Industry Insights

  • Québec City Q&A: A planner’s take on Québec’s capital destination

    Québec City is a go-to destination for event planners from Canada and internationally, offering a uniquely Canadian setting that not only draws meeting planners and their conference delegates, but keeps them coming back for personal vacations. Heather Dow, Senior Manager for Events & Management Plus Inc., (EM+) is among the many planners who have experienced the allure of Québec City first-hand. She has brought her events to the capital city more than a dozen times over the last decade and…

  • Exceptional Client Service is Key to Success for Event Planning

    Caesars Windsor’s experienced and dedicated Sales Team provides the professional insight and ongoing support you need to transform your event ideas into reality. Our Sales Managers’ expertise, world-class all-in-one property, state-of-the- art presentation equipment and onsite technicians, as well as the talented chefs heading Caesars Windsor’s banquet facilities, ensure any event, large or intimate, will go as planned. Natalie Lepine, Senior Manager, Resort and Hotel Sales, said, “Successful event planning is seeing the big picture as well as the minute…

  • Designing your events with intention

    By Liz Gobin, FMAV content writer. Event planners spend ample time putting together all aspects of an event from the food to the decor, the stage experience to the entertainment and to every fine detail in between. Often times, their designs are inspired by their peers, other events and industry trends; however, this can be a challenge when audiences or event objectives are different. After all, what works for someone else may not be the best solution for your event.…

  • Boutique Chic Meets Modern Comforts at Caesars Windsor

    By Caesars Windsor Modern interior renovations to one of two towers at the award-winning Caesars Windsor hotel will be wrapping up in March! With newly renovated rooms already available for reservations in the Forum tower, guests are raving about the chic new look that features upscale furnishings and contemporary decor. On trend with modern, boutique hotel design, each room as well as the hallways of every floor has undergone a stunning transformation. Renovations will extend to the Augustus Tower with full completion…

  • Events in the age of disruption

    Montreal is a city in the midst of a boom. With its vibrant tech scene, bustling nightlife and well-earned reputation as a culinary mecca, Canada’s unofficial arts capital is teeming with culture and opportunity — and no one is feeling that positive vibe more than Robert Mercure, president and CEO of The Palais des congrès de Montreal. “This city is really breaking out,” the Montreal-native said. “I haven’t seen this kind of energy and appetite for our city since, frankly,…

  • All 777s at Caesars Windsor: The Ultimate Choice for Events

    Caesars Windsor hits all 777s when fulfilling your meeting and convention needs. With unparalleled service and world-class facilities, there are dozens of reasons to make our facility your ultimate choice. Over one-hundred-thousand square feet of customizable convention and meeting space, stunning facilities and state of the art multi-media equipment with onsite support are just the beginning. Here are the top seven reasons Caesars Windsor stands out above the rest: Award-Winning Accommodations. Caesars Windsor is the only CAA/AAA Four-Diamond hotel in…

  • Venue Spotlight: Québec City Convention Centre

    There’s no one formula for the ideal event venue. In the case of the Québec City Convention Centre, however, there is an optimal blend of features, amenities and event services that make it a standout choice for planners. Opened in 1996, the Centre has become a staple of province’s capital city. The LEED Gold facility offers 300,000 sq. ft. of usable space, divided between modern conference and exhibition halls, meeting areas, lounges, a business centre, and retail outlets. The facility is…

  • Q&A with Emily Dietrich: PMCA’s “20 in their Twenties” Honouree

    This October, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) revealed its “20 in their Twenties” class of 2019, honouring the business event community’s top young professionals. Emily Dietrich, Manager of Business Events with the Niagara Parks Commission, was one of the industry trailblazers named among this year’s honourees. We sat down with her to discuss the business event management field, her experiences, and tips for getting the most out of a trip to the Niagara region. How did you arrive in…

  • Overcome Sponsorship Challenges By Defining Value

    By Liz Gobin and Anthony Vade, FMAV Gaining and retaining relationships with sponsors continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing event and meeting professionals. Over the last ten years, the industry has been subject to legislative and cultural changes that have resulted in a seismic shift in relationship dynamics. Moreover, sponsors are demanding more from their investments and trading traditional sponsorship for personalized, outcome-driven customization. This leaves planners working harder than ever to secure and retain event sponsorship.…

  • A City for All Seasons: Year-round reasons to bring an event to Québec City

    Some destinations are known for their exciting summer events, others for their outdoor winter activities and still others for their colourful spring or fall attractions. Rarer than these, however, are destinations that deliver alluring experiences all year round — and it’s these that rank high among meeting and event planners. For many, the search for an “all season” destination has led to Québec City, where annual festivals, cultural events, outdoor activities and culinary celebrations combine to offer compelling reasons to…

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