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  • Palais des congrès getting ready to host World Cancer Congress

    Plans are actively underway at the Palais des congrès de Montréal as it prepares to host the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) World Cancer Congress, being held for the first time in Canada from August 27 to 30, 2012. The event, which was secured with the collaboration of Tourisme Montréal, will attract 3,000 cancer prevention and treatment experts from 120 countries to Montréal under the theme Connecting for Global Impact. It is estimated the World Cancer Congress will generate over $5 million for the city’s economy.

  • Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto introduces new meeting spaces and event services

    The recently-opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, introduces to Toronto a selection of international-caliber meeting space and services worthy of one of the world’s great financial capitals. The hotel’s 12,000 square feet of meeting space includes two floors of sunlit facilities and an expansive President Suite – the largest and highest in all of Toronto – that provides an ideal setting for the most elite summits and presentations.

  • Business travel boosts Toronto’s hotel sales record

    Business travel and in particular, convention and meetings bookings continue to provide solid, long-term business for the region. In July 2011, Toronto won one of the most prestigious and sought-after meetings in the world as Microsoft chose the city for its 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend, representing technology companies in 130 countries. Over 500 events take place during the conference and at least 30 hotels across the Toronto region will host delegates.

  • Starwood introduces first-of-its kind benefits for global mega travellers

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is raising the stakes in the hotel loyalty landscape to win greater share from the world’s most prolific travellers, a powerful and growing group of global mega travellers. The company announced today new benefits that make its award winning loyalty program Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) the richest elite program in the industry. The more SPG Members stay, the more choices are available and the more personalized the benefits become with standouts like lifetime status, first-of-its-kind 24-hour check-in and a dedicated Starwood ambassador who provides one-on-one service to uniquely tailor the guest experience.

  • Fairmont expands ‘Meetings that Matter’ program into 2012

    Fairmont’s Meetings That Matter charitable donation component has been extended through 2012. Planners booking a new meeting with a minimum of 50 room nights may donate 10 percent of the room revenue generated by the event to a charitable organization. Planners can determine the charity of choice, whether it is a cause that resonates most strongly with attendees, a local organization in need, or one of Fairmont’s corporate partners, which include the National Geographic Society, WWF and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

  • Site Canada announces 2012 Board of Directors

    Site Canada is pleased to announce the election of the 2012 Board of Directors. It comprises a team of proven industry specialists and veterans to continue the strong representation of Site Canada within the Site Global family.

  • New industry website for corporate meeting planners

    A new and robust industry website, Corporate Meetings Network (CMN) has recently been launched for the corporate meetings industry. This site is specifically designed for both the internal corporate meeting planner as well as for the third party or independent meeting planner.

  • Top 10 Free iPhone/iPad Meeting Apps of 2011

    Meeting planners are continuously searching for ways their attendees can become more efficient. Mobile meeting apps have proven to be effective tools in increasing productivity and providing greater mobility. With over 500,000 iPhone/iPad apps available, www.MeetingApps.com simplifies the selection process. Here are our top 10 must-have apps of 2011 for meeting attendees to consider. They’re all free, too!

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