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Marketing, Event Team Partnership Key: Research

October 11, 2016 by douloff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — One-half (49 per cent) of event planners report marketing departments at their respective companies are always or often involved in the planning and execution of events, and an overwhelming majority find value in this type of partnership,


Toronto Police Warn Against Scam Targeting Event Planners

August 31, 2016 by Lori Smith

Event planners are the target of a scam currently being investigated by Toronto police. Three victims have come forward, alleging a total combined loss (so far) of $162,600. Police are concerned there may be other victims. In a news release issued August


CanSPEP Announces Jeremy Tyrrell 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 Tyrrell, a long-time friend to CanSPEP, and the entire industry. “In the 20th year of the association, CanSPEP has been


QuickMobile Releases App for Certificate Program

April 22, 2015 by Lori Smith

Vancouver-based QuickMobile has released the official mobile app for the meeting and event industry’s first Mobile App Certificate Program. Developed in partnership with Meeting Change, etouches and Sonic Foundry, the app is available for download from the iTunes and Google


Greenfield to Manage CanSPEP

July 31, 2014 by Lori Smith

Greenfield Services announced today that it is undertaking association management for the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP). In a recent message to its members 2013-2014, CanSPEP president Catherine Paull, CMP, announced, “Over the past few months the Board


Hilton Worldwide Offering Planners Chance to Win a Million

October 31, 2013 by meetingscanada

Million Dollar Booking, a new sweepstakes launched last week by Hilton Worldwide and its 10 hotel brands, offers Canadian and American event planners the chance to win $1 million. The sweepstakes is open to planners who complete a booking at


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


Reinvent Yourself – Constantly!

July 4, 2011 by Les Selby, CMP, CMM

I was excited to see that the employer had included the expectation that the successful candidate “must be willing to pursue training and develop new skills as required, to meet the changing workplace environment.”


Planners Can Prove their Worth

June 21, 2011 by Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM, Imagination + Meeting Planners Inc

How many of us still have to explain to our families and friends what we do for a living? Well, no longer!


Meetings That Rock

June 20, 2011 by Meetings Canada

For more than 30 years, at the corner of Yonge and Dundas, Hard Rock Cafe has been a Toronto landmark, and forged an iconic reputation in the city. The Hard Rock Lounge hits all the right notes for meetings and events.


Summer Meetings with Panache

June 20, 2011 by Meetings Canada

In the heart of downtown Toronto, close to trendy Yorkville, The Sutton Place Hotel hosts impeccable warm-weather meetings.


Next-Wave Event Technology

June 20, 2011 by Meetings Canada

A summary of some cutting-edge event technology – apps, web-based tools and online strategies – available to planners to help them organize better meetings and events.