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Industry Insider: Getting the best from your suppliers (including me)

February 13, 2017 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

When you spend your money on an event, you want to ensure you are getting the best possible value for your money.  You notice I say “value for money” and not necessarily the lowest price.  There is absolutely no sense


Unconventional Wisdom: Managing Speakers Part II

December 30, 2014 by Lori Smith
Sandy Biback, Imagination+ Meetings

BY SANDY BIBACK, CMP CMM Last month I talked about the agreement between speakers and the organizers.  I’d like to take that a step further.  What if the speaker can’t make it?  As the planner, what are your options?  Of


Booking Live Entertainment

November 29, 2012 by Christine Otsuka

Striking the right chord. By Abby Tobias As an event planner, designer, coordinator or consultant, you are faced with unique challenges that in some cases are out of the realm of your area of expertise. Your client expects you to


Upping the Live Entertainment Ante

November 29, 2012 by Christine Otsuka

So long, dime-a-dozen DJ. Tired of the same-old same-old? We asked Abby Tobias, president of Sole Power Productions, in Toronto—one of the foremost entertainment providers in the country— to put together a list of hot new ideas in live entertainment,


Planning a Golf Tournament Fundraiser

September 26, 2012 by Don Douloff

Driving for success. By Tracey Brenneman, CMP Are you considering a golf tournament for your next fundraiser? When coordinated properly, a day of networking and competitive fun can be rewarding for both your organization and participants, leaving everyone to ask


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


An Eventful Evolution

April 28, 2012 by Don Douloff

Oliver & Bonacini launches new Toronto event space. By Don Douloff Success, it is said, occurs when opportunity meets preparation. For Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants’ (O&B) evolution into large-scale events, the ‘preparation’ part of the equation evolved over a 15-year


Keeping Travellers Safe

April 25, 2012 by Christine Otsuka

Preparing to send employees to far off and unfamiliar lands for a meeting or event? Written by Robert L. Quigley, M.D., D.Phil, International SOS All companies have a duty of care—a moral and legal obligation to protect their employees from


Hotel Contracts Checklist

January 12, 2012 by Don Douloff

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.


Submit an L.A. RFP for a Chance to Win $1,000 Amex Gift Card

November 8, 2011 by Don Douloff

Meeting planners who submit an RFP, by Nov. 30, 2011, via LA INC. The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau, for a meeting or event in Los Angeles, will have a chance to win an American Express gift card.


Trade Show Attendee Checklist

July 18, 2011 by Meetings Canada

Trade shows and conventions combine education and networking. Planning your schedule, and preparing your show kit, will enable you to take advantage of everything on offer.


Event Planning Made Easier

July 18, 2011 by Meetings Canada

Alison Owers-Graham, CMP, plans all internal and external events for Rogers’
Business Division, including road shows, conferences and trade shows.