for it, whether through print, digital, video, live events or broadcast,” Glamour editor in chief Cindi Leive said in a statement. http://bit.ly/1qqR1Ue
3. HOW FOOD AND EVENTS HELP CREATE NEW ENTERTAINMENT ZONES: Smorgasburg, Governors Island, and Brookfield Place’s Hudson Eats are among the leaders of a new type of entertainment destination in New York that combines food, shopping, and entertainment popular with today’s consumer. The concepts update the concept of a mall while providing their own event programming. The New York Times: “Real New Yorkers don’t do malls. Or amusement parks, unless they’re a little decrepit and dangerous. Or food courts, unless they’re crowded and ethnic. Or street fairs, unless they’re right outside and can’t be avoided. But real New Yorkers by the thousands do a concentrated, one-stop, socially acceptable version of all those things every summer weekend.” http://nyti.ms/1rdDYGS
* LOCAL NEWS *
BOSTON: The Urban Raid Obstacle Race will take place on Saturday. The 5K obstacle course starts in City Hall Plaza and includes custom-built obstacles such as monkey bars and a two-story cargo-net climb.
CHICAGO: Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama will have a rock ’n’ roll theme this year, and its ensuing after-party will have rock-theme lounges. There will also be fare from chef Stephanie Izard.
LAS VEGAS: Delano Las Vegas, the all-suite hotel slated to debut at Mandalay Bay in September, has completed the installation of its first exterior sign atop the Las Vegas Strip.
LOS ANGELES: Trade Show News Network: “Starting next month and expected to take a year to complete, the Los Angeles Convention Center will receive a $10 million upgrade designed to 'enhance the customer experience and to help attract new shows,' according to Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board officials.” http://bit.ly/1k9zig6
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles
MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Funkshion: Fashion Week Miami kicks off Wednesday at SLS South Beach. The four-day event is marking its 27th season.
NEW YORK: Dag's Patio Cafe is hosting a neighborhood block party Wednesday at its location in Dag Hammarskjold Park with complimentary cocktails from Santa Teresa Rums, light bites, and live music.
Local event listings from Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork
SAN DIEGO: Marriott Rewards is hosting a “Perk Up” lounge at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and & Marina to coincide with San Diego Comic-Con. The lounge, open afternoons from July 24-27, will offer phone charging stations, complimentary snacks, a GIF photo booth, and other amenities. The effort is part of Marriott's new LocalPerks campaign, which sends guests push notifications on their mobile devices with offers as they move about the property.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The 23rd annual Maryland Swim for Life, organized by the DC Aquatics Club, is Saturday at Rolph’s Wharf Marina and benefits local H.I.V. and AIDS causes.
The Greek restaurant GRK Fresh Greek is slated to open July 18 in Dupont Circle. The space has a modern, minimal design and an open kitchen. It seats 75 inside and has a 36-seat patio.
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