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Marriott Teams Up with Tech Companies to Launch Internet of Things Hotel Room

November 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Marriott International has teamed with Samsung and Legrand to launch the hospitality industry’s first Internet of Things (IoT) hotel room. The IoT Guestroom Lab – powered by Marriott’s Innovation Lab at the company’s corporate headquarters – explores concepts that have


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


Pacific World Forecasts 2018 MICE Trends

October 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

Going local, having a positive impact and veering off the beaten track are three of the trends that Singapore-based destination and event management company Pacific World says will impact the MICE industry in 2018. “Over the past several months, we’ve


Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Completes First Phase of Reno

October 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale has completed the first phase of a multi-year renovation. Rebranded in 2015, the 374-room property now has an updated exterior arrival area, and bright, airy lobby designed by Toronto-based Chapi Chapo Design. In addition, it has a new general


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


Everything is a Lesson in Trends

September 1, 2017 by DIANE JULIEN

Trends influence all aspects of our way of thinking, our way of life, our approach to the work we do, and our perspectives on just about everything. At the rate they come and go, it’s a wonder our heads aren’t


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


IncentiveWorks 2017 Speaker: Cybersecurity and Event Planning

July 26, 2017 by TIMOTHY BANKS

An event should be remembered for what it offered attendees—networking opportunities, great food, stunning location and engaging keynote speakers. It shouldn’t be remembered for the chaos at the registration desks when ransomware took the registration system down or the notice


Nashville's Music City Center Offering Free WiFi

July 10, 2017 by Lori Smith

Free WiFi service will now be available throughout Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee’s 2.1 million-square-foot convention facility. The service will be available to guests on an unlimited number of mobile devices and laptops in all meeting rooms, exhibit halls and public


PCMA Funding Research on Future and Impact of Meetings

July 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and its partner organization, PCMA Education Foundation, will be jointly-awarding research grant funds totaling more than $75,000 USD in order to advance the second phase of three major meetings industry research initiatives. BUSINESS EVENTS


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


W Barcelona Completes Reno, Opens W Sound Suite

June 13, 2017 by Lori Smith

W Barcelona has unveiled the transformation of its 473 guestrooms and suites, and the opening of the first W Sound Suite in Europe. “W Barcelona has been known for its innovative design since it first opened its doors in 2009,” said Anthony Ingham,