News & Articles - convention centre

  • Six Considerations Before Hosting a Live Event in the Coronavirus World

    With Alberta greenlighting indoor trade shows and exhibiting events, and other provinces likely to soon follow-suit, you may be eager (and have the opportunity) to squeeze an event in before the year is out. And rightfully so! Since March, the events industry has made do with virtual options, which, although effective, do not compare to the magic of a live event. But much has changed since pre-COVID-19. Where do you start? Here’s what you should consider as you embark on…

    Event Operations

  • City Council Throws Winnipeg Convention Centre Financial Lifeline

    Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre is getting a much-needed injection of cash. City council has agreed to loan the 260,000-square-foot facility $7.5 million to help keep it afloat during the COVID-19 economic downturn. The financial assistance will go toward covering losses that may continue through to next year. The city-owned convention centre has experienced cancellations and postponement of events that have devastated operations. Councillors who voted in favour of the loan guarantee say they did so because the downtown convention centre is…

    Breaking News

  • New Seat Selection Tool Makes Social Distancing Simple

    Seats.io has released an advanced social distancing seat selection tool to assist with the reopening of the events industry and help rebuild consumer confidence. Unlike static solutions that already exist, like blocking seats before showing the floor plan, the tool allows event organizers to apply social distancing rules in real-time when ticket buyers select their seats online. For instance, they can indicate how much social distancing is required for an event, depending on the location, or how many people in…

    Breaking News

  • Caesars Windsor Resort & Convention Centre

    This outstanding venue, along with a world-class team, and exceptional service will set the stage for an unparalleled experience for both planners and event attendees. Meeting, exhibition and banquet spaces cover over 100,000-square-feet on two levels, with functionality and flexibility in mind. Function rooms accommodate up to 2,000 people and are ideal for events both large and small, including meetings, presentations, seminars, breakout groups, dinners, galas and trade shows. Audio Visual Solutions Offering a full range of in-house Audio Visual…

    Industry Insights

  • Nestled in Western Honduras, Copán will be the ideal venue for your 2019 events

    Press Release With neoclassical architecture, narrow cobblestone streets and its proximity to the Copán Ruinas, the “Athens of the Maya World,” meeting planners should look no further than Copán, Honduras, to host their next event. This picturesque setting in the mountainous western region of the Central American country has everything needed to create an event meeting goers will not soon forget, and to accommodate larger groups, is set to debut a brand new convention centre early next year. Marina Copán hotel…

    Breaking News

  • What’s new this spring in Costa Rica?

    The country reveals event and lodging updates and its first ever convention center San Jose, Costa Rica was recently recognized as a winner in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Destinations on the Rise. Out of 25 ranked worldwide destinations, it’s no surprise that San Jose ranked in sixth place. Its cultural and nearby natural wonders provide unlimited opportunities for adventure, relaxation, romance and exploration. With an abundance of unique landscapes, wildlife and climates, there are plenty of reasons to visit Costa Rica. And starting this…

    Breaking News, Corporate Travel & Incentives, Meeting Community, Travel Tips & News

  • The Palais des congrès de Montréal celebrates 35 years

    In 1975, when a major study was released proclaiming Montréal’s tourism potential, the idea of building a convention centre was born. Eight years later, the Palais des congrès de Montréal ushered guests through its doors and hosted its first international event: The 8th International Congress of Plastic Surgery, one gathering that helped build the city’s now thriving life sciences industry. The Palais has been actively contributing to Québec’s international reputation ever since. This year, as the conference centre celebrates its 35-year…

    Industry Insights

  • New executive chef at Québec City Convention Centre

    The Québec City Convention Centre and its exclusive food and beverage partner, Capital HRS, are pleased to announce the arrival of a new executive chef as head of the biggest event-driven kitchen in Québec City. Chef Jean-Pierre Cloutier will use his culinary passion to take the Convention Centre’s reputation for excellence to new heights. “Taking over the kitchens of the Québec City Convention Centre, known both in Québec and abroad for the quality of its cuisine, is a huge challenge. I’m proud to join…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Vancouver Convention Centre: The world’s first double LEED Platinum convention centre

    The Vancouver Convention Centre is proud to announce that its iconic West building has been awarded LEED Platinum certification (version 4) for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance by the Canada Green Building Council. Coupled with its 2010 Platinum certification for New Construction, the Vancouver Convention Centre is the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world. Platinum is the highest level of LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and version 4 is the newest version of the rating system, considered “the framework…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Food and beverage: What convention and conference centres typically do wrong

    By Jeff Dover Food and beverage is an important part of a meeting, conference or convention. Many delegates rate networking as one of or the key reason they attend, and much of the networking is done at meals or on breaks. Gala dinners can be another highlight. A facility with good food and beverage is important to event convenors when choosing a venue. For the venues, food and beverage is a key component of the offering. In some facilities which…

    Event Budgeting, Event Operations, Food & Beverage

Venue & Supplier Profiles