Meetings Canada



PCMA Reports Record Attendance at Convening Leaders 2017

March 1, 2017 by Lori Smith

Convening Leaders 2017 drew 4,175 delegates, making it the most successful edition of the conference ever, reports its organizer, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association). The conference was held January 9-11 at the Austin Convention Centre in Austin, Texas. In addition to


How to Help People Attend Your Event

March 23, 2016 by SARAH LOWIS, CMM, CMP

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Ultimately, going to a professional development event or international conference is about building knowledge and making valuable connections. These are the things that power the


Asked + Answered - Trade Shows NOT Passé

February 25, 2015 by Lori Smith
Serge Micheli, Executive Director, CAEM

In her last Unconventional Wisdom blog, Sandy Biback, CMM CMP wondered if trade shows were passé and asked for thoughts on the subject. The Canadian Association of Exposition Management and International Association of Exhibitions and Events took her up on


Rising budgets challenged by increasing costs, reports MPI

February 18, 2015 by Lori Smith

The winter 2015 edition of Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) Meetings Outlook finds that the industry is generally healthy but planners will have to sharpen their pencils as costs on the supply side outweigh increases in budgets and lead times remain short. Key


American Express Releases 2014 Meetings & Events Activity Forecast

November 6, 2013 by Lori Smith

American Express Meetings & Events forecasts meetings spend per organization across all regions will be flat or decline slightly in 2014. Its recently-released 2014 Global Meetings Forecast reveals that industry activity is stabilizing after two years of modest gains. Factors