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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, CMM, CMP

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
Deluxe room at Shangri-La Tokyo.

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.


Ordering Incentive Products: Six Key Questions

June 30, 2011 by Joanna Wiseberg, Red Scarf Promotions

I always ask myself a few questions before making promo- or incentive-product recommendations to any client and I ask the client to do the same.


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!


Next-Wave Event Technology

June 20, 2011 by Meetings Canada
Super Planner iPhon App developed by Howard Givner

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.


Bogota Undergoes Transformation

June 20, 2011 by Meetings Canada
La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

Colombia’s capital has undergone a stunning transformation, improving its public transportation and reinvigorating its historic city centre with museums and restaurants.


2011 M&IT Salary Report

March 30, 2011 by Meetings Canada
M&IT's 2011 Salary Survey

We asked more than 300 meeting planners to share how much they earn annually, for the purposes of this benchmarking study. The results may surprise you.


To Panic or Not to Panic

September 20, 2010 by Meetings Canada

A short 24 months ago, the industry was panicking; we were under attack and our very existence was in question. Did we learn anything from the past two years?