Champlain Valley Exposition to Host January Business After HoursESSEX JUNCTION — If you are looking for a fun evening and some great silent auction bargains from local businesses and merchants, plan on attending the Ambassadors Silent Auction and Taste of the Chamber on Thursday, Jan. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE).Champlain Valley Exposition, a non-profit organization, is home to many of Vermonts biggest events, including the annual Champlain Valley Fair, Rock Maple Snocross Racing, Vermont Flower Show, Everything Equine (named a Top Ten 2007 Vermont Chamber event), the Vermont Balloon and Music Festival, Spring and Fall Essex Crafts, Vermont Quilt Festival, NSRA Street Rods and the Champlain Valley Antiques Festival to name just a few of more than 100 special events.All these events help us fulfill our mission as a non-profit organization to encourage and support education, agriculture, commerce and entertainment, said CVE General Manager David F. Grimm, CFE.The Robert E. Miller Expo Centre, located on the 130-acre site, is the largest events complex in northern New England. The Expo Centre offers 81,000 sq. ft of clear-span exhibit space designed for maximum flexibility and is completely air-conditioned for year-round use.The professional staff and event management team at the Exposition provide turn-key services for consumer and trade shows, banquets, conventions, meetings, weddings, concerts and conferences. A 14,000 sq. ft connector building between Expo South and North has offices, conference rooms, concession space, a prep kitchen and additional dressing and rest rooms. Wireless internet service is also available at the Expo Centre and on the grounds of the Exposition during special events.The Expo Centre project was completed in January 2006 by REM Development Company, Williston, Robert E. Miller president.The 2007 Champlain Valley Fair, held at the Exposition Aug. 25- Sept. 3, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association (ABA) list. Inclusion in the Top 100 list indicates that Vermonts largest annual event offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, said ABA.The Fair also received the 2006 John Deere Agricultural Awards of Excellence Sweepstakes Award from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions for best overall exhibits and agricultural events in the nation. The attractiveness of the Champlain Valley Fair as a dont-miss entertainment value is only part of why its selection this year is such a distinction, said Peter J. Pantuso, ABAs president and CEO. The honor gives Vermont, the Lake Champlain region and the Champlain Valley Fair an important boost in visibility among professional tour planners and travel professionals. According to studies recently completed by researchers at The George Washington University and Dunham and Associates, one overnight visit by a motor coach group can leave from $5,000 to more than $13,000 in a local destinations economy. Those dollars are spent on lodging, meals, admissions, shopping, souvenirs, services and local taxes.With the addition of new electrical and water service throughout the Exposition grounds, the ability to host large recreational vehicle and motor home rallies grew dramatically in 2006.CVE was the site of the Newmar Kountry Klub International Rally in Fall 2006 with more than 900 RVs on site. It was also the host of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally in July 2006 which brought more than 9,000 visitors to the Champlain Valley region and Vermont for nearly a week. The resulting regional economic activity CVE events encourages is substantial approximately $80 million per year, Expo officials say.The combination of modern facilities, convenient location near Burlington International Airport and access to major state and interstate highways makes CVE an attractive destination for regional and national organizations like the N.E. Forest Products Expo, Vermont Grocers Association, Green Mountain Alpacas and Green Mountain Dog Show. Champlain Valley Expositions experienced sales and marketing team are ready to help you grow your events in 2007 and beyond.· For information on holding your special events or meeting at the Exposition, contact Tom Oddy, director of special events at (802) 878-5545 email@example.com(link sends e-mail).· To learn how your business can benefit as a sponsor of an event, contact Chris Ashby, director of sales and marketing at (802) 8787-5545 or firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail).· A complete calendar of events is available at www.cvfair.com(link is external)
Safeway, part of the Van Aalst Group of companies, has completed what it says is a first walk-to-work operation in Australian waters for client Woodside Energy.MMA Pinacle next to Pluto A; Source: SafewaySafeway said that the operation created hundreds of extra working hours for the Pluto Alpha offshore turnaround in the second quarter of 2019.The PLA gas production platform is operated by Woodside Energy and is located 190 km north-west of Karratha, Western Australia, in 85 meters of water. Gas from the Pluto field is piped through a trunk line to an onshore facility.For this project, Woodside Energy, MMA Offshore, and Safeway collaborated to install a 28-meter long walk-to-work Seagull-type on the 87,8 m long multi-purpose support vessel MMA Pinnacle.According to Woodside, the next stage following to project is to take lessons learned and use them in future scopes where W2W can add value, starting with the turnaround at North Rankin Complex in September.Also, Woodside has already started conversations for offshore turnarounds in 2020 and beyond.Wijnand van Aalst, CEO at Safeway, said: “Safeway is already operating with various striking types of motion compensated offshore access systems in areas such as the North Sea, Baltic Sea, and offshore Nigeria.“[…] we are grateful for this opportunity given by Woodside Energy and MMA Offshore to show the game-changing technologies of our Seagull-type W2W gangway in the Asia Pacific region as well.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
City announced the signing on Wednesday with little fanfare, but there was more detail offered by Mechelen, with their sporting director Tom Caluwe expressing his delight at being able to keep Kabore at the club for another year.He said: “This is a win-win situation for all parties. The player himself dreams of the Premier League and can calmly prepare for that step with us. City has a clear path in mind and indicated that our club is important for the further development of Kaboré. And this way we can still keep Issa in Mechelen.”Gert Van Dyck, a board member at Mechelen, added: “We have carefully prepared this transition with the brokers of Issa, the agency Forza Sportsgroup. This transfer is the result of extensive cooperation.”In a video posted to Mechelen’s Twitter account, Kabore can be seen speaking to City’s Head of Recruitment Gary Worthington and Head of Emerging Talent Scouting and Recruitment Phil Robinson over video link at the signing of his contract.Worthington said: “Issa, this is about the most personal we can get at the moment, so it’s nice to see your face. First of all I want to thank you for agreeing to sign with us. You’ve come on a hell of a long way in a very short space of time.“There’s going to be a lot of eyes on you, not just from Manchester City but from Mechelen supporters, from Belgium supporters, from African supporters. They’re all going to be following you now. Read Also: Lampard aims to cap Chelsea comeback with FA Cup gloryRobinson added: “Keep working hard. Don’t think you’ve got to change your style of play because you’ve now signed for Manchester City. Keep doing what you’re doing, keep learning from the guys there at Mechelen and I wish you all the best.“I look forward to seeing you in person when all this lockdown has finished.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester City have quietly confirmed the signing of Mechelen right-back Issa Kabore. The 19-year-old played five times for Mechelen in the Belgium Jupiler Pro League last season, and impressed enough to persuade City to add him to their ranks.Advertisement Kabore, from Burkina Faso, has signed a five year contract at the Etihad. He will remain at Mechelen for the 2020/21 season. Loading… Promoted Content10 Actors And Actresses Whose Careers Were Boosted By Soap Operas7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks