Industry Insights

  • A Growing Scene: The rise of cannabis conventions and events in Canada

    On October 17, 2018, Canada will become the first G7 nation (and the second country in the world) to legalize marijuana for recreational consumption. The passing of Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, is expected to spark what many believe will be one of the most lucrative and fastest-growing industries in the country and, in so doing, grow demand for cannabis conventions and events. No doubt, it would be a mistake to underestimate the potential of Canada’s cannabis industry. The New…

  • Caesars Windsor Resort & Convention Centre

    This outstanding venue, along with a world-class team, and exceptional service will set the stage for an unparalleled experience for both planners and event attendees. Meeting, exhibition and banquet spaces cover over 100,000-square-feet on two levels, with functionality and flexibility in mind. Function rooms accommodate up to 2,000 people and are ideal for events both large and small, including meetings, presentations, seminars, breakout groups, dinners, galas and trade shows. Audio Visual Solutions Offering a full range of in-house Audio Visual…

  • Incentivized Events: The perks of planning an event in Québec City

    There are perks to selecting the right event destination — both for those who attend and those who set the agenda. And for planners who choose Québec City, those perks can add up. The aim of any meeting or event is to leave delegates with lasting memories. Herein, Québec City is home to a host unique activities that will incentivize attendance. Planning an afternoon at the École de cirque de Québec, for example, can give attendees a taste for the “centre ring”…

  • Virtual events: A new world for audience engagement

    Advances in technology have given event planners the tools to elevate their meetings and conferences like never before. In particular, innovations in audio and visual equipment have given way to virtual events in which participants can view and interact with live event content from any location around the globe, and from any device. Virtual events afford organizations an opportunity to engage with audiences on a higher level, connect with remote audiences, and allow participants to view content on their device.…

  • Québec City Industry Spotlight

    From innovators in material production to trailblazers in smart, sustainable construction, Québec City boasts a growing portfolio of industry leaders. In part two of our Québec City key Industry Spotlight, we turn the focus on three more sectors that make this capital city an opportune destination for corporate meetings and events. Insurance Québec City prides itself on being the second-largest insurance and financial service industry in Canada. Ten financial and insurance company headquarters reside between it and the nearby city…

  • Montréal Named Top Host City for International Conferences

    A new report from the Union of International Associations (UIA) ranks Montréal first among the top international conference cities in the Americas in 2017. Finishing ahead of Washington, New York, Chicago, Buenos Aires and Toronto, Montréal achieved a new record of 149 international conferences hosted last year, eclipsing the city’s previous record of 108 events set in 2005. More impressive still, Montréal hosted almost two-and-a-half times the number of events attracted by runner-up city, Washington D.C. “The excellent work by…

  • Québec City Industry Spotlight

    It may be Québec City’s dynamic culture that draws tourists to the region, but for the business crowd, it’s the capitol’s vibrant industry community that turns heads. Over the decades, the city has become a hub for major players across all key industries. In part one of this Québec City industry profile, we’re turning our spotlight on four of its driving industries. Digital Arts Imagination and innovation reign supreme within Québec City’s digital arts sector, where over 104 companies and…

  • Industry influencers shine a global light on Montreal

    As a leading destination with enduring appeal, the Palais des congrès de Montréal has always attracted the eye of event planners scouting exceptional locales for their upcoming events. But the ultramodern facility recently upped its game, announcing in April that it has assembled a group of top industry leaders from the city’s eight key economic sectors to form a new Multisector Strategic Taskforce. The Taskforce is the first of its kind for the Palais, assigned to help develop and nurture…

  • Embracing the Great Outdoors in Your Event

    Now that the warm weather is here, event planners are gearing up for a season of outdoor concerts, weddings and retreats. And surely, no matter what type of events are on your calendar, using the outdoors to your advantage can create a refreshing experience for attendees, assuming it’s done right. There is no shortage of benefits to embracing the Great Outdoors. Physical and mental health advantages include vitamin D production, which in turn increases positive moods, enhances focus, and lowers…

  • Rich heritage, dynamic cuisine: Québec City’s must-see culinary scene

    Every city has its specialties. Every region has a flavour. Discovering what makes a destination’s culinary scene unique can go a long way toward making any event pop. And in the case of Québec City, there is plenty to discover. “Québec City is a North American city with a rich European culinary heritage,” says Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier, who serves foodies from around the world from the kitchen at the Québec City Convention Centre. “Chefs here are deeply inspired by a rich…

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