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MPI Acquires Plan Your Meetings' Assets

November 12, 2015 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)  has acquired the assets of Plan Your Meetings, a leading, privately-owned educational and networking resources company based in Atlanta, GA. Plan Your Meetings produces live education, networking events, an award-winning annual meeting planning guide and a


London, UK Top MICE Destination: Cvent

October 28, 2015 by Lori Smith

London, Barcelona and Paris took the top three spots on Cvent, Inc.’s inaugural list of the top 25 cities for meetings and events in Europe according to meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, one of the


AMEX Forecasts Strong Growth for Meetings

October 21, 2015 by Lori Smith

2016 is going to be a good year for the meetings industry, according to the American Express Meetings & Events 2016 Global Meetings Forecast. “The resurgence of meetings and events over the past few years has allowed meetings professionals to demonstrate


Loopd Wins IMEX Tech Startup Competition

October 15, 2015 by Lori Smith

Loopd, a technology startup that helps meeting participants exchange contact information and content, has been voted the winner of the #IMEXpitch competition, the second annual showcase of up-and-coming meetings technology companies held at IMEX America in Las Vegas on October


Freeman Introduces Global Partner Program

October 14, 2015 by Lori Smith

Freeman has officially launched its Global Certified Partner Program. A continuation of a focused effort that the company began several years ago to build a network of global suppliers, the program formally recognizes suppliers that meet Freeman’s high standards for


Cirque du Soleil Debuting New Program for Groups

October 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

Cirque du Soleil® has launched a new program for VIP groups and corporate teams. SPARK Sessions offer learning and teambuilding workshops in the entertainment company’s theatres, studios and training facilities. “Our guests have always wanted to go behind the curtain at


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


Cineplex Building New Social Destination

September 30, 2015 by Lori Smith

Cineplex Entertainment has announced plans to build a two-storey dining and entertainment complex in Deerfoot City (formerly Deerfoot Mall), Calgary, Alberta. Scheduled to open in December 2016, The Rec Room™ is a nearly 50,000-square-foot “social destination” designed to appeal to young adults

News Reports Secondary Cities More Popular

September 15, 2015 by Lori Smith

Secondary cities have experienced the greatest growth in popularity with domestic and international travellers, reports The one exception is Winnipeg, which climbed two spots, breaking into the top ten. According to the accommodation booking website’s latest Hotel Price Index™, Mont


Hotel Prices Back to Pre-2008 Levels

September 14, 2015 by Lori Smith

Hotel prices in North America, the Caribbean and Latin America have overtaken their pre-2008/09 financial crisis levels, according to the latest Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™) from™. Factors cited as contributing to the rise are more travellers, higher consumer spending


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


Don Appetit! The Wilcox’s Gastropub Grub

August 31, 2015 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

A new entry in Mississauga’s dining scene, The Wilcox operates in the space previously occupied by an Irish pub and before that, Barbizon restaurant. It’s a bright, contemporary, multilevel room done up in a clever Canadian theme (earth tones, tree