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Palais des congres Launches Operation Bouquet of Smiles #GoodWorks

May 19, 2017 by Lori Smith

A longstanding sustainability advocate, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has launched an initiative that it hopes will pick up steam in the events industry. Operation Bouquet of Smiles was launched at the centre’s Recognition Awards Gala, which honours individuals who have helped bring an


Mexico's Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta Getting Major Convention Centre

May 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Vidanta, Grupo Vidanta’s vacation destination brand, is building a convention center in Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta, a planned residential-resort community located north of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s west coast. “Over the years, we have seen a growing demand for meetings and convention


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


Toronto Honours Eight Professionals Key to Bringing Conferences to City

May 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Leaders Circle, a network of industry experts who share the common goal of coming together to build Toronto’s global reputation, honoured eight key local professionals at the 2nd Annual Leaders Circle Recognition Gala, held yesterday at the Metro Toronto


Canada's Aecon Donating to Quito Convention Centre Construction

May 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

The first construction phase of Quito, Ecuador’s new Metropolitan Convention Centre is being financed by a donation from AECON, Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction company. The project is headed by CEES, the Ecuadorian Council of Sustainable Construction, who chose Ekron as the


MTCC CEO Receives PCMA Lifetime Achievement Honour

May 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

Barry Smith, president and CEO of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Foundation last evening. Smith was named the 2017 Supplier Honouree. He was honoured along with two other industry


Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre Employee Recognized for Venue Engineering

May 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Jan Szabat, director of Engineering Services for Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre, has been recognized by Venues Today Magazine, Venue Solutions Group and the Venue Operations Summit Board of Advisors for excellence in venue management. The award recognizes one engineer working


Beanfield and Exhibition Place Unveil "Beanfield Centre"

May 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Beanfield continues to make its mark on Toronto with the recent announcement of the newly named Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream Centre). On March 1, 2017, Beanfield entered into a ten-year agreement with the centre as the title sponsor. Beanfield has


Allstream Centre Rebranding as Beanfield Centre

April 27, 2017 by douloff

TORONTO — Toronto City Council has approved a multi-year sponsorship agreement between Exhibition Place and Beanfield Metroconnect for the title sponsorship of the conference venue, to be called Beanfield Centre (formerly Allstream Centre), it was announced Jan. 10. Taking effect


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


IACC Connect 2017 Recognizes Culinary and Service Excellence

April 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

The International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) celebrated culinary and service excellence as well as a new industry partnership at its 2017 America’s Connect conference, which was held April 4-6, 2017 at the UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, located


Palais des congrès de Montréal Partners with GES

April 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Palais des congrès de Montréal has selected GES as its official supplier of event decorating services following a call for tenders. “We welcome our new partner, and are pleased with this agreement, which will add to the full-service offering we