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May Meeting Planner Matinee (CHMSE)

April 28, 2017 by Lori Smith

CHMSE (Canadian Hotel Marketing & Sales Executives) invites planners to meet its members at a complimentary event featuring a keynote address by David Adler, CEO and founder of BizBash. The Meeting Planner Matinee is being held at Woodbine Racetrack, 555 Rexdale


Most Valued Site Sourcing Tech Features: Study

November 18, 2016 by douloff

ALEXANDRIA, VA — A new GBTA Foundation study revealed the most valued and most desired features when it comes to site sourcing technology, it was announced last month. Location (27 per cent) and cost (26 per cent) are the top


CanSPEP Announces New Board of Directors

November 2, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) has unveiled its 2016-2017 board of directors, it was announced last month. President: Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald, CMP, CMM, Tap Resources. Past President: Bettyanne Sherrer, CMP, CMM, ProPlan Conferences & Events. Secretary/Treasurer: Patricia


Planner Protect Aims to Negotiate Fair Contracts

September 7, 2016 by douloff

LONDON, ONT. — Planner Protect has launched, with the business mandate of helping event planners, venues and event hosts negotiate fair contracts, it was announced Sept. 7. “We want to help all Canadian event planners and venues understand every word


QuickMobile Enhances Event Apps

July 27, 2016 by douloff

VANCOUVER — Enterprise mobile meeting and event apps company QuickMobile has unveiled new product features for large enterprises, it was announced July 14. Meeting organizers can now enforce security policies and gather consent from users attending an event. It presents


Eventology Opens Toronto Office

June 4, 2016 by douloff

TORONTO — Eventology has opened an office in Toronto to better serve the Eastern Canadian market, it was announced June 1. Headquartered in Vancouver, Eventology has, for four years, been delivering events across Canada, and the launch of its Toronto


IncentiveWorks Keynote Preview: Five Ways to Use Tech Right

May 4, 2015 by Meetings Canada
Scott Stratten, President, UnMarketing

BY SCOTT STRATTEN Sometimes technology for your attendees feels like a double-edged sword. The cost of event WiFi can take up half your budget, yet it seems as though the first thing attendees use it for is complaints—often about connection


Industry Insider: Where are all the High Paying Jobs?

August 13, 2014 by Les Selby, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

BY LES SELBY, CMP CMM Meetings & Conventions (M&C) magazine has just released its 2014 Salary Survey stating that the average planner is earning $72,729 USD per year (with corporate planners having the highest pay at $75,969 USD).  This is


MGM Resorts' Launching Meeting Planner Recipe Showdown in Toronto

August 7, 2014 by Lori Smith

MGM Resorts International is launching its Meeting Planner Recipe Showdown in Toronto on Tuesday, August 19th, following the first day of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s leading trade show and conference for the MICE industry. The competition invites meeting planners to prepare their


Shangri-La Tokyo Launches ‘Authentically Tokyo’ Meetings & Incentive Program

October 9, 2012 by Don Douloff

Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo launches Authentically Tokyo, a three-night, four-day incentive program for meeting planners with groups of 10 to 50. Guests encounter the best of modern Tokyo via authentic local Japanese experiences. The program includes meeting space in Shangri-La Hotel,


Berlin’s New Airport Opening June 3

April 2, 2012 by Don Douloff

Berlin launches a new chapter on June 3, when the German capital’s new airport, Berlin Brandenburg (BER), opens, and the two remaining airports, Tegel and Schönefeld, will close.


What Is a Planner?

March 13, 2012 by Sandy Biback, CMP, CMM, Imagination + Meeting Planners Inc

Meeting planners are the glue that holds all the moving parts together and communicates to all to ensure success.