News & Articles - entertainment

  • Trendsetting: Developing talent in event entertainment

    By Janice Cardinale Anticipation is what drives every one of us in the event industry. At The Idea Hunter, my corporate entertainment agency, we do our best work when we anticipate the future and craft ideas before our clients are aware they need it. Our work needs to inspire, resonate and, most importantly, add real value to our clients’ businesses. When we’re successful, it’s fulfilling not only for my clients and the talent I connect them with, but for me, too. To…

    Event Operations, Speakers & Entertainment, Uncategorized

  • World-class resort in Durham region set to proceed

    Integrated gaming and entertainment project to be a cornerstone of Durham Live development The transformative Durham Live entertainment and tourism destination is a step closer to development as the proponents of a premier casino resort at the site announced they will proceed towards municipal permitting. Durham Live is a major capital investment that is expected to create a total of more than 10,000 new local jobs, while bringing a multi-dimensional cultural, tourist and commercial centre to Durham Region. The Durham…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Parq Vancouver celebration extends beyond opening weekend

    International resort destination ushers in new entertainment era in British Columbia The word is out: Parq Vancouver is the place to be. The opening weekend festivities are stretching into a full week of celebration and exploration, and with the Harvest Moon offering a show to visitors on the sixth-floor outdoor Parq, visitors are quickly discovering the wonders of British Columbia’s newest hospitality and entertainment destination. Parq Vancouver opened its doors to the public at 11 p.m. PDT on Friday, September 29, following a press conference hosted by President Joe…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Group bookings: Getting the total package

    It used to be that planning an event meant finding a room and setting up tables and chairs. Today, however, expectations are higher. “Whether it’s an industry conference or group occasion, attendees are often taking time away from their home life and work, so they want that experience to be worth it,” says Scott Fischburg, Director of Resort and Hotel Sales with Caesars Windsor. “That means not only providing a comfortable and modern venue, but great entertainment, top notch food,…

    Industry Insights

  • Caesars Windsor knows a thing or two about great events

    Fall and winter don’t have to put the freeze on event planning. No matter the season, the Hotel and Convention Centre at Caesars Windsor offers the amenities, entertainment and services to take your plans to the next level. It begins with providing an ideal setting. Overlooking an international waterfront, with meandering riverfront trails and a cosmopolitan skyline, Caesars Windsor is an award-winning property in the centre of a distinctive, diverse city. It is also convenient for guests to get to,…

    Industry Insights

  • Calgary: Where industries connect

    Entertainment, culture and hospitality aren’t the only things that thrive in Calgary. As Western Canada’s head office capital, Calgary is where industry leaders come to get business done. Want to be near the action? Consider the connections you’ll make when you select Calgary as your meeting or event destination. Energy Calgary is home to approximately one out of every seven of Canada’s major corporate headquarters. It is also the energy capital of the country, hosting the head office for every…

    Industry Insights

  • Winter comes alive in Calgary

    Snowy conditions and chilled temperatures don’t need to put the freeze on your event planning. The winter months can offer up unique events, attractions and opportunities – and there are few destinations where winter comes together like Calgary. Planning around the cold? Consider just some of the ways Calgary makes winter shine… Olympic-sized activities There are benefits to being the former host of the 1988 Winter Olympics. Calgary’s WinSport at Canada Olympic Park boasts a scenic and exciting event space…

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  • Why Calgary?

    There’s a reason Calgary is regarded as one of Canada’s premier meeting destinations. More than a few, in fact. From its wealth of venues to its vibrant entertainment, its breathtaking views to its contemporary western charm, Calgary is an all-in-one pick for unforgettable events. Still need convincing? Here are some answers meeting planners receive when they ask, “why Calgary?” Always accommodating Calgary sports over 1.2 million square feet of meeting space across a range of conference centres, convention halls, exhibition…

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  • Six steps for successfully booking live entertainment

    As an event planner, coordinator, designer or consultant, you come across challenges that are very unique. These types of challenges often fall outside your realm of expertise. Clients expect you to control and execute all areas of the event, at the same time. Accomplishing this can be a very daunting task, especially when it comes to areas which are entirely concept-based. Live entertainment is often one of these challenges. To assist you, here are six steps which will ensure success…

    Event Operations, Speakers & Entertainment

  • The critical shift: How to transition from dinner to dancing at your evening event

    A critical part of an evening event is shifting the mood from dinner to dancing. This shift is often not as simple as it may sound and takes a lot more than just clearing the plates and moving around a few chairs. Have the DJ ready to pump up the music, but it is also important to consider the other atmospheric qualities of the room. The lighting of the room and the utilization of any production items that the DJ…

    Event Operations, Speakers & Entertainment

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