Vancouver among North America’s top meeting and convention destinations

Press Release Vancouver has been ranked one of North America’s top meeting and convention destinations according to the 2018 Watkins Report Meeting and Convention Planners Survey. Considered the most comprehensive and authoritative ranking in the industry, the biennial report is … Continue reading

Will market disruption make room blocks the next casualty?

By Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM At a recent PCMA East Canada workshop in Ottawa, meeting professionals and business event suppliers came together to discuss room blocks. Consensus among the hotel sales representatives was that it is business as usual – … Continue reading

The Palais des congrès and Fonds de recherche du Québec focus on promoting the scientific community and international conventions

Raymond Larivée, President and CEO of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, Rémi Quirion, Québec’s Chief Scientist, Dr. Pavel Hamet, President of the Ambassadors Club, and Hany Moustapha, Vice-President of the Ambassadors Club, at the signing of the partnership agreement. … Continue reading

PCMA announces proposed 2017 Board Officers and Directors

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Nominating Committee met on August 23, in Chicago, IL and reviewed, in detail, a number of stellar nominee applications for the 2017 open board officers and directors positions. After careful due diligence and deliberation, … Continue reading

Meetings industry report ranks Vancouver top convention city

Top ranking attributed to Vancouver’s leading service industry When international associations and corporations select cities in which to host their meetings, most rely on evaluations and recommendations from their industry colleagues – and the Watkins Research Group’s biennial Meeting and … Continue reading