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Member Voices: 5 Reasons to Consider an Independent Event Planner

February 21, 2018 by Christian Garceau

Every day in every city and town across the world, hundreds of events are taking place. From the hotel ballroom to the art gallery, professionals from every industry are meeting for myriad reasons: AGMs, corporate launches, fundraisers, symposiums, and team-building


Member Voices: Really - A Career in Event Planning?

February 15, 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


Hosts Global Launches Volunteer Program

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner to more than 300 DMCs worldwide, has launched a paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program. “Our people make a difference every day,” said Jennifer Patino, DMCP, chief executive officer at Hosts Global. “We understand it’s


Canadian Makes SPIN's Inaugural 40 Over 40 List

November 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Professionals Industry Network has released the names of its inaugural SPIN: 40 Over 40 honourees—a list of industry role models, influencers, innovators and pioneers that includes Arlene Schilke, CMP, managing partner of Timewise Event Management and president of the MPI


IMEX Launching "She Means Business" Event

November 10, 2017 by Lori Smith

She Means Business, a half-day conference exploring challenges affecting women in the MICE industry, is launching at IMEX Frankfurt 2018.  IMEX Group created the event in partnership with tw tagungswirtschaft magazine.  She Means Business (#shemeansbusiness) will run on Monday, May


That's What She Said: Sexual Harrassment is Wrong #RealTalk

October 24, 2017 by COURTNEY STANLEY

Sexual harrassment is wrong. Sexual harrassment is a violation. Sexual harrassment happens all the time in the meetings industry. Google search “sexual harassment at conferences,” I dare you. This is an epidemic, and we are not talking—or doing—nearly enough about


Member Voices: Adding Value with Sponsorship Sales

October 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

As meeting professionals, we add value by taking care of everything clients need to host successful events. Did you know that can also include finding sponsors? Why events need sponsors We know that B2B and B2C events need sponsors for the


IncentiveWorks 2017 Delivers Connections and Education

August 31, 2017 by

Nearly 1,400 supplier representatives played host to more than 2,300 meeting and incentive travel planners at IncentiveWorks 2017,  which was held August 22-23, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. IncentiveWorks is the Canadian business events industry’s largest and leading


Meetings + Conventions Calgary Sponsoring DES Scholarship Opportunities

August 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

PCMA’s Digital Experience Institute (DEI) and Meetings + Conventions Calgary announced scholarship applications are now being accepted for the Digital Event Strategist (DES) course and certification exam. The deadline to apply is AUGUST 24, 2017. The scholarships support meeting professionals


What Will Your Obituary Say? #RealTalk

August 10, 2017 by COURTNEY STANLEY

I wish I had been nicer to my team. I wish I had stood up for myself. I wish I had left before they asked me to leave. Stop wishing. Start doing. I wonder, what will your obituary say? How