Event Operations

  • The golden moment: when social responsibility becomes profitable

    Lately we have seen an influx of stories in the media about very large corporations taking large steps towards becoming better corporate citizens. Whether it’s through green initiatives, buying local food, or demanding meat from more humane sources, large companies are hearing what used to be small blips on the radar, and shouting it from the rooftops. People want better, are demanding better, and companies are listening. Of course, doing the “right thing” must also be the right thing for the business. There is that golden moment when social responsibility becomes profitable, and that’s when real change can happen. So, what’s wrong with that?

  • Uniting people through technology

    When you’re in the business of uniting and engaging large groups of people from various walks of life in the same space, there are few tried-and-true methods you can bet your last buck on: scrumptious food, great entertainment and AV technology coupled with the right digital and presentation solutions.

  • Eight great examples to enhance your meetings with virtual technologies

    The explosion of virtual meetings and events is just ramping up and is expected to triple in the next five years. Through the convergence of technology, bandwidth and mobile devices, marketing managers, sales managers and meeting professionals will see not only more “virtual only meetings” but also a wide range of “hybrid meetings,” defined as a combination of face-to-face (f2f) and virtual attendees and components. These “live-plus” virtual events will dramatically change the face of the conference meeting, event and tradeshow industries. Get ready for a wild ride!

  • Corporate Meetings Network launches Canada’s most robust and interactive directory of corporate meeting venues and suppliers

    Corporate Meetings Network has just launched an online directory developed to provide its audience of corporate meeting, travel and incentive professionals with an extensive listing of venues and services across Canada. Corporate Meetings Network knows first-hand that meeting planners desire as much information as possible about the venues and suppliers they will engage. The new Meeting Venue & Supplier Network lists many venues and suppliers in a comprehensive and easy-to-search format. Planners can source suppliers by…

  • Eight tips and tricks from three experienced corporate meeting planners

    All corporate meeting planners are constantly drowning in details, trying to get things together for the next meeting and worrying about the meeting after that one! Working “smarter” and not “harder” on their meetings, conferences, events and tradeshows is paramount to doing a great job. We gathered some of AMI’s Certified Meeting Planners together and asked them for some quick tips. Here is what they had to say.

  • Three tips for swag sponsorships for your conference or event

    At a promotional products industry expo, I was chatting with a couple of colleagues who talked about their recent sponsorship of some conference swag bags. They had agreed to provide the bags (which apparently contained giveaways) and were hoping (key word here) to get some nice testimonials about their work, all with the intent that it would lead to more business. All I can say is that I hope it works out for them because it sounded like it was quite an investment.

  • Ten critical tips for incorporating IT into your next meeting or event

    The main purpose of an event or a meeting is to have “face-to-face” engagement with the attendees. The meeting and event industry is in a transition period where event planners can increase attendee retention and maximize on extended audiences all around the world through electronic means. Anyone planning an event must be sure to let IT enhance the program, not swallow it! Events are based on “face-to-face” time with clients, peers and colleagues.

  • Hotels.com launches Club Sandwich Index to measure international destination affordability

    The club sandwich is a classic. It’s one of those comfort items on menus across the world that no matter where you are, it can make you feel at home. But this popular sandwich, like all food, can vary when it comes to price. Hotels.com® knows the cost of eating can have a big impact on your travel budget and where you decide to go. So using the club sandwich as a benchmark for food costs, the travel experts put together a list of sandwich prices in Canadians’ favourite travel destinations as revealed by the Hotel Price Index™ (HPI™).

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