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  • MTCC Supports Local Wine and Beer

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      The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has announced that for the first time, 100 per cent of the wine and craft beer they serve will be locally sourced. This initiative reflects the centre’s ongoing commitment to support local businesses and showcase the best Ontario has to offer. “As Canada’s largest convention centre, it’s important for us to lead by example, support local businesses and make a positive impact on the region,” said David Procopio, director of food and beverage…

  • McInnes Assumes VP Role, Destination BC

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      Neil McInnes has been appointed to the permanent role of vice president, corporate development at Destination BC. For the past year McInnes has served as acting vice president, corporate development during one of the industry’s most challenging times. He consistently demonstrated his strengths and capabilities while leading the comprehensive range of core corporate activities that comprise the five areas of responsibility of the corporate development division – corporate services, people and development, research and analytics, corporate communications, and corporate…

  • Chatham-Kent home show signals return of in-person events

      In-person events are back in bloom in Chatham-Kent. This Spring, the municipality opened the John D. Bradley Convention Centre doors for the 38th Annual Chatham-Kent Home & Garden Show, launching the first physical event since 2019. “The value and power of in-person events have never been so evident than over the past two years. We are beyond excited to see B2B events back up and running, and to play a part in helping businesses and our community recover and…

  • Global Exhibitions Day Set for June 1

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      The seventh annual Global Exhibitions Day (GED) will take place on 1 June 2022. The focus will be on the irreplaceable value of physical exhibitions and face-to-face business events in creating platforms for economic growth and recovery. It will also be an occasion to network and meet other people. This day of advocacy is supported by more than 40 national and international industry associations and facilitated by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, UFI. As the pandemic recedes, the…

  • MTCC Will Host 19 Conventions Next Year

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      Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) is set to host more citywide conventions in 2023 than in most pre-pandemic years. MTCC’s strong booking calendar in 2023 signals the potential for a positive recovery for the business events industry in Ontario. The success of the meetings and events industry is vital for economic recovery. The 19 citywide conventions that are set to take place at the MTCC in 2023 will generate an estimated $219 million in direct spending economic impact for the…

  • Palais des congrès de Montréal Partners With Showcare

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      The Palais des congrès de Montréal has announced a new partnership with Showcare, event services and technology experts. By partnering with Showcare and its ultimate year-round engagement platform, the goal is to offer event organizers turnkey technological solutions for the development, production and broadcasting of outstanding virtual and hybrid events. Now that hybrid technology has become an essential part of the industry, this partnership will seek to equip associations with the support of seasoned event experts and a virtual…

  • Use Corporate Retreats To ReConnect

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      Business leaders have a problem. On one hand, their workforces are saying that they are tired of Zoom meetings and feeling isolated as they work from home, and mostly, that they miss the human connection. Leaders miss connecting with their teams in person too. But, on the other hand, employees are not keen to rush back to five days a week, 9-5pm office setting with crammed commuting and cold corporate cubicles. So how do leaders reconcile this problem? How do…

  • MPI Report Shows Optimism For 2022

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      Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has published its Winter Meetings Outlook, which reveals positive signs as well as complications for the year ahead. The report identifies new trends and innovations, allowing event planners to budget and plan accordingly. According to the report, while a balancing market reveals signs of positivity, complications such as the shifting desires of humans emerging from various degrees of societal lockdown as well as a lack of qualified staff/applicants in many meeting and hospitality roles continues to…

  • Air Canada Expands Summer Network

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      Air Canada has announced an expansion of its North American network for summer 2022 as the carrier’s recovery from COVID accelerates. With the launch of new service on four transborder and three domestic routes, as well as the restoration of 41 North American routes, Air Canada will operate to 51 Canadian and 46 U.S airports this summer and offer customers the largest network and most travel options of any Canadian carrier. New services will be launching to the U.S.…

  • B.C. Invests $21M for Tourism Projects

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      More than 50 new tourism projects throughout B.C. are receiving a total of $21.3 million. The funding aims to strengthen tourism growth and develop emerging tourism opportunities, stimulating the recovery of B.C.’s post-pandemic visitor economy. The Richmond Olympic Oval and the Shipyards in North Vancouver were among the projects to receive funding. Both destinations will receive $1 million. “The Richmond Olympic Oval is an enduring legacy venue of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games for Richmond and the country,” said Richmond…

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