Event Operations

  • A new sheriff in town: Canada’s anti-spam legislation

    There’s a new sheriff in town for anyone involved in email marketing in Canada. Its name is Bill C-28. It’s been setting up shop over the last year. Its main purpose is to enforce the email behaviour that will soon be expected of you.

  • Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto introduces new meeting spaces and event services

    The recently-opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, introduces to Toronto a selection of international-caliber meeting space and services worthy of one of the world’s great financial capitals. The hotel’s 12,000 square feet of meeting space includes two floors of sunlit facilities and an expansive President Suite – the largest and highest in all of Toronto – that provides an ideal setting for the most elite summits and presentations.

  • Beyond boundaries: Speaking across cultural differences

    Recently I was listening to a presentation made by a Canadian speaker at a conference in California. The audience was entirely American, and after being introduced as a Canadian, the speaker said, “There is one very big difference between speaking to a Canadian audience and speaking to an American audience.” He then began the substantive part of his speech. Almost immediately, he was interrupted by an audience member who abruptly yelled out, “Hey! What’s the difference?” The speaker responded, “That’s the difference!”

  • How to save money and the planet with multi-sponsor promotions

    Have you ever gone to an event and received no less than four tote bags? Or maybe three mugs? I have. It can happen when multiple event sponsors’ donated promotions are not coordinated and each sponsor brings whatever they want. This is such a waste of resources, both financial and environmental. And it definitely isn’t something that attendees want.

  • Setting the tone: A Planner’s notes on attending a sombre event

    Not too long ago I attended an event which was quite sombre in nature. After it ended and I started back home on a four-hour drive, I had plenty of time to analyze the event with the final realization that a minor miracle had happened: a flawless celebration and tribute to the life of a remarkable man. There was little time to coordinate it all – only hours in fact.

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