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Don Appetit! Black Angus on Target for April Relaunch

February 16, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Black Angus, the upscale restaurant that was a fixture in west-end Toronto for more than 50 years, is on its projected target to relaunch in April in a brand new, sleekly contemporary space two blocks west of its original location.

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Marriott and Witkoff Partnering on New Las Vegas Resort

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International, Inc. and global development firm Witkoff have announced a plan to open a new integrated resort and casino on the site of the Fountainebleau Las Vegas project, the construction of which was halted by the 2009 recession. The

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ALHI Adds Swedish Property to Portfolio

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Gothia Towers in Gothenburg, Sweden, is now being represented to the North American and European meetings, conventions and incentive market by Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Together with the adjoined Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, Gothia Towers is Europe’s largest

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Fort Lauderdale Convention Centre Earns LEED Recertification

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center has earned LEED® recertification, maintaining its LEED for Existing Buildings Gold status. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the foremost program for buildings

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Don Appetit! Modus Dishes Up Creative Italian

February 14, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Since Modus Ristorante opened in Toronto’s financial district in 2011, it’s been a lunchtime and after-work go-to spot for the power crowd. After sampling chef Brett Turnbull’s modern Italian cuisine, it’s easy to see why. One night, for example, the

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Ritz-Carlton Resort Slated for St. Kitts

February 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. has signed a management agreement with The Liamuiga Corporation to open a Ritz-Carlton resort in St. Kitts. The property, which is expected to open in 2021, is a first on the eastern Caribbean island for

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Planners Predict Moderate Growth in 2018

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Planners are predicting moderate growth in 2018 thanks to favourable business conditions, according to the 2018 Winter Edition of Meetings Outlook™, Meeting Professional International’s (MPI) quarterly report on industry trends and outlooks. The report’s findings are based on a survey

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Member Voices: Really - A Career in Event Planning?

February 8, 2018 by HOLLY DOTY

In my business I regularly receive calls or referrals from candidates that believe a career as an event planner is in their future. But very few actually have what it takes to make it for the long term. I always

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Winnipeg's RBC Convention Centre Names New CEO

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Following a lengthy search, the board of directors of Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre has announced that Drew Fisher will be the new president and CEO of the centre, effective March 15, 2018. Fisher will take over the post from Klaus

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Hosts Global Welcomes Two New DMCs

February 8, 2018 by Lori Smith

Nanoek Events (Spain) and EMI-DMC Italy are the latest additions to Hosts Global’s portfolio of destination management companies (DMCs). “We are thrilled to welcome the Nanoek and EMI teams to our global consortium,” said Marty MacKay, DMCP, president of Hosts

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Don Appetit! Trios Bistro’s Inspired Kitchen

February 7, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

It had been many years since I’d visited Trios Bistro, the restaurant located off the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre’s bustling lobby, so I thought I’d drop by, to see what the kitchen was up to. Under the direction of

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Industry Insider: Why Do People Attend Your Event?

February 4, 2018 by Les Selby, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

The December issue of Convene, PCMA’s official print magazine, contained a great research piece on why attendees go to events.  The research was conducted as a follow up to a study that occurred in 2014 entitled “Decision to Attend Study