Tag Archives: Miami Beach Convention Center

P3s are a Viable Tool for Convention Center Development

South Florida has long been a leading destination for conventions and trade shows, and the convention market is extremely competitive.  As other cities have expanded and modernized their convention centers, ours have remained stagnant. It has been noted that the South Florida region no longer effectively competes for the events that bring the highest economic … Continue Reading

eMerge Americas Techweek: Final Thoughts

The eMerge Techweek Conference’s last day, like every day before it, was filled with interesting discussions led by the tech world’s movers and shakers. On Monday, they held a session about crowdfunding, led by EarlyShares CEO Joanna  Schwartz. Crowdfunding is an innovative way of raising equity and gathering investors without losing creative control. Done in an online, … Continue Reading

Monday at eMerge Americas Techweek: Live Blogging

Over 5,000 people have gathered for the inaugural eMerge Americas Techweek Conference, hosted at the Miami Beach Convention Center. In addition to the elaborate booths of sponsors from various sectors, including education, health and the financial sector, the conference has an array of speakers on a variety of topics, grouped into categories such as “Innovate,” … Continue Reading

GMCC Economic Outlook Conference

I recently attended the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 South Florida Economic Summit, featuring Governor Rick Scott as one of the guest speakers.  In Gov. Scott’s remarks, he spoke of the need to create additional jobs and continue to grow Florida’s economy in key sectors like tourism and technology.  To that end, Gov. Scott … Continue Reading

eMerge Americas’ eMerging Leaders Breakfast

Today, eMerge Americas hosted an eMerging Leaders Breakfast to kick off what is being touted as the hottest tech event scheduled for May 2 through May 6, at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The breakfast consisted of a panel of industry leaders including Jorge Plasencia of Republica, Carlos Garcia of Nobox, and Matt Haggman of the Knight … Continue Reading

Public-Private Partnerships in Unlikely Places

P3s Help Expedite Infrastructure Projects We have recently written about P3s being used in South Florida to construct large-scale public facilities on an expedited basis and at a reduced cost to the public.  Examples include the Miami Beach Convention Center and the PortMiami Tunnel. In many ways, these projects, as immense as they are, represent the low-hanging … Continue Reading

Miami Beach Convention Center Seeking P3 for Re-Development

Convention Centers Look to P3s to Become More Competitive Globally The PPP Bulletin recently reported that the city of Los Angeles is considering forming a public-private partnership with a private-sector entity to manage the Los Angeles Convention Center. We recently discussed the advantages of using P3s for large government projects, and a Los Angeles official … Continue Reading
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