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  • Palais des congrès de Montréal launches CITE Event Innovation and Technology Centre

    Staying true to its pledge to create unforgettable moments and experiences, the Palais des congrès de Montréal is introducing its CITE Event Innovation and Technology Centre. A bona fide nerve centre of creativity, this new initiative will enable organizers of events of all types and sizes to reinvent the level of experience they can offer participants thanks to the expertise of numerous local startups. “CITE is akin to an innovation clinic, where our customers can find creative solutions for their…

  • MTCC celebrates 35 years of contributing to Toronto’s success

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) celebrates 35 years of making key social and economic contributions to Toronto and Ontario on October 2, 2019. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the MTCC on October 2, 1984. Since then, the facility has been an important economic driver, a strong supporter of local business, and a place where global experts gather to share ideas, advance their field and make the world a better place. In 35 years, the MTCC has welcomed over 65…

  • Moving In: Making the best of your venue set-up

    Prepping for an event can be daunting. And while booking the venue, crafting the itinerary, and arranging guests are all essential steps, so too is ensuring that the move-in day goes off without a hitch. “A lot of upfront planning goes into a conference or meeting, but without considerations for how you’ll actually get through the doors and set up at your venue, you’re leaving a lot of chance,” says Luis Ribeiro, General Manager for Centre Mont-Royal in Montreal, Quebec.…

  • YVR increases airport improvement fee to meet future growth

    Press Release Today, in an address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, Craig Richmond, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority, announced that Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will be increasing its airport improvement fee to meet forecasted growth and ensure the airport’s long-term financial health. The AIF will increase from $20 to $25 effective January 1, 2020 for passengers travelling to destinations outside of B.C. Following the increase, YVR’s AIF will continue to be one of the lowest among the…

  • Four Seasons pop down to arrive in Toronto this October

    Press Release Four Seasons Pop Down is coming to London’s Camden Town this October with a two-night showcase of creativity and craftsmanship that can only be imagined and brought to life by the world’s leader in luxury hospitality, Four Seasons. “The heart and soul of Four Seasons is found in our people, whose unlimited creativity and generous spirit goes far beyond the walls of our hotels and resorts. Pop Down – always somewhere unexpected, always full of surprises – connects…

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal unveils series of public conferences

    Press Release The Palais des congrès de Montréal, jointly with Centre Déclic, is putting together a series of public conferences intended to bring science to a broader audience, by sharing scientific information in plain, everyday language. Titled Up Close and Personal with Science, these small intimate talks with scientists will enable participants to access scientific content without the scientific jargon and complicated formulas. By holding these events, the Palais is hoping to become a showcase for local scientists, which is…

  • Sparking Business in Québec City

    There’s more to Québec City than leisure activities and romantic retreats. Brimming with industry leaders, innovators, and collaborative opportunities, the capital city has also become an international hub for business growth and innovation. “We’re getting our name out,” says Ann Cantin, Director of Communications at Québec City Business Destination. “Québec City has always been a popular tourist destination, but more and more organizations from around the world are recognizing what this region has to offer in terms of industry connections…

  • Tourisme Montréal and Niantic announce Pokémon GO Safari Zone in Montreal

    Press Release Tourisme Montréal and Niantic, creators of the hit mobile AR game Pokémon GO, announced that Pokémon GO Safari Zone, the next massive real-world event for the game, will be hosted at Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau between September 20 and 22, 2019. The real-world event, will bring tens of thousands of Pokémon GO Trainers from all over the world to Montreal. The Pokémon GO Safari Zone represents an economic spin-off of several million dollars for Montréal and will generate demand…

  • The Metro Toronto Convention Centre appoints Ron Pellerine as GM

    Press Release The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Pellerine to the position of General Manager. Pellerine will join the MTCC team on September 16, 2019 after serving as General Manager at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Pellerine has worked internationally in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and brings extensive experience in all aspects of facility operations. Prior to the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto, he…

  • More than 1,100 British Columbians take on digital scavenger hunt celebrating the Vancouver Convention Centre

    From July 4 to August 9, the Vancouver Convention Centre invited British Columbians to take on “Convention Quest,” an online digital scavenger hunt celebrating the 10th anniversary of its West building. From Terrace to Campbell River, over 1,100 residents from 80 communities across the province accepted the challenge. Now 10 winners have been drawn to receive the contest’s top prizes. “The Vancouver Convention Centre is a world class facility that draws international convention visitors and is a gateway for people…

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