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Montreal Makes ICCA 2017 Top 20 City List

May 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Montreal is the only Canadian city to make the top 20 of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) 2017 ranking of cities by number of meetings. Quebec’s largest city tied with Rome for the 20th spot, both cities having

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Chelsea Hotel Staffer Receives HAC Inspiring Hotelier Award

February 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

Shalin Parikh, health and wellness manager at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is the 2017 winner of the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) Inspiring Hotelier Award. Parikh received the award at the HAC Conference on February, 7, 2018. He was honoured

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Tourists Love Toronto, 2017 Record-Breaking Year

January 25, 2018 by Lori Smith

Tourism in Toronto had a record-breaking year in 2017, with 43.7 million visitors welcomed to the region. For the first time, overnight visits in Toronto, Canada’s Downtown, surpassed the 15 million mark (15.5 million), joined by 28.2 million same-day travellers. Visitors to Toronto spent $8.8 billion – the

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2017 a Record-Breaking Year for PCMA

January 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) announced strong financial growth and record revenue numbers at the final press conference held during its annual Convening Leaders conference, which took place January 7-10, 2018 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The

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Meetings Mean Business Canada Meets 2017 Objectives

January 3, 2018 by Lori Smith

2017 was a good year for Meetings Mean Business Canada (MMBC). In a letter to the industry, Grant Snider, president and CEO of Meeting Escrow Inc., and the 2017 chairperson of  MMBC, reports that the board has met the objectives

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PCMA CE 2017 Canadian Innovation Conference (CIC)

November 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canada East Chapter, Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) WHAT: 5th edition of the chapter’s Canadian Innovation Conference WHERE: Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, Ontario WHEN: Sunday, November 19 – Tuesday, November 21, 2017 WINNERS: Recipients of the chapter’s

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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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Canadian Makes SPIN's Inaugural 40 Over 40 List

November 16, 2017 by Lori Smith

SPIN:Senior Professionals Industry Network has released the names of its inaugural SPIN: 40 Over 40 honourees—a list of industry role models, influencers, innovators and pioneers that includes Arlene Schilke, CMP, managing partner of Timewise Event Management and president of the MPI

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SITE Canada 2017 Education Day

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: SITE Canada WHAT: 2017 Education Day WHERE: The Boulevard Club, Toronto, Ontario WHEN: November 1, 2017 SITE Canada’s annual Education Day featured an exemplary combination of networking and education. Keynotes were presented by Tony Chapman (Stop Selling and Start Storytelling),

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MPI Toronto Holiday Fundraising Gala 2017

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is the theme for MPI Toronto‘s 2017 Holiday Fundraising Gala. The event will include a reception, silent auction, dinner, live auction and networking. The chapter’s charity of choice for the event is the Breakfast with

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SITE Canada Holiday Social 2017

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

SITE Canada invites friends and colleagues to celebrate the festive season and toast yet another successful year at its annual holiday social. The Shangri-La Toronto is hosting the gathering in its Museum Room. The evening includes exquisite appetizers, an “arm’s

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CanSPEP Workshop & Holiday Event - Toronto

November 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners (CanSPEP) invite members, friends and colleagues to celebrate the holiday season on the Rooftop of the ultra-modern Thompson Hotel Toronto. Dinner will be served at stations so networking opportunities are maximized. The evening includes