Legacy-building events: Excerpts from “Intentional Event Design, Our Professional Opportunity”

Hope is a great motivator. When we deliver a mindful experience and positively benefit others, we have a win for participants and organizations. Designing events that foster exchanges is critical to moving society forward, and always has been. Event professionals … Continue reading

Freeman Audio Visual Canada makes waste diversion championships for third year

Freeman Audio Visual Canada is proud to announce it has made the REfficient Waste Diversion Champions list for the third year in a row. The Waste Diversion Champions list recognizes companies that have reached impressive levels of reusing, buying, reselling … Continue reading

SITE Index forecasts continued growth for the incentive travel industry in 2016

2015 was one of the best years ever for the incentive travel industry, not just in North America, but also around the globe. And, 2016 is projected to be another banner year, according to the 2015 Society for Incentive Travel … Continue reading

Steps to end food waste in the event industry

All of us working in this wonderful industry know there’s an inconvenient truth – food waste. We all dislike it, yet feel powerless to stop it. According to a updated study released in 2014 by Value Chain Management International, food … Continue reading

Responding to trends: When popular culture influences the events industry

At this time of the year, we have seen excellent trend reports and predictions for 2015 from media outlets, business leaders and event and technology organizations, all in easy-to-digest formats designed to move us to action. We have learned about … Continue reading

25 ways your event can give back

Did you know… If every participant at a tradeshow in Canada helped assemble relief kits, it would benefit over two million people in need? If guests at incentive programs in Canada volunteered for just 30 minutes, it would make half … Continue reading

The International Centre announces three new corporate social responsibility initiatives

As the leading venue of choice for socially-minded businesses and individuals, The International Centre continues to demonstrate its focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with the launch of its newest sustainability initiatives. Further demonstrating its role as a leading facility … Continue reading

Green Key Global launches v2.0 of its Green Key Meetings Certification Program

Green Key Global (GKG), in partnership with MPI Foundation Canada, announces the release of version 2.0 of the Green Key Meetings Program, a comprehensive environmental assessment tool for facilities, both lodging and non-lodging, that host meetings of any scale. Developed … Continue reading

Walking the talk: Five tips for getting started with your corporate social responsibility plan

“Walking the talk”, “thinking outside the box” – both sayings make my teeth ache and a tiny vessel on the side of my head pulse ever so slightly. In fact, every time I catch myself saying or using these phrases, I envision a unicorn disappearing POOF! Continue reading