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  • Québec’s Delta Hotels by Marriott, Mont Sainte-Anne, Resort and Convention Center Undergoes Renovations

    Delta Hotels by Marriott, Mont Sainte-Anne, Resort and Convention Center, located at the foot of Québec City’s iconic Mont-Saint-Anne ski resort and 30 minutes from the Québec City Convention Centre, is set to unveil the outcome of its major renovation project. “When we acquired the resort several years ago, we wanted to revamp it to cater to modern-day guests,” said Sébastien Roy, general manager at Delta Hotels by Marriott, Mont Sainte-Anne, Resort and Convention Center. The resort’s management team built a…

  • Four Seasons is Helping Event Planners Foster Connections with Hybrid Meetings

    Industry-leading multi-broadcast, hub and spoke, video conferencing, and gala to-go offerings allow hosts and planners to create memorable experiences while maintaining guest health and safety every step of the way. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is making it easier to bring people together by combining in-person and virtual settings in a re-imagined meetings and events offering. Hybrid Meetings by Four Seasons combines creative design with the latest audio-visual technology, and a commitment to health and safety. While the meetings and events landscape…

  • Anchor Audio Expands Presence in Canada

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    Canadian firm DataVisual Marketing has been chosen as an official Anchor Audio distributor and representative. Anchor Audio, a leading manufacturer of portable PA systems for education, hospitality, government, and religious markets, has strengthened support of its rapidly growing Canadian presence with the appointment of DataVisual as distributor and representative. Alex Jacobs, CEO, noted in a press release that DataVisual will be responsible for marketing the entire Anchor product line. Headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, with offices located across the country, DataVisual is Canada’s leading distributor…

  • MPI Publishes Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook Report

    Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest meeting and event industry association, published its spring 2021 Meetings Outlook, a future-focused quarterly report that identifies new trends and innovations. The publication allows planners to budget and plan accordingly, and ensures a strong foundation for building sound strategies that keep businesses on paths to success. While this quarter saw the largest positive overall business projection in the history of Meetings Outlook, meeting and travel professionals are still contending with complicated prioritization (privacy versus safety) and ongoing furlough…

  • PRA Partners with SafeAccess

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    PRA is partnering with SafeAccess, a secure, cloud-based health and safety screening platform designed to help event organizers create, maintain, and communicate health and safety policies and procedures. The partnership enables PRA to provide best-in-class solutions to its clients for approaching events of today and in the future. Coupled with a comprehensive risk-mitigation solution suite, the SafeAccess health and safety platform helps provide safe in-person experiences while effectively addressing risk, liabilities, and compliance needs. Event attendees, staff, and vendors can…

  • Calgary Convention Centre Expansion Project Construction Now Underway

    Crews have broken ground on the $500 million BMO Centre expansion at Calgary’s Stampede Park in the city’s developing culture and entertainment district. “We are thrilled to see this project move into the construction phase on schedule,” said Kate Thompson, president and CEO of the Calgary Municipal Land Corp. (CMLC). “I believe it’s just the beginning of big, positive change for this district and downtown Calgary as a whole — something that’s going to be galvanizing for our city, which, as…

  • CIHP Trade Show Veteran to Retire

    Elizabeth McCullough is retiring as general manager of trade shows at the Canadian Institute of Heating and Plumbing (CIHP), effective June 30. “On behalf of the CIPH board, her teammates and the general membership, we salute the 24 years of service Elizabeth has provided to CIPH,” says CIPH president and general manager, Ralph Suppa. “We wish her good luck on her retirement as she steps into this new and exciting phase of her life.” McCullough first joined CIPH in 1992,…

  • Winners of VEI’s Virtual and Hybrid Event Awards Announced

    Event professionals from around the world tuned in to watch the Virtual Events Institute’s (VEI) first-ever Virtual and Hybrid Events Awards on April 22. Broadcasted from ExCeL London and Anna Valley’s hybrid event studio, accolades were presented across 15 categories. Awards’ entries were judged by a panel of 47 industry leaders, comprised of a diverse mix of corporations, associations, exhibition organizers and agencies. The judges came together for a combined total of 200-plus hours to determine the winners, runners-up and…

  • GBTA Revises Dates for ‘Back to Business’ Travel Event

    The world’s largest business travel association has pushed back its annual convention to late fall. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) decided to change the dates to Nov. 17-19, after taking into consideration feedback from members, exhibitors and sponsors, and in recognition of the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global travel sector. It will still take place in Orlando, Fla. “This shift allows us to better accommodate all our members, especially those travelling from outside the U.S.,…

  • UFI Launches New Certification Program for Trade Show Professionals

    The Global Association of the Exhibitions Industry, UFI, has launched a new accredited designation for trade show professionals. The UFI Certified Professional (UCP) is a self-paced, fully customizable program offered to both members and non-members. It includes existing UFI programs as well as modules offered by a network of global educational partners. Additional benefits beyond the classroom include networking, specialization and career development. “Our members have been requesting a UFI endorsement of our education, so they can signal to employers…

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