Meetings Canada

Planner Topic
Association News

News

ILEA Opens Esprit Awards® Call for Nominations

February 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) has opened the call for nominations for the 2018 ILEA Esprit Awards®, its global recognition program honouring exceptional professional achievements of individuals and organizations from across the ILEA membership base. Events held from January 1,

News

Chelsea Hotel Staffer Receives HAC Inspiring Hotelier Award

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Shalin Parikh, health and wellness manager at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is the 2017 winner of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Inspiring Hotelier Award. Parikh received the award at the HAC Conference on February, 7, 2018. He was honoured

News

Planners Predict Moderate Growth in 2018

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Planners are predicting moderate growth in 2018 thanks to favourable business conditions, according to the 2018 Winter Edition of Meetings Outlook™, Meeting Professional International’s (MPI) quarterly report on industry trends and outlooks. The report’s findings are based on a survey

News

Start Asking Questions to Combat Human Trafficking

January 31, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting planners who want to do something to combat human trafficking should start asking questions at the client and RFP levels, says Ellen Boddington, CMP, CMM, president of Stellar Conferences & Event Management, and Andrea Boulden, manager of events, TD

News

SPIN Starts Petition Asking Marriott for Equal Commissions

January 29, 2018 by Lori Smith

SPIN: Senior Planners Industry Network has started a petition asking Marriott for commission parity for all group intermediaries. The association posted the petition on its website on Friday, January 26, 2018. It was created in response to news reported by

News

Peter Mansbridge Speaking at 2018 GBTA Conference

January 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Canadian news anchor and journalist Peter Mansbridge will be a featured speaker at The Global Business Travel Assocation (GBTA) Canada 14th annual conference, which is being held April 16-18, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Mansbridge’s appearance is sponsored

News

SITE and MPI Sign Joint Collaboration Agreement

January 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI)  have signed an agreement formally committing the associations “to pursue future cooperation and collaboration for the benefit of business events professionals worldwide.” The agreement was signed on the

News

First SITE + MPI Global Forum Draws Attendees from Around the World

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

More than 540 registered event professionals gathered from January 12-14 at Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria in Rome, Italy, for the SITE + MPI Global Forum. The forum marked the first time the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals

News

SITE Names New Chief Excellence Officer

January 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

Didier Scaillet is SITE’s new chief excellence officer (CEO), effective February 1, 2018. In October, a search committee comprised of Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) board members and Foundation trustees undertook an extensive global search to identify a replacement

News

ILEA Announces New CSEP Designation Holders

January 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

William Rathwell, customer management lead for The City of Calgary, has earned his Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) designation from the International Live Events Association (ILEA). The CSEP designation recognizes event professionals who have successfully demonstrated the essential knowledge, skills,

News

Meetings Mean Business Releases Preliminary Data from EIC Survey

January 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Preliminary findings from the Meetings Significance Survey conducted by the Events Industry Council shows that meetings in the U.S. have grown in terms of attendance and economic impact. According to the survey’s findings, 1.9 million meetings were held across the

News

2017 a Record-Breaking Year for PCMA

January 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) announced strong financial growth and record revenue numbers at the final press conference held during its annual Convening Leaders conference, which took place January 7-10, 2018 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The