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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.

Opinion

IncentiveWorks' Speaker: Cybersecurity and Event Planning

July 26, 2017 by TIMOTHY BANKS

An event should be remembered for what it offered attendees—networking opportunities, great food, stunning location and engaging keynote speakers. It shouldn’t be remembered for the chaos at the registration desks when ransomware took the registration system down or the notice

Opinion

Don Appetit! King Taps — Eat. Drink. Repeat.

July 25, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Open a little more than a month, in First Canadian Place office tower in Toronto’s downtown banking core, King Taps is a huge hit, right out of the box. Early on a mid-week night, the two-level, 450-seat sports bar throbs

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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

Opinion

IncentiveWorks' Speaker: Everything is a Lesson in Trends

July 24, 2017 by DIANE JULIEN

Trends influence all aspects of our way of thinking, our way of life, our approach to the work we do, and our perspectives on just about everything. At the rate they come and go, it’s a wonder our heads aren’t

Opinion

IncentiveWorks' Speaker: Bridging the Perception Gap

July 21, 2017 by SANDRA HERRIOT

Have you ever wondered why two people who witness the same car accident provide two different accounts to the authorities? Or why one person reacts positively to your product pitch yet another thinks you are completely off the mark? The

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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

Opinion

IncentiveWorks' Speaker: Presenting Fun? Hell Yeah!

July 19, 2017 by CAM ALGIE

So, you want to become a better presenter? Most people do. And I can give you tips on how to use your voice, and body, and words to deliver a better speech. But it wouldn’t be dealing with the real

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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.

Opinion

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