Meetings Mean Business Coalition goes global

American-led coalition will work with international partners to unite the meetings industry around the world The Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), a cross-industry communications and advocacy initiative, is introducing a platform for industry professionals in every corner of the globe … Continue reading

Five hot-button items for the business events industry in 2015

With 2014 squarely behind us and a clear view ahead to 2015, what can the business events industry look forward to in the months ahead? Will we be beating down old topics of debate or will we find valuable solutions … Continue reading

Canadian Economic Impact Study 3.0: Letting the numbers tell the story

What do the forestry, agriculture and entertainment sectors have in common with meetings and events? The meetings industry is on par with all these sectors in terms of their impact on the Canadian economy as a whole. But as amazing … Continue reading

The business meetings industry: Don’t bet against us, we’re much bigger than you think

Is it any wonder why I sense a very small percentage of our friends and family actually know what “we” do for a living? When I say “we,” I’m referring to the droves of people in this country that are … Continue reading

MPI Foundation Canada transitions Economic Impact Study to BEICC

Plans to unveil preliminary findings of latest report on National Meetings Industry Day In the spirit of collaboration, the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation Canada announced today it will transfer ownership of the Canadian Economic Impact Study (CEIS) to the … Continue reading

Under the microscope: Announcing the launch of the Canadian Economic Impact Study 3.0

By Bob Parker, Chairperson, BEICC This spring marks the official kick-off of the production of the Canadian Economic Impact Study 3.0 and will commence a year-long study initiated by MPI Foundation Canada to measure the impact of meeting activity on … Continue reading

BEICC update: Preparing to take on today’s important meetings industry issues

By Bob Parker, Chairperson BEICC As spring is on the doorstep, thoughts move to planting seeds for the much anticipated growing season. It is time to groom, fertilize, and prepare the fields for the opportunities ahead. The business meetings and … Continue reading

Industry update: News and views from the BEICC

BEICC held the first of many planned Town Halls at the InterContinental Hotel on October 3, 2012 and invited members of the various associations to attend. More than 30 people from a variety of associations attended to get an update … Continue reading