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  • Destination BC Launches Digital Mentorship Program 

    Destination BC

    Destination BC is helping tourism businesses to “Power Up” across the province through a new digital mentorship program which will award successful applicants a digital service package valued at up to $5,000. The Power Up! application-based program will provide 75 eligible B.C.-based, small and medium sized tourism businesses, sole proprietors, and non-profits across the province with free access to digital audit and technical services designed to improve their digital marketing activities and use of technology. “Power Up is the latest…

  • Ken Jattan joins GSS Security

    Jattan

    Ken Jattan has joined GSS Security as consultant, special events and crisis management. His extensive knowledge of venues as event spaces is an invaluable addition to the security planning process. With more than 30 years in the exposition and events industry, Jattan’s experience spans across the fields of event management, customs and logistics, and registration and hospitality across Canada and the US. Jattan is an active member of the Canadian Association of Exposition Management  and has volunteered his time on…

  • Halifax Convention Centre Events Continue to Grow this Fall

    Halifax Convention Centre

    The Halifax Convention Centre will host more than 50 events this fall as the list of in-person meetings and conventions continues to grow. “We have been working closely with our clients to plan their events and get back to doing what we do best – welcoming guests to Halifax and Nova Scotia, “ said Carrie Cussons, president and CEO of the Halifax Convention Centre. “Events play a critical role in driving economic and community vibrancy and supporting our province’s recovery,…

  • Nova Scotian Hotel Voted Best in Canada

    Cabot Cape Breton has tied with Fairmont Banff Springs for Best Canadian Hotel in Hemispheres magazine’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards. “This recognition is a testament to our dedicated team who are committed to delivering exceptional service and helping guests create memories that will last a lifetime,” says Ben Cowan-Dewar, CEO and co-founder of Cabot. Located on more than a mile of sandy beach along the coast of Cape Breton Island, N.S., Cabot Cape Breton has garnered international acclaim as one of…

  • Submissions Now Open for EIC Global Recognition Awards

    The Events Industry Council (EIC) is now accepting submissions for its Global Recognition Awards. Held annually, the awards honour event professionals from all levels and areas for their exemplary achievements within the global business events Industry. There are four awards categories this year: Hall of Leaders, Social Impact, Adaptation and Innovation, and Pacesetter. The Hall of Leaders Award recognizes lifetime achievement for those that have had a legacy impact on the global business events sector. The Social Impact Award recognizes…

  • Porter Airlines Restarts Service Months after COVID Groundings

    Porter Airlines has returned to the skies after being grounded for almost 18 months due to COVID-19 public health and travel restrictions. “We currently have over 900 team members who have put in countless hours to get everything ready for our return to service, with more being recalled or hired every week,” said Michael Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. Flights to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Thunder Bay, Ont., were the first to resume on Sept. 8, followed by…

  • Air Canada Enhances Trip Planning Tool for Customers

    Air Canada has expanded its Travel Ready hub, an interactive online tool to help those flying with the airline plan and prepare for upcoming trips. “We continue to develop practical solutions to help our customers be travel-ready, wherever they want to go. This includes assisting them in navigating the changing entry requirements set by countries in our global network by making all relevant information available in one convenient place,” says Lucie Guillemette, executive vice-president and chief commercial officer at Air…

  • Election 2021: How the Parties Compare on Issues that Affect Events Professionals

    The countdown is on until Canada’s federal election — the first-ever held during a pandemic. Where do the parties stand on key issues that may affect meetings and events professionals? Here’s a breakdown (as of Sept. 7) of each platform, as it relates to the industry. Canadians can cast their vote Sept. 20. Advancing polling begins Sept. 10. Bloc Québécois The Bloc has called for a study of the impact of bankruptcies on small and medium-sized businesses, and would like…

  • Final IMEX Buzz Day Aims to Help Create Trend Watchers

    Business event professionals can learn how to become trend watchers and create products, services and campaigns tailored to future needs at the next IMEX Buzz Day. Taking place Sept. 15, the free virtual experience features panel sessions about what lies ahead in the world of business, events and technology. “Predicting and responding to the future business landscape can sometimes be difficult but it’s always essential,” says IMEX Group CEO, Carina Bauer. “Our exciting range of experts have a laser focus…

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