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  • Escents Aromatherapy announces partnership with Air Canada

    Escents Aromatherapy is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Air Canada to provide its Executive First Class passengers with natural in-flight amenities. Beginning this month, passengers will receive a complimentary three-piece kit featuring one of Escents’ signature collections – Breeze.

  • Four secrets to attracting top-notch leads at tradeshows and conferences

    Attracting people to a booth is usually not the problem. There are thousands of edible and visual enticing things to which people can be drawn. By attracting people who are looking for something free, you are not able to effectively identify, engage and nurture those high quality leads. These types of problems are all too familiar to event solutions companies who coordinate tradeshows, conventions and conferences.

  • Top seven benefits of working with a Convention and Visitors Bureau

    When working with meetings industry organizations, it has surprised me how little corporate meeting and event planners usually take advantage of the services offered by tourism offices – a.k.a. Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) or Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs). Even planners who organize multiple events and have relationships with large hotel companies through a national or global sales office tend overlook the benefits of working with a destination CVB.

  • Speakerfile launches first online marketplace of speakers for the $106 billion meetings and conferences industry

    Speakerfile, a new technology platform for connecting a global community of corporate experts to the meetings and conferences industry, has successfully completed its initial phase and officially launched to event organizers yesterday. The company provides the first-ever online marketplace giving conference organizers a free, comprehensive resource to discover, evaluate and book fresh, talented public speakers, the company says. More than 3,000 speakers in over 70 countries have now registered profiles on Speakerfile. The site features both professional (paid) speakers as well as industry speakers from across 190 industry sectors.

  • Le Centre Sheraton Montreal unveils $40 million transformation

    From the panoramic rooftop Club Lounge to the lower level meeting space, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal unveiled its encompassing $40 million renovation during a client and guest celebration that also paid tribute to the hotel’s 30th anniversary. All meeting space, guest rooms, restaurants and public spaces of this flagship property have been refurbished with immaculate attention to detail and guest comfort. As part of the multi-million make-over the hotel features popular Sheraton brand signature offerings including the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, Sheraton Club experience, Link@Sheraton® experienced with Microsoft® and Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance®.

  • Why you should have a safety plan in place for your next meeting

    When meeting planners think of forming a contingency or safety plan for their next meeting, they usually feel overwhelmed. Industry experts say meeting planners who ask at the right questions and do the proper research should be able to put together a plan with ease. Remember, it’s vital for every meeting or event to have a safety plan in place!

  • Maritz Travel acquires Experient

    Maritz Travel, a global leader in providing full-service meeting, event and incentive travel programs to corporate clients, recently announced it has acquired Experient, another top provider of meeting and event services to associations, tradeshows, corporations and the US government. As two of the largest and most respected companies in the meetings and events industry, Maritz and Experient now will expand their collective ability to deliver a full range of exceptional event experiences.

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