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CanSPEP Offering Event Business Building Conference

August 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

Registration is open for The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners‘ (CanSPEP) new one-day conference on creating and building an event planning business. “Event Business Blueprint” is being held Monday, August 17th, 2015 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto. The session line-up for

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10 Trends in Incentive Merchandise and Gift Cards

April 8, 2015 by Lori Smith

New research conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) reveals that merchandise and gift card programs play a key role in retaining top performers, which is a top priority for organizations looking to keep leaders who can take over top

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Rising budgets challenged by increasing costs, reports MPI

February 18, 2015 by Lori Smith

The winter 2015 edition of Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) Meetings Outlook finds that the industry is generally healthy but planners will have to sharpen their pencils as costs on the supply side outweigh increases in budgets and lead times remain short. Key

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Incentive Travel Key Motivational Tool, says IRF

January 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

A new study by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), Rebounding the Recession: The Future of Incentive Travel 2015, reveals that incentive travel rewards match the emerging needs of today’s multi-generational workforce and the corporate move toward enterprise engagement. Ten highlights

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Upward Pressure on Costs a Challenge for Planners, reports MPI

November 11, 2014 by Lori Smith

Rising costs in air travel, f&b and catering, and accommodation will have an impact on event budgets in 2015, reports Meetings Professionals International (MPI) in the latest edition of its quarterly Meetings Outlook Report. Respondents to the survey said air/travel

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Incentive Travel Sector Recovery Accelerating

October 22, 2014 by Lori Smith

New data from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) reveals that the incentive industry’s recovery is not only sustaining but also accelerating. The IRF’s biannual “Pulse” surveys ask motivation industry professionals about trends in incentive programs, examining core areas of impact

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Key Indicators Show Incentives Industry Back on Solid Ground

July 17, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) reports that its latest Pulse survey shows that the U.S. incentives industry has sustained its recovery from the 2008-09 recession and the resulting cutbacks. The Pulse survey asked motivation industry professionals about trends in incentive

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Planners Predicting Better Business Conditions, reports MPI

May 21, 2014 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Meetings Outlook™, 2014 Spring Edition. The newest installment of the quarterly special report predicts continued growth in virtual and hybrid meetings and slight shifts in budgets while reporting on the overall health of

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Associations Predict Positive Year for Meetings and Events

March 6, 2014 by Lori Smith

Marketing Challenges International’s (MCIntl) new survey of North American associations shows that 91 per cent of association planners expect budgets to increase or remain the same for their upcoming international events. In addition, association executives surveyed report increased budgets and

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New AMEX Research Highlights Gaps in Meetings & Events Management

May 29, 2013 by Lori Smith

American Express Meetings & Events has released new research that reveals sizeable gaps in established policy, and also between policy and practice, when it comes to companies’ management of meetings and events (M&E). The study examines the risk that organizations

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The Provocateur

July 19, 2012 by Don Douloff
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Canadian Online Currency Ordering Service Launched

January 20, 2012 by Don Douloff

International Currency Exchange (ICE) has launched a Canadian online service, whereby customers can order over 25 major and exotic currencies online, from 24 hours in advance up to a year beforehand.