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Topgolf and Cineplex Partner to bring Topgolf to Canada

July 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

Topgolf® and Cineplex  have formed an exclusive partnership that will bring Topgolf’s sports entertainment experience to Canada. The joint venture will see the opening of multiple Topgolf venues in markets across the country during the next several years. “Throughout the years, Canada has been

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ALHI Adds to Convention Collection

July 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has added four new member hotels to its Convention Collection. The new member hotels are: the new InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf, slated to open in October; the completely refurbished Omni Shoreham Hotel in

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GES Announces New GM for Toronto Ops

July 26, 2017 by Lori Smith

Scott Irvine has joined GES as general manager of its Toronto operation. Irvine brings more than 15 years of senior management experience in the logistics industry. Most recently, he was vice president of sales and logistics for transportation and warehousing provider, REMCO.

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WestJet Increasing Service from Toronto Pearson

July 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

WestJet is adding 55 weekly non-stop flights this winter from Toronto Pearson International Airport to key domestic business destinations as well as popular sun spots in the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean. The service is part of the airline’s seasonal

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Reno of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louise Complete

July 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis has completed the transformation of its 299 luxury rooms and suites as well as its public spaces. The reimagined designs showcase muted color palettes, contemporary geometric shapes, and the ambience of a contemporary spa retreat. The colour

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Celebrate SITE!

July 20, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: SITE Canada WHAT: 30th Anniversary Celebration & Summer Social Event WHERE: Graydon Hall Manor, Toronto, Ontario WHEN: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 WOW: SITE Canada members came together to celebrate the chapter’s past, present and future. One of the highlights

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New Owners Rename Trump Toronto Hotel

July 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

Removal of the Trump name from the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto is underway,  The Toronto Star reported yesterday. InnVest Hotels LP (“InnVest Hotels”) acquired the tallest luxury hotel in Toronto from JCF Capital ULC (“JCF”) in late June of this

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IBTM Rolling Out Enhanced Hosted Buyer Program

July 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

IBTM (formerly EIBTM) is launching a series of new initiatives and elements, including an enhanced hosted buyer program, for its 30th anniversary edition IBTM World event, taking place November 28-30, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. The event is Europe’s leading conference and

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PCMA Announces Convening Leaders' Future Destinations

July 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has selected Pittsburgh, PA and San Francisco, CA as the host destinations for the 2019 and 2020 editions of its Convening Leaders event. In 2019, the conference will be held at the David L.

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Meet, Eat, Drink: Sake Rok Las Vegas

July 18, 2017 by SIM FRAYNE

A shishito pepper is my first taste of Sake Rok Las Vegas. The sweet, slim capsicum, sautéed with crispy garlic, lime and sea salt, is one of the dishes served at Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Congress (WEC) 2017 opening

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MMBC Relaunching Worth Meeting About Campaign

July 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) is relaunching its Worth Meeting About campaign with an expanded lens that uses major world events, case studies and personal testimonials to highlight the industry’s role in driving progress and innovation. “Worth Meeting About brings

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Freeman Canada Receives Sustainability Award

July 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Grand & Toy (G&T), an affiliate of global office products provider Office Depot, Inc., has awarded Freeman Audio Visual Canada its Leadership in Greener Purchasing Award in the Technology and Telecom Sector. This awards program recognizes customers as leaders in