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Palais des congrés de Montréal Receives AIPC Innovation Award

July 6, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrés de Montréal received the AIPC Innovation Award on July 4, 2017 at the AIPC International Association of Convention Centres Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia. The Palais was recognized for its Urban Agriculture Lab and its innovations

Opinion

Convention File: Supporting City Strategy

July 13, 2015 by GEOFF DONAGHY
Geoff Donaghy, Sydney ICC, president AIPC

Convention centres are generally very big factors in both the life and built form of a city. They are major drivers of visitor traffic and, by virtue of the events they host, of a city’s economic, academic and professional reputation

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Halifax Convention Centre Makes AIPC Award Shortlist

June 24, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Halifax Convention Centre is one of 14 finalists for the 2015 International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) Innovation Award. “With the new Halifax Convention Centre opening in 2017, we needed to help planners imagine their event in a space that they

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Palais des congrès de Montréal Earns Gold

April 9, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrès de Montréal has earned the highest quality certification available to convention centres, the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) Gold Quality Standards International Certification. “We are extremely proud of this certification which speaks to the quality of

Opinion

Convention File - Changing the Perception of Events

April 8, 2015 by Lori Smith
Rod Cameron, Executive Director, Joint Meetings Industry Council

BY ROD CAMERON Ten years ago in an article titled, “Ten Things We Need to Explain about Our Industry,” we said that “we’re not tourism—we really have relatively little to do with the leisure sector that makes up the bulk

Opinion

Convention File - Delivering Dividends

February 25, 2015 by Lori Smith
Geoff Donaghy, Sydney ICC, president AIPC

A recent analysis performed by Sentis Research on data gathered on investments made to convention centres over their lifespan reveals that centres make contributions to local economies that extend well beyond the economic impact of the events they host. The

Opinion

Convention File - Working Together Increases Success

January 19, 2015 by Lori Smith
Geoff Donaghy, Sydney ICC, president AIPC

BY GEOFF DONAGHY Convention centres and their clients are both facing bigger challenges these days as they have to deal with ever more complex events and higher delegate expectations in a time of reduced resources. But the obvious solution—to work

Opinion

Convention File: What conference centres have to do to survive

July 22, 2014 by Lori Smith
Geoff Donaghy, Sydney ICC, president AIPC

Geoff Donaghy, president of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC), explains to M+IT what convention centres are doing—and have to do—to survive and thrive. Q. What are the biggest issues facing convention centres today? Geoff Donaghy: The biggest challenges

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AIPC Gives Nod to Canadian Convention Centres

July 8, 2014 by Lori Smith

The Palais des congrès de Montréal and the Ottawa Convention Centre took the runner-up spots in the International Association of Convention Centres’ (AIPC) Apex Award competition for the world’s best congress centre. In addition, the Centre des congrès de Québec

Feature

Changing Spaces: How venues are rethinking space

June 6, 2014 by Allan Lynch
Allan Lynch

The executives who oversee and sell convention centres and hotel meeting spaces universally describe the events industry as “robust”, “dynamic” and “flexible.” After enduring years of recession, the industry seems much healthier, competitive and optimistic, an evaluation which is borne

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AIPC 2014 Looking at Industry Megatrends

May 13, 2014 by Lori Smith

The 2014 annual conference of the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) will feature a series of keynote speakers looking at the industry in the context of major global issues and future trends. “AIPC prides itself on creating a highly

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Canadian Convention Centre First in North America to Achieve Gold

April 9, 2010 by Christine Otsuka

The Calgary TELUS Convention Centre (CTCC) has achieved the highest level of certification from AIPC (International Association of Congress Centres).