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Industry Insider: Should Canadian M&E be more political?

July 11, 2018 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

My mother always told me not to discuss politics or religion with people you didn’t know.  Good advice to avoid any conflict, but I am going to ignore it for this blog. Last month the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the

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Tourism Saskatoon

June 20, 2018 by Meetings Canada

Take your time in Saskatoon – Savour a quality espresso, hike one of our gorgeous trails, and be at your conference in time for a 9:00 a.m. networking breakfast.

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Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Appoints New Director of Marketing Canada

June 14, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority (SLTA) has appointed Jeanette Faria as its director of marketing in Canada. Faria, president of JF Marketing, will support the marketing efforts of the SLTA as part of a leading, national strategy to reposition the

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Hyatt Plans to Double Brand Presence in Canada

June 7, 2018 by Lori Smith

Hyatt announced plans to expand the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brand footprint in Canada with the signing of management and franchise agreements by a Hyatt affiliate for nine Hyatt Place hotels and three Hyatt House hotels. The announcement was

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Club Med Announces Major Expansion Plans

March 19, 2018 by Lori Smith

Club Med aims to open five new resorts per year, on average, over the next five years, says Henri Giscard D’Estaing, Club Med’s global CEO and president. The company, which opened two new mountain resorts (Samoëns Morillon Massif in France

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GBTA Announces Conference Centre Stage Panels

March 9, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Centre Stage panels at the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) 2018 conference, being held April 16-18 in Toronto, will focus on cross-border security, procurement practices and the impact of business travel. “We are truly thrilled to welcome these thought

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IACC Announce Canada Chapter Copper Skillet Winners

November 23, 2017 by Lori Smith

Following a competitive one-hour challenge, Brandon Szocs of Banff Centre and Ryan Beauvais of NAV CENTRE, won the Senior and Junior Canadian Chapter Cook-Off categories respectively, of the IACC’s global Copper Skillet culinary competition. Beauvais won the judges’ votes with

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Atout France Names Director for Canada

September 15, 2017 by Lori Smith

The head office of the France Tourism Development Agency (Atout France) has recently confirmed the appointment of Mélanie Paul-Hus as director of its Canadian office in Montréal. Hired by Maison de la France—now Atout France—in 2007 as press and publications

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M+IT Expands Readers' Choice Awards Program; Opens Call for Nominations

September 5, 2017 by Lori Smith

The call for nominations for Meetings + Incentive Travel’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards is now open. The Readers’ Choice Awards program gives qualified planners the opportunity to honor Canadian suppliers that have exceeded expectations.  The 2017 program has been expanded

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MPI Rendezvous Canada

August 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

WHO: Meeting Professionals International (MPI) WHAT: Rendezvous Canada, MPI Foundation’s signature fund-raising event and the kick-off party for IncentiveWorks 2017 WHERE: Real Sports Bar & Grill WHEN: Monday, August 21, 2017

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Marriott's Convention & Resort Network Expands to 100 Properties

July 10, 2017 by Lori Smith

The Marriott International Convention & Resort Network (CRN) now includes 100 hotels and resorts throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The CRN portfolio includes properties from world-class brands such as Westin Hotels & Resorts®, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts®,

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IncentiveWorks 2017

July 4, 2017 by Lori Smith

The 26th edition of Canada’s leading conference and trade show for business event professionals is being held August 22 and 23, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario. IncentiveWorks includes multiple networking events, including the SITE Canada