Industry Insights

  • Inspiring Events in Ottawa

      The City of Ottawa is ready to reinspire. With meetings and events returning to live formats, Canada’s capital is eager to reintroduce planners to a destination packed with places to meet, connect, and engage. “It’s a fresh start for live events,” says Lesley Mackay, Vice President, Meetings and Major Events with Ottawa Tourism. “There are a lot of groups out there itching to escape their screens to see each in person again, and we’re excited to welcome them here.”…

  • Chatham-Kent home show signals return of in-person events

      In-person events are back in bloom in Chatham-Kent. This Spring, the municipality opened the John D. Bradley Convention Centre doors for the 38th Annual Chatham-Kent Home & Garden Show, launching the first physical event since 2019. “The value and power of in-person events have never been so evident than over the past two years. We are beyond excited to see B2B events back up and running, and to play a part in helping businesses and our community recover and…

  • Québec City expands its culinary horizons

      Québec City has enticing news for food-lovers. This year, the capital city welcomed several new chefs to its world-class venues, refining its reputation as a foodie capital of the world. First up is Marie-Chantal Lepage, the new executive chef at Hilton Québec’s CABU boire et manger (drink and eat) restaurant. A 40-year industry veteran, Lepage has called the shots at restaurants across the province, and most recently served at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec before retiring in…

  • The B2B/2GO Platform is an outstanding partner in any event-planning process

    You can capitalize on our Platform’s many features to provide your guests with diversified event experiences matching all their expectations and requirements. Some Sound Advice on Event Planning The virtual mode has a proven record on many fronts, chiefly in recent months. This pandemic has taught us that people can be as proactive and effective from a distance as they are in person. It is, therefore, safe to assume that virtual networking is a trend that should not end. In…

  • Open to all: Québec City Convention Centre hosts Canadian Boccia Championships

      Canada’s top Boccia athletes took the field at the Québec City Convention Centre for the  27th Canadian Boccia Championships. Held November 15 to 20, 2021, the event marked the first major Boccia event since the start of the pandemic, and the first Boccia competition on Canadian grounds since the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Added to the Paralympic Games in 1984, Boccia is a game of strategy and precision that has grown popular among athletes with physical impairments (e.g., cerebral palsy,…

  • Welcoming Events Back to Mississauga

      Mississauga is ready for brighter days. After a stretch of shutdowns and social restrictions, the City’s meetings and events providers are ready to welcome guests back for safe and memorable in-person experiences. “It’s time to move forward,” says Victoria Clarke, CEO, Tourism Mississauga. “A lot of our venues, hotels, restaurants, and attractions are ready and eager to host physical events again, and they’re taking all possible steps to ensure they do so safely.” As a destination and organization, she…

  • There’s more to Sudbury outside the meeting room

    What makes a meetings and events destination stand out from the pack? Premier event venues and services are a solid start, but for the City of Greater Sudbury, the answer also lies in providing experiences, entertainment, and tastes that rise above expectations. “We want groups to be surprised when they come here, whether that’s by discovering an after-hours networking hot spot, exploring our restaurants or breweries, or taking part in a unique activity,” says Kelly Bonnell, Major Events Development Officer,…

  • Why choosing the right event technology is important?

      With technology being integrated into nearly every aspect of events, it is now easier than ever to track and understand attendee experience. Some of the best event tech companies nowadays are those who help event planners access key metrics most efficiently. You can use the data gathered from a range of applications and event technology to tackle a range of challenges and in turn, improve future editions of your event. However, finding the right application for your event can…

  • Shaping the Future of Meetings

      Q&A with  Jean-François Tourigny, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Bit by bit, Canada’s meetings and events community is getting back to business. And while no one can say for sure what will come of pandemic restrictions, venues like the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel are cautiously optimistic that the days of robust, in-person events are getting closer. For a glimpse of what the future of meetings holds, we spoke with Jean-François Tourigny, Director of Event Planning at Le Centre Sheraton…

  • Listen Up Event Professionals: Québec City Business Destination’s New Podcast

      Québec City Business Destination has launched a new way to connect with Canada’s women leaders. This summer, the organisation recorded a podcast series spotlighting trailblazers within the business world, including the meeting and events community. “There are plenty of stories to tell about women who have demonstrated incredible leadership in their respective fields, especially over the past year-and-a-half,” says podcast host Susan Prophet, Business Development Director for Quebec City Business Destination. “This podcast is our way of giving some…

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