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M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Face-to-face vs. Virtual

October 14, 2016 by Don Douloff

Boasting the twin advantages of convenience and cost effectiveness, virtual meetings have become an important part of the offering that planners bring to their clients. Indeed, 44 per cent of respondents surveyed in M+IT’s 2016 Meetings Market Report indicated that,


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Getting Up to Speed on Social Media Marketing

September 27, 2016 by Don Douloff

  In an increasingly digital and connected world, social media has become integral in marketing meetings and events — and it’s a tool that planners cannot ignore. Certainly, a good number of planners already embrace the technology, according to M+IT’s 2016


Meetingmax Providing Online Housing Software to NASC

September 12, 2016 by douloff

Cincinnati, OH and Vancouver — Vancouver-based Meetingmax will provide online housing reservation software to the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), it was announced Sept. 7. Through the agreement, Meetingmax’s online accommodation platform will handle hotel room bookings for NASC’s


etouches Launches Integrated Event ROI Tool

September 12, 2016 by douloff

NORWALK, Conn. — etouches has launched event ROI, a product that enables event professionals to gain a comprehensive view of the value their events generate and the real-time means to improve the outcomes, it was announced Sept. 8. A top


Aloft Unveils Voice-Activated Guestrooms

August 31, 2016 by douloff

STAMFORD, CT — Starwood Hotels & Resorts has debuted the voice-activated guestroom, giving guests new ways to interact using “Hey Siri,” it was announced Aug. 25. Each Aloft voice-activated hotel room is equipped with an iPad running a custom Aloft app used


IMEX America Debuting Latest Tech Innovations

August 29, 2016 by douloff

LAS VEGAS — Meetings industry professionals attending IMEX America this year can preview the latest business innovations, many of which will come from the technology sector, according to nearly 40 per cent of meeting professionals. Imex America will be held


International Centre Expands Free WiFi

August 25, 2016 by douloff

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — The International Centre has significantly expanded its wireless Internet program with the addition of the conference centre and Aviation ballroom as areas where WiFi is provided free of charge, it was announced Aug. 16. The new offerings


Avoiding Distractions

August 11, 2016 by Lori Smith

We all fall victim to distraction at one point or another. Is it any wonder with the bevy of advertisements, alerts, emails and constant notifications that we’re faced with each day. It’s gotten so intense that the average person struggles


QuickMobile Enhances Event Apps

July 27, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Enterprise mobile meeting and event apps company QuickMobile has unveiled new product features for large enterprises, it was announced July 14. Meeting organizers can now enforce security policies and gather consent from users attending an event. It presents


RIC Partners with Freeman AV

July 21, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Research Innovation Commercialization Centre (RIC) has partnered with Freeman Audio Visual Canada, it was announced in early July. The partnership between Mississauga, Ont.-based RIC Centre and Freeman will strengthen relationships between startups and other business enterprise members in


Freeman AV Makes Waste Diversion List

May 18, 2016 by Lori Smith

Freeman Audio Visual Canada has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. REfficient is an online marketplace that allows companies to buy quality telecom, AV and IT equipment at significant discounts from sustainable


EventMobi Releases First Real-Time Digital Signage

May 13, 2016 by Lori Smith

Toronto-based EventMobi released EventMobi Live Display™ today. It is the world’s first real-time digital signage solution with social media, gamification and event app integration for events and conferences. “With the launch of Live Display as part of our event technology platform,