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bb Blanc Receives Toronto's Choice Award

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

bb Blanc, a provider of audiovisual and entertainment experiences, has received the 2018 Toronto’s Choice Award. The award recognizes the top five percent of special event industry professionals that have the highest ratings within each respective category across the


Member Voices: Experiences are the Expected

December 10, 2017 by JULIA O'GRADY

This summer I attended the CanSPEP conference in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and when I think back on my days in the red sand there are a few moments that stand out as exceptional. The funny thing is they were


Maritz Global Events Launches Design Studio

October 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

Maritz Global Events has launched Design Studio, a solution that provides enhanced client services around the company’s experience design methodology. Through the deployment of its people-centered, science-based experience design methodology, Maritz identified specific services that could be enhanced to create


Terms of Engagement

September 9, 2017 by JANICE CARDINALE

I recently read a quote that sums up what we are all hunting for when it comes to audience engagement: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin Let’s


Event Planning's Two Big "Rs"

September 8, 2017 by SANDY BIBACK, CMP Emeritus, CMM

Welcome to the two “Rs” every planner needs to think seriously about—Request for Proposal (RFP) and Risk Management Plan (RMP). Huh, you say? How are these two related? In more ways than you think. As a planner, what do you


Everything is a Lesson in Trends

September 1, 2017 by DIANE JULIEN

Trends influence all aspects of our way of thinking, our way of life, our approach to the work we do, and our perspectives on just about everything. At the rate they come and go, it’s a wonder our heads aren’t


Freeman's Welker Promoted to Senior VP Biz Development

August 2, 2017 by Lori Smith

Heidi Welker has been promoted to the newly-created position of senior vice-president of Business Development and Industry Partnerships for Freeman Audio Visual Canada. “This new role is truly one Heidi alone created after leading the Marketing Group at Freeman since


IncentiveWorks 2017 Speaker: Cybersecurity and Event Planning

July 26, 2017 by TIMOTHY BANKS

An event should be remembered for what it offered attendees—networking opportunities, great food, stunning location and engaging keynote speakers. It shouldn’t be remembered for the chaos at the registration desks when ransomware took the registration system down or the notice


PCMA Funding Research on Future and Impact of Meetings

July 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and its partner organization, PCMA Education Foundation, will be jointly-awarding research grant funds totaling more than $75,000 USD in order to advance the second phase of three major meetings industry research initiatives. BUSINESS EVENTS


ILEA Announces Conference Education Line-up

July 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) has announced that education at its upcoming conference, ILEA Live, will include sessions on audience engagement, event technology, customer loyalty and more. The conference, which is being held August 10-12, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta,


New Industry Award Honours Innovation in Sustainability

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is the inaugural winner of the Innovation in Sustainability Award, a new industry honour launched this year by the Events Industry Council (EIC) in partnership with IMEX. The award recognizes event professionals who are driving sustainability


FMAV Partners with Zehndetails

June 7, 2017 by Lori Smith

FMAV is now the exclusive Canadian partner for Berlin-based zehndetails‘ presentation management and ePoster software, which will be available under the FMAV [inform] suite of technology solutions. “Zehndetails has developed a best-in-class technology solution that integrates presentation management with a