Industry Insights

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • How event tech can help your networking event go virtual

      In our time of confinement and social distancing, opportunities to interact and grow business connections have been limited. With events being cancelled on a global scale, event tech is more relevant than ever. Our industry isn’t only working towards helping the event industry make the switch to virtual events, but also making sure that the connections that we gain from events can continue to prevail. Let’s look at how to help your networking events transition from in-person gatherings to…

  • A New Day for London Events

      London is ready to breathe new life into the meeting and events community. As Ontario re-opens and groups re-connect, Tourism London and its partners are making plans to welcome clients and business events back into its borders. “We’re eager to get back to what we do best,” says Karen Dowhan, Director of Conventions with Tourism London. “All of our hospitality partners are excited to help planners bring their people back together and build back those relationships with genuine human…

  • Post-pandemic F&B: Evolving service at the Palais des congrès

      The world has changed. What will F+B service look like in the coming years? How will food and beverage (F&B) services evolve in the post-pandemic? It’s an important question for the meeting and events community, and one that the Palais des congrès de Montreal has spent recent months considering as it moves closer to a “new normal”. “Food is life. Not only is it vital for our bodies to survive, it’s also a vital part of how we gather.…

  • Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Prepares a New Experience

      Q&A with Bertil Fabre, GM After a year of lockdowns and skeleton crews, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal is eager to get back to doing what it does best. With economies re-opening, we reached out to Bertil Fabre, General Manager with the iconic Montreal venue, to get his perspectives on past challenges and future opportunities. Is it safe to say the last year has been challenging? Absolutely. It’s been an experience of a lifetime. We were planning to have our…

  • Reasons to Make Mississauga Your Event Destination

      Mississauga is ready to make an impression in the meeting and events community. After decades of fostering its business and cultural communities, the City is ramping up efforts to attract and welcome local, domestic and international events of all scale and size. “We’ve been hosting sport groups and championship events from around the world for years, but as the new official DMO for Mississauga we are ready to expand beyond sport and invite business events and conferences to our…

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal Honours its Ambassadors

      In-person galas may be limited or on-hold, but that didn’t stop the Palais des congrès de Montréal from rolling out a (virtual) red carpet for the Ambassadors who have helped attract groups worldwide to the reputed venue. On May 13, the Palais turned its spotlight on six well-known Montréal envoys during its virtual Ambassador Club Recognition Awards Gala. The free and bilingual event was hosted by Rebecca Makonnen. It took shape over a 60-minute virtual magazine format featuring Club…

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