May 10, 2010
The Travel Alberta Industry Conference was named the overall Best Meeting in Canada, as well as Best Large Meeting, in the first annual Best Meeting in Canada Awards, from Meetings & Incentive Travel magazine.
Brampton, Ont.’s, Shnier, Gesco Limited Partnership’s Shnier Summit won the Best Medium Meeting in Canada, and Moncton, N.B.-based Co-op Atlantic’s August Board Tour won the Best Small Meeting in Canada.
The Best Meeting in Canada recognizes and rewards organizations that invest in meetings as an integral part of doing business.
Each Best Meeting in Canada winner had clearly defined goals and objectives for their meeting and was able to measure and calculate a positive return-on-investment for their event.
This first annual award programme was developed by Meetings & Incentive Travel and InterContinental Hotels Group.
Conferences and events were nominated last fall by attendees and vetted through a national jury of meeting industry experts. The 19 finalists were chosen and asked to submit a business case for their event. The jury then chose the three winners from the finalist submissions.
Nominations for next year’s Best Meeting in Canada will open in September, 2010.
For more info, visit Best Meeting in Canada’s site