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  • Energizing Events at Palais des congrès de Montréal

      Adding health and wellness to the itinerary Engaged audiences drive successful events. And while flashy technologies and compelling content put people in the seats, adding health and wellness breaks are an easy and effective way of keeping them alert and involved. Understanding this, Palais des congrès de Montréal has welcomed Organik as the newest member of CITE, the venue’s in-house Event Lab, to help event planners turn warm bodies into active participants. “Attending an event usually means sitting down…

  • Quebec City: A hotspot for incentive travel

      Everyone likes a little recognition. And when it comes to rewarding office stars and top performers, sending them for a trip is an impactful way of rewarding good work. What makes for a memorable incentive travel destination? It’s the promise of unique surroundings, rejuvenating experiences, and entertaining adventures. It’s also a place that will be talked about long after employees gets back to work. Here, then, are several reasons employers choose Québec City as their incentive destination. Sights to…

  • Providing shelter in a time of crisis

      2020 has proven challenging for every Canadian, particularly for those who were vulnerable before the pandemic hit. Recognizing this, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent leveraged its local resources and partnerships to provide relief to community members who did not have a safe space to call home. This April, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent’s Employment and Social Services (CKESS) department transformed the John D. Bradley Convention Centre’s exhibition hall into a temporary shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. The initiative made 55 beds…

  • Hotel Vie to debut Sopra Sopra Ristorante

      Château Le Jardin’s Hotel Vie is set to take shape in Vaughan. This fall, the renowned meeting and events venue continued its plans to develop a 12-story luxury hotel at its central city location. And in addition to bringing new suites, offices, and networking spaces to the region, Hotel Vie will host the soon-to-be-famous Sopra Sopra Ristorante. “We’re excited to make Hotel Vie a reality, and include amenities like the Sopra Sopra Ristorante restaurant and wine bar,” says Carlo…

  • A Spotlight on Quebec City’s Venue Renovations

      It’s the season for fresh venue styles, views, and amenities in Québec City. Despite the challenges of 2020, several meeting and event destinations have undergone renovations in their bid to offer meeting and event planners new reasons to explore old favourites. Hotel Manoir Victoria, located in the heart of old Québec, is among the iconic venues to receive an upgrade. On June 23, 2020, the 4-star hotel revealed the results of a facility-wide renovation which included the full renovation…

  • Palais des congrès launches MTL Reunion

      Montreal’s premier venue to showcase the “future of events” 2020 has given rise to virtual meetings and remote teams, but how are these innovations shaping the future of events? This is the question at the heart of Palais des congrès de Montreal’s MTL Reunion, a virtual conference being held on October 28, 2020, that will unite stakeholders across the meeting and events community to discuss their opportunities in the “new reality.” “It’s a socially-distanced world right now, but organizations…

  • Perfecting Cuisine at Château Le Jardin

    Ask any event guest what they remember most, and chances are they’ll mention the food. This is a truth that the Château Le Jardin takes to heart with every group it serves. “Food and beverage isn’t the only factor for success, but it’s one of those things that can bring down a meeting or event if it’s done right,” says Christopher Parentela, President of the Vaughan-based venue. For Parentela and his team, “doing it right” means ensuring the Château Le…

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal Unveils Podcasting Studio

      As digital broadcasting becomes more popular and accessible, event planners are turning to podcasting as a way to build their audiences. Recognizing this, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has pulled the curtain on its Palais Média Propulsion, an in-house video and podcast studio that provides organizations with the tech to host “hybrid” digital events and create digital content. “With our new studio located in the heart of Montréal, the Palais keeps evolving and reinventing itself in order to…

  • Welcoming all Appetites at Château Le Jardins

      An event with exemplary taste is one that stays remembered. For this reason, venues like the Château Le Jardin in Vaughan, Ontario, pay equal focus to the quality of its kitchen as it does with other event ingredients. “When we ask what our clients enjoyed most about their time with us, more often than not, they’ll have our food and beverage services at the top of their list,” says Christopher Parentela, President of Château Le Jardin. “That’s not too…

  • Québec City Convention Centre Aims for Cleaning Excellencing

      The lights are on at Québec City Convention Centre. And with plans to host its first event since March 2020, the iconic venue is going great lengths to keep guests and staff safe in the age of COVID-19. “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we developed solutions to come back even stronger with safe, comprehensive event services for our clientele and staff,” says Pierre-Michel Bouchard, President and CEO of the Québec City Convention Centre. “A lot of work has…

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