Meetings Canada

Opinions

Opinion

Don Appetit! Wahlburgers’ Star Power

July 22, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Last November, Wahlburgers Toronto opened to great fanfare, understandable given the Hollywood star power behind the restaurant: actor Mark Wahlberg; his brother Donnie (actor and founder of boy band New Kids on the Block); and another brother, Paul, executive chef

Opinion

IncentiveWorks Preview: Building Stronger Connections

July 13, 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

Opinion

Leadership: What does work-life balance really mean?

July 13, 2015 by JILL HARRINGTON
Jill Harrington, salesSHIFT

We all strive for the elusive utopia of “work-life balance” (WLB) dangled before us by professional development gurus like a golden carrot. How many of us have quietly berated the boss, pointed a guilt-laden finger at the client or cursed

Opinion

Convention File: Supporting City Strategy

July 13, 2015 by GEOFF DONAGHY
Geoff Donaghy, Sydney ICC, president AIPC

Convention centres are generally very big factors in both the life and built form of a city. They are major drivers of visitor traffic and, by virtue of the events they host, of a city’s economic, academic and professional reputation

Opinion

Don Appetit! Far Niente’s Downtown Elegance

July 7, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I’ve been going to Far Niente, in downtown Toronto’s banking district, for many years, but hadn’t been in some time, so wanted to see what the kitchen brigade was up to these days. Located on the street level of the

Opinion

Business Matters: Connecting with LinkedIn

July 6, 2015 by Mark Wardell
Mark Wardell

LinkedIn has been around for over a decade, but if you’re still thinking about (and using) LinkedIn as a glorified business card, then you’re missing out on the many other effective ways this social networking tool can be used as

Opinion

Unconventional Wisdom: The Unsung Heroes of Events

July 6, 2015 by Sandy Biback, CMM CMP
Sandy Biback, Imagination+ Meetings

I live in The Distillery District in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Right now the area is gearing up for the Pan Am Games.  The Athlete’s Village is but a three minute walk from The Distillery.  All year round, this area is a tourist

Opinion

Don Appetit! Tich’s Modern Indian Flavours

July 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

An Indian restaurant, Tich, has opened in Toronto’s Mimico area, and being a west-ender myself, I had to check it out. The 70-seat room, airy and modern casual, features turquoise walls, Edison-bulb fixtures, barnboard accents (on one wall and the

Opinion

Don Appetit! Lion City’s Exotic Singaporean Flavours

July 1, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled in a strip mall in Mississauga, Ont., Lion City is the Greater Toronto Area’s only restaurant specializing in authentic Singaporean nonya cuisine, and it’s a gem. Let me introduce you to Lilian Ow, Lion City’s charming and friendly co-owner,

Opinion

Industry Insider: Needed Professional Traits in the Event Business

June 25, 2015 by Les Selby
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

In our profession, all practitioners must use a huge variety of skills to be effective.  Whether supplier or planner, event coordinator or vice-president of operations, employee of a corporation or a self-employed independent, success comes only to those who can

Opinion

Marketing: Four Simple Tips to Content Curation

June 25, 2015 by Dahlia El Gazzar
Dahlia El Gazzar

The thought of engaging in content marketing can seem like a daunting task, especially when you have multiple social media accounts to manage or multiple events to promote or both! How can you promote your event without becoming spammy? How

Opinion

Don Appetit! Concession Road’s Global French Finesse

June 24, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Brand new to Toronto’s St. Clair Avenue West’s Humewood neighbourhood, Concession Road is owned by Derek Valleau and Harsh Chawla, the team behind terrific modern Indian restaurant Pukka, half a block west of their newest venture. Helming the kitchen is executive chef Masayuki