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Redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge Opening in New YYT Terminal

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada will open a redesigned Maple Leaf Lounge located in St. John’s International Airport new terminal east expansion area (YYT) this fall. The new Maple Leaf Lounge will have 77 per cent more square footage, 46 additional seats, and

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Registration Open for SPINCon 2018

July 11, 2018 by Lori Smith

Registration is now open for SPINCon, SPIN:Senior Planners Industry Network’s annual conference. The 2018 edition of the conference is being held November 11-13, 2018 at The Don Cesar in St. Petersburg, FL with hosts Visit St. Pete/Clearwater (VSPC). “Each year SPINCon

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Hosts Global Holds First Forum in Europe

July 4, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hosts Global (Hosts) crossed “The Pond” and welcomed more than 200 clients and hospitality industry professionals to Belfast, Northern Ireland for its sixth annual Hosts Global Forum, which was held June 21-24, 2018. “The Hosts Global Forum is our annual

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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

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Air China and Air Canada Sign Joint Venture Agreement

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air China and Air Canada have signed the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and North American airline. The agreement was signed by Jianjiang Cai, chairman, Air China, Zhiyong Song, president, Air China, and Calin Rovinescu, president & CEO,

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Solid Attendance and Superior Fundraising at WEC18

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Visit Indy played host to 2,200 planners and suppliers at this year’s World Education Congress (WEC), MPI’s flagship event. Held June 2-5, 2018 at the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana,

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CAEM 2018 Annual Conference

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Canadian Association of Exposition Management (CAEM) WHAT: Annual conference including pre-conference activities, cutting-edge speaker line-up, three super fun evening events, and an inspiring tradeshow—ExpoCAN 2018. WHEN: June 24-26, 2018 WHERE: Blue Mountain, Collingwood, Ontario REGISTRATION OPEN

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GBTA Western Canada Business Travel Symposium

May 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) WHAT:  2018 Western Canada Business Travel Symposium – This event is an evolution of the GBTA Canada Energy, Resources & Marine Symposium that has taken place in Calgary from 2014-2017. This year’s symposium will

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MPI Expands CSR Efforts at World Education Congress

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is expanding its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts for its World Education Congress (WEC 2018), being held June 2-5, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thee association’s efforts will support local charities and help create a model and methodology

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2018 Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET)

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

WHO: CanSPEP – Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners WHAT: Seventh edition of the Meetings Industry Euchre Tournament (MIET)—an evening of cards, draws, raffles, delicious f&b and fun to raise money for cancer research at The Princess Margaret Hospital. WHEN:

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SITE Canada and M+I T Partnering on Incentive Travel Market Survey

May 2, 2018 by Lori Smith

Meetings + Incentive Travel (M+IT) in partnership with SITE Canada and with the support of the SITE Foundation is conducting a comprehensive survey of the Canadian incentive travel market. A link to the 2018 M+IT–SITE Canada Incentive Travel Market Survey

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New Air Canada Service Connects Montreal to Southern Ontario

April 25, 2018 by Lori Smith

Air Canada will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights from Montreal to the southern Ontario cities of London and Windsor on July 2, 2018. “We are pleased to expand Air Canada’s domestic network from Montreal into the growing southern Ontario