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Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth and C2 Opening New Event Space

May 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth and C2, organizer of the innovative Montreal-born global conference, are partnering to develop a unique event space on the 21st floor of the hotel. Espace C2 will occupy one wing of the uppermost floor and the

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Sheraton Nashville Receives Grand Designation

May 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

Following a $35-million renovation spearheaded by JRK Property Holdings, Sheraton Nashville Downtown has moved into the brand’s prestigious “Grand” category. It is one of just five properties in the United States to receive the distinction. The reno included the guestrooms;

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Kwa'lilas Hotel Opens on Vancouver Island

May 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

Kwa’lilas Hotel, the first-Aboriginal-owned hotel to offer stay and play cultural experiences on the north end of Vancouver Island, has opened after a year-long renovation from the ground up of the former Port Hardy Inn. The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation, who fully

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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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CHMSE 2017 May Planner Matinee

May 12, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canadian Hotel Marketing & Sales Executives (CHMSE) WHAT: Annual May Planner Matinee WHERE: Woodbine RaceTrack, 555 Rexdale Blvd., Toronto, ON WHEN: Friday, May 12, 2017 WOW: CHMSE members treated planners to a tradeshow, lunch,  and keynote presentation by BizBash prez David Adler–all topped

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Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Completes Reno

May 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

The multi-million dollar renovation of the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre is now complete. It includes a makeover of all 461 guestrooms, the concierge lounge and fitness centre. The hotel’s revamp is part of Marriott Hotel’s current transformation of its brand, which

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Montréal Tops ICCA Rankings of Popular Cities for Conventions

May 11, 2017 by Lori Smith

Montréal has hosted the most international conventions in all of North America, according to the Country and City 2016 rankings released by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which were released to the public on Monday, May 8th. Montréal held 76

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JW Marriott Camelback Scottsdale Adding Event Space

May 10, 2017 by Lori Smith

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, is building a state-of-the-art conference center, scheduled to debut in June 2018. The space will include the new 15,000-square-foot Paradise Ballroom (max. cap. 1,500), along with an additional 20,000 square

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ILEA Live Announces Keynote Speakers

May 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

Srinivas Rao and Johanna Blakley, PhD, will deliver keynote addresses at the 2017 edition of ILEA Live, which is being held August 10-12 in Calgary, AB, reports the International Live Events Association (ILEA). Rao is the host and founder of

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Meetings Mean Business Welcomes Association Forum and FICP

May 9, 2017 by Lori Smith

Association Forum and Financial & Insurance Conference Planners (FICP®) have joined the board of directors of Meetings Mean Business (MMB), expanding the coalition’s reach in the meetings and association professional community. Association Forum is the “association of associations” in Chicago.

Opinion

That's What She Said - Are You Single?

May 9, 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