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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

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Teneo Hospitality Releases Results of Planner Poll on Industry Issues

June 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

Budgets, greater quality control, cost and reliability of audiovisual (AV) and technical services, security of content and the challenges of meeting the increasingly complex dietary demands of a more diverse demographic are among the major concerns of meeting planners, reports

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Meliá Eliminating Single-Use Plastics in All Properties

June 13, 2018 by Lori Smith

Gabriel Escarrer, executive vice-president and CEO of Meliá Hotels International, has announced that Meliá Hotels International will eliminate all single-use plastics in all its hotels within the year. The move will see plastic bottles, cups, bags, straws and coasters immediately

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Member Voices: Tips for Planning a Wellness Event

May 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The wellness movement is hot right now. The wellness travel market is also growing; as of 2015 it represented $563 billion (US). You can find wellness options virtually anywhere these days. According to Lucia Pintea of TravelOnly, wellness cruises are

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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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GBTA Launches Podcast Exploring Business of Travel

April 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Global Business Travel Association has launched a weekly podcast called The Business of Travel, which features industry experts and thought leaders exploring a range of key issues affecting the business travel industry. Its first four full episodes covered travel safety,

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Chelsea Hotel, Toronto Celebrating "Loving Earth Month"

March 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Canada’s largest hotel, Chelsea Hotel, Toronto will celebrate “Loving Earth Month” starting from Earth Hour (8:30 to 9:30 EST, Saturday, March 24) to Earth Day (April 22) by engaging colleagues and guests to minimize environmental and social footprints. For the eleventh

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Hosts Global Launches GDPR Resource Program

March 20, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts), a strategic destination management partner for meeting and event planners worldwide, has launched a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Resource Program as part of its H-Forward initiative and in anticipation of client’s needs. “Hosts will not only be prepared

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MPI Shaking Up World Education Congress

March 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is setting aside the traditional plan for its annual  conference and embracing the concept of experience creation for the 2018 edition of World Education Congress (WEC), being held June 2-5 at the Indiana Convention Centre in

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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

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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

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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