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EU data privacy regulations now in effect; CMA publishes guide for members.

May 25, 2018 by Lori Smith

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and ePrivacy Regulation are now in full effect. Click here for full PDF copy of the regulation. The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has created and published a guide— CMA Guide to the

Opinion

Don Appetit! Cineplex Queensway’s VIP Movie and Food Experience

May 24, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Cineplex VIP Cinemas, on the Queensway, in west-end Toronto, is moviegoing for grown-ups, a deluxe theatre experience that delivers all the comforts of home — and top-notch food, too. VIP Cinemas feature specially designed auditoriums where moviegoers can watch a

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Cayman Islands Launches Culinary Guide

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism launched its destination Culinary Guide last week with an intimate cooking and mixology demonstration in the private event space at the LCBO Summerhill in Toronto. In celebration of the launch, Cayman culinary all-stars chef

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Delta Hotels Brand Makes European Debut

May 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The 223-key Delta Hotels by Marriott Frankfurt Offenbach officially launched today, marking the European debut of the Delta Hotels brand. “We are delighted to welcome Delta Hotels Frankfurt Offenbach into our portfolio and offer a quality accommodation option that reflects

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Hyatt Launches Program for Small- and Mid-Sized Businesses

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt Leverage is a new global business travel program that offers special rates to qualifying small- and mid-sized enterprises at all participating Hyatt hotels worldwide. Key program benefits of participation include: 5 to 15% off standard rates at participating Hyatt

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PCMA Pledge in Support of Inclusive Workplaces, Events Gathering Support

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Ascent CEO Promise, an initiative by the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) – Convene to promote inclusion and diversity across the business events industry, is on track to have 100 signatures by the end of May, PCMA president and

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Industry Organizations Band Together to Fight Sexual Harassment

May 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Leaders and executives from business events organizations, including ASAE, AWE, EIC, IAEE, IMEX, JMIC, MPI, PCMA and SITE, have formed a coalition with the single goal of eradicating sexual harassment within the events industry and its workplaces. While each of these groups

Opinion

Don Appetit! King Edward Hotel’s Reimagined Consort Bar

May 22, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For 115 years, the King Edward Hotel has been an integral part of Toronto, and a $40 million renovation, completed in 2015 by the property’s owners Skyline International and Omni Hotels, has polished this historic gem and reimagined it for

Opinion

Industry Insider: Gender & Salary in Events

May 20, 2018 by Lori Smith
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

One of the things that has constantly amazed me in the meetings and incentive industry is the salary differentials reported in the press.  M+IT’s 2017 Salary Revue reported that the men who answered the survey had a mean salary of

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Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West Reno Complete

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Renovations of the guestrooms and public spaces at the Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga are now complete, reports Atlific Hotels. “We are delighted with the hotel’s new look and are confident that guests will be captivated with its laid-back

Opinion

Don Appetit! Anchor Bar Toronto’s Boffo Taste of Buffalo

May 17, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In October, 2016, Buffalo, NY’s, famous Anchor Bar, pioneer of the chicken wing, launched on Toronto’s Airport Strip. By all reports, the Toronto location is flourishing, and after a recent visit, it’s easy to see why. Anchor Bar Toronto dishes

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Two Canadians Make IAVM 2018 30 Under 30 List

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Mevisha Maistry from the Shaw Conference Centre and Exhibition Place’s Andrew Landrigan have been named to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) 30 Under 30 class of 2018.  The list celebrates venue professionals from around the world employed in