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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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Scottish Exhibition/Conference Centre Renamed, Rebranded

January 28, 2017 by douloff

GLASGOW, Scotland — The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has been renamed and rebranded the Scottish Event Campus, it was announced Jan. 26. The new name acknowledges that, over 30-plus years, live entertainment has grown to become a significant

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Marriott Opens Pop-up Innovation Lab

January 27, 2017 by douloff

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International launched its first pop-up hotel innovation lab, creating an interactive model hotel experience in downtown Los Angeles to crowdsource real-time feedback from the public, it was announced Jan. 23. The lab will let industry professionals,

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NY Agency Buys Miami Event Marketer

January 21, 2017 by douloff

NEW YORK — Black Flower Agency, headquartered in New York City, has acquired In House Ideas, a Miami-based agency delivering experiential marketing and events to hospitality, fashion, arts, real estate, publishing, and health and fitness brands, it was announced Jan.

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GBTA Convention 2017 Coming to Boston

January 9, 2017 by douloff

Alexandria, Va. — The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced last month the launch of registration for GBTA Convention 2017, to be held in Boston July 15-19. GBTA Convention 2017 marks the 49th edition of The Business Travel Event of the

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Ovation Global Strengthens U.S. MICE Positioning

January 5, 2017 by douloff

GENEVA — Ovation Global DMC, MCI Group’s international destination services provider and incoming event organizer, has formed a partnership with Ken Lyons Communications (KLC), it was announced last month. As of Jan. 1, this collaboration will further strengthen Ovation’s positioning

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Dallas CVB Rebrands as VisitDallas

December 30, 2016 by douloff

DALLAS — The Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau is now VisitDallas, president and CEO Phillip J. Jones announced at the organization’s annual meeting on Dec. 1. “Dallas is catching on, and we must discover the social currency and triggers that

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Tourism Vancouver's Attendance Marketing Toolkit

December 23, 2016 by douloff

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

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Le Germain, Alt Eliminate Fixed Check-out Times

December 9, 2016 by douloff

MONTREAL — Le Germain Hotels and Alt Hotels across Canada have eliminated fixed departure times for anyone booking directly with one of their properties, whether on their websites or by telephone, it was announced Dec. 5. When guests register at

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Destination Canada, Air Canada Promoting Canada

December 8, 2016 by douloff

OTTAWA — Destination Canada and Air Canada have entered into a global partnership to market Canada to the world, it was announced Nov. 29. Under the agreement, Destination Canada tourism marketing organization and Air Canada will collaborate on strategic marketing

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Platinum DMC Announces New Members

November 24, 2016 by douloff

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Platinum DMC Collection has added Swiss Travel, Costa Rica, Mazurkas DMC Poland and Experience Scotland to its portfolio, it was announced last month. Those three new DMCs bring the total number in the portfolio to 30. “We

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Vancouver Wins Marketing Awards for PCMA Conference

November 9, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Vancouver has been recognized for outstanding marketing for a campaign created specially for the Professional Convention Management Association’s 2016 Convening Leaders Conference, held in January at the Vancouver Convention Centre, it was announced Nov. 7. In mid-October, Destination