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Meetings + Conventions Calgary Honors Local Champions

January 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Conventions Calgary (MCC) honored five Calgarians with Champion of the Year Awards on January 17 at the 4th Annual Calgary Champion Awards. Presented by Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, the awards celebrate residents who are leaders in their fields

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bb Blanc Receives EventSource.ca Toronto's Choice Award

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

bb Blanc, a provider of audiovisual and entertainment experiences, has received the 2018 EventSource.ca Toronto’s Choice Award. The award recognizes the top five percent of special event industry professionals that have the highest ratings within each respective category across the

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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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Discover Halifax Names New Vice-President, Sales

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

Michelle Brenton has been named the new vice-president of sales for Discover Halifax. She brings over 20 years of sales leadership experience, including 10 years in a senior leadership role with BC Hydro. “With extensive experience leading regional and national

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Kastner Promoted to Senior Director at SAP Global Marketing

January 23, 2018 by Lori Smith

Nicola Kastner, CMP, CMM, has been appointed senior director of event strategy at SAP Global Marketing. The promotion, which was effective January 15, 2018, highlights Kastner’s depth of experience executing end-to-end event strategies, capturing new audiences and driving accelerated business growth.

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Four Seasons Expands Portfolio; Makes Residential a Strategic Priority

January 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has several openings planned for 2018, including its first standalone residential project. This year, the luxury hospitality company will open Twenty Grosvenor Square, a Four Seasons Residence, in London, England. It will also open hotels

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Peter Mansbridge Speaking at 2018 GBTA Conference

January 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Canadian news anchor and journalist Peter Mansbridge will be a featured speaker at The Global Business Travel Assocation (GBTA) Canada 14th annual conference, which is being held April 16-18, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Mansbridge’s appearance is sponsored

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SITE and MPI Sign Joint Collaboration Agreement

January 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI)  have signed an agreement formally committing the associations “to pursue future cooperation and collaboration for the benefit of business events professionals worldwide.” The agreement was signed on the

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MGM Resorts Partners with Three Square Food Bank to Fight Hunger

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

MGM Resorts International, in partnership with Three Square Food Bank, has announced a new standardized program for safe collection, preservation and service of surplus banquet food that will help reduce hunger in Southern Nevada. This new program, in which MGM

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Chelsea Hotel Adds to Executive Management Team

January 18, 2018 by Lori Smith

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, has announced the appointment of two new members to its executive management team—Todd Baril as director of food & beverage and Jeff Park as director of rooms. Park is a driven hotelier and strategic leader with 11 years

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First SITE + MPI Global Forum Draws Attendees from Around the World

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

More than 540 registered event professionals gathered from January 12-14 at Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria in Rome, Italy, for the SITE + MPI Global Forum. The forum marked the first time the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals

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Celebrity Edge Launching Ahead of Schedule

January 17, 2018 by Lori Smith

Celebrity Cruises reports that its new ship, Celebrity Edge, will be completed ahead of schedule and enter service earlier than planned. The ship, which features several unique features including the innovative Magic Carpet, will homeport in Fort Lauderdale, and make