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The Winds of Change

December 20, 2012 by Don Douloff
Magic Ball

Prepare for the future of meetings now. By GREG VAN DYKE The future of meetings is changing and no one has the perfect crystal ball. But there is no time like the present to start preparing yourself for the future.


Charitable Shawl

December 18, 2012 by Don Douloff

Sales of the Pashmina Shaw benefit Ovarian Cancer Canada, which increases awareness of, and supports women living with, the disease. $25.      


Badge Software

December 18, 2012 by Don Douloff
The Mighty Badge Name Badge Silver

Create high-quality name badges (name, title, graphics, logo), with your computer and printer, using this reusable software package. Each kit, 10 badges. $149.99 USD.


CWT Meetings & Events Makes Two Appointments to Toronto Office

November 7, 2012 by Don Douloff
Kathy Stoodley.

Carlson Wagonlit Travel’s CWT Meetings & Events has named Nathalie Hatter manager, business development, North America, and appointed Kathy Stoodley director, operations, both to its Toronto office. Reporting directly to Mary MacGregor, senior director, events, North America, Hatter will be


10 Ways to Work Wellness into Multi-day Programs

November 6, 2012 by Don Douloff
It's easy to incorporate wellness options into meetings.

By Anne Dimon For some people, maintaining a wellness lifestyle while away from home can be challenging. To help delegates maintain their routines, or assist those who may want to take advantage of the time away to kick-start a new


BEICC Continues its Work

October 15, 2012 by Les Selby, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM.

By Les Selby, CMP, CMM On Oct. 3, the BEICC (Business Events Industry Coalition of Canada) held its First Annual Industry Night at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel. The evening brought together reps of the coalition’s eight founding member associations,


New Website Provides Reviews of Venues, Caterers, Production Companies, Suppliers

September 27, 2012 by Don Douloff
Homepage of

A new website aims to help meeting and event planners make informed decisions before signing contracts, by providing independent reviews, from other planners, of venues, caterers, production companies and suppliers. aims to bring the same transparency to events that


Managing an Outdoor Event

July 26, 2012 by Don Douloff

More than a tent and a warm breeze, safety should be top-of-mind for outdoor events. By Gale Gingrich, CAAP, CMP When you take an event from a venue to the great outdoors, the dynamics change. Each element of the event


Hotel Contracts Checklist

January 12, 2012 by Don Douloff
Monica Simmie.

Negotiating hotel contracts for your group’s stay needn’t be a winner-take-all proposition. With the right game plan, you can ensure that both you and the property come out ahead.


Getting the Most Out of Your Meeting Budget

January 12, 2012 by Don Douloff
Andaz Meeting Spaces

Yet regardless of the size of their budget, savvy planners always look for the best way to maximize their bang-for-buck. With a little creativity, it can be done.


Event Attendees: Rules of Engagement

October 17, 2011 by Les Selby, CMP, CMM

The meetings and events industry does not exist in a vacuum and those of us who work in this field must continually seek new ways to increase our value to our employers and clients.


Visit Orlando Contest Offers $50,000 Meeting Makeover

July 7, 2011 by Don Douloff
Visit Orlando's Meeting Makeover contest offers a $50,000 prize.

Visit Orlando has launched a Meeting Makeover contest, where meeting and event planners share their meeting challenges for a chance to win a $50,000 conference overhaul from Visit Orlando staff.