Special Events & Conferences

  • PCMA transforms traditional education model at Toronto conference

    The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) will be experimenting with a live case study in content delivery at the PCMA Education Conference in Toronto, June 22-25, 2014. The first day of the conference will follow a more traditional design format with general session speakers and breakout sessions. The second day is when PCMA will unleash its new open-spaced learning format, developed in collaboration with George P. Johnson. One room will play host to the entire conference day, with nine separate…

  • Staying connected: An eventful summer for CanSPEP members

    Imagine that a conference attendee walks up to your registration desk and suddenly drops to the ground. What would you do? What if your parent, your spouse or even your child experienced a medical emergency? Would you know what to do? On May 10, CanSPEP offered CPR Certification training to 20 people comprised of both planners and suppliers. Our gifted speaker, Geoff MacBride, CPR Instructor and EMS consultant, taught us how to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) to both adults and…

  • Largest convention in Vancouver history announced for 2025

    The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous selects Vancouver for the 2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous Vancouver will welcome 48,000 people from around the world for the 2025 International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. This will be the single largest meeting ever held in the city with a footprint spanning both the Vancouver Convention Centre and BC Place Stadium. The news was announced on November 4 during the General Service Board Meeting at the A.A. General Service Office in New…

  • Inukshuk – A creative way to incorporate a meeting theme and message

    At a recent global sales meeting for one of our major clients, showcasing the host city was an important element in the meeting theme. In this case, Toronto was the host city, and team-building activities such as attending a Toronto Raptor’s basketball game and exploring Toronto’s unique underground walkway called PATH were just some of the offsite activities our corporate meeting planners coordinated. However, the challenge was determining the best way to carry the theme through in the messaging of…

  • Planning for success: News and views from Canada’s entrepreneurial event management industry

    CanSPEP Report Continuing with its strategic plan for 2013, CanSPEP has many new options for its members, partners and the profession in general. During the 16th annual conference, held this year in Fredericton, N.B., suppliers and planners gathered from February 28 to March 2 to learn, network, make new connections, revitalize old connections and yes, have a lot of fun! With an amazing committee of volunteers at the helm, this year’s conference theme was WIRED: Where Independents Reconnect, Energize and…

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