Resourceful ways to stretch a small meetings budget

Meeting planners don’t generally lack original ideas for how to wow attendees. It’s fun to daydream about having a limitless planning budget and all of the things we could do, from infamous speakers, to the highest quality of food and … Continue reading

Meetings Market Survey reveals resilience and optimism for 2017

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association)’s magazine, Convene, has published its 26th annual Meetings Market Survey and the results show that the industry is in robust health: budgets for meetings and attendance at conference and exhibitions are both increased on 2015 … Continue reading

Exclusive business class travel between Toronto and Montreal

Ufly offers luxury private aircrafts allowing frequent business travellers to avoid the hassle of city traffic Ufly, a new business class travel experience, has announced that it will sell exclusive flights between the Billy Bishop and Saint-Hubert airports from Monday to Friday, … Continue reading

Tips for hiring the best keynote speaker for your next event

Hiring the right keynote speaker for your corporate event or conference isn’t getting any easier. There seems to be more speakers than ever, on just about any topic. If you Google the term “keynote speaker,” there are over 19.2 million … Continue reading

Seven tips for doing more with less

Managing budgets – developing, tracking, and sticking to them – is a fundamental skill for planners and suppliers alike. They don’t seem that hard to develop; after all, most of us have a template or checklist that includes a line item for each of the disparate elements of a meeting. After that, it’s pretty much arithmetic: 100 breakfasts at $22 equals $2,200 plus plus plus. Where’s the challenge in that? Continue reading