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MPI Names Names New Sales Leader for Canada and Beyond

December 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has appointed Julie Holmen as its director of business development covering Canada, Europe and Asia, effective December 4, 2017. Based in Toronto, Holmen will be responsible for revenue generation and management of strategic partnerships for the

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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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JW Marriott Brand Names Wellness Ambassador

December 14, 2017 by Lori Smith

JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts has partnered with health and wellness leader Nora Tobin, who will serve as the luxury brand’s wellness ambassador. Tobin is a model, certified personal trainer, and health and a wellness influencer, who has advised five-star

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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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MPI Announces 2018 Boards

December 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the approved slate for its 2018 International Board of Directors and the 2018 MPI Foundation Global Board of Trustees today. Canadians sitting on the boards are: Brent Taylor, A., CMP, CMM, Partner, Timewise Event

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Montréal Retains iCompli Sustainability Certification

December 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

Montréal has once again been certified by iCompli Sustainability according to ASTM-APEX (Accepted Practices Exchange) standards. Developed in partnership with Green Meetings and Events, the certification confirms the city’s position as an environmentally sustainable destination. Crafted by more than 300 professionals from

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Scotiabank Convention Centre Names New VP Sales & Marketing

December 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Judy Mahoney has been appointed vice-president of sales and marketing for Scotiabank Convention Centre (SCCN), the largest dedicated meetings and events facility in Ontario’s Niagara region. Mahoney will report directly to SCC president and general manager Noel Buckley. “Having held

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ALHI Adds to U.S. Portfolio

November 30, 2017 by Lori Smith

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has added five new hotels to its U.S. portfolio. The new member properties are the InterContinental New York Barclay (New York City); The Woodlands Resort (Houston-area, Texas); Hotel Contessa (San Antonio, Texas); Stein Eriksen Lodge

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Former MTCC Chairman Receives TIAC Lifetime Achievement Award

November 30, 2017 by Lori Smith

Walter Oster, former chairman of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s Board of Directors, is the 2017 recipient of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award. “It gives us great pride to see Walter receive this

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Meetings Mean Business Canada Board Elects 2018 Executive Team

November 29, 2017 by Lori Smith

Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC) has announced the election of its 2018 executive team. Heidi Welker, senior vice-president, Business Development & Industry Partnerships at Freeman Audio Visual Canada has been elected as the 2018 Chair; Clark Grue, president & CEO

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PCMA Education Foundation Announces 2018 Lifetime Achievement Honorees

November 29, 2017 by Lori Smith

Ray Kopcinski, CMP, Carrie Freeman Parsons, and Dr. Godwin Charles Ogbeide, PhD, MBA will be honored at the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Education Foundation 2018 Visionary Awards on May 2nd, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington DC. “We are

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New Chef and Look at Nita Lake Lodge's Aura Restaurant

November 29, 2017 by Lori Smith

Aura Restaurant, Nita Lake Lodge’s lakeside main dining room, is reopening in December with a new look and a new executive chef. Executive chef James Olberg comes to Nita Lake following his recent  trip to the 2017 Bocuse d’Or culinary