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Marketing: Four Simple Tips to Content Curation

June 25, 2015 by Dahlia El Gazzar
Dahlia El Gazzar

The thought of engaging in content marketing can seem like a daunting task, especially when you have multiple social media accounts to manage or multiple events to promote or both! How can you promote your event without becoming spammy? How

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Palais des congrès Picks Mobile App Partner

June 23, 2015 by Lori Smith

Palais des congrès de Montréal has named CGI as its official developer and provider of customizable mobile event applications (apps). Headquartered in Montreal, CGI is an information technology, consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and solutions company with offices around the world. It is working

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New Conference and Event Space Opens at UBC

May 20, 2015 by Lori Smith
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The University of British Columbia (UBC) and alumni UBC have announced the soft opening of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre at UBC. “This inspiring facility is a springboard for learning, meeting, celebration and mentorship,” says Jeff Todd, executive director,

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Freeman AV Recognized for Sustainability Initiatives

May 20, 2015 by Lori Smith

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the second year in a row. The list recognizes companies that have reached impressive levels of reusing, buying, reselling and recycling surplus assets. REfficient is an online

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Digital Nova Scotia and HCC Team Up to Attract ICT Events

May 13, 2015 by Lori Smith

Digital Nova Scotia (DNS), the industry association for the province’s fastest-growing sector, and the Halifax Convention Centre (HCC) have partnered to attract national and international information and communications technology (ICT) and ICT-related events to Halifax. “It is within our mission

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International Centre Partnering with EventMobi

May 13, 2015 by Lori Smith

The International Centre has formed a partnership with EventMobi, making the Toronto-based mobile event app company the Centre’s preferred event technology provider. “This unique decision to partner with an app company allows us to broaden our commitment to our customers’

Opinion

IncentiveWorks Keynote Preview: Five Ways to Use Tech Right

May 4, 2015 by Meetings Canada
Scott Stratten, President, UnMarketing

BY SCOTT STRATTEN Sometimes technology for your attendees feels like a double-edged sword. The cost of event WiFi can take up half your budget, yet it seems as though the first thing attendees use it for is complaints—often about connection

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Freeman Canada Wins Event Industry Star Award

April 30, 2015 by Lori Smith

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has won the Canadian Event Industry Star Award in the category of Most Innovative Use of Event Technology for production of the 2014 Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Canadian Innovation Conference (CIC). Planned for Canadians by

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Group Sagun Selfie Stick

April 29, 2015 by Lori Smith
Group Sagun Selfie Stick, Brand Boulevard

Made from stainless steel with a PVC-coated handle, this selfie stick does not require a battery or use of an app. Users simply plug the 3.5mm audio jack into their iPhone® and press the button on the handle. It can

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QuickMobile Releases App for Certificate Program

April 22, 2015 by Lori Smith

Vancouver-based QuickMobile has released the official mobile app for the meeting and event industry’s first Mobile App Certificate Program. Developed in partnership with Meeting Change, etouches and Sonic Foundry, the app is available for download from the iTunes and Google

Opinion

Unconventional Wisdom: Does your conference need to change?

April 15, 2015 by Lori Smith
Sandy Biback, Imagination+ Meetings

BY SANDY BIBACK, CMP CMM As a follow-up to last month’s blog “Are Tradeshows Passé?” I’d like to thank both IAEE and CAEM for providing some illuminating statistics that tell us tradeshows are not dead, in fact are thriving. I

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Ask An Expert: Ditching Event Facebook Page

April 8, 2015 by Lori Smith
Tod Maffin, engageQ digital

Q. A few years ago we created a Facebook event page for our event. And while we see a few thousand attendees at our event every year, our Facebook event page only shows less than 100 people are coming. I’m