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Cuiscene: What's behind higher food and beverage costs

June 6, 2014 by Lori Smith

BY DON DOULOFF Numbers don’t lie, and the numbers from M+IT’s 2014 Market Report Survey reveal that food and beverage costs are rising. Indeed, almost 46 per cent of respondents said f&b costs for incentive-travel programs increased in 2013 compared

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Changing Spaces: How venues are rethinking space

June 6, 2014 by Allan Lynch
Allan Lynch

The executives who oversee and sell convention centres and hotel meeting spaces universally describe the events industry as “robust”, “dynamic” and “flexible.” After enduring years of recession, the industry seems much healthier, competitive and optimistic, an evaluation which is borne

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Good For You: The Helper's High

February 4, 2014 by Lori Smith

BY CHRISTINE OTSUKA I’ve had long hair my whole life. When I was 10 years old, my hair was so long I often sat on it. But I didn’t mind. Long hair, I thought, was the ultimate representation of femininity.

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Twentysomething: Katie Dolan

February 4, 2014 by Lori Smith
Katie Dolan, Ottawa Tourism

  Name: Katie Dolan Title: Convention Services Manager Company: Ottawa Tourism Age: 29 Education: Bachelor of Social Sciences, Leisure Studies/Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa Association membership (past and present): CSAE, MPI, ESPA & PCMA I got my

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Detroit Rising: Meetings & the Revitalization of Motor City

December 16, 2013 by Lori Smith

BY LORI SMITH “If you could have seen this riverfront five or six years ago, you wouldn’t have believed it,” says Judy Booth, director of sales and marketing at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. She is standing at

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The WiFi Disconnect

December 16, 2013 by Meetings Canada
Dave Webb, Principal of Dweeb Media

BY DAVE WEBB Having WiFi at a conference is no longer negotiable for Andrea Wagner, Health Canada’s travel programs and communications officer. Once a nice-to-have, it’s now a must-have at the events she organizes. Not only are people addicted to

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Good For You: Finding Focus

December 16, 2013 by Meetings Canada

BY CHRISTINE OTSUKA In October, our team set up residence at Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ont., a few hours away from Toronto, for our annual meeting, where we close ourselves off from the rest of the world and plan

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Power Points: Six Tips for Successfully Handling Speakers

December 16, 2013 by Lori Smith

BY LORI SMITH Speakers are an integral part of an event’s success. A great keynote will have attendees talking about a conference for months after. A poor speaker will have them reconsidering the wisdom of attending. It’s incumbent on planners

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CONVENTION FILE: Digital technology is making wall space as valuable as floor space

July 23, 2013 by meetingscanada

BY PIETER IDENBURG, Group CEO, ADNEC While the meetings industry will always remain people oriented and customer driven, the rise of digital technology and its capabilities will certainly have an impact on our business. In the past, total space available

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STRATEGIC PATHWAY: Building a Positive Reputation

July 23, 2013 by meetingscanada

BY NICOLA KASTNER, CMM, CMP The article you are about to read is completely different than the one I had originally intended to write. I had planned on taking a deeper look at into some of the key components that

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BRANDING MATTERS: The Five Essentials for Growing a Brand

July 23, 2013 by meetingscanada

BY PATRICK MCGOVERN In today’s marketing world, branding is an always-on activity. With so many points of contact, online and offline, a strong brand must be seen as active and vibrant; otherwise, it stagnates and loses ground. As a business-to-business

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Strategic Pathway: The Power of Events

July 5, 2013 by meetingscanada

BY NICOLA KASTNER, CMP, CMM So much of what we typically read in industry publications is focused on internal events, whether they are sales conferences, training sessions or incentive programs. My purpose today is to take a different approach: I’m