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Destination Halifax Client Appreciation Event

October 17, 2016 by Lori Smith
Photo by Lori Smith / M+IT

WHO: Destination Halifax WHAT: Annual Toronto client appreciation event WHERE: Lbs Restaurant, 100 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON (the “Lbs” stands for lobster, burger, salad) WHEN: Thursday, October 12, 2016 WOW: Planners and other friends of Destination Halifax partners enjoyed the down


Booking a Meeting at a Hotel? Here's what you need to know! [content sponsored by IHG]

October 11, 2016 by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales - Canada, IHG
Caroline Comeau (cropped headshot)

Autumn is busy season for meetings and conferences, and before we know it, it will be 2017! With the Fall colours beginning to show, it is time to start planning for next year. One way to stay on top of


PCMA Canada East Launches Awards

October 7, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — PCMA Canada East has launched its own Awards for Excellence that will be presented annually to members of that chapter, it was announced last month. The awards recognize members who exemplify the PCMA shared values of being passionate,


Halifax Nova Centre Opening Delayed

October 5, 2016 by douloff

HALIFAX — Developers of Halifax’s Nova Centre, which will house the city’s new 120,000-square-foot Halifax Convention Centre (HCC), as well as a 225- to 250-room convention-quality hotel, retail and office space, announced in early October that the scheduled March 2017 opening


M+IT EXCLUSIVE! 2016 Meetings Market Report: Sponsorships

October 4, 2016 by Don Douloff

Sponsorships are becoming an increasingly tricky beast. At the very time when associations, for example, are more cash-strapped than ever and more reliant on sponsorships, the very companies they approach, or want to approach, for sponsorships are, in turn, watching


Porter Raises Awareness for Breast Cancer With Pink Epaulets

October 3, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Porter Airlines pilots and flight attendants will wear custom Fly Pink epaulets and pins, during October, to raise awareness for breast cancer, it was announced Sept. 29. Pilots from the airline’s Women Soar at Porter committee, which focuses


Code of practice safeguards travelling employees

October 2, 2016 by douloff

LONDON, UK — Business standards company BSI has published a new code of practice advising organizations on how to address and manage the health, safety and security risks posed to their employees who are travelling for work, it was announced


SITE Launches Fundraising Auction 2.0

September 30, 2016 by douloff

CHICAGO — SITE Foundation has launched Auction 2.0, a fund-raising initiative supporting its mission to enhance the awareness and effectiveness of motivational experiences and incentive travel, it was announced Sept. 27. Held in association with the Foundation’s premier events, SITE


Avoiding Disaster: Partnering With the Right People to Make Your Event a Success [content sponsored by IHG]

September 28, 2016 by Caroline Comeau, Director of Sales - Canada, IHG
Caroline Comeau

You sit back in your chair, and let out an exhausted sigh. Nothing about this meeting is going as planned. Everything that could go wrong, has. The food & beverage is incorrect, the internet is down, and there aren’t enough


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


China Approves Marriott Starwood Merger

September 21, 2016 by douloff

BETHESDA, MD. — Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced on Sept. 20 that their merger transaction has received approval from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). Since this was the last regulatory approval required to complete the


SITE Accepting Submissions for ICE Awards

September 13, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — SITE Canada is accepting submissions for its 2016 ICE Awards. Awards will be presented in two categories: Program Excellence and Destination Excellence. Program Excellence will recognize an incentive program, designed and managed by a SITE Canada member, and applies to both