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Canadian Chef Wins IACC Copper Skillet Competition

April 28, 2016 by Lori Smith

Barrington Graham, first cook at St. Andrew’s Club and Conference Centre in Toronto, bested chefs from around the world and took home the top prize in the Senior Category (+ 26 years old) at this year’s Global Copper Skillet Competition, the

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Air Canada Ups Non-Stop Service to Delhi

April 27, 2016 by Lori Smith

Air Canada is introducing a non-stop seasonal service from Vancouver to Delhi, India beginning October 20, 2016 and ending on April 8, 2017. The announcement was applauded by both the British Columbia government and the Canadian-Indian Business Council. The seasonal, three-times weekly

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Freeman Adds to Executive Team

April 27, 2016 by Lori Smith

Larry Luteran, a 30-year veteran of the live-engagement industry, has been appointed chief sales officer for Freeman Audio Visual. “We’re building a strong leadership team with a focus on extending the company’s reach, with expanded programs that drive continued growth,”

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SilverBirch Adds to Executive Culinary Teams

April 26, 2016 by Lori Smith

Three new chefs—Curtis Toth, Brian McBride and Adam Brack—have joined SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts‘ award-winning executive culinary teams at the DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina, Radisson Hotel Edmonton South and DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton respectively. “We are exceptionally

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MPI Grows Support for Medical Meeting Professionals

April 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has developed a membership community and supporting advisory council for the growing healthcare meeting sector. The objective of the initiative—MPI MD—is to support and promote medical meeting professionals through education, career development programs and resources, an

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US Equity Firm Set to Acquire Cvent

April 25, 2016 by Lori Smith

Event management company Cvent Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Under the terms of the agreement, Vista will

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The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto Appoints New GM

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith

Industry veteran Franck Arnold is the new general manager at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto. Franck has more than 25 years experience in both luxury brand and independent and privately owned properties throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Europe. “I am

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Delta Branded Hotel Opens in US

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith

Delta’s first branded hotel in the United States, the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista, celebrated its official grand opening today. A new Delta logo was also revealed as part of the integration of the Delta brand into the Marriott family. “The Delta Orlando

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What Calgary’s new venues can deliver to your meeting

April 21, 2016 by Lori Smith

Calgary’s vibrant energy and business potential is attracting an exciting array of investors and builders to the city. From new hotels to musical musings, discover Calgary’s latest additions to their meetings and conventions scene. Calgary’s Hotel Boom Over 3,000 hotel

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CanSPEP Announces Jeremy Tyrell Scholarship

April 13, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) announces that it has created a scholarship for Industry Partners, in recognition of Jeremy Tyrell, a long-time friend to CanSPEP, and the entire industry. “In the 20th year of the association, CanSPEP has been

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U.S. River Cruise Line Launching Flagship Riverboat

April 12, 2016 by Lori Smith

US river cruise line French America Line is introducing “a new era of boutique US river experiences” this summer with the launch of its 75-stateroom flagship Louisiane. Formerly the Columbia Queen, the Louisiane is undergoing a multimillion dollar refurbishment and

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Renaissance Chicago Downtown Completes Reno

April 12, 2016 by Lori Smith

The Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel has completed a $32 million total renovation, which includes a new ballroom with views of the Chicago River, an additional 4,000 square feet of meeting space and one of the city’s hottest rooftop bar concepts. The first