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Member Voices: Tips for Planning a Wellness Event

May 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The wellness movement is hot right now. The wellness travel market is also growing; as of 2015 it represented $563 billion (US). You can find wellness options virtually anywhere these days. According to Lucia Pintea of TravelOnly, wellness cruises are


Meetings + Conventions Calgary Honors Local Champions

January 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Conventions Calgary (MCC) honored five Calgarians with Champion of the Year Awards on January 17 at the 4th Annual Calgary Champion Awards. Presented by Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, the awards celebrate residents who are leaders in their fields


Québec City CC Magazine Takes Top Honour at Industry Marketing Awards

November 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Québec City Convention Centre’s magazine, Québec Centre, received the top honour in the Best Brochure category at the 2017 Meetings Industry Marketing Awards (MIMA). The award was accepted by Québec City Convention Centre president and CEO Pierre-Michel Bouchard during


SPINCon 2017 Registration Open

September 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

Registration is now open for the 2017 edition of SPINCon, the SPIN: Senior Planners Industry Network’s annual conference. The conference, which is being held December 3-5 at Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, Texas, is targeted at senior-level planners. It features


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


Business Events Canada Launches Digital Hub

September 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

Business Events Canada, a division of Destination Canada, has launched a digital hub to attract international meetings, conventions, and incentive events to Canada. The hub, which is supported by a dedicated content team, is geared toward US, UK and international


CanSPEP Announces Conference Locations

July 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Sudbury, Ontario and St. John’s, Newfoundland have been named the host destinations for the Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) 2018 and 2019 conferences. The 2018 edition will run Thursday, July 26 to Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the


IncentiveWorks Announces Keynote and Education Line-Up

April 27, 2017 by Lori Smith

Trend-spotter Seth Mattison and serial entrepreneur Michele Romanow will deliver keynote presentations at this year’s edition of IncentiveWorks, Canada’s leading conference and trade show for business event professionals. IncentiveWorks 2017 is being held August 22-23 at the Metro Toronto Convention


Scottish Exhibition/Conference Centre Renamed, Rebranded

January 28, 2017 by douloff

GLASGOW, Scotland — The Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) has been renamed and rebranded the Scottish Event Campus, it was announced Jan. 26. The new name acknowledges that, over 30-plus years, live entertainment has grown to become a significant


Marriott Opens Pop-up Innovation Lab

January 27, 2017 by douloff

BETHESDA, Md. — Marriott International launched its first pop-up hotel innovation lab, creating an interactive model hotel experience in downtown Los Angeles to crowdsource real-time feedback from the public, it was announced Jan. 23. The lab will let industry professionals,


NY Agency Buys Miami Event Marketer

January 21, 2017 by douloff

NEW YORK — Black Flower Agency, headquartered in New York City, has acquired In House Ideas, a Miami-based agency delivering experiential marketing and events to hospitality, fashion, arts, real estate, publishing, and health and fitness brands, it was announced Jan.