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IncentiveWorks reorganizes media properties, big announcement coming August 14

July 19, 2018 by NEWCOM MEDIA INC.

TORONTO, Ont. — Newcom Media, the parent company of the IncentiveWorks Show (August 14-15 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre), today announced a reorganization of brands under its umbrella. MeetingsCanada.com, the online buyers’ guide, e-newsletters, and Hall of Fame program will

Opinion

Don Appetit! Madrina Elevates the Tapas Experience

July 18, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Madrina’s inventive and refined modern tapas raise the bar on Spanish cuisine in Toronto. The restaurant launched in late June in Toronto’s Distillery District, in the high-ceilinged space formerly occupied by Tappo. Assorted shades of red and orange — for

Opinion

Don Appetit! Black Angus 2.0 Launches

July 13, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Black Angus, the Etobicoke restaurant that has fed guests splendidly for more than half a century, has relocated, reopened and reinvented itself in a snazzy, 6,000-square-foot street-level space in Bloor Islington Place office tower, in Toronto’s west end. The move

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PCMA Launches New Crisis Communications Guide

July 12, 2018 by Lori Smith

PCMA has launched a new guide for business event strategists on how to confidently handle communications around a crisis situation. Today’s 24-hour news cycle means that opportunities for the wrong messages to leak out are ever-present, making communications planning an

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Québec City CC Wins Bid to Host World Magic Championships

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Québec City Convention Centre and the Club de magie du Québec have won the bid to host the 2021 World Championships of Magic, held by the International Federation of Magic Societies (FISM). The news was announced by Domenico Dante, president, FISM,

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Cuba Rolling Out Nationwide WiFi Coverage

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cuba Tourist Board reports that a progressive rollout of nationwide WiFi coverage is now underway on the island. Speaking at FIT Cuba, a major international tourism fair held in the Villa Clara Keys in May, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero

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Marriott Inks Deal to Introduce AC Hotels Brand to Australia

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International Inc. has signed an agreement with Melbourne-based property development company Capital Alliance to introduce the AC Hotels by Marriott® brand to Australia. The 200-room AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank hotel is expected to open in 2020 as part of

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Registration Open for SPINCon 2018

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Registration is now open for SPINCon, SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network’s annual conference. The 2018 edition of the conference is being held November 11-13, 2018 at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL with hosts Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC). “Each year SPINCon

Opinion

Industry Insider: Should Canadian M&E be more political?

July 11, 2018 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

My mother always told me not to discuss politics or religion with people you didn’t know.  Good advice to avoid any conflict, but I am going to ignore it for this blog. Last month the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the

Opinion

Don Appetit! Figures — Comic-Book Décor, Serious Kitchen

July 9, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Outfitted with a comic book-themed décor, Figures resto-lounge opened in early spring, 2017, in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. From the moment you enter the small, comic-covered lobby and press a big red button that opens the doors leading to the snazzy

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Inclusion-Focused Education Program Being Developed by MPI

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is developing new education and resources to help meeting planners design more inclusive experiences. The association announced the initiative at its 2018 World Education Congress (WEC), held June 2-5 in Indianapolis, Indiana. As part of the

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Quebec City Convention Centre Posting Strong Numbers for Summer 2018

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

This summer the Québec City Convention Centre is hosting more than 8,000 Canadian, American, and international delegates attending nine national and international conventions. These business tourists will have an estimated economic impact of more than $12 million. “The Québec City