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M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Sponsorships

October 4, 2016 by Don Douloff

Sponsorships are becoming an increasingly tricky beast. At the very time when associations, for example, are more cash-strapped than ever and more reliant on sponsorships, the very companies they approach, or want to approach, for sponsorships are, in turn, watching


ALHI Giving Away Diamond Necklace at IMEX

September 11, 2016 by douloff
Pool - main pool at dusk with bottom lights

LAS VEGAS — Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) is giving away a diamond necklace to a planner attending IMEX America, taking place Oct. 18 to 20 in Las Vegas, as a way to spotlight its AAA Four- and Five-Diamond portfolio


Watkins Rates Vancouver Top Convention City

August 6, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Vancouver was ranked top convention city in Canada and second in North America, according to Watkins Research Group’s biennial Meeting and Convention Planners Survey, it was announced Aug. 4. Watkins’ rankings are based on responses from nearly 900


Industry Insider - Planners: A Tool Marketers Can Utilize to Drive Success

June 27, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

If you enter the phrase “value of meetings” into Google, you will receive approximately 292,000 results.  The articles cover everything from improving the value of time spent in meetings to the fact that attendees often feel their meetings have few


Motivating Millennials

February 17, 2016 by ISSA JOUANEH

With all the buzz about how millennials are changing the workplace and shifting planners’ meeting strategies, it comes as no surprise that this generation—defined globally as individuals born between 1981 and 2000—is perhaps the most influential in incentive travel, today.


Business Matters: Connecting with LinkedIn

October 25, 2015 by Mark Wardell
Mark Wardell

LinkedIn has been around for over a decade, but if you’re still thinking about (and using) LinkedIn as a glorified business card, then you’re missing out on the many other effective ways this social networking tool can be used as


Marketing: Four Simple Tips to Content Curation

October 18, 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


Final Conference Lineup Announced for M+IT University

October 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

Next month, Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) will bring its planner-specific education to Western Canada in a full-day conference series called M+IT University. Marketing and creativity expert Darren Dahl headlines the Vancouver edition of M+IT University November 2nd and the Calgary


IncentiveWorks: Building Stronger Connections

September 3, 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


CanSPEP Offering Event Business Building Conference

August 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

Registration is open for The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners‘ (CanSPEP) new one-day conference on creating and building an event planning business. “Event Business Blueprint” is being held Monday, August 17th, 2015 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto. The session line-up for


IHG Names New Sales and Marketing Regional Director for Canada

May 12, 2015 by Lori Smith

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announces the appointment of Yola Marshall to the position of regional director of Sales & Marketing, Canada. Marshall will oversee the Hotel and Sales Marketing Support (HSMS) and Distribution and Loyalty Partnerships (DLP) teams for IHG’s


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