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  • Guérard Named President and CEO of Transat A.T.

    Annick Guérard has been appointed president and CEO of Transat A.T., effective May 27, 2021, succeeding Jean-Marc Eustache who is retiring. Guérard has served as Transat’s COO since November 2017. Eustache was one of the principal architects behind the creation of Transat in 1987, helping to establish the company’s vertically integrated business model toward becoming a world leader in the tourism industry. “With the crisis resulting from COVID-19, we were most happy to have been able to rely on all…

  • Virtual Meetings During Pandemic Leading to Changes in Corporate Events

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) recently published findings from a study into organizations’ corporate meetings and events strategy as a result of the pandemic, and found that the number of hybrid meetings is set to double by the end of 2021. The year 2020 will likely be remembered for virtual meetings among other things (masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing etc.), but into 2021 the trend moves toward hybrid meetings. Before the pandemic, approximately seven in 10 respondents (71 per…

  • World MICE Awards Nominees Unveiled

    World MICE Awards, the global initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) tourism, has unveiled the nominees for its 2021 programme. Nominees cover the spectrum of the global MICE industry, ranging from small companies and start-ups to global brands. The full list of nominees can be viewed here. Voting for the World MICE Awards 2021 programme opens on June 9, 2021, and runs until September 14, 2021. Industry professionals, the media, and consumers are…

  • 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…

  • What Events Industry Experts Think About the 2021 Federal Budget

    The Liberal government delivered its long-awaited budget last month, unveiling $101.4 billion in new spending. Supports were specifically promised to aid the recovery of Canada’s hard-hit tourism industry, which includes meetings and business events. It outlines $1 billion over three years for tourism, starting in 2021/2022; a $500-million Tourism Relief Fund to support investments by local tourism businesses in adapting to the pandemic; a $595-million Recovery Hiring Program to make it easier for businesses to hire back laid-off workers or…

  • 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…

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