Meetings Canada



IACC Launches Internet for Meetings Guide

September 25, 2017 by Lori Smith

The IACC’s  “Guide to Conference & Meetings Internet,” is now available online. The guide, which was launched on September 20th, enables anyone organizing a business event or meeting to successfully perform the often technically-overwhelming task of arranging and buying Internet and broadband


Member Voices: Pro-Active Planning in Events

September 12, 2017 by Michelle Planche, CMP

In the event planning business the planner’s job is the “expect the unexpected.”  Planners must take great measures to be pro-active to ensure a smooth event. Here are eight tips to setting yourself up for success. 1. Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse!


Member Voices: Sometimes things don't go as planned...

May 27, 2017 by RACHEL CLELAND, CMP

Careful consideration is always taken when planning the format of any event, but sometimes things don’t go the way you envisioned them. At a recent event, my client decided to change up the format of their longstanding awards banquet.  The


That's What She Said - Are You Single?

May 17, 2017 by COURTNEY STANLEY
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How do you find a mentor? If you struggle with finding a mentor, you are not alone. Like any other relationship, there is no magic potion that will lead you to instant gratification. Mentorship is simply a specific type of


TSE Launches New Digital Guide

May 3, 2017 by Lori Smith

Toronto Special Events has released its new digital TSEvents Venues Guide. The 74-page online guide is filled with details on, and images of, event-ready spaces and places, from historic sites, restaurants, galleries, museums, meeting and conference facilities, reception space, creative play


Industry Insider: Disruption or Normalcy?

May 25, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

I think one of the most used “buzz words” in the past six months has to be disruption.  Every article seems to be focused on the forces that are disruptive – innovative processes, changed economic realities, different technologies and new


CanSPEP Offering Event Business Building Conference

August 7, 2015 by Lori Smith

Registration is open for The Canadian Society of Professional Event Planners‘ (CanSPEP) new one-day conference on creating and building an event planning business. “Event Business Blueprint” is being held Monday, August 17th, 2015 at the InterContinental Toronto Centre, Toronto. The session line-up for


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


Leadership - The Pivotal Planning + Procurement Partnership

February 18, 2015 by Lori Smith
Julie Calvert, CMM, CMP

BY JULIE CALVERT, CMP CMM In today’s every-changing business world, remaining competitive requires a rigorous oversight of revenue management, collaboration with business partners, strategic business acumen and accountability. The 21st century planner services stakeholder interests at multiple levels of an


Unconventional Wisdom: Managing Speakers

November 28, 2014 by Lori Smith
Sandy Biback, Imagination+ Meetings

BY SANDY BIBACK, CMP CMM I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately.  It would seem that in some circles, speakers (whether keynoters or peer) are not always communicated to as they should be.  Instead of pointing fingers, I thought


Industry Insider: Where are all the High Paying Jobs?

August 13, 2014 by Les Selby, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

BY LES SELBY, CMP CMM Meetings & Conventions (M&C) magazine has just released its 2014 Salary Survey stating that the average planner is earning $72,729 USD per year (with corporate planners having the highest pay at $75,969 USD).  This is


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