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Don Appetit! The Wilcox’s Gastropub Grub

August 31, 2015 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

A new entry in Mississauga’s dining scene, The Wilcox operates in the space previously occupied by an Irish pub and before that, Barbizon restaurant. It’s a bright, contemporary, multilevel room done up in a clever Canadian theme (earth tones, tree


IncentiveWorks: Building Stronger Connections

August 10, 2015 by NIKKI PETT
Nikki Pett

There’s a plethora of information out there on making a good first impression; how to dress, how to appear confident, books on how to shake hands (firm, but not too firm) and even how to articulate your words. We’re told


Leadership: What does work-life balance really mean?

August 9, 2015 by JILL HARRINGTON
Jill Harrington, salesSHIFT

We all strive for the elusive utopia of “work-life balance” (WLB) dangled before us by professional development gurus like a golden carrot. How many of us have quietly berated the boss, pointed a guilt-laden finger at the client or cursed


MPI Releases New Meetings Outlook Report

August 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Summer 2015 edition of Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) Meetings Outlook report shows a renewed planner focus on attendee engagement and putting sizzle into events but little growth in budgets vis-à-vis increasing costs. Key findings in the report, which is released quarterly,


Industry Insider - Is This Your Time?

August 6, 2015 by LES SELBY, CMM, CMP
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

We certainly work in a profession that is constantly changing.  Client and participant expectations, technology, economic conditions, competition and corporate cultures are in a state of constant flux. If you know me personally, you will know that I am a


Attendees Booking Outside the Room Block

July 27, 2015 by Lori Smith

An industry-wide collaborative study of 170 U.S. events shows that on average one out of three group nights are booked outside the event-contracted room block. The landmark study was performed by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company. It was jointly released by


QuickMobile Launches Event App with Apple Watch Integration

July 13, 2015 by Lori Smith
QuickMobile Event App + Apple Watch Integration

Vancouver-based QuickMobile has launched the industry’s first mobile event app with Apple Watch integration. Developed for the 2015 Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Annual Summit, July 12-14, 2015, the app allows attendees to personalize their schedules, network with other attendees and


Green Key Global Partners with Soap Recycler

July 6, 2015 by Lori Smith

Green Key Global and Clean The World Canada have partnered to promote soap recycling to hotels in Canada and beyond. Green Key Global is a leading environmental certification body that offers industry standard programs and resources designed specifically for the


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


German Convention Bureau Reveals Predictions for Meetings Industry

December 3, 2014 by Lori Smith

The German Convention Bureau (GCB) has issued its predictions for the meetings industry in 2015. They are: 1. Value is Viceroy. Planners and organizers will not only look to negotiate savings, particularly in food and beverage, but will also want


AMEX Forecast Reports Meeting Industry "Back in Business"

October 16, 2014 by Lori Smith

2015 is shaping up to be a good year for the meetings industry, according to the just-released American Express Meetings & Events 2015 Global Meetings Forecast.  “The meeting industry overall appears to be very much ‘back in business’, in particular


AMEX Research on Meetings Technology Shows Gap Between Planner and Attendee Expectations

October 9, 2014 by Lori Smith

New research from American Express Meetings & Events shows that meeting attendees have higher levels of interest in event apps than social media initiatives and meeting planners remain interested in virtual meetings but lag behind attendees who want more virtual experiences.