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W Barcelona Completes Reno, Opens W Sound Suite

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Barcelona has unveiled the transformation of its 473 guestrooms and suites, and the opening of the first W Sound Suite in Europe. “W Barcelona has been known for its innovative design since it first opened its doors in 2009,” said Anthony Ingham,

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New Industry Award Honours Innovation in Sustainability

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is the inaugural winner of the Innovation in Sustainability Award, a new industry honour launched this year by the Events Industry Council (EIC) in partnership with IMEX. The award recognizes event professionals who are driving sustainability

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Whistler Welcoming Canada's First Pod Hotel in 2018

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Pangea Pod Hotel, an accommodation concept that fills the void between hostels and hotels, is set to open in Whistler, B.C.’s pedestrian village next April. “Pangea is unlike anything else offered in Canada. Pangea will speak to sophisticated, value-conscious guests

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ALHI Adds First Cuban Property to Portfolio

June 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has expanded its Caribbean portfolio with the addition of the five-star Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski La Habana—its first property in Cuba—and the El San Juan Hotel, its second property in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In

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Holland America Adding Cuba to Caribbean Itineraries

May 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

Holland America Line has received approval to begin sailing to Cuba from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting with the Dec. 22, 2017, 12-day holiday cruise aboard ms Veendam. Holland America Line becomes Carnival Corporation’s third cruise line to be approved to

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Events Industry Council Shares Five Trends Shaping the Events Industry

May 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Security concerns, workforce issues and the impact of U.S. politics are among the trends shaping the events industry today, says the Events Industry Council. The Council is comprised of CEOs from more than 30 leading industry associations. Collectively, they represent more than 103,500 individuals

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Transformative Meeting Technology Event

May 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Cineplex, EventMobi, Freeman Audio Visual | Canada and National Speakers Bureau (NSB) WHAT: Key, networking and interactive demonstrations exploring transformative meeting technology. WHERE: Live presentation at Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Toronto, ON. Live streamed and interactive demonstrations at Scotiabank Theatre Halifax,

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That's What She Said - Are You Single?

May 17, 2017 by COURTNEY STANLEY
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How do you find a mentor? If you struggle with finding a mentor, you are not alone. Like any other relationship, there is no magic potion that will lead you to instant gratification. Mentorship is simply a specific type of

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Business Conditions and Budgets Improving at Healthy Rate: MPI Meetings Outlook

May 8, 2017 by Lori Smith

The 2017 spring edition of Meetings Outlook, Meeting Professional International’s quarterly report on the meetings industry, shows that planners are bullish on the market. Sixty-nine percent of respondents predict favourable business conditions (up 11 percent since the last quarter) and 52

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IncentiveWorks Announces Keynote and Education Line-Up

April 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

Trend-spotter Seth Mattison and serial entrepreneur Michele Romanow will deliver keynote presentations at this year’s edition of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s leading conference and trade show for business event professionals. IncentiveWorks 2017 is being held August 22-23 at the Metro Toronto Convention

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Industry Insider: Why does it take a PR disaster to focus on the client

April 21, 2017 by LES SELBY, CMP CMM
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Everyone in our industry has heard the expression “duty of care.” Wikipedia defines a duty of care as “a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could

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PCMA Releases White Paper on Digital Events

April 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute (DEI) has released its white paper examining the impact and power of digital events. The Power of Digital Events is supported and sponsored by Freeman. PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) began its digital event journey six years ago.