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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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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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Quebec City Convention Centre Appoints New Exec Chef

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Québec City Convention Centre and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Capital HRS, have announced the appointment of Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier as new executive chef of the convention centre, the biggest event-driven kitchen in Québec City. “Taking over the kitchens

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Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building Open House

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Metro Toronto Convention Centre WHAT: Open house to introduce planners to the MTCC’s $23 million modification of its South Building (enhanced digital signage, eight new meeting rooms on the 600 level, new registration area, etc.) and AV upgrades to

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Beanfield Centre Receives Eventsource.ca Award

January 5, 2018 by Lori Smith

Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place has been awarded the Toronto’s Choice Award from Eventsource.ca, an events industry planning website serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The Toronto’s Choice Award from Eventsource recognizes the top five percent of special event industry

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Halifax Convention Centre Celebrates Official Opening

December 18, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Halifax Convention Centre hosted its official opening ceremony on Friday, December 15th. “The Halifax Convention Centre will attract thousands of new visitors from around the world to our province,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It will build on our booming

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Monterey Conference Center Reopening in January

December 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Monterey Conference Center has completed a $60 million USD renovation and is reopening next month. Located in the heart of historic downtown City of Monterey, California, the centre will be a modern, LEED-certified meeting facility with more than 40,000 square feet of flexible

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Caesars Entertainment Developing Conference Centre in Las Vegas

December 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has announced plans to develop a 550,000 square-foot conference centre in Las Vegas. The facility, named CAESARS FORUM, will feature the two largest pillarless ballrooms in North America. “Consistent with our post restructuring plans, Caesars Forum is

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M+IT Announces 2017 Readers' Choice Award Recipients

November 17, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel’s readers nominated their favourite venues and suppliers and then cast 1,893 votes to determine the winners of the magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards. The 2017 winners and honourable mentions are featured in a special photo report in the

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IMEX Founder Receives ICCA's Highest Honour

November 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

Ray Bloom, chairman of IMEX Group, has received the Moises Shuster Award from the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). It is the association’s highest honour. The award was presented to Bloom at the Farewell Dinner of the 56th ICCA

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Coast Hotels Expands in Alberta

November 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

A new franchise partner at the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and the Nisku Industrial Business Park is the latest addition to Vancouver-based Coast Hotels‘ Alberta portfolio. The Nisku Inn & Conference Centre will transition to the Coast brand this month,