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Allstream Centre Rebranding as Beanfield Centre

January 11, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO — Toronto City Council has approved a multi-year sponsorship agreement between Exhibition Place and Beanfield Metroconnect for the title sponsorship of the conference venue, to be called Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream Centre), it was announced Jan. 10. Taking effect


FMAV to Offer Event Smartphone Charging Stations

January 5, 2017 by douloff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — FMAV has been named an authorized partner for Brightbox, offering secure mobile device charging stations available for rental across Canada, it was announced Jan. 3. “Brightbox provides a best-in-class secure mobile device charging solution that truly engages


Tourism Vancouver's Attendance Marketing Toolkit

December 23, 2016 by douloff
The amazing view from Stanley Park, one of the things I miss since moving away from Vancouver.

VANCOUVER — Tourism Vancouver has launched an online marketing toolkit designed to help planners boost attendance, it was announced Dec. 6. Curated by Tourism Vancouver’s convention services team, the interactive and mobile-friendly microsite offers destination expertise intended to attract interest


Freeman Names Richard Purcell to Regional Director Post

November 28, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Richard Purcell has been named regional director, strategic partnerships, Western Canada, at Freeman Audio Visual Canada, it was announced Nov. 11. “In this role, Richard will develop new business partnerships for us with hotels, convention centres and alternative


Freeman Toronto Wins Consumer Choice Award

November 18, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Freeman Audio Visual Canada has been selected by the Toronto consumers and business community as the Consumer Choice Award (CCA) winner in the category of Audio Visual Services for the fourth year in a row, it was announced


Most Valued Site Sourcing Tech Features: Study

November 18, 2016 by douloff
the Unsocial app helps attendees network at meetings and event.

ALEXANDRIA, VA — A new GBTA Foundation study revealed the most valued and most desired features when it comes to site sourcing technology, it was announced last month. Location (27 per cent) and cost (26 per cent) are the top


New M+IT Videos Feature Industry Leaders and Experts

November 3, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) is launching two new series of exclusive videos on today. The new series are “Best Advice” and “How To.” “Our new Best Advice and How To series of videos were created to inform and inspire.


D.C.’s Mayflower Hotel completes meeting space reno

October 29, 2016 by douloff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington, D.C.’s The Mayflower Hotel has completed a multi-million dollar makeover that has restored its nearly 43,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, it was announced Oct. 20. The refurbishments to the property’s 27 meeting rooms


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Face-to-face vs. Virtual

October 14, 2016 by Don Douloff

Boasting the twin advantages of convenience and cost effectiveness, virtual meetings have become an important part of the offering that planners bring to their clients. Indeed, 44 per cent of respondents surveyed in M+IT’s 2016 Meetings Market Report indicated that,


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Getting Up to Speed on Social Media Marketing

September 27, 2016 by Don Douloff

In an increasingly digital and connected world, social media has become integral in marketing meetings and events — and it’s a tool that planners cannot ignore. Certainly, a good number of planners already embrace the technology, according to M+IT’s 2016 Meetings


Meetingmax Providing Online Housing Software to NASC

September 12, 2016 by douloff

Cincinnati, OHIO and Vancouver — Vancouver-based Meetingmax will provide online housing reservation software to the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), it was announced Sept. 7. Through the agreement, Meetingmax’s online accommodation platform will handle hotel room bookings for NASC’s


etouches Launches Integrated Event ROI Tool

September 12, 2016 by douloff

NORWALK, Conn. — etouches has launched event ROI, a product that enables event professionals to gain a comprehensive view of the value their events generate and the real-time means to improve the outcomes, it was announced Sept. 8. A top