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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


MTCC Hosting Multiple Citywide Medical Conventions in 2018

July 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is hosting seven citywide medical conventions in 2018, three of which took place in June. Collectively, they will generate some $55 million in economic impact for the city. “Toronto has the largest life sciences sector


The International Centre Names Co-COOs to Replace Retiring CEO

June 28, 2018 by Lori Smith

The International Centre‘s vice-president, Trevor Graham and its chief financial officer, Dany Lester, will take on the roles of co-chief operating officers when the facility’s long-time chief executive officer Michael Prescott retires at the end of this month. Prescott has headed


St. John's Convention Centre Names New Executive Chef

June 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Jeremy McKinnon has been appointed executive chef for the St. John’s Convention Centre (SJCC), reports Centerplate and St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. “Chef Jeremy has created culinary masterpieces throughout Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, and Lake Louise, as well internationally


Two Canadians Make IAVM 2018 30 Under 30 List

May 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Mevisha Maistry from the Shaw Conference Centre and Exhibition Place’s Andrew Landrigan have been named to the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) 30 Under 30 class of 2018.  The list celebrates venue professionals from around the world employed in


Centerplate at BC Place Receives Top Sports Venue Award

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The onsite hospitality team at Vancouver’s BC Place is this year’s winner of the Best Sports Venue Award from Centerplate, a catering and hospitality services provider with more than 100 sports venue partners across North America and the United Kingdom.


Record Year for MTCC Boosts Toronto's Economy

May 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) boosted Toronto’s economy by generating a record-breaking $594 million in direct economic impact during its 2017/2018 fiscal year—the biggest contribution to Toronto in the facility’s history. “The excellent financial results of fiscal year 2017/18


Toronto Wins Collision Tech Conference

May 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference, is changing venues and countries. The event, which has been held for five years in New Orleans, Louisiana, is moving to Toronto, Canada. It will be held at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place,


Calgary TELUS Convention Centre Names AV Partner

May 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

FMAV has been named as the exclusive in-house audio visual partner for the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC).  “We’re thrilled to formalize our relationship with the CTCC team and look forward to partnering with such a progressive thinking facility,” said Bill


Caesars Announces Development of Resort in Los Cabos

April 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced plans to bring a non-gaming Caesars Palace beach-front resort to Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico. The hotel licensing strategy is part of Caesars’ plan to expand its brands into new global markets. The project is expected to break


GES to Provide Customs Brokerage Services at MTCC

April 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has selected GES Canada as its official service provider for customs brokerage services. Since 1999, GES has streamlined the customs process for many planners, exhibitors and facilities across Canada. As the official supplier for


Vancouver Convention Centre Appoints New Director of Sales

April 6, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Vancouver Convention Centre  has appointed Michelle Leroux as its new director of sales following an extensive recruitment search across North America. Leroux joins the convention Ccentre with 20 years of experience leading sales teams at five hotel properties across