Meetings Canada



MCI Releases Global Engagement Index Findings

September 1, 2016 by douloff

GENEVA — Members and customers rate highly their association’s performance in creating a wide array of products, but rate these same products as offering only marginal value to them personally, with the exception of certifications. This was one of the key


Calgary Connecting Meeting Industry Counterparts

October 23, 2015 by Lori Smith

The Convention Centres of Canada (CCofC) and the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) are interlinking their upcoming, Calgary-hosted annual conferences. Both conferences are being held at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. The CCofC is taking place October 27-28th, 2015 overlapping with CSAE, which runs


Ask An Expert - Addressing Declining Membership

March 11, 2015 by Lori Smith
Meredith Low, Meredith Low Consulting

Q. I’m an association planner and I’ve watched my association’s membership decline over the last few years. A decline in membership has meant fewer attendees to our events and a smaller budget to work with. As an event planner, I


Industry Insider: The Industry Needs to Keep Changing

April 8, 2014 by Les Selby, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

BY LES SELBY, CMP CMM As we enter the second quarter of 2014, it has becoming increasingly clear that the meetings, events, and incentive industry needs to keep changing to remain relevant. The first issue that I have been following lately


Associations Predict Positive Year for Meetings and Events

March 6, 2014 by Lori Smith

Marketing Challenges International’s (MCIntl) new survey of North American associations shows that 91 per cent of association planners expect budgets to increase or remain the same for their upcoming international events. In addition, association executives surveyed report increased budgets and


Unconventional Wisdom: The Big Idea

February 18, 2014 by Lori Smith
Sandy Biback, Imagination+ Meetings

BY SANDY BIBACK, CMM, CMP For the last month or so, I’ve been involved in a new, exciting and innovative project with an organization.  Trouble is that some steps along the way have been difficult because what some of us


Meetings Mean Business Campaign Launched

January 15, 2014 by Lori Smith

Meetings Mean Business, a campaign to showcase the substantial value derived from business events, was unveiled Tuesday at the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) Convening Leaders conference in Boston, MA. “The launch of this industry-wide campaign is an exciting moment