News & Articles - event industry

  • The creativity factor

    The competitive advantage of a creative mindset in the corporate meetings and events industry In an era of shrinking budgets, dwindling timelines and an ever-expanding list of client and stakeholder demands, today’s corporate meeting and event planner is more stressed than ever before. To better cope with that stress, many planners strive to acquire the skills they need to stay at the top of their game and a step ahead of the competition. Despite a growing curriculum of post-graduate programs…


  • Improving client and supplier interactions

    In a series of articles over the coming months, I’d like to tackle some of the key challenges for event planners regarding client interactions. After helping you develop a solid understanding of your own style, I’ll provide some tools on how to “categorize” your clients through observable behaviours. This combined insight will then significantly improve your interaction with clients, giving you the ability to adjust to your client’s needs with an insight that generally takes a long-term working relationship to…

    Career Development, People & Profiles

  • Site Canada awarded Chapter of the Year

    Site Canada is delighted to announce that it has been presented with the ‘Chapter of the Year’, at the Site International Conference in Beijing, China , during a Gala Dinner held at the glittering WaterCube aquatic centre, a cornerstone of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Why event planners should ‘start with why’

    The concept is simply this – it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it. Citing examples ranging from Apple and Harley Davidson to Martin Luther King, Simon convincingly argues that the one thing these and other successful organizations and leaders have in common is that they answer the why questions before the who, what, when, where and how questions. This basic distinction permeates everything they do. For their companies and organizations, this can be seen in everything from their corporate culture to their marketing, and their overall strategic direction, vision and purpose.

    Career Development, Event Operations, People & Profiles, Speakers & Entertainment, The Business of Meetings

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